Elric: The Stealer Of Souls (1998)
Clarkston, GA: White Wolf, 1998 (October) hardcover;
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion (U.S.);
edited by John Davey;
original price: $22·99;
xiv + 625 pages;
cover artist: Phil Hale (also interior) + James Cawthorn (map);
no British edition (by this title).
Elric of Melniboné — proud prince of ruins, kinslayer — call him what you will. He remains, together with maybe Jerry Cornelius, Moorcock’s most enduring, if not always most endearing, character…
Elric: The Stealer Of Souls (1998) is an omnibus containing (pretty much) the entire second half of the primary Elric saga — see below — retitled (and revised) from the Stormbringer omnibus (1993).
Contents (both editions):-
pp. ii/iii: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. ix: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Sleeping Sorceress;
p. 131: The Revenge Of The Rose;
p. 327: ‘The Stealer Of Souls’*;
p. 369: ‘Kings In Darkness’* (with Cawthorn) (as ‘Kings in Darkness’ only, on contents page);
p. 401: ‘The Caravan Of Forgotten Dreams’*;
p. 433: Stormbringer*;
p. 616: ‘Elric: A Reader’s Guide’ (non-fiction) by John Davey.
* Includes chapter titles, added for these omnibuses but later dispensed with.