Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
I’d like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Eternal Champion (Tale of the Eternal Champion) [Hardcover]

Michael Moorcock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Hardcover, 12 Nov 1992 --  
Paperback £6.17  

Book Description

12 Nov 1992 Tale of the Eternal Champion
John Daker dreams of other worlds, and a name: Erekosë. He finds the strength to answer the call, travelling to a strange land ruled by the aging King Rigenos of Necranal. Humanity is united in a desperate fight against the inhuman Eldren, and he must fight with them. But the actions of his brethren turns his loyalties, and as Erekosë he will take a terrible revenge.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 530 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld Military (12 Nov 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857980255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857980257
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.8 x 5.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,424,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Book Description

Moorcock's Multiverse presents for the first time, definitive editions of Michael Moorcock's most influential work, fully revised and updated by the author. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Although published as the second volume in Moorcock's Eternal Champion series, this is really the foundation for all the other works.
The plot, about a modern day man inexplicably sucked into a parallel world of sword and sorcery, sounds like typical pulp fanatasy hokum. Fortunately, it is far from being that. John Daker becomes Erekosë, the Eternal Champion, destined to forever wander the worlds of the multiverse as a pawn in the battle between law and chaos. What makes these three volumes fascinating however, and raises them above the level of similar books, is Moorcock's focus on the psychological torment of his hero.
This is some of Moorcock's earliest writing, and, lacking in the complexities of his later work, it is an easy and enjoyable read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a very good book to get if you're interested in where it all started. While the stories themselves aren't necessarily the best Mr Moorcock ever wrote, they are amongst the most important. In this particular edition, which varies quite a bit from the UK omnibus, we get The Sundered Worlds, the book which first offered the world the idea of the multiverse, Black Holes and many other ideas since become standard in science and sf. This is my favourite edition of this book, since it also has a splendid portrait of the Champion himself. Great value, even though, come to think of it, Moorcock wrote most of this before he was 21. I am collecting these editions. They are without doubt the best.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Erekose among the paranoids 30 July 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the very beginning of the "Eternal champion" saga. John Daker, as Erekose, is summoned, much like Corum will be, by humans of another Universe, who need him to defend them from the "threat" of the Eldren, an elfin-like race inhabiting a continent of that alternate Earth. Erekose, still staggering, is instructed at lenght about the evil of the Eldren, in a language reminding us of the language used by Bin Laden and Adolf Hitler; Erekose later sees that the war techniques emploied by those humans are no different than those allegedly emploied by the "evil Eldren". And at the end Erekose will find a "final solution", having learned the truth...
As a moral tale it's bluntly overt and more than disturbing, and a bit too predictable, as there is no question as who are the bad and the good guys. Mr Moorcock was young when he wrote this, and had to learn to be subtle. Still, this novel is important as the very beginning of the Eternal Champion saga.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Review of the first book of this compilation:

As you might guess, this is another Eternal Champion book, the first in the Erekose series. It's also in many ways the first of the whole Eternal Champion cycle. It was published in 1962, but mostly written as early as 1955, making it pretty much a contemporary of Lord of the Rings.

It sits with 'The Warhound and the World's Pain' as something of an introduction to the Eternal Champion series. In the foreword to this edition, Moorcock describes this first novel as one of his least complex and least ambitious. I can see what he means - in many ways it's a straight fantasy novel - but it has a rather stronger moral commentary than most fantasy. Stephen Donaldson's 'Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever' shares the idea of a real world human transported to a fantasy setting as the reincarnation of a legendary hero. Certainly Erekose and Covenant take a different approach to their roles as saviour, but if you read both series, you'll appreciate when they make the same decisions. And when they don't.

It occurs to me that Covenant would probably work as an incarnation of the Eternal Champion. But I'm sure Moorcock would hate that idea.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback