They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. The youngest and least favored son of the royal family of Amber found this old adage to be particularly true. Fortunately for Prince Random, the possibilities of shadow are limitless and he had plenty of time to enjoy their diversity.
Much to everyone surprise, including his own, Prince Random finds that he is now King Random I of Amber with all the potential and responsibilities involved in that title. Not the least of which is, that after centuries of spreading his seed throughout the multiverse, the time has come to gather the harvest.