|Submitted by brant satala |
(Jul 30, 2007)
I read this book a year ago, and it still resonates in my mind. The imagery is amazing, and the characters are real. I loved Hiawatha as a character in an Elric book. It all came together!
This is one of the best Elric books because it has heart.
Once again, Moorcock takes us into the multiverse seamlessly. How can you not love a character who rides on the back of a mastadon? If you have ever driven into the Grand Tetons as the sun goes down, this book comes close to the real thing. I felt as if I was on the back with the characters as the pink clouds floated in the sky of a setting sun. The use of a medicine shield was brilliant. Moorcock has a way of pulling all the worlds powers together so that native American medicines are almost synonymous with those of the multiverse.
Gaynor the damned is brought back as a viking, very clever.