Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES arrives in bookstores today. It’s the sixth and concluding book in Ballantine/Del Rey’s definitive Elric omnibus series. San Antonio’s John Picacio illustrated the cover and interior illustrations for this volume. It’s the third cover he provided for the six-book series, and he joins Michael Kaluta, Justin Sweet and Steve Ellis as the four artists commissioned to create brand-new art for it. For Elric fans who own past editions, the new ones contain loads of bonus goodies and appendices. For readers who are new to the character and Moorcock’s Multiverse, these provide the perfect set to enjoy all of Elric’s adventures at a very reasonable price. SWORDS AND ROSES also contains a terrific, updated readers’ guide courtesy of John Davey which will be indispensable for readers new and old, as well as diehard collectors.
Visit Suvudu — the official website of the Random House publishing family — where they’ve posted an exclusive preview by John Picacio, discussing the new Elric art, along with sneak peeks of a few of the interior artworks.