Review: Stormbringer — Michael Moorcock

Read: 95
To Go: 5

Book List:
91. The Sailor on the Seas of Fate — Michael Moorcock
92. The Weird of the White Wolf — Michael Moorcock
93. The Vanishing Tower — Michael Moorcock
94. The Bane of the Black Sword — Michael Moorcock
95. Stormbringer — Michael Moorcock

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After five mighty books, the fabled saga of Elric and the sword Stormbringer reaches its terrific clima in this sixth and finl novel. Here, contained, is the last great strife of Elric in a world of barbaric forces, decadent powers, and champions of Doom. Here is the culmination of all adventures, the Ragnarok of Michael Moorcock’s most-famed epic.

I’m really tired of reading about Elric of Melnibone, and even more tired of writing about him, so here’s my summary of Stormbringer: not fabulous. It felt much too long, and the demon sword killed far too many of my favourite characters for me to enjoy it. But, in a way, I understand that the series really couldn’t have ended any other way.

I am so thankful that my foray into the fantasy genre is over for now. I’m really excited to get back to reading books I’m actually interested in.

Next book: either the last Michael Connelly novel, Nine Dragons, or The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

– Kelsey

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