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 Post subject: The Swords Trilogy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:08 am 
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Reading this again for the 3rd time.
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From the introduction:
In those days there were oceans of light and cities in the skies and wild flying beasts of bronze. There were herds of crimson cattle that roared and were taller than castles. There were shrill, viridian things that haunted bleak rivers. It was a time of gods, manifesting themselves upon our world in all her aspects; a time of giants who walked on water; of mindless sprites and misshapen creatures who could be summoned by an ill-considered thought but driven away only on pain of some fearful sacrifice; of magics, phantasms, unstable nature, impossible events, insane paradoxes, dreams come true, dreams gone awry, of nightmares assuming reality.
It was a rich time and a dark time. The Time of the Sword Rulers.


Hmm, reminds me of something :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: The Swords Trilogy
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:03 am 
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An excellent book. Corum is a fun character and every time I read his tales I think about crit tables where one can lose an eye or a hand. So many RPGs don't let this happen....

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Finished this trilogy early this year if I recall correctly, maybe the end of last year. It's not my favorite from Moorcock's works, but it has the best portrayal of Chaos.

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Funny enough, I just started re-reading this when I left for work this morning!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:35 pm 
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Wasn't there a second set of books as well that were not as good? I remember being a teen and reading them and being slightly disappointed.


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Gameogre wrote:
Wasn't there a second set of books as well that were not as good? I remember being a teen and reading them and being slightly disappointed.


That's my experience as well. More from the first three has stuck with me.


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