CHARACTERS ✓ Corum (Eternal Champion #7)

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CHARACTERS ✓ Corum (Eternal Champion, #7) Ê Includes the novels The Knight of the Swords The ueen of the Swords and The King of the SwordsThis volume in Michael Moorcock's acclaimed Eternal Champion series introduces Corum Jhaelen Irsei the Prince in the Scarlet Robe last of the noble race of the Vadhagh and avenger of his Chaos ravageIncludes the novels The Knight of the Swords The ueen of the Swords and The King of the SwordsThis v. June July 2012 Re readThe Knight of the Swords Corum Prince in the Scarlet Robe leaves his home to visit others of his kind the Vadagh He is soon ambushed by the Mabden and maimed losing his eye and hand Corum finds allies and has his missing hand and eye replaced with the hand and eye of two dead gods Even with his powerful weapons can Corum hope to defeat the Knight of SwordsThe Elric Saga was one of my favorite fantasy tales around the turn of the century The Knight of Swords first in the Corum series is a better written version of early parts of the Elric SagaCorum isn't Elric however He's from a gentle peace loving race the Vadagh The rise of men or Mabden as they call themselves parallels the rise of the Young Kingdoms in the Elric booksBasically Knight of Swords is the standard early Moorcock tale You've got gods meddling in the affairs of mortals an ancient but dying race travel to exotic alien locales and betrayal sometimes at the hands of weaponryI actually found Corum to be a well rounded character than Elric although the tale itself was a little weak If I was rating the volume solely on this book it would probably be a weak threeThe ueen of the Swords Corum and Rhalina meet Jhary A Conel and go up against Xiombarg ueen of Swords with the fate of the world hanging in the balanceElric 20 continues as Corum and company go on a uest similar to some of the ones Elric has gone on I have to say though I find Corum's abilities with his Eye and Hand to be a lot interesting than Elric's and Corum to be a likeable character The locales Corum visited in this one were pretty cool like the River of White the Plains of Blood and the City in the Pyramid Gaynor the Damned enemy to many of the Eternal Champions makes his first to my knowledge appearance and Jhary gives hints of Corum's true destinyueen of Swords is a much stronger tale than Knight of Swords upping this volume in my esteem The the end of the world is nigh feel that's present in the later Elric tales is well represented hereThe King of the Swords The forces of Chaos have unleashed a rage plague on Corum and the forces of Law Corum Jhary and Rhalina use a sky ship to search for Tanelorn and allies But will they find them in timeThis one is for all the marbles Corum and Jhary meet Elric and Erekose at the Vanishing Tower much as they did in the Elric story of the same name find Tanelorn bad things happen and the first saga of Corum has an ending of sortsSo how was Corum on my second reading Both for nostalgia reasons and for the fact that I thought it aged better than the original Elric saga I'm giving it a four I still prefer the Elric Saga overall but Corum definitely has some marks in its favor

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Olume in Michael Moorcock's acclaimed Eternal Champion series introduces Corum Jhaelen Irsei the Pri. Fantastic volume in the Eternal Champion story line featuring the Prince in the Scarlet Robe Corum Moorcock weaves an amazing story about a man who ends up being the last of his race disfigured by the main antagonist a barbarian chief with hatred running through his veins This book covers the first three books of the Corum story and in my opinion the best of twin Corum books in this White Wolf collection of Moorcock's books To say too much would give a lot away but I always like to come back to this particular book filled with action adventure odd creatures and color and even other planes of existence Highly recommended

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Corum Eternal Champion #7Nce in the Scarlet Robe last of the noble race of the Vadhagh and avenger of his Chaos ravaged world. Unlike several of the volumes in this collection the Corum novels are three linear seuential adventures covering the aforementioned hero's struggle against a Chaos invasion of his home world It's good old fashioned sword and sorcery complete with magic limb replacements gods good evil and capricious a wisecracking sidekick with a flying cat a cardboard cutout love interest etc All the basicsIt's solid stuff although I found Corum himself a little flat Moorcock hit a home run with the Eternal Champion concept because it means he can put the same broody hero into any possible situation and have a ready made conflict but the heroes themselves with the notable exception of Elric tend to all blur together But that multifaced hero has definitely grown on me