Blood of Amber

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Blood of Amber
Blood of amber trade.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration from the trade edition published by Arbor House
Author Roger Zelazny
Cover artist Ned Dameron (limited)
Country United States
Language English
Series The Chronicles of Amber
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Arbor House (trade); Underwood-Miller (limited)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 215 pp
ISBN 0-87795-829-7 (trade); ISBN 0-88733-058-4 (limited)
OCLC 13361327
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3576.E43 B58 1986
Preceded by Trumps of Doom
Followed by Sign of Chaos

Blood of Amber is the Locus Award nominated[1] second book in the second Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny, and the seventh book overall.

Plot summary[edit]

Merlin escapes from the crystal cave, and decides to gain leverage over Luke by rescuing his mother from the Keep of the Four Worlds. He spars with the sorcerer who now controls the keep, and who seems to know him. He escapes with the petrified Jasra, and returns to Amber where an unusual Trump summoning imprisons him in the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Release details[edit]

The book was published simultaneously in a limited edition of 400 signed and numbered copies, by Underwood/Miller and also a trade edition, by Arbor House.


  • When Merlin first spies the Keep of the Four Worlds, he describes it as "an amazingly huge and complex structure, which I immediately christened Gormenghast." "Gormenghast" is the name of the sprawling, crumbling fortress from Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy.


  1. ^ "1987 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 

Publication information[edit]

  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 672. 

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