|Chaos and Amber (2003) [Novel]|
by John Gregory Betancourt
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Series: Roger Zelazny's Dawn of Amber
(From the publisher):
In The Dawn of Amber
, John Gregory Betancourt began the epic exploration into how the world of Amber and all of its shadow worlds came into existence. The young warrior named Oberon, who is destined to found a dynasty and rule over Amber, was rescued from attacking hell creatures by his father, Dworkin, and introduced to his brothers and sisters and his heritage as a Prince of the Courts of Chaos. But the shadow world called Juniper, the home of Dworkin and his kin, came under deadly attack by unknown and overwhelming forces. After sending the rest of the family to distant shadow worlds for their own safety, Dworkin and Oberon, and Oberon's half-brother Aber, traveled to the center of the known universe and the lair of their enemies, the Courts of Chaos, to put an end to the underclared blood feud.
In Chaos and Amber, the story picks up with the arrival of the fleeing trio in the shadow world closest to the Courts, known as the "Beyond". The Courts of Chaos are hostile to Dworkin and his kin, and potentially deadly to Oberon, who barely survives several attempts on his life. Dworkin dissappears after leaving for a meeting with king Uthor, ruler of the Courts. This leaves Oberon and Aber to uphold the family's honor on their own. But with the Beyond so close to Chaos, they know that their enemies are nearby and probably spying on their every move.
Rumors are rampant the King Uthor is about to brand Dworkin a traitor, making it open season on him and his family. Oberon seeks allies among those family members who have political ties to the Courts, little realizing that every alliance comes with a price. In this case, it is a betrothal to a distant, monstrous cousin, and a knife fight to the death with one of the Courts' most powerful princes.
Original title: Chaos and Amber
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds
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