The Second Chronicles of Amber Themes & Social Concerns

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The first Chronicle of Amber ends at the Courts of Chaos, where Corwin, Prince of Amber, meets for the first time his son Merlin. Indeed the reader learns that the whole five-novel sequence has been a story told by Corwin to Merlin — a kind of autobiography and apologia. The second chronicle is Merlin's story.

Merlin is the son of Corwin and Dara, Princess of Chaos, Corwin's onetime lover and more recently his bitter enemy. Thus he is a son both of Amber and Chaos and a pivotal figure in the ongoing struggle between those two opposed realms. While the plot defies easy summary, it turns on Merlin's attempt to discover who is trying to kill him, a quest that involves him in a dizzying array of political machinations, family feuds, and lovers' vendettas. The struggle culminates in what appears to be an ultimate...

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