The Dreamthief's Daughter

A Tale of the Albino
By Michael Moorcock (Electronic Book, 2001)
Michael Moorcock returns triumphantly to his best-known character, the albino prince, Elric of Melniboni. In the first of three new tales of the 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 the Nazis for a black sword that is part of his family's history. Almost dead, he is rescued from Sachsenhausen concentration camp by two unknown figures--an Englishman called Bastable and an albino girl, Oona. With them, he journeys to a strange, underground world. And there he meets a figure known to him only from dreams, in which they are somehow the same person, yet separate: Elric of Melniboni. As their stories intertwine, von Bek comes to know of Elric's past, and their very beings become one. Sometimes Elric is in control, sometimes Ulric, and the neverending struggle between Law and Chaos must be fought in both their universes.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $12.99 US/$12.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780759592636

    • On Sale Date: 04/11/2001

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Aspect

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Michael Moorcock returns triumphantly to his best-known character, the albino prince, Elric of Melniboni. In the first of three new tales of the 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 the Nazis for a black sword that is part of his family's history. Almost dead, he is rescued from Sachsenhausen concentration camp by two unknown figures--an Englishman called Bastable and an albino girl, Oona. With them, he journeys to a strange, underground world. And there he meets a figure known to him only from dreams, in which they are somehow the same person, yet separate: Elric of Melniboni. As their stories intertwine, von Bek comes to know of Elric's past, and their very beings become one. Sometimes Elric is in control, sometimes Ulric, and the neverending struggle between Law and Chaos must be fought in both their universes.

Product Details

The Dreamthief's Daughter
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $12.99 US/$12.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759592636
  • On Sale Date: 04/11/2001
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