Hawkmoon

Hawkmoon Experience Michael Moorcock s infamous multiverse and the journeys of the Eternal Champion Hawkmoon chronicles the fate of yet another aspect of the Eternal Champion Doriam Hawkmoon Duke of Koln Thi

  • Title: Hawkmoon
  • Author: Michael Moorcock
  • ISBN: 9781565041936
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • Experience Michael Moorcock s infamous multiverse and the journeys of the Eternal Champion Hawkmoon chronicles the fate of yet another aspect of the Eternal Champion, Doriam Hawkmoon, Duke of Koln This collection of stories features revised text and a new Introduction by the author Five hundred pages of the best heroic fantasy you ll ever find S.F.

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    1. This series of stories was written in the dark days of declining Britain before the countries of Europe took mercy upon that wild and lonely Goddess and invited her into the EEC.In this future, unity has failed, Europe is a patchwork of tiny, frequently warring states, except for Britain which in reversion to traditional forms interacts with Europe through violent domination, urging the continent to lie back and think of England, while a monstrous bridge penetrates the mainland along which surge [...]

    2. Moorcock. He certainly has an odd syle, doesn't he? An odd way in which his narrative evolves. He focuses on things and sort of pans out from there. You know what I am talking about. I mean how many people in an Elric story wore a chequered vest? You know, because you heard about these things in every scene from Mr Moorcock.I have to say this is probably the most adventurous and fun read of any of his stories. There is just an ease and lightness to it. From one to another, our heroes bounce from [...]

    3. • While this book was exceedingly entertaining, I find myself a little more confused about the Eternal Champion as a whole. In the small sections in between books, The High History of the Runestaff kept referring to Hawkmoon as an aspect of the Eternal Champion. He obviously was not the same person as John Daker and Erekose. He had no mention of Ermizhad, and, in fact, he fell in love with someone else. While these stories have only the smallest strings connecting them to anything to do with t [...]

    4. The first fantasy book I ever read, the first book for me that opened the door to the possibilities of an out there imagination.The characters are simple archetypes of the fantasy mould, but there's nothing wrong with that. I like the stoic leading man, the beautiful lady he falls in love with, her admirable and brave father who becomes the hero's surrogate father. I like the support characters for the companionship they provide the hero, the crutch that he leans on to get through the tough time [...]

    5. This is the closest dark fantasy comes to jazz rock fusion in my always twisted view and appreciation. Moorcock wrote these books shortly and briefly conceiving and honestly intending them as fast paced action books, but his style - elegant - and vivid imagination ( the story takes place in a post apocalyptic Earth 3000 years in the future ) makes this a classic anti typical fantasy story. For starters, the British Empire are the villains ( not close from truth if you think of the old Empire isn [...]

    6. I have not liked Moorecock's writing in previous short stories I've read. The Hawkmoon books differ from his other writing greatly, and I suppose that is due to the incredibly small amount of time spent writing them (3 days per book, allegedly). The result is a tight, quick, clever, and fun book. The writing is simpler, and there's not much subtlety. As Moorecock says in the foreword (I paraphrase) "I only wanted to write something that would help pass the time without the reader thinking he'd w [...]

    7. Hawkmoon was much more straightforward, and thus somewhat less interesting but also less annoying, than Von Bek or The Eternal Champion. It's a four-part novel, and very much a straight lone-hero-against-evil-empire adventure. One of the problems I have with Moorcock in general (at least in this multiverse) is that because the villain is always Chaos, it has zero subtlety - the villains rape and torture and perform hideous experiments because they're the villains, not out of any sort of serious [...]

    8. I was pretty disappointed in this - that's tough for me to say about a Moorcock book, and usually my expectations are pretty much dead on about what's delivered, but in this case this one just wasn't that much fun to read. It was okay, I didn't hate it, but the story is moved forward almost entirely by deus ex machina (which is a phase I never thought I'd actually use), so after a while there's really no suspense or excitement, because you know some crazy random thing will happen which saves eve [...]

    9. This third volume in the Eternal Champion cycle is a nice escapist swords and sorcery plot set in a distant-future-post-apocalyptic Europe which is slowly being taken over by the Dark Empire of Granbretan. There is plenty of over-the-top swordsmanship and heavy use of Deus Ex Machina, but within Moorcock's framework of the eternal champion and the cosmic balance/runestaff I think it works. The narration was for the most part less cynical and preachy in this storyline than in the first two Eterna [...]

    10. This series is a decent adventure story. The mixed high-low tech setting was interesting for its time, and Moorcock did a nice job using language to keep the higher technology distant and consistent with the environment. The characterizations were not among his best, with few of the characters feeling well developed, and the villains particularly caricatures, and the Granbretonians unconvincing as stock decadent baddies. But overall, good enough to read for the sake of completing the Eternal Cha [...]

    11. Good book in accordance with the Eternal Champion saga. A little light on the character build up but over all a really good book with a very interesting alternative setting. I love Michael Moorcock's worl

    12. What more do I need to say-it's vintage Moorcock, part of his Eternal Champion Cycle-set in a post-apocalyptic future earth. Not nearly as doom and gloomy as some of his other works, it also reads pretty quickly.

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