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Publication Order of Elric Saga Books

The Sleeping Sorceress (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elric of Menibone (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weird of the White Wolf (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bane of the Black Sword (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormbringer (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fortress of the Pearl (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Revenge of the Rose (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreamthief's Daughter (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Wolf's Son: The Albino Underground (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Elric Saga Books

Elric of Menibone (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fortress of the Pearl (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weird of the White Wolf (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleeping Sorceress (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Revenge of the Rose (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bane of the Black Sword (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormbringer (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreamthief's Daughter (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Wolf's Son: The Albino Underground (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Elric Saga Short Stories

The Jade Man's Eyes (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return to Melnibone (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Elric Saga Collections

The Singing Citadel (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eternal Champion Books

The Eternal Champion (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix in Obsidian (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corum: The Coming of Chaos (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swords of Heaven, the Flowers of Hell (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon in the Sword (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Roads Between the Worlds (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Nomad of the Time Streams (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kane of Old Mars (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Skrayling Tree: The Albino in America (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Eternal Champion Books

When reading this series in chronological order, The Skrayling Tree comes after The Dragon in the Sword.

Publication Order of Eternal Champion Collections

Earl Aubec and Other Stories (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Michael Kane Books

Warriors of Mars (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blades of Mars (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barbarians of Mars (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Runestaff Books

The Jewel in the Skull (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sorcerer's Amulet (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of the Dawn (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Runestaff (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cornelius Quartet Books

The Final Programme (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cure for Cancer (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The English Assassin (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Condition of Muzak (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jerry Cornelius Short Stories

The Entropy Tango (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firing the Cathedral (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jerry Cornelius Collections

The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Opium General and Other Stories (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jerry Cornell's Comic Capers (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Karl Glogaver Books

Behold the Man (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Chronicles Of Corum Books

The Knight of the Swords (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen of the Swords (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King of the Swords (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bull and the Spear (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oak and the Ram (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword and the Stallion (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Oswald Bastable Books

The Warlord of the Air (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land Leviathan (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Steel Tsar (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Dancers At The End Of Time Books

An Alien Heat (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollow Lands (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of All Songs (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends from the End of Time (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elric at the End of Time (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Count Brass Books

Count Brass (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Champion of Garathorm (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen for Tanelorn (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Time Of The Hawklords Books

The Time of the Hawklords (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queens of Deliria (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Von Bek Family Books

The Warhound and the World's Pain (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brothel in Rosenstrasse (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The City in the Autumn Stars (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Von Bek Family Collections

Lunching with the Antichrist (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Colonel Pyat Quartet Books

Byzantium Endures (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laughter of Carthage (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jerusalem Commands (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vengeance of Rome (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Second Ether Books

Blood (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fabulous Harbors (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War Amongst the Angels (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Last Emperor Of Melnibone Collections

The Stealer of Souls (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Rescue Tanelorn (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleeping Sorceress (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duke Elric (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Dream Realms (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords and Roses (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Books

The Coming of Terraphiles (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sanctuary Of The White Friar Books

The Whispering Swarm (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Standalone Novels

The Fireclown (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sundered Worlds (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twilight Man (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deep Fix (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Printer's Devil (1966) Description  Book  eBook
Somewhere in the Night (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrecks of Time (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Corridor (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Dweller (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ice Schooner (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chinese Agent (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakfast in the Ruins (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Distant Suns (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Persson and Catherine (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Barge (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gloriana (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Russian Intelligence (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mother London (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sailing to Utopia (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King of the City (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silverheart (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Short Story Collections

Moorcock's Book of Martyrs (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sojan (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Experiences in the Third World War (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Casablanca (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Texas Woods (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Bone (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cities (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Metatemporal Detective (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Michael Moorcock (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modem Times 2.0 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zenith Lives! Obverse Quarterly (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sojan the Swordsman/Under the Warrior Star (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Travelling to Utopia (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Elric Saga Graphic Novels

Elric: The Dreaming City (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elric: Stormbringer (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 1 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 2 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 3 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Graphic Novels

City of the Beast/Warriors of Mars (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order Non-Fiction Books

Wizardry and Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy: The 100 Best Books (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mervyn Peake: A Memoir (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Media Web: Selected Short Non-Fiction, 1956-2006 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sunday Books (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Michael Moorcock is an award winning English writer of fantasy and science fiction books but has also published literary novels. He was born in London, and the area of London particularly Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill Gate is a vital inspiration in some of his fiction books. Moorcock became a published author in 1961 when his first novel The Stealer of Souls was published. He continually revises his work meaning that there are latest editions of his work that you should always watch out for. The author’s writings are noted for their political content and nature. And besides using fiction to explore the world of politics, Moorcock also gets involved in political activism.

The author began writing while he was still at school; he regularly contributed to Outlaw’s Own Magazine from 1950 onwards. He became an editor at the age of 17 for the Tarzan Adventures and also published over a dozen of his own Sojan the Swordsman stories. Some of Moorcock famous characters include Jerry Cornelius and Elric of Melnibone.

Eric of Melnibone

This is the first novel in Elric series; the book introduces Elric, not your typical fantasy hero, he is the emperor of Melnibone. He is an albino and possesses white skin and white hair and red eyes. Elric is weak and to maintain his strength, the strength of an average man, he has to take drugs every few hours.

Most people view Elric as a demon- for he sure looks like one- and many of his servants and subjects would prefer to see his place at the throne occupied by his cousin Yyrkoon. A man who appears and acts like a leader- he is strong, nationalistic, agile and wants to return the throne to its former glory.
While Elric cousin is acting like a noble man and planning to him Elric, on the other hand, Elric spends most of his time thinking about social justice, tradition, and his duty to the nation. Is it Elric obligation to give the people he rules what they want- powerful leader, culture, war and total domination over other states or is it better to be humanistic and try to lead the people he rules against their wishes, and lead them to cooperation and peace with its neighbors? Will he have to sacrifice his ideas to be the leader that his people want him to be?

The first novel in Elric series is a quite fast paced story that takes us into the violent and the decadent land of Melnibone where the sorcerers live in harmony with the demons, and dragons of his and lower planes. The Melniboneans spent their days in pointless ceremonies, rituals and spend their nights in illusion dreams. The characters are well crafted; there is Elric, the young albino man who assumed the throne after their father’s death. He wishes to see that his people are well guarded and embraces peace with other nations. However his wishes to do not match with the wishes of those he rules, as the people prefer someone who is a more “capable leader” than him; his cousin. Elric is always uncomfortable with the dark ways of his people and their allegiance to the Lord of Chaos, and when he tries some reforms in the society, he faces all kind of opposition from the people and is viewed as a troublemaker and a weak upstart.

This factor brings about one of the fundamental themes in the novel as Elric must find his identity and place in a society that does not value him. Moorcock wrote a rich and emotional without being long winded; the narrative is also infused with twists and turns and some hints of melodrama that ideally works well with this type of tale.

The other thing that you will find amazing about this novel is the concept of “dream couch” which the Melnibonean rulers make use of. While in the dream couch, an hour can be equivalent to thousands of years. It is on this dream couch that the rulers including Elric learn the art of combat, sorcery, and other skills that would otherwise take them a lifetime to master.

The Sailor on the Seas of Fate

Leaving Yrkoon as the acting monarch of the throne of Melnibone, and his cousin Cymoril weeping and waiting for his return, Elric sails from the Dreaming City to seek an secret goal in a world where Melniboneans are disliked.

The novel starts after Elric escapes from prison and is being pursued by his captors when strange ship approaches and he is rescued. This is not a typical ship, – it is shrouded in mist and mystery and aboard its old timbers are three Eternal Champions who their job is to travel between the universes where they appear at different times and places and fight evil forces of Chaos Corum, Erekose, and Hawkmoon. The three have fought side by side countless times before but since time is different in the distinct worlds and thus their memories are not all the same. Elric does not even realize that he is one of them. However, the ship’s captain has brought them together and is leading them in a battle against an adversary that threatens to take total control over the Multiverse.
After this encounter, Elric meets a treasure hunter adventurer who wants to sail to the island of R’lin K’ren A’a the original home of the Melniboneans. Elric accompanies him with hopes to discover more about his origins and the events that changed his people and drive them a bit crazy.

Elric tales are interesting and fun for readers who love short and fast paced sword & sorcery adventures. The main character, Elric is not only brave and courageous, but he is also complex and an introvert. Even though he likes to think of himself as a humanist, he also possesses the selfish tendencies which are also evident in other Melniboneans. The novel is divided into three parts, the first being Sailing to the Past, the second, Sailing to the Present and the last part, Sailing to the Future. These three parts are connected to each other but each with its distinct feel.

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