Bloody fantastic bit of fantasy. Definitely better than the first one. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish but now the story starts to take on more surreal and dreamlike qualities as Elric journeys out into different planes of reality. In particular, the first section which introduced the whole ‘Eternal Champion’ mythos culminated in an utterly bizarre battle sequence which ended up turning into some sort of psychedelic DMT trip. Anyone who knows anything about Moorcock will hardly be surprised by this since he actually fronted the great British psychedelic-prog band Hawkwind a few times in the 70s (which I just found out) and he’s best pals with occultist wizarding aficionado Alan Moore. I’m sure he’s dabbled with a few mind altering chemicals in his time. Anyway I’m really intrigued to see where the series goes from here and I can’t wait to read the rest of it.
P.S. George R. R. Martin just stole the whole Targaryen race from the Melniboneans. Just sayin’.