When J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was published, reviewers saw that there was only one book with which it could legitimately be compared: E.R. Eddison's classic fantasy adventure The Worm Ouroboros. Set on a distant planet of spectacular beauty and peopled by Lords and Kings, mighty warriors and raven-haired temptresses, Eddison's extravagant story, of a great war for total domination, is an unforgettable work of splendour.
SALES POINTS * #3 in the Millennium Fantasy Masterworks series, a library of the most original and influential fantasy ever written * 'It is very rarely that a middle-aged man finds an author who gives him the sense of having opened a door on wonder. Eddison's heroic romances are works, first and foremost, of art' C.S. Lewis * 'A masterpiece of hedonism … can still shock an audience' The Encyclopedia of Fantasy