The Dreamthief's Daughter

A Tale of the Albino
By Michael Moorcock (Electronic Book, 2001)
Michael Moorcock returns triumphantly to his best-known character, thealbino prince, Elric of Melniboné . In the first of three new tales ofthe doomed swordsman, Moorcock plaits differing realities effortlessly, mixing the eternal city of Tanelorn with the rise of Hitler's Germany.

In the 1930s, Count Ulric von Bek has been harried and imprisoned by theNazis for a black sword that is part of his family's history. Almostdead, he is rescued from Sachsenhausen concentration camp by two unknownfigures -- an Englishman called Bastable and an albino girl, Oona. Withthem, he journeys to a strange, underground world. And there he meets afigure known to him only from dreams, in which they are somehow the sameperson, yet separate: Elric of Melniboné .

As their stories intertwine, von Bek comes to know of Elric's past, andtheir very beings become one. Sometimes Elric is in control, sometimesUlric, and the neverending struggle between Law and Chaos must be foughtin both their universes.

Michael Moorcock returns triumphantly to his best-known character, thealbino prince, Elric of Melniboné . In the first of three new tales ofthe doomed swordsman, Moorcock plaits differing realities effortlessly, mixing the eternal city of Tanelorn with the rise of Hitler's Germany.

In the 1930s, Count Ulric von Bek has been harried and imprisoned by theNazis for a black sword that is part of his family's history. Almostdead, he is rescued from Sachsenhausen concentration camp by two unknownfigures -- an Englishman called Bastable and an albino girl, Oona. Withthem, he journeys to a strange, underground world. And there he meets afigure known to him only from dreams, in which they are somehow the sameperson, yet separate: Elric of Melniboné .

As their stories intertwine, von Bek comes to know of Elric's past, andtheir very beings become one. Sometimes Elric is in control, sometimesUlric, and the neverending struggle between Law and Chaos must be foughtin both their universes.

Product Details

The Dreamthief's Daughter
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $12.99 US/$12.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759542341
  • On Sale Date: 04/11/2001
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