The second coming of the Dark Empire
It has been five years since the great heroes served the Runestaff and ended the Dark Empire at the Battle of Londra, but Dorian Hawkmoon and his beautiful wife, Yisselda, still mourn Yisselda's father, the noble Count Brass who was slain there. Yet now, the people of Aigues-Mortes are turning against Hawkmoon, and ugly rumors that he has betrayed Count Brass grow rampant.
And so it is that Dorian Hawkmoon, Duke of Köln, rides out one night to clear his name by meeting a ghost, only to discover a cadre of living dead men – and suddenly finds himself forced to embark on a quest in the most dangerous of netherworlds to reclaim his own life... and the woman he loves...
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)