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Match 2: The Condition of Muzak vs The Swords of Corum

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  • Match 2: The Condition of Muzak vs The Swords of Corum

    The Condition of Muzak vs The Swords of Corum*

    *Alternative titles: The Swords Trilogy/Corum: The Coming of Chaos/Corum: The Prince in the Scarlet Robe
    The Condition of Muzak
    The Swords of Corum

    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
    Wow. Corum is going far.
    Once again, the advantage of a whole trilogy gives Corum an eye towards success.
    "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


    • #3
      'An eye.' Nice.


      • #4
        Matches 2 & 7 are both Jerry vs Corum (or Corum vs Jerry) match-ups and I find myself really torn between choosing between them, so I think the fairest thing to do is split my vote between them; so I'm voting for The Condition of Muzak here and will vote for The Chronicles of Corum in the other match. But, I could so easily do the opposite. It's that finely balanced.
        _"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."


        • #5
          This Corum trilogy was my entry into the Multiverse and Mike's work. As much as I admire TCoM it's hard to vote against that.
          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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          • #6
            Hardest choice of the round for me.
            But for once im voting against the JC masterwork because the first Corum trilogy deserves to go further.
            "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

            Hunter S Thompson


            • #7
              high fantasy at its one handed one eyed best
              come to the dark side we have cookies


              • #8
                Finally decided on TCOM. Took some thought though...


                • #9
                  Ya, it's a hard one. Corum has it from me though. I once played a D&D game based on the Swords Trilogy. The younger brother of a friend of mine made it up on the fly while he read the trilogy. Smart lad. Ended up becoming some high mucky-mucky for a major food company in this country.
                  Last edited by Wanderlust; 05-24-2011, 08:59 AM.
                  Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

                  ~Henry David Thoreau