I feel that this is the best sci-fi fantasy book series ever. Even better than JRR Tolkien "The Rings" series and the main thing about this is the melding of myth, fantasy and metaphyics. Moorcock seem to feel that the soul and the man, has a pre-determined life that going on and on. So what about free will and God? Elric tries to define his own life but Gods and fate determine what he does and where he goes. Is this really teh condition on all men who are great good or evil. by redraf.