One of my favorite pieces of Elric fanart.
I love antiques in general, but old books are my favorite.. The scent and look of old books is one of the best things in the world, I think. I can not think of anywhere else I would rather be than in an old private library surrounded by books like these.
It is the color of a bleached skull, his flesh; and the long hair that flows below his shoulders is milk-white. From the tapering, beautiful head stare two slanting eyes, crimson and moody… He is Elric, Emperor of Melnibone, cursed with a keen and cynical intelligence, schooled in the art of sorcery and the hero of Michael Moorcock’s remarkable epic of conflict and adventure at the dawn of human history.
Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek)
(Untitled Fragment) from House of Leaves.
older than sin, and his beard could grow no whiter. He wanted to die.
The dwarfish natives of the Arctic caverns did not speak his language, but conversed in their own, twittering tongue, conducted incomprehensible rituals, when they were not actually working in the factories.