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The King of the Swords

(1971)
(The third book in the Corum series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel
In those days there were oceans of light and cities in the skies and wild flying beasts of bronze. It was a time of magics, phantasms, unstable nature, impossible events, insane paradoxes, dreams come true, dreams gone awry. It was a rich, dark time. And a time of profound and terrible change. The Vadhagh, a blessed and magical race, possess great wisdom, pursuing beauty in everything they do. Then, suddenly, their world moves from innocence and light to barbarism and genocide. Finally, only one is left: Corum, the Prince in the Scarlet Robe, last of the Vadhagh. Driven half mad by his torments, swearing savage vengeance upon the Mabden intruders, Corum finds himself in love with a Mabden woman and caught in a cataclysmic war between Law and Chaos - pursuing a quest taking him through the myriad dimensions of the multiverse, version after version of our own Earth - unleashing vast cosmic forces and challenging the power of the gods themselves. Aided by sorcery, but fighting to be free of it, Corum is sustained by the purity of his passion for the woman he loves. Yet even this is threatened by the fury of the Chaos Lords who fear that here at last is a hero who will liberate his world from their vicious patronage.

Genre: Fantasy
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March 1989 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 0-586-20716-3 / 978-0-586-20716-1 (UK edition)
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June 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: King Of The Swords
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-425-09201-1 / 978-0-425-09201-9 (USA edition)
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March 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: King of the Swords
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1971 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The King Of The Swords (Medallion S2070)
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-425-02070-3 / 978-0-425-02070-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Corum - The King of Swords: The Eternal Champion
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Title: The King of the Swords (Gateway Essentials Book 3)
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