The Swords Trilogy is an amazing tale that is full of all the necessary elements of an incredible fantasy book. The characters are so varied and different from one another that I was amazed by the creativity and thought of the author. Also, the story is well plotted and is both sensible and logical with twists and turns coming in the later parts of the book. Another strength of this book lies in the premise which focuses on gods controlling the whims of the people and how different races react to the coming of the gods of chaos who have defeated the earlier gods of law and ushered in a new era of chaos and destruction. Getting back to the characters, the main one is named Corum Jhaelen Irsei and he is one of the most diverse and interesting characters ever created in a fantasy novel. The book does a fantastic job of charting the changes in his character as he is exposed to a savage and evil world that has been growing around him for a long time. The supporting characters are also detailed and help our main character in his journey to take vengeance for his people and right the multiverse that has been invaded by the forces of evil. The story ranges from a wide variety of planes or dimensions and are both utterly fantastic and terrifyingly malevolent. Where the book is weak, however, is the length of the story and the detail. With a premise as big as this one (a very long one since the story only takes about millenia before the time the book takes place in a short paragraph), the author, Michael Moorcock, could have spent a couple more hundred pages writing about it. It may have improved the book but as it is right now, it is still somewhat lacking and I would be even happier if there were more to it. Another weakness is the level of detail, which is definately not as good as other fantasy literature. It seems as if Moorcock was in a rush to finish the novel that he forgot to spend more time detailing the lands of the book as well as character history since even Corum's character lacks a bit. However, the villains are really well drawn out and make the villains from other novels look like toddlers in comparison. The most insidious villains who will ever find in any book lie in this trilogy and it is well advised that you, the reader, check them out. Overall, this is a fantastic book that I could not put down for over a month and readers will never forget reading about Corum's incredible and breath-taking adventures. I hope that this review will reach people who have, sorrowfully, never heard of this book and never experienced the magic and wonder it brings with it.