Sequel to Elric of Melnibone and no less an achievement. Michael Moorcock created one of the most memorable characters in swords and sorcery fantasy ever conceived. His tragic hero struggles to survive in a world where the forces of Order and Chaos strive eternally for supremacy, and the souls of mankind. A weakling albino given strength thru his demonic soul-stealing blade, he is forever a slave to it's desires and sacrifices himself to it's power again and again. Don't miss out on this series, as Moorcock is one of the most ingenious reads you will ever treat yourself to. You will come to feel the pain of the sorceror swordman and noble of a dying race, and the suffering of those he holds dear. Epic fantasy!
If you get a chance, Blue Oyster Cult wrote a song called 'Black Blade' based on Elric and his sword, Stormbringer. Read and then listen, and you will be drawn further into the series.