The Amber Crane

Chafing at the rules of the amber guild, Peter, an apprentice during the waning years of the Thirty Years’ War, finds and keeps a forbidden piece of amber, despite the risk of severe penalties should his secret be discovered.

Little does he know that this amber has hidden powers, transporting him into a future far beyond anything he could imagine. In dreamlike encounters, Peter witnesses the ravages of the final months of World War II in and around his home. He becomes embroiled in the troubles faced by Lioba, a girl he meets who seeks to escape from the oncoming Russian army.

Peter struggles with the consequences of his actions, endangering his family, his amber master’s reputation, and his own future. How much is Peter prepared to sacrifice to right his wrongs?

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Book Details

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

260 pages






Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Release date

25 June 2021




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Malve von Hassell

Malve von Hassell

Malve von Hassell is a freelance writer, researcher, and translator. She holds a PhD in anthropology from the New School for Social Research. In addition to various academic publications, she is the author of three historical fiction novels for young readers, The Falconer’s Apprentice (2015), Alina: A Song for the Telling (2020), and The Amber Crane (2021).


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