By Michael Moorcock
Ulrik von Bek is tormented by mysterious and disconcerting occasions: Having traveled to Canada along with his liked spouse Oona, he's visited by means of an odd and younger albino such as himself. while Oona is kidnapped via a band of albino local american citizens, Ulrik trails the gang through the use of The Skrayling Oak and shortly unearths himself within the multiverse the place he's reconnected along with his exchange self, Elric of MelnibonÈ. it truly is there that Elric/Ulrik observe that their arch-nemesis Gaynor, now ruling over a mob of outcasts, is in the back of Oona's abduction. And it's also there that they locate themselves once more fighting supernatural forces within the endless fight among legislation and Chaos that rages on in either their universes.
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