THE VANISHING TOWER by Michael Moorcock. Cambridge, MA: Archival Press, 1981. 1st edition. The swashbuckling and fantastic adventures of the moody albino prince-Elric-and his soul-drinking runesword, called Stormbringer. The two are on a quest for The Vanishing Tower, which stands at the nexus of space and time and is a gateway into other dimensions. Elric must conquer the demon that inhabits the tower and tame the soul of his black runesword.
This tale and its heroes weave in and out of events throughout Moorcock's Eternal Champion series.
With a full color frontispiece and twelve black and white illustrations and devices by Hugo and Howard Award winner Michael Whelan, this deluxe, slipcased volume is bound in attractive leatherette.
Fine copy without dustjacket, as issued in cloth slipcase.