Amber won the battle--and lost the war. The Battle of Patternfall was won--and then the storm passed over, and in its wake...

The Pattern was gone. Order should have been gone from the Universe with it, and yet...

Rumour says that Corwin's Pattern survived--a new Order. But its whereabouts are lost; no-one except Corwin knew where it was inscribed--and Corwin is lost.

A hundred years have passed. A hundred years of Chaosian occupation of Amber. The Chaosians have installed their own puppet-King on the throne of Amber--Merlin, who is still a heedless, irresponsible youth. Power resides in the hands of his elder half-brother Mandor, and those of Amber who have thrown in their lot with the former enemy.

But there are those who oppose the status quo--those who would foment rebellion. The penalties are hideous if they are caught, but still some dream of a time when Amber will be free of the alien domination.

Where do you stand?