Blood of Amber
Dust-jacket illustration from the trade edition published by Arbor House
|Cover artist||Ned Dameron (limited)|
|Series||The Chronicles of Amber|
|Publisher||Arbor House (trade); Underwood-Miller (limited)|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|ISBN||0-87795-829-7 (trade); ISBN 0-88733-058-4 (limited)|
|LC Class||PS3576.E43 B58 1986|
|Preceded by||Trumps of Doom|
|Followed by||Sign 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.
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.
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
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.
- Blood of Amber at Worlds Without End
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