One summer day in Yorkshire, young Oonagh von Bek finds
herself on an extraordinary and perilous adventure. The
earth outside her family home breaks open and she is chased
into the subterranean realms of the Middle March by a pair
of dangerous men.
Her grandmother and grandfather-Oona, the Dreamthief's
Daughter, and Elric, the last sorcerer of Melniboné-follow,
encountering other important avatars of the Eternal
Champion and seeking Elric's son. Fanning out across the
infinite realms of existence and time, they hope to stop
Oonagh's would-be kidnappers, Gaynor the Damned and his
allies. All paths will converge in the dark empire of
Granbretan, a land of cruel tyranny and wicked magic, where
defilers and murderers plan the ultimate arrogance: to re-
create the entire Multiverse-and replace the Cosmic Balance
with themselves as eternal overlords...