The Worm Ouroboros Author:E.R. Eddison Book Description — When J.R.R. Tolkien?s The Lord of the Rings was published, reviewers saw that there was only one book with which it could legitimately be compared: E.R. Eddison?s classic fantasy adventure The Worm Ouroboros. Set on a distant planet of spectacular beauty and peopled by Lords and Kings, mighty warriors and raven-haired temptress... more »es, Eddison?s extravagant story, of a great war for total domination, is an unforgettable work of splendour. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
And the Lord Goldry spake: "We, the lords of Demon-land, do utterly scorn thee, Gorice XI., for the greatest of dastards, in that thou basely fleddest and forsookest us, thy sworn confederates, in the sea battle against the Ghouls. Our swords, which in that battle ended so great a curse and peril to all this world, are not bent nor broken. They shall be sheathed in the bowels of thee and thy minions, Corsus to wit, and Corund, and then: sons, and Corinius, and what other evildoers harbour in waterish Witchland, sooner than one little sea-pink growing on the cliffs of Demonland shall do thee obeisance.« less