|To Rule in Amber (2004) [Novel]|
by John Gregory Betancourt
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Series: Roger Zelazny's Dawn of Amber
(From the publisher):
In this concluding volume of the new Amber trilogy, a new universe, with its infinite shadow reflections, is brought into being by Dworkin via the Pattern he has created with his own blood. But his creation has caused a great upheaval in the faraway Courts of Chaos. While Oberon uses Trumps to bring over family members to the relative safety of his new world, Dworkin—who has become unhinged from the extraordinary strains of creating the universe—mysteriously disappears.
Oberon's brother Aber arrives to reveal the maneuverings for power in the Courts of Chaos and the fact that Dworkin's new universe threatens to unhinge the very foundations of the Courts. There must either be all-out war or some kind of political settlement. Until then, Dworkin and his kin are all marked for death.
Oberon searches through Shadows for Dworkin, and finds his father recruiting the help of ancient, arcane forces. Once back in the new world of Amber, Oberon must get serious about recruiting and training armies from a legion of Shadows as the construction of Castle Amber begins. Much to their surprise, king Uthor of Chaos shows up in Amber to offer a deal. Uthor reveals that he, too, is under siege from dark forces and an evil usurper. An extraordinary agreement is reached—one that will bring Oberon's armies to the defense of Chaos.
But assasins, shapeshifters, Pattern ghosts and double-crosses work against both Uthor and the house of Dworkin. Oberon must use all of his skills and new-found power to control the course of events, win the day, and stake his claim as the first King of Amber.
Original title: To Rule in Amber
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Species Evolution→ Longevity and Immortality