The Dreamthief's Daughter (Elric: The Moonbeam Roads, #1)
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The Dreamthief's Daughter

by Michael Moorcock
Release date: February 2001
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasysword and sorcery

Published in the UK as Daughter of Dreams (2013).

A Tale of the Albino

Michael Moorcock is the legendary, multiple award-winning author of works ranging from Behold the Man and Mother London to Gloriana and Byzantium Endures. Now Moorcock returns to the infinite realities of the Multiverse with the first new novel of the Eternal Champion in over a decade. Combining the classic von Bek series with the chronicles of Elric of Melniboné, he conjures an apocalyptic menace that ranges from the edge of Creation to the dark heart of Hitler's Third Reich.

THE DREAMTHIEF'S DAUGHTER

In centuries past, the Counts of Bek, Germany, have allied with both God and Satan, becoming guardians of supernatural objects of great power. But as the madness of Nazism ensorcells the Fatherland, the family legend draws the attention of Rudolf Hess, Hitler's oldest friend and architect of an insane scheme to control the famous artifacts of Nordic myth: the Holy Grail, the swords of Siegfried and Charlemagne, and other legendary treasures. Now Count Ulric, the last Graf von Bek, must battle S.S. Major Gaynor von Minct for possession of the family's ancestral blade – the near-sentient black sword called Ravenbrand.

At the same moment, eons and worlds away, a sorcerous army gathers against the Eternal City of Tanelorn. And Elric, the last Sorcerer Emperor of Melniboné, must battle Gaynor the Damned for control of the Stealer of Souls – the demonic Black Sword, Stormbringer. Tricked into a trance, Elric is helpless while Ulric is captured by the Nazis.

In a concentration camp, the destinies of Elric and von Bek will entwine with that of the mysterious Oona – the beautiful Dreamthief's Daughter. Now the modern Saxon nobleman and the inhuman Prince of Ruins must become one. For Gaynor's manipulations of space, time, Chaos, and Law will destroy the entire Multiverse – unless Elric can summon his dragon kin and show the Nazis what unleashing Hell on Earth truly means...

Combining actual historic events with breathtaking flights of imagination, Michael Moorcock brings the full force of his craft to bear on a vast imaginative canvas, creating a brilliant adventure unlike any other.

(updated 2016-11-01)

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