‘The Singing Citadel’

The Singing Citadel

London:  Mayflower, 1970 (March 26th) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Four Tales Of Heroic Fantasy” on title page only;
original price:  5/-;
125 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  583-11670-1;
cover artist:  Bob Habberfield (sic);
no hardcover edition.

The Singing Citadel a collection of short fiction see below is often classified as supplementary to the Elric Saga, although strictly speaking only one of its four novellas (the title story) features the character directly. That said, all but one of the tales were later re-collected in, or absorbed into, the Elric books The Weird Of The White Wolf and The Bane Of The Black Sword (both 1977), slightly revised in the process in order to bring them in line with the developing series.

First edition

St Albans:  Mayflower, 1973 mass paperback;
original price:  30p.

Reprinted 1974 (35p)

St. Albans:  Granada, 1980 (July) mass paperback;
original price:  95p;
125 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-11670-1.

Reprinted 1982 (£1·25)

First American edition: New York:  Berkley, 1970 (August) mass-sized paperback;
no sub-title;
original price:  75¢;
160 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  425-01870-9;
cover artist:  Gail Burwen.

Contents (British editions):-
p. 7: ‘The Singing Citadel’;
p. 41: ‘Master Of Chaos’;
p. 55: ‘The Greater Conqueror’ (as ‘The Great Conqueror’ on story’s title page; also missing its last three paragraphs);
p. 97: ‘To Rescue Tanelorn…’.

Contents (American edition):-
p. 7 (as 9 on contents page): ‘The Singing Citadel’;
p. 51 (as 53 on contents page): ‘Master Of Chaos’;
p. 71 (as 73 on contents page): ‘To Rescue Tanelorn…’;
p. 109 (as 111 on contents page): ‘The Greater Conqueror’.