The Knight of the Swords (Corum Series #1)

The Knight of the Swords (Corum Series #1)

by Michael Moorcock


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The ancient races, the Vadhagh and the Nhadragh, are dying. By creating Mankind, the universe has condemned Earth to a pestilence of destruction and fear.
Prince Corum is the last remaining Vadhagh. He sets out on a crusade of vengeance against the forces that slaughtered his family and his race, to challenge the unjust power of the puppet masters of Man: the Lords of Chaos. Along the way he will barter with his soul for the limbs of gods to repair his mutilated body, and will encounter a member of the very race who caused the mutilation, the irresistible Rhalina...

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ISBN-13: 9781783291656
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Series: Corum Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 731,212
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Born in London in 1939, Michael Moorcock now lives in Texas. A prolific and award-winning writer with more than eighty works of fiction and non-fiction to his name, he is the creator of Elric, Jerry Cornelius and Colonel Pyat, amongst many other memorable characters. In 2008, The Times named Moorcock in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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Prince Corum Jhalen Isrei is happy. His people are free to pursue the arts at their leisure. They have refined themselves over the millenia to a state of near perfect harmony and bliss. They had also become quite complacent. And so in their arrogance and their isolation they failed to comprehend the threat that the beast-like Mabden presented them - both individually and collectively. As Corum came to realized, a war party of Mabden had succeeded in destroying all the works of the Vhadhagh and slaughtering all the Vhadhagh. All save himself. Upon him, these Mabden spent more time and effort - taking his eye and his hand before a friendly creature aided him. And thus Corum learned fear, hatred, war and he acquired a thirst for vengeance.In order to truly come into his own, though, he would have to learn to love a Mabden woman and then make a deal with the devil... Only then could he hope to battle the Lords of Chaos that had loosed the Mabden hordes on his homeland.