|Worm Ouroboros, the (1926) [Novel]|
by E.R. Eddison
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His freedom from the overlordship of Witchland won in fair fight, Lord Juss of Demonland was nearly slain by the treacherous wizardry of the Witch-King Gorice ... and Juss's brother, Goldry Bluszco, was spirited from the sight of men.
To rescue Goldry Bluszco and destroy forever the power of Witchland, Juss had but the tattered remnants of his army, two heroes to fight by his side -- and a night-sent vision that laid it on him to dare the dread slopes of Koshtra Belorn ... the slopes that few had looked on and none had conquered.
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 temptresses, Eddison's extravagant story, of a great war for total domination, is an unforgettable work of splendour.
Original title: The Worm Ouroboros
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy