The History of the RunestaffMichael Moorcock
fantasy > sword and sorcery, collection
An omnibus of four novels. Published also as Hawkmoon (1992). "Fantasy Masterworks" edition released in 2003.
The great armies of the Dark Empire ravage and destroy the once-peaceful city states. Only Dorian Hawkmoon, humiliated and mutilated by the Dark Empire, can resist their relentless advance. But, in order to avert the earth's doom, he must seek the secret of the mysterious Runestaff, a quest that will send him into a world of barbaric wonder and perverse evil.
This volume brings together all four volumes of Dorian Hawkmoon's mighty adventures: The Jewel in the Skull, The Mad God's Amulet, The Sword of the Dawn and The Runestaff.
Michael Moorcock (born 1939) is a prolific English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy. Moorcock's most popular works have been the Elric novels, starring the character Elric of Melniboné. In 2008 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him as a Grandmaster of SF.