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Monsieur Zenith the Albino

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  • Whiskers
    flying cat
    • Nov 2003
    • 1950

    Monsieur Zenith the Albino

    Foreward by Michael Moorcock.

    Michael has cited this character as an inspiration for Elric.

    "Monsieur Zenith is an albino. Craving excitement because it brings forgetfulness; thrust into crime by his abnormality, by his illimitable egotism, by the caprice of his recalcitrant nature, he finds himself involved in the quest for a mysterious something on the finding of which life—and more than life—depends.

    Indifferent to gratitude or reward, asserting—and, perhaps, believing—that he seeks only the final diversion of the damned, to dice with death; threatened on the one hand by the police, and, on the other, by political chicanery, this strange creature crashes through.

    Monsieur Zenith is the strangest, most bizarre, character ever devised in thriller fiction."
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords
  • Yisselda
    Eternal Companion
    • Jan 2004
    • 776

    What id like to know is would it be worth my while buying the book/s they sound interesting. Who wrote them/it? :twisted:


    • Jules
      Eternal Companion
      • Jan 2004
      • 609

      If you like hard-boiled detective fiction like Hammett then definitely yes - it's a wierd mix of detective fiction (car chases, etc) with the exotic villainry of an earlier age.


      • M-A_19
        Citizen of Tanelorn
        • Mar 2004
        • 206

        monsieur Zenith

        Zenith is less than a shade on this plane!
        Or this airship even ;) Zenith definitely appears in the "Steel Tzar" (Nomad of the time streams) as a chrononaut.

        There's characters called Zenith in other MM books too, though that's the only one I can think of at the moment.
        \"It got worse. He needed something to cure himself. What? he asked. M-A 19 he answered.\"


        • Krimson
          Eternal Companion
          • Nov 2004
          • 624

          Monsieur Zenith appeared in Fabulous Harbours and the War Amongst the Angels as another incarnation of von Bek. He is the nemesis of Sexton Begg. He also appears in the tie in to the above trilogy (which also begins with the book Blood) the Multiverse of Michael Moorcock, which is a trade paperback (graphic novel) published by DC's Vertigo Imprint.
          Yuki says, "Krimson used to be known as Kommando, but he rarely uses that name anymore. Sometimes he appears as Krimson Gray as well. Do not be confused, he still loves cats and bagels."