Born in London in 1939, Michael Moorcock is a prolific and award-winning writer with more than 80 works of fiction and non-fiction to his name. He is best known for his novels about the character Elric of Melniboné, a seminal influence on the fantasy genre in the 1960s and ’70s. In 2008, the London Times named Moorcock in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945."
The Eternal Champion (Eternal Champion Series #1)by Michael Moorcock, Tom Canty
Includes The Eternal Champion, Phoenix in Obsidian, To Rescue Tanelorn and The
Young and old, familiar fans and newcomers, will be captivated by Michael Moorcock's legendary Eternal Champion collection. Timeless, classic and beyond a doubt one of the foundations of modern Fantasy, the Eternal Champion is a series of stories that no Fantasy aficionado should pass up.
Includes The Eternal Champion, Phoenix in Obsidian, To Rescue Tanelorn and The Sundered Worlds.
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Unless you've read Moorcock, you haven't read fantasy. If this is the first time you read him you'll discover a lot of the plots now familiar to you here fresh for the first time. Moorcock got the Grand Master Award from the World Fantasy Convention in Texas last year and it was a very popular choice. He has been a massive force in modern fiction, both as an editor, publicist, reviewer, critic and novelist -- not to mention as a musician. He was also part of the very influential progressive rock band Hawkwind, who did a superb Elric album a few years ago. To be completely honest, The Eternal Champion is one of the weakest of his books and a bit hastily written in places. Apparently he wrote this when he was 17 and then 'novelized' it later. I would recommend this to younger readers but older readers might want to start with a more mature work, such as Dancers at the End of Time, another book listed in the Hundred Best Science Fiction Books Ever Written, along with his masterpiece Behold the Man.