When Jherek Carnelian makes love to his Mother, called Iron Orchid, on a beach of crushed bone, debating the meaning of the word 'virtuous', with the sea suddenly turning a deep pink, you know, you just KNOW that you're in for something truly different. With 600 pages still to come it screams at you "This saga's gonna take you where you've never been before!".
So here we are at the end of time, where anything is made possible; where landscapes, buildings and people themselves, can change immediately by request, and where anything goes with whoever you want.
Into this crazy, quaint, immoral World, stumbles Mrs Amelia Underwood, a prim and proper, 'virtuous' lady from 19th century England.
And as surely as love blossoms between this unlikely twosome, Amelia and Jherek, their battle of morals continues unabated amongst the comings and goings of time-travel, bumping into H G Wells, and the brilliant, but farcical one-upmanship between the dwellers at the end of time.
Frankly, I couldn't put the book down!
And when I did, couldn't wait to return to this incredibly fascinating World that Moorcock unfolds.
A feast to the senses, with tongue-in-cheek debates to jolly it along, I must count this as one of the most unique experiences I've ever encountered between the pages.