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In a rare collaboration, genre icon Michael Moorcock teams up with Storm Constantine in a fantasy set in Karadur, the legendary city of metal and steam at the center of Moorcock's Multiverse.
As the once-magnificent city of Karadur slowly stagnates above ground and Shriltasi, its dreamlike subterranean twin, turns to dusty ash below, only one person can save the cities (and, in effect, the entire Multiverse): an infamous thief named Max Silverskin. Imprisoned in the escape-proof Gragonatt Fortress by the Lords of Metal -- Clans Copper, Gold, Iron, and Silver -- Silverskin has been sentenced to a lifetime of "reeducation." But after a strange dream, Silverskin awakes free of Gragonatt's confines, with a glowing disk of silver rooted in his chest. The witch-mark means that Silverskin is fated to fulfill some heroic destiny or die trying. With six days left before the silver disk on his chest devours his heart, Silverskin must uncover the magical secrets of his heritage and, somehow, save the twin cities of Karadur and Shriltasi from ruin.
Longtime followers of Moorcock's lengthy Eternal Champion sequence -- Elric of Melnibone, Kane of Old Mars, Hawkmoon, Corum, et al. -- will find this action-packed quest pitting an outlaw thief against the vaunted Lords of Metal to be an essential addition to their collection of Multiverse novels. Paul Goat Allen