To Rule in Amber

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ibooks, Incorporated, 2004 - Fiction - 310 pages
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In this volume, a new universe, with its infinite shadow reflections, is brought into being by Dworkin via the Pattern he has created with his own blood. But his creation has caused a great upheaval in the faraway Courts of Chaos. While Oberon uses Trumps to bring over family members to the relative safety of his new world, Dworkin--who has become unhinged from the extraordinary strains of creating the universe--mysteriously disappears.

Assassins, shapeshifters, Pattern ghosts and double-crosses work against both Uthor and the house of Dworkin. Oberon must use all of his skills and new-found power to control the course of events, win the day, and stake his claim as the first king of Amber.

"Betancourt creates a thrill-a-minute series..." --Library Journal

"John Gregory Betancourt's The Dawn of Amber is cause to celebrate. He is the ideal choice to assume Roger Zelazny's mantle, and The Dawn of Amber is the perfect introduction to a new series of Amber books that glow equally with the magic of Roger Zelazny's creation and John Betancourt's own burgeoning talent."

--Richard A. Lupoff


"John Betancourt channels Zelazny? However he got it, he has the gift, and now there is a new Amber trilogy that will delight a legion of fans eager to learn how Amber came to be."

--Tom Easton, Book Reviewer for ANALOG Magazine


"The spirit of Zelazny lives on in Betancourt's prequel. Roger Zelazny's works in the years he wrote the first Amber books were perhaps the best in SF and Fantasy of the 20th century. If you've read the Amber books, this book is a must. If you haven't, this book is the best place to start."

--David Bischoff, author of Aliens vs. Predator

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About the author (2004)

JOHN GREGORY BETANCOURT is an editor, publisher, and bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He has had 36 books published, including the bestselling Star Trek novel, Infection, and three other Star Trek novels; a trilogy of mythic novels starring Hercules; the critically acclaimed Born of Elven Blood; Rememory; Johnny Zed; The Blind Archer; and many others. He is personally responsible for the revival of Weird Tales, the classic magazine of the fantastic, and has authored two critical works in conjunction with the Sci-Fi Channel: The Sci-Fi Channel Trivia Book and The Sci-Fi Channel Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction.

ROGER ZELAZNY authored many science fiction and fantasy classics, and won three Nebula Awards and six Hugo Awards over the course of his long and distinguished career. While he is best known for his ten-volume Chronicles of Amber series of novels (beginning with 1970s Nine Princes in Amber), Zelazny also wrote many other novels, short stories, and novellas, including Psychoshop (with Alfred Bester), Damnation Alley, the award-winning The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth and Isle of the Dead, and the stories "24 Views of Mount Fuji, by Hokusai," "Permafrost," and "Home is the Hangman." Zelazny died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in June 1995.

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