Knight of Shadows

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This article is about the book by Roger Zelazny. See Knight of Shadows (disambiguation) for other meanings.


Knight of Shadows
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Dust-jacket illustration from the first edition
Author Roger Zelazny
Cover artist Linda Burr
Country United States
Language English
Series The Chronicles of Amber
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher William Morrow and Company
Publication date
November 1989
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 215 pp
ISBN 0-688-08726-4
OCLC 19845743
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3576.E43 K6 1989
Preceded by Sign of Chaos
Followed by Prince of Chaos

Knight of Shadows is the ninth book in the Amber saga by Roger Zelazny and published in November 1989.

Merlin continues to attempt to solve the mysteries in his life: Why did Julia turn against him? And how did she get involved with Jurt, who is raging against him a ruthless vendetta?

After being trapped in a strange world peopled with ghosts induced by the Pattern, Merlin discovers that he is involved in a superpower quarrel between Amber's Pattern and the Logrus of Chaos.

In this book, Merlin describes Corwin's voice as "the voice which had once told me a very long story containing multiple versions of an auto accident and a number of genealogical gaffes." The "genealogical gaffes" here refers to a number of inconsistencies in the first series (the Corwin Cycle) regarding the parentage of Corwin's various siblings.