‘The Queen Of The Swords’

The Queen Of The Swords

New York:  Berkley, 1971 (August) mass-sized paperback;
original price: 
160 pages;
cover artist: 
David McCall Johnston;
no (individual) hardcover edition.

Second volume in the first of two separate trilogies featuring Corum Jhaelen Irsei.  It was collected in The Swords Trilogy (1977), The Swords Of Corum (1986) and Corum (1992) with The Knight Of The Swords and The King Of The Swords, then revised for further collection in Corum: The Coming Of Chaos (1996/’97), and collected yet again (unrevised) in Corum: The Prince In The Scarlet Robe (2002).

It should be noted that the name Corum Jhaelen Irsei is an anagram of Jeremiah Cornelius.

(Preceded by The Knight Of The Swords)

First edition, reprinted 1971.

Berkley paperback, 1986 (April);
original price:  $2·95;
160 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-08737-9;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

Berkley p/b edition, 1986 (September),

London: Titan trade-sized paperback, 2015 (June 2nd);
sub-titled “Corum Book 2” on title page & front cover;
edited by John Davey;
original price:  $9·95;
190 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  9871783291679;
cover artist:  “Funny Little Fish/Dreamtime”.

First standalone edition of revised text (see description above)

Rockville, MD: GraphicAudio (C.D. [+ download]) audiobook, 2016 (June 15th);
original price:  $25·99;
I.S.B.N.:  9798200829392;

narrated by Nanette Savard (+ actors);
original theme music: Peter Pavli;
cover artist:  Gel Jamlang.

First British edition:  London: Mayflower mass-sized paperback, 1971 (October);
sub-titled “Volume the Second of The Books of Corum” on title page;
original price:  25p;
157 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  583-11944–1;
cover artist:  Bob Habberfield (sic).

Reprinted 1972 (30p)
Mayflower p/b edition, 1973, reprinted 1975 (40p), 1977 (50p).
Granada p/b edition, 1980 (August 28th),
0-583-11944-1 (95p).
Granada p/b edition, 1981 (£1·25).
Granada p/b edition 1984 (£1·50), reprinted Grafton (1986, £1·95).

London: Grafton paperback, 1989 (February 23rd), but undated;
original price:  £2·99;
157 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-586-20715-5 (0-583-11944-1
on copyright page);
cover artist:  Paul Damon.

(Followed by The King Of The Swords)

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The Queen Of The Swords is also available as e-books: 9780575109537 (U.K.) & 9871783291663 (U.S.A.).