The Vanishing Tower by Michael Moorcock

The Vanishing Tower

The Elric Saga #4

Michael Moorcock

176 pages first pub 1970 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious medium-paced


Elric of Melniboné, proud prince of ruins, last lord of a dying race, wanders the lands of the Young Kingdoms in search of the evil sorcerer Theleb K'aarna. His object is revenge. But to achieve this, he must first brave such horrors as the Creatu...

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adventurous 100%
dark 100%
emotional 33%
mysterious 33%
reflective 33%


fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

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