The City In The Autumn Stars
London: Grafton, 1986 (April 24th) hardcover;
sub-titled “Being a continuation of the story of the von Bek family and its association with Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, and the cure for the world’s pain” on title page, along with “The second chronicle, in which is recorded the Confession of Manfred von Bek, sometime Cpt. of Cavalry in Washington’s Revolutionary Forces; Deputy of the French Commune; also Former Secretary to the Saxon Embassy at the Court of the Empress Catherine of Russia; said Confession chiefly Relating to Certain Strange Events in the City of Mirenburg during the Winter Months of the Year 1794 — as edited, translated, and prepared for the press by Michael Moorcock”;
original price: £9·95;
cover artist: Geoff Taylor.
As stated by the book’s lengthy sub-title, the second in a series featuring various members and generations of the Family von Bek and their curious relationships with both Lucifer and the Holy Grail. It was collected in Von Bek (1992).
(Preceded by The War Hound And The World’s Pain)
First paperback edition: London: Grafton mass-sized paperback, 1987 (April 23rd);
original price: £3·50;
First American edition: New York: Ace hardcover, 1987 (November 1st);
original price: $16·95;
cover artist: Robert Gould.
Ace paperback, 1989 (April);
original price: $4·50;
(Followed by The Dragon In The Sword,
as a thematic sequel only, also being the third and final part of the Eternal Champion trilogy)
The City In The Autumn Stars is also available as an e-book: 9780575092471.