This could be Michael Moorcock's best fantasy novel for some years. As with The Dreamthief's Daughter, the previous book in the series, it is crammed with ideas. The ideas in this book are about Time, Space, Identity and Chaos Theory! They are also about America. Moorcock projects his characters into a world where Longfellow's Hiawatha is seeking to fulfill his 'dream quest', weaving a strand of his own story into the
tapestry of the multiverse. Characters are bound to follow thier dreams as exactly as possible, to relive their own stories as Glogauer relives his in Behold the Man. We are taken on an epic journey across the raw, pre-Colombian American landscape in the company of two Indian warrior philosophers, riding on the back of a giant black woolly mammoth, encountering various people along the way, including a gang of ferocious Vikings, led by Gunnar the Doomed, until we eventually come to the City of Gold, the home of the mysterious Kakatanawa whose job it is to preserve the Tree of Life which is not only a tree, it is essentially the entire multiverse. A battle is already being forced for its control but Elric, Ulric von Bek, Captain Klosterheim, Oona the Dreamthief's DAughter, Hiawatha, Prince Lobkowitz and others must join that battle
and ensure that the story of the multiverse continues. The specrtacular ending is one of Mr Moorcock's finest and is truly
epic! This is great value for money. Better than half a dozen fat fantasy books. A true work of intellectual science fantasy and a boisterous, galloping read.