The third of a series of omnibus collections of Elric work. This volume contains two longer works, and a short story about Elric's training. It also continues the annoying tradition of having multiple types of work - short story, novel, collection, omnibus with the same title to confuse people.
Moorcock contributes an introduction talking about the circumstances of the publishing of these works, and also some non-fiction pieces on fantasy, and introductions from some of his other work.
Sleeping Sorceress : THE SLEEPING SORCERESS - Michael Moorcock
Sleeping Sorceress : AND SO THE GREAT EMPEROR RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION - Michael Moorcock
Sleeping Sorceress : ELRIC OF MELNIBONE - Michael Moorcock
This book is also known as The Vanishing Tower. Elric is not a fan of the sorcerer Theleb K'aarna. In fact he is so much not a fan he would like to introduce him to the Black Blade, in an up close, personal, and body cavity penetrating kind of manner.
He is having a lot of problems getting to him though, until he gets help from The Sleeping Sorceress.
4 out of 5
Dream Couch power lessons for Elric.
3 out of 5
Elric is the emperor of a declining civilisation. It is threated from without, by the 'lesser' races of humanity.
He also has to deal with the power plays and ambitions of his relatives, and has his own illnesses to bear, as well.
However, he has a plan. He doesn't realise what and who it will cost him to carry it out, as he makes a deal with Chaos.
5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5