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Count Brass: Count Brass; Champion of Garathorm; Quest for Tanelorn (Tale of the Eternal Champion Vol. 14) [Paperback]

Michael Moorcock
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14 Dec 1993
Contains the title book as well as "The Champion of Garathorm" and "The Quest for Tanelorn", forms part of "The Chronicles of Castle Brass". Michael Moorcock is a well-known fantasy writer whose other books include "The History of the Runestaff" and "The Dancers at the End of Time".

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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Millennium (14 Dec 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857980506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857980509
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,503,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Moorcock (1939-) Michael Moorcock is one of the most important figures in British SF and Fantasy literature. The author of many literary novels and stories in practically every genre, his novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Whitbread and Guardian Fiction Prize. In 1999, he was given the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award; in 2001, he was inducted into the SF Hall of Fame; and in 2007, he was named a SFWA Grandmaster. Michael Moorcock is also a musician who has performed since the seventies with his own band, the Deep Fix; and, as a member of the prog rock band, Hawkwind, won a gold disc. His tenure as editor of New Worlds magazine in the sixties and seventies is seen as the high watermark of SF editorship in the UK, and was crucial in the development of the SF New Wave. Michael Moorcock's literary creations include Hawkmoon, Corum, Von Bek, Jerry Cornelius and, of course, his most famous character, Elric. He has been compared to, among others, Balzac, Dumas, Dickens, James Joyce, Ian Fleming, J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard. Although born in London, he now splits his time between homes in Texas and Paris. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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It had taken all these five years to restore the land of Kamarg, to repopulate its marshes with the giant scarlet flamingoes, the wild white bulls and the horned great horses which had once teemed here before the coming of the Dark Empire's bestial armies. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Michael Moorcock 16 Aug 2013
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A really good follow on to the history of the runestaff. These are my favorite of the eternal champion books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CHEAP RUSH! 21 Dec 2000
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Moorcock admits in his introduction to this omnibus that he wrote the series rapidly for the money. Yet Moorcock writing quickly for the money is like Golden Age MGM putting out a slightly below average star vehicle. Moorcock is the MGM of the genre -- Sam Goldwyn financed films like Gone With The Wind on the basis that it was better to make the best possible kind of movie and have it last than make a lot of quickies for fast turnover. Goldwyn learned this rule in the glove business, apparently -- Quality lasts. And Moorcock, who is celebrating a good forty years in the fiction trade still turns out quality, even when it isn't his best. This stuff has lasted where most of its contemporaries have risen and fallen like the ancient empires of Moorcock's multiverse. OK, this is fast food -- but it's still fast food made from quality ingredients, and I'd rather read this than some literary equiv. of a Big Mac. In fact, if you're reading Moorcock's Byzantium Endures series, say, this would be an ideal book to read for a fun break. It's still full of ideas about identity and the nature of the universe -- you just get the impression sometimes that Moorcock is flinging the observations over his shoulder as he dashes for the back door and a fast horse, saddled and waiting, as the duns draw closer and the coast of France begins to look deuced attractive (to paraphrase another Moorcock character, Manfred von Bek)... Kevin, World's End, London.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Needed that extra day 20 Dec 2001
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These are not Moorcock on top form. The Hawkmoon books were written in three days each. These read as if they were written in two. Lots of good ideas. No surprises when the Moorcock mind goes into overdrive. But dodgy plots and characterization let them down. My guess is that books like War Amongst The Angels and the new Elrics are a sort of revision upwards of these the first, you might call them, of the finales. My advice -- save this up until you have absolutely no Moorcock left to read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre offering 6 Nov 2000
This surely ain't the best book by Mr. Moorcock! He can write so much better! Read this for a quick fantasy buzz. It ain't worth much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moorcock wraps up his Eternal Champion series 15 Oct 2013
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The Count Brass series is actually a continuation of the Dorian Hawkmoon series where Hawkmoon must go on several quests to rescue his family from his old enemies of Gran Bretan. During these adventures he regains contact with Count Brass and other dead heroes. He also meets new ones and other incarnations of the Eternal Champion. As a result of it all he finally makes man free of all the chains that Moorcock believes we are held down by: fear, religion, and the need for control, which leads to us not being in control of ourselves, but are controlled by the very social constraints we create to preserve our way of life. Moorcock prefers that we believe in ourselves instead of the supernatural, and that we walk without fear, controlled by no one but ourselves, not just as individuals, but humanity as a whole. The Eternal Champion series makes good use of fantasy to promote a way of life as Moorcock appears to see it should be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hawkmoon returns! 27 May 2003
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Michael Moorcock, Count Brass (Berkley, 1973)
Moorcock returns to the world of Hawkmoon and co. in the Chronicles of Castle Brass, a trilogy that might as well be called the fifth, sixth, and seventh Runestaff novels. Here, we have Hawkmoon and Yisselda, the only survivors of the battle of Londra, married for five years, and with two children. During a moment of reflection, Hawkmoon opines that he'd give anything to have his old friend Count Brass, Yisselda's father, back. The story then turns into a "be careful what you wish for" fable, as the townsfolk of Aigues-Mortes start reporting the ghostly figure of Count Brass haunting the town cemetery, swearing to kill Hawkmoon. Hawkmoon goes to meet the challenge, and when he finds Count Brass, the two of them have to figure out why the Count-twenty years younger and unable to remember any of his long association with Hawkmoon-has been sent from the grave to kill his dearest friend.
As with the rest of the series, there is much here to delight the Moorcock fan and more than enough to bring in the lover of sword and sorcery novels who hasn't yet encountered Moorcock somehow. The everpresent typos that marred the DAW editions of the first two Runestaff novels are gone, and so the reader can just let the story flow. And it does. Loads of plane-hopping fun. ***
1.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT all 3 stories! 27 Feb 2013
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The description is incorrect and misleading:
Allegedly "Contains the title book as well as "The Champion of Garathorm" and "The Quest for Tanelorn."
It does NOT contain these two stories.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. 13 Feb 2013
By Lolita - Published on
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This was a gift,

I got this for my dad Its one of his favorite books,..
When it got here
I read a little bit of it and couldn't put it down

I do wish It was longer :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Count Brass series is great 22 Dec 2012
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Chronicles of Count Brass is a continuation of the Runestaff series, and this is the first story after the epic fight at Londra.

Michael Moorcock is perhaps one of the greatest Sci-Fi authors around. The sword and sorcery genre was born from his pen. Excellent storytelling and his intermingling of stories and characters with characters and storylines of his other series is brilliant. Read the books to find out.
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