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Traditional Fantasy

Reviews of books traditionally from the Fantasy genre, not Romance, and some science fiction.

Elric of Melniboné - Michael Moorcock

This is the first book in The Elric Saga, possibly Michael Moorcock's most classic Fantasy series. It's very much in the sword and sorcery category with magic, magical swords, quests and obstacles and everything that makes for a good adventure.

 

The one problem I have with the series is that it's so depressing! Things never seem to go well for Elric, who is a pawn of the gods. It is gripping and yet at the same time repelling. I couldn't stop reading the series once I had started, but sometimes I wished to escape it.

 

One thing I can definitely say for it is that it is good Fantasy writing that has stood the test of time. This one is a Fantasy Classic.