The King of Elfland's Daughter Author:Lord Dunsany Happily Never After... — The people of the Vale of Erl wanted magic in their land. And so it was that their king sent his son- young Alveric- into the strangely enchanted meadows of Faerie to find and wed the King of Elfland's Daughter. — So armed with a wondrous sword forged from thunderbolts by the witch Ziroonderel, Alveric went off to do his ... more »father's bidding. And he returned to the Vale with the beautiful Lirazel as his beloved wife.
Their love was passionate and strong, but it was no match for the magic of the King of Elfland... a magic powerful enough to whisk Lirazel away from her husband and son.
Bereft, Alveric set out on the most impossible mission any mortal ever dared....« less