I stayed confused most of the way through this book though I did manage to figure out what was going on toward the end. Basically this is a battle between good and evil with various mythical people/creatures as the players. Dracula, werewolf, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, a witch, Jack the Ripper, etc. were all involved. The book was one big setup and then Zelazny used about 2 pages to sum it up and finish. I was left there thinking "WTF just happened"?!