The Woods of Arcady: Book Two of the Sanctuary of the White Friars


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Tor Books
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.7 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Moorcock has received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and SFWA's Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award as well as the Nebula and the British Fantasy Award. Perhaps best-known for Elric of Melniboné (part of the Eternal Champion cycle, which spans multiple series and multiple realities), Moorcock is also the author of Mother London, Byzantium Endures, and Gloriana. He keeps homes in Texas (USA) and Paris (France).


"I owe a lot to Moorcock, as does fantasy at large. If you haven't read his books, you're missing something grand."--Brandon Sanderson

"The ambitiously intertextual second installment to SFWA grandmaster Moorcock's Sanctuary of the White Friars series combines autobiography and fantasy into a genre-bending whole. . . . An engrossing tale."--Publishers Weekly

"The greatest writer of post-Tolkien British fantasy." --Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling author of The Yiddish Policemen's Union

"[Moorcock] has essentially written the other style guide for modern fantasy. . . His vision of a speculative fiction genre that can be psychologically complex is evident in how very sophisticated some of it has become--from 'True Detective' to Jeff VanderMeer, from David Mitchell to ''Under the Skin.' But Moorcock also embraces the joy of pulp, and, like Tolkien, his creations are namedropped and sourced high and low."--The New Yorker

"Astonishing."--Alan Moore in The New York Times Book Review

"Michael Moorcock has written a tribute to the glory of nostalgia, that bittersweet longing for what can never be again."--Nisi Shawl in The Seattle Times

"Michael Moorcock never saw a boundary he didn't want to cross, blur or dispense with altogether. It's fitting indeed that Michael Moorcock should become his own unreliable narrator."--The Guardian on The Whispering Swarm

"Brilliant. Moorcock interweaves his two strands into a cat's cradle of wonder, with each narrative illuminating and heightening its counterpart."--Locus on The Whispering Swarm

"If you are at all interested in fantastic fiction, you must read Michael Moorcock. He changed the field single-handedly: he is a giant." --Tad Williams, bestselling author of the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy

"A cross between Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and Moorcock's own life."--SFRevu on The Whispering Swarm

"A fascinating Moorcock-esque romp, where the rules are never quite revealed, to the reader or the characters."--SF Signal on The Whispering Swarm