I will be Eternally Grateful
JON SPRUNK ON MICHAEL MOORCOCK
I was in junior high school when a friend loaned me the first volume of the Elric Saga. I was immediately intrigued by the concept—the feeble ruler of a dying, ancient race battles threats with the help of a demon lord and a soul-eating sword.
Once I began reading, I lost myself in the strange and wonderful world of Michael Moorcock’s imagination. His gift for vivid, disturbing descriptions is unmatched. His characters brood and clash like they have marched off the pages of Hamlet or Macbeth.
To say that Moorcock has influenced my writing would be a gross understatement. His use of sorcery and tragedy got into my blood at a formative age, and they’ve never left. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.