Corum Jhaelen Irsei, timeless Prince of the Scarlet Robe, broods in his isolated castle, disturbed by strange dreams in which distant voices call his name, seeking help. At last he answers the call, and travels through aeons of time to the tragic land of the Tuha-na-Cremm Croich, a people persecuted by the terrible giant gods of the Cold Folk.
Only two weapons are powerful enough to overcome the Fhoi Myore and their loathsome monster allies, and these Corum must find: the magical, invincible spear Bryionak - now on the fatally beautiful island of Hy-Breasail - and the great, untamed Black Bull of Crinanass.
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)