Michael Moorcock


Sword and sorcery has a battle cry. And its reveler is the immutable albino prince, Elric of Melniboné. This is true despite Stormbringer’s opening passages, which announce Elric’s quasi-retreat into the comforts of married life, settling down and living out his days in leisure within the walls of Karlaak. But you can never really take the war out of the warrior. At least, not without a fight.
       When Elric’s wife, Zarozinia, is abducted during the night by hellish beasts summoned by the Lords of Chaos, he reluctantly calls upon his old friend, the soul-sucking blade Stormbringer, to aid in her search and rescue. Little does he know this is just a lowly spark that sets a blaze which may well overthrow the world’s spell of serenity. And this time, Fate is there to determine the outcome.
       At the helm of these legions is the wicked Jagreen Lern, who allures and connives to ensure his nefarious plans won’t come to naught. With added support from the Lords of Chaos and Dukes of Hell, Lern is the ultimate adversary in a war that will even decide Elric’s fate.
       But don’t be fooled. Even with all the imbibing, debauchery, and reckless abandon, Stormbringer finds Elric conjuring more than just his inner Odysseus possessed by the throes of war. His soul is troubled by an ambivalence that belies his no-nonsense nature. And at the center of it all is his sword. It may bring him the power to conquer Chaos, but it may also wield treachery.
       Stormbringer roars with the ferocity of a sleeping dragon startled from its slumber. So, now is the time to act. Heed the call and draw arms. Sharpen your battle-axe and mount your steed. Chaos and Law await your presence on the battlefield.

The titles, contents, and order of the works appear, for the first time, exactly as Michael Moorcock has long intended, making these the most definitive sets of these books ever made available. It also has an introduction by Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult and new artwork by legendary fantasy artist Rodney Matthews.

Information on Stormbringer

  • Signed edition is limited to 300 copies, each signed by Michael Moorcock, Rodney Matthews, and Eric Bloom.
  • Bound in full black cloth, stamped in three colors.
  • Color illustrations hand-tipped into the book with translucent overlays.
  • Full color printed endpapers.
  • Over 15 interior illustrations.
  • Introduction by Eric Bloom.
  • Oversize at 6½ × 9½ inches with 424 pages.
  • Gorgeous dustjacket.
  • Head and tail bands, ribbon marker.
  • Top-edge stain.
  • Original book price: $200.
  • Published March 2022.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-221-7.