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
AuthorRoger Zelazny
Cover artistNed Dameron (limited)
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Chronicles of Amber
PublisherArbor House (trade); Underwood-Miller (limited)
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)
ISBN0-87795-829-7 (trade); ISBN 0-88733-058-4 (limited)
813/.54 19
LC ClassPS3576.E43 B58 1986
Preceded byTrumps of Doom 
Followed bySign of Chaos 

Blood of Amber is a fantasy novel by American writer Roger Zelazny, published in 1986. It is the second book in the second Chronicles of Amber series, and the seventh book overall in the Amber series.

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.

References to other works[edit]

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.



  • 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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