A fantastic and stylized story of a protracted war between domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an medieval world reminiscent of Norse sagas.--This text refers to theKindle Editionedition.
Readers here will certainly have heard of J. R. R. Tolkien, the father, if you will, of modern fantasy. And, presumably, those finding this review will also know something of E. R. Eddison, the author of this wonderful book. Suffice it to say that in Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros at least, this author outshines the estimable Professor Tolkien, despite the book's somewhat clumsy opening. Although he lacked Tolkien's comprehensive and detailed mind and was certainly not the … more
I reviewed this book some years back right here on amazon.com, though amazon seems to have washed that effort away long ago. In fact I read the book many years earlier still and so I'm a little tentative about returning here to review this book again. Can I do it justice after such a long remove? Will I even remember enough to talk about it? Still, since it's one of the great ones in the much-maligned (often deservedly so) fantasy genre, I feel I must. Readers here will certainly have heard of J. … more