The first book
in the Chronicles of Amber
series, written by Roger Zelazny
. In it, we are introduced to the character of Corwin
, and learn that he is one of the Princes of Amber
, powerful beings which can work magic
and walk the dimensions
who know how to sway the minds
of beings throughout the Shadows
(as the multiverse
is called in this series
). Corwin embarks on a quest to take the throne of Amber for himself, and exact revenge on one of his brothers, who stole his memories.
A very worthwhile read, not to mention a huge power trip.