The fourth in the Amber series reveals two surprising answers...
Family blood has been spilled on the Pattern that created Amber, throwing the entire kingdom in chaos. In a desperate effort to save themselves, the princes and princesses of Amber--led by Lord Corwin--search for answers. Where has their father, Oberon, has disappeared to, and what evil has created the black road that unites Amber and that multidimensional world called Shadow? Most importantly, there is a traitor in their midst.
One of the most revered names in sf and fantasy, the incomparable Roger Zelazny was honored with numerous prizes--including six Hugo and three Nebula Awards--over the course of his legendary career. Among his more than fifty books, arguably Zelazny's most popular literary creations were his extraordinary Amber novels.
"He was a storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen..." --George R.R. Martin
About the Author
Most famous for his science fiction series The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was a prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer. Zelazny’s books have won three Nebula Awards and six Hugo Awards. He frequently depicts mythic characters attempting to succeed in the modern world, and his stories often feature absent father figures.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In the fourth book, Corwin finally begins to uncover answers that look like they will hold up over time. Surviving conspirators from both factions put their spin on what has been happening and the reader finally has the opportunity to figure out who the traitor in the family really is—just before Zelazny himself reveals the traitor’s hand. Family members like Julian and Fiona who have been all too enigmatic to this point come out of the shadows, revealing motivations that make you reconsider who is a hero and who is a villain. The tension soars as the traitor acts and we take the penultimate step toward the end game that will decide whether the Pattern and the realm of Amber will survive or be destroyed.