An omnibus edition of the second Hawkmoon series. Later published as Count Brass (1993).
As both hero and heroine, the Eternal Champion must test the limits of reality, trade illusion for more illusion, all in a desperate bid to regain a lost love – and come at last to the fabled city of tranquility, Tanelorn. But first the avatars of the Champion – Elric, Corum, Hawkmoon, Erekosë and others – must pool their strength and their swords, their enormous wisdom and courage, in order to bring about the Conjunction of the Million Spheres, the most mighty change in the order of the entire Multiverse.
As reality layers upon reality, illusion upon illusion, a truth emerges that only a few have the strength – or the power – to confront. The great war between Law and Chaos, a war that can never truly be won, is about to reach the zenith of its intensity when the fates of a whole universe will be decided on a single swordstroke. Everything that Dorian Hawkmoon ever loved will be torn away from him, its very existence and memory wiped out forever... and the long, tragic tale of the Eternal Champion will be doomed to repeat itself, unknowingly, on and on, through all the cycles of the vast Multiverse, until the end of Time itself.
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.
Selected mainstream works
1. The Chinese Agent (1970)
2. The Russian Intelligence (1980)
Between the Wars (Colonel Pyat Quartet):
1. Byzantium Endures (1981)
2. The Laughter of Carthage (1984)
3. Jerusalem Commands (1992)
4. The Vengeance of Rome (2006)
Mother London (1988)
King of the City (2000)