Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock

Elric of Melniboné

The Elric Saga #1

Michael Moorcock

fiction fantasy adventurous challenging medium-paced

181 pages | first published 1972

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It is the colour of a bleached skull, his flesh; and the long hair that flows below his shoulders is milk-white. From the tapering, beautiful head stare two slanting eyes, crimson and moody....He is Elric, Emperor of Melnibone, cursed with a keen ...
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adventurous 100%
dark 66%
mysterious 20%
reflective 20%
sad 20%
emotional 13%
tense 6%


fast 53%
medium 40%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 62% | A mix: 25% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 90% | Yes: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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