On the planet Lord Valentine rules, there is classless harmony and no war. Law and order is maintained by the benevolent Lady of the Isle and the terrifying King of Dreams who separately send people warm dreams or terrible nightmares. However, a conspiracy to shake this quiet life has quietly kicked off. Lord Valentine's body and memories have been stolen, leaving him on the streets, where he meets a beautiful juggler... This is not just a story of a Lord's revenge, but the story of a desperate king and the love of his "Cinderella."
As we follow Lord Valentine's progress, we will see the picture of a colorful distant planet unfold.
For the story of how I acquired this book, see my comments on the Chinese edition of Thorns.
This edition comes in two volumes — it seems Chinese publishers are averse to very thick books, at least in science fiction. The title is a phonetic transliteration: Walunding de chengbao. Since Mandarin does not have the V sound, Walunding is the closest rendition of Valentine; chengbao means castle.