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The Bane of the Black Sword

The Bane of the Black Sword - Michael Moorcock The fifth Elric book contains four interconnecting stories. It starts right where the previous book left: with a confrontation between the albino and his old enemy. Elric finally gets to live a quiet life - for a while. No Eternal Champion ever enjoys his life for long.

The book is notable for its epilog. It talks about (yet another) attack on Tanelorn. The city of piece sure gets into trouble way too often. What is unusual is that it is completely unrelated to Elric, or the rest of the series. The albino only gets mentioned once, something like "Elric is too busy at the moment to help defending Tanelorn".

All in all, this is a solid book which paves way to the conclusion of the Elric's story.