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The Dreamthief's Daughter
by Michael Moorcock

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
343 pages; ISBN: 0446526185

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner

Review

Rudolph Hess turns his attention to mystical artifacts that he feels the Master race deserves to own while furthering their chances of winning World War II. SS Major Gaynor von Minct is assigned to obtain the sword Ravenbrand from its owner Graf von Bek.

On another world at relatively the same time, Elric, the sorcerer- emperor of Melnibone, fights Gaynor the Damned for possession of Stormbringer, the stealer of souls sword. However, while Elric is entranced by a ruse of his deadly enemy, von Minct imprisons his earthly equivalent von Bek in a concentration camp. Through the aid of THE DREAMTHIEF'S DAUGHTER, Elric and Graf must find a way to merge in order to save the multiverse from the insane activities of Gaynor that threatens to destroy the time-space continuum.

The legendary Michael Moorcock returns with his most popular character Elric in an exciting science fiction-fantasy that will please the great author's many fans. The story line, though similar in overall content to several Elric Eternal Champion tales, remains entertaining and fun to read. The link with the Nazis provides an intriguing reference to the paranormal beliefs of Hitler and his leadership. Though not presenting anything new, THE DREAMTHIEF'S DAUGHTER retains Mr. Moorcock's abilities to provide his audience with a fabulous fantasy.

Harriet Klausner

 

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