The Jewel in the Skull
The Mad God's Amulet
The Sword of the Dawn
The Champion of Garathorm
The Quest for Tanelorn
Dorian Hawkmoon, The Runestaff - and the Black Jewel.
The Runestaff held all the secrets of the barren earth. The destiny of Dorian Hawkmoon, Duke of Köln, Eternal Champion, was forever bound by it. How was the Black Jewel to twist his fate?
Dorian regained consciousness with the Black Jewel embedded in his skull, and it felt warm, pulsing, comforting. Then he discovered the terrible truth. The evil black gem was an eye through which his enemies, the forces of the Dark Empire, could see everything he saw - all the places he travelled, all the people he encountered. And if he refused to carry out their plan to overcome Granbretan, the black jewel could be made to come alive.
And eat Dorian Hawkmoon's Brain.
The Jewel in the Skull. London: Mayflower, 1974.
One Man against the Darkness.
Having braved incredible dangers and hardships, and wearied by his battle against the science-sorcery of the Dark Empire Dorian Hawkmoon was returning to his adopted homeland of Kamarg.
But even worse awaited him.
His betrothed Yisselda had been abducted by the Mad God, an evil sorcerer who had usurped the Red Amulet of the Runestaff. The amulet gave the power of the Runestaff itself to its possessor, and the Mad God was perverting that mighty power to his own unimaginably evil ends. Even as the destructive shadow of the Dark Empire spread across the world, Hawkmoon knew that only he could rescue Yisselda - and the Red Amulet - from the Mad God.
But had he, a man, the power to overcome a God?
The Mad God's Amulet. London: Mayflower, 1974.
The spell of the Runestaff.
In earth's dim future the Dark Empire had grown more powerful - so powerful that it threatened to destroy even the well-protected province of Kamarg. Only the ancient crystal machine of the wraith folk could save the Kamarg people by warping them into another dimension. And so they found sanctuary. But Dorian Hawkmoon knew that sanctuary was an illusion... and suffocatingly dull!
He was fated to don sword and armour once again! To find himself in a strange, unfriendly land, battling new and powerful enemies.
He knew his destiny was still ruled by the Runestaff - but while he strove to discover where in time and space he was, King Huon's scientists perfected deadlier war-machines. The armies of the Dark Empire spread farther and faster across the globe, staining the map with blood...
The Sword of the Dawn. London: Mayflower, 1974.
The quest nears its end.
'As it is written: "those who swear by the Runestaff must benefit or suffer from the consequences of the fixed pattern of destiny that they set in motion." And Baron Meliadus of Kroiden had sworn such an oath, had sworn vengeance against all of Castle Brass, had sworn that Yisselda, Count Brass's daughter, would be his. On that day, many months earlier, he had fixed the pattern of fate; a pattern that had involved him in strange destructive schemes, that had involved Dorian Hawkmoon in wild and uncanny adventures in distant places, and that was now nearing it's terrible resolution.' from The High History of the Runestaff.
The Runestaff. London: Mayflower, 1974.
Marvel at the incredible adventures of Dorian Hawkmoon, Duke of Köln! In this fantastic fable, Moorcock launches a romance as awesome and remarkable as the bold cosmology of the History of the Runestaff. Set in the Marshes of Kamarg, dominated by the ancient Castle Brass, the story of Hawkmoon far extends conventional boundaries of fantasy and imagination.
Count Brass. London: Granada, 1980.
A stunning world of Moorcock-Believe.
Dorian Hawkmoon, the invincible, the Eternal Champion, the Duke of Köln, is dying from melancholia. His wife Yisselda, beautiful daughter of Count Brass, has perished in the battle of Londra - or so evidence suggests. But somewhere in the caverns of his soul Hawkmoon knows otherwise, and some think him so mad that he will never again leave Castle Brass.
When Katinka van Bak, regent of Ukrania, arrives to seek his help in saving her Bulgar Mountain State from an army of alien demons, voices from centuries past tell him that the key to Yisselda's fate now lies in his grasp.
He begins his journey with her, a journey that is to take him through time and space and previous incarnations, where as Queen Ilian of Garathorm he is once again the Champion Eternal of the Black Jewel, friend of the enigmatic Jhary-a-Conel, and fables destroyer of the Dark Empire.
The Champion of Garathorm. London: Mayflower, 1975.
Hawkmoon and Yisselda are reunited, but their children are yet lost, somewhere over the far stars. So Hawkmoon, Eternal Champion, began the most desperate quest of his many lives - that for Tanelorn.
Eternal city and high seat of the Holy, where mystery mingles with despair, and where truths awaited the innocent, Tanelorn had for centuries been assaulted by the tyrants of the Dark Empire.
Through past ages and future dreams journeyed Hawkmoon, with the Runestaff as his grail and the sad captains and melancholy warriors of the star-steered death-ship for company. It was a troubled voyage and there were times when the Champion longed for death. With him was the enigmatic time-lord Jhary-a-Conel, and the ghost of the queen of the southern ice watched and waited for Hawkmoon to find his world's end...
The Quest for Tanelorn. London: Mayflower, 1977.