The Sleeping Sorceress

by Michael Moorcock
The Sleeping Sorceress (Elric Saga #4) - Michael Moorcock 9.00   6

Expanded from the novella of the same name. Also published as The Vanishing Tower.

Elric of Melniboné, proud prince of ruins, last lord of a dying race, wanders the lands of the Young Kingdoms in search of the evil sorcerer Theleb K'aarna. His objet is revenge. But to achieve this, he must first brave such horrors as the Creatures of Chaos, the freezing wilderness of World's Edge, the golden-skinned Kelmain hordes, King Urish the Seven-fingered with his great cleaver Hackmeat, the Burning God, the Sighing Desert, and the terrible stone-age men of Pio.

Although Elric holds within him a destiny greater than he could ever know, and controls the hellsword Stormbringer, stealer of souls, his task looks hopeless – until he encounters Myshella, Empress of the Dawn, the Sleeping Sorceress...


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Release date 1971
Details updated August 23, 2022

Elric Saga :: Series

Series contains 6 primary works and has 6 total works.

In 1977 the entire Elric series was reordered and republished as a uniform six volume set. The contents of the earlier collections The Stealer of Souls and The Singing Citadel were absorbed and rearranged into The Weird of the White Wolf and The Bane of the Black Sword volumes.

Main series Elric

Elric of Melniboné (Elric Saga #1) 7.38   56
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (Elric Saga #2) 8.56   9
The Weird of the White Wolf (Elric Saga #3) 8.76   8
The Sleeping Sorceress (Elric Saga #4) 9.00   6
The Bane of the Black Sword (Elric Saga #5) 8.38   8
Stormbringer (Elric Saga #6) 9.26   8

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