The Elric Saga is a series of dark fantasy novels by English novelist Michael Moorcock. Elric of Melnibone is an anti-hero and the last emperor of a civilization called Melnibone. He is an accomplished sorcerer, able to summon powerful aliens.

The Elric Saga began in 1961 with the short story The Stealer of Souls. The first full-length novel in the series is 1972’s Elric of Melnibone. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Michael Moorcock’s Elric Saga books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order when necessary):

Publication Order of Elric Saga Books


The Sleeping Sorceress(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elric of Menibone(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weird of the White Wolf(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bane of the Black Sword(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stormbringer(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortress of the Pearl(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revenge of the Rose(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dreamthief's Daughter(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Wolf's Son: The Albino Underground(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Elric Saga Books


Elric of Menibone(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortress of the Pearl(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weird of the White Wolf(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleeping Sorceress(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revenge of the Rose(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bane of the Black Sword(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stormbringer(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dreamthief's Daughter(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Wolf's Son: The Albino Underground(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Elric Saga Short Stories


The Jade Man's Eyes(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return to Melnibone(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Elric Saga Collections


The Singing Citadel(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order Last Emperor Of Melnibone Collections


The Stealer of Souls(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Rescue Tanelorn(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleeping Sorceress(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Duke Elric(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Dream Realms(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swords and Roses(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order Elric Saga Graphic Novels


Elric: The Dreaming City(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elric: Stormbringer(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 1(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 2(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 3(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: For more on the chronological order of the Elric books, please see the FAQ on Michael Moorcock’s forums.

The Sleeping Sorceress was also published as The Vanishing Tower. Elric of Melnibone was also published as The Dreaming City. The Bane of the Black Sword was also published as Song of the Black Sword. The graphic novel Elric: The Dreaming City was written by Roy Thomas. The graphic novel Elric: Stormbringer was written by P. Craig Russell. The graphic novel volumes Elric: The Balance Lost was written by Chris Roberson.

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  • The Roger

    Don’t know how I missed these in my youth but I recently found them and needed the order. You saved me a lot of research. Thanks much.