Ib Michael is one of Denmark's most important novelists. His many trips to Latin America, China, Tibet and other places have often provided the starting point for his fantastical novels and poems, inspiring their mythical and magical elements. His latest novel, The Prince, is about twelve-year-old Malte and his constant attendant - the spirit of a dead sailor. As in his other novels, time and space are not demarcated, everything is extended and amplified. It is this expanded version of reality that Ib Michael endeavours to project through his magical novels.