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Match 16: The Sleeping Sorceress vs The City in the Autumn Stars

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  • Match 16: The Sleeping Sorceress vs The City in the Autumn Stars


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    The Sleeping Sorceress* vs The City in the Autumn Stars

    *Alternative Title: The Vanishing Tower
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    The Sleeping Sorceress
    48.65%
    18
    The City in the Autumn Stars
    51.35%
    19

    The poll is expired.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • #2
    C'mon - big bird needs your votes!

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    • #3
      Always had a soft spot for Myshallla
      Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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      • #4
        Sorceress might be a 'fix-up' novel but it's one of the better Elrics and I never finished reading City; seemed rather pale after War Hound. Sorry.
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          I actually preferred the City In The Autumn Stars to War Hound for some reason - I wouldn't claim it's better, something about it just resonated with me. So it was a surprisingly easy choice for me here.

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          • #6
            I really enjoyed City in the Autumn Stars. So just edged it over Sorceress.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Robin View Post
              I actually preferred the City In The Autumn Stars to War Hound for some reason - I wouldn't claim it's better, something about it just resonated with me. So it was a surprisingly easy choice for me here.
              Same here Robin,theres an atmosphere about City that stuck with me.
              Would be consistently in my MM top 10!
              "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

              Hunter S Thompson

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              • #8
                I like the way City resonates with a couple of the Cornelius stories.
                You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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                "I am an observer of life, a non-participant who takes no sides. I am in the regimented society, but not of it." Moondog, 1964

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                • #9
                  City had some truly amazing imagery, and I liked that aspect of it, but the Vanishing Tower is one of the best Elric novels, and I have to go with that. Elements of City were less than fulfilling for me.
                  "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
                  --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12

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                  • #10
                    The City in the Autumn Stars flipped my head in the most enjoyable fashion. I think I heard music. It gets my vote.

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