Having survived blackest betrayal and attempted assassination, Merle Corer, aka Merlin discovers he is third in line to occupy the throne of Chaos – his ascension aided by a series of conveniently fatal "accidents" engineered by his mother, Dara, and Mandor, his uncle. But Merlin's trials are far from over.
Dread plots and dark enchantments await Merlin on the road to ultimate rule. But he is determined to triumph – and silence the murderous discord between Amber and Chaos... for the moment, at least. At the end of his visionary quest lies an unsettling destiny – and his father, Corwin, long believed dead but in truth imprisoned by a villain's magic.
Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including two Hugos for novels This Immortal (1965) and the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Zelazny was born in Ohio, the only child of Polish immigrant Joseph Zelazny and Irish-American Josephine Sweet. In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. He was accepted to Columbia University in New York to study English and specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, graduating with an M.A. in 1962.
Between 1962 and 1969 Zelazny worked for the Social Security Administration in Cleveland and ... (more)