Amber is a feudal monarchy that has for time immemorial been ruled by King Oberon, it is also the most powerful Kingdom in its region. Oberon has had a succession of wives and a large number of children. All the wives have been killed, died or fled to exile. Of the children some have died and some have left of their own accord, most though are alive and active.

Within the bounds of the realm of Amber there are 3 Patterns - these are artifacts that once walked by those of the blood, grant supernatural powers, most significant of which is the ability to alter reality to the will of the user.

Some decades ago Oberonís favourite - Corwin - went missing, many presumed his elder brother Eric had finally killed him and left him in Shadow. Oberon made the family search for Corwin. Years passed and Corwin has yet to be found. Oberon left Amber some 3 years ago and has not been seen or contacted since. The feeling is that someone is going to seize the throne in his absence, it could be you...