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THE MAD GOD'S AMULET [h2]
1977 revision of 1968 book
DAW Books (#UE2044) 4th printing 1980? paperback (revised 1977, copyright 1968 - original American title was Sorcerer's Amulet.) Cover by Richard Clifton-Dey,223 pages, $2.75 cover price. Condition is VG+: tight and almost square with flat spine; light wear to back cover as some faint scratches in lower middle; mild uniform age tanning; no stamps, marks or writing.
The Mad God's Amulet by Michael Moorcock. The 2nd book in his science-fantasy series about Dorian Hawkmoon (later collected in The History of the Runestaff, a.k.a. Hawkmoon.) A retitle of Sorcerer's Amulet (only the 1968 American paperback had that title.) This is the author's 1977 revision of the text.
THE POWER OF THE RUNESTAFF [quoted first page blurb]: The Warrior in Jet and Gold raised a gauntleted hand to point at Dorian Hawkmoon. "You seek your betrothed, Yisselda, Duke Dorian. And you quest for the Mad God." ... "Is Yisselda a prisoner of the Mad God?" ... "Yes. But you must seek the Mad God for another reason." The Warrior in Jet and Gold shifted in his saddle. "Before Yisselda may be yours again, you must destroy the Mad God. You must destroy him and rip the Red Amulet from his throat - for the Red Amulet is rightfully yours. And only with the amulet can you have the power of the Runestaff, the power you shall need if you are ever to succeed against the forces of the Dark Empire."