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The Knight of the Swords (Corum: The Prince in the Silver Robe Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Moorcock
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The Hand of Kwll and the Eye of Rhynn in exchange for the Heart of Airioch.



There were Gods abroad in the old days. It was their whim to wipe clean the slate of history, to destroy the old races: the Vadhagh, the Nhadragh, the remnants of still more ancient peoples. Mankind, the Mabden, was their instrument. But the Gods themselves fell out, and Chaos gained the advantage over Law.



Onto this stage stepped the Vadhagh Prince Corum. Driven mad for revenge by the callous slaughter of his family and race, and by his own grotesque mutilation at the hands of the Mabden, he agreed to accept, from the treacherous sorcerer Shool, the Eye of Rhynn and the Hand of Kwll in exchange for a lien on his soul. Thus armed he set out upon a personal crusade against the Sword Rulers: the Lords of Chaos and puppetmasters to Man.



The first of these was the loathsome Arioch, Knight of the Swords, master of five of the fifteen planes of reality. From Arioch, Prince Corum required his heart. . .



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Gateway (22 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E9HR422
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,447 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The beginnings of a new Eternal Champion 12 May 2014
By Droid
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This is the first book in the Corum series of stories. Corum is a reluctant champion, taking on the Gods of Chaos in order to save the world he treasures and the woman he loves, Rhalina. The writing is descriptive enough to give you a sense of the worlds and planes of existence you are being led into, without delving too deeply into the minutiae of detail that Tolkien does with the Lord of Rings, et al. A good story well told and a good lead into the other books in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Moorcock at his best 22 Jan. 2014
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So many modern fantasy writers are poor imitators of Moorcock.
He took a pulp magazine genre and made it into great fiction.
Britain's finest fantasy author.
All his mutiverse stories are linked somehow so his total output is one great tome of imagination and creativity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent scifantasy 11 Nov. 2013
By D
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A great read. Corum from the 'old races' discovers just how inhuman humans can be, and how they destroy all that's beautiful through fear. Well worth a read.
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This is a truly tremendous book; Moorcock has the natural talent (as so few do) of being able to absorb the reader in to the world full of oceans of light and Giants that walk on water. Before you know it, you'll be placing the finished book on your dusty shelf, we are lucky there are three more.
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