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Nine princes in Amber (Los nueve príncipes de Ambar) (original 1970; edition 1989)

by Roger Zelazny

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Title:Nine princes in Amber (Los nueve príncipes de Ambar)
Authors:Roger Zelazny
Info:ORBIT (1989), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Iliad, Español, Your library
Rating:****
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Nine Princes In Amber by Roger Zelazny (1970)

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    The Well-Favored Man by Elizabeth Willey (saturnine13, aqualectrix)
    saturnine13: Similar in that they both feature many different interconnected worlds, family drama, and first person perspective.
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    Lyonesse by Jack Vance (corporate_clone)
    corporate_clone: another modern telling of fairy tales, Amber and Lyonnesse have quite a bit in common and may appeal the same readers.
  3. 20
    The maker of universes by Philip José Farmer (Amtep)
    Amtep: Those who are fascinated by the Amber universe may find the seeds of many of its ideas in Farmer's Maker of Universes and the other World of Tiers books.
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    WebMage by Kelly McCullough (aqualectrix)
    aqualectrix: McCullough's world of cyberpunk-magic has a very similar feel to Zelazny's Amber series.
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    The dark world by Henry Kuttner (bluetyson)
    bluetyson: Also the rest of the five Corwin books by Zelazny, especially The Guns Of Avalon.
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    The Illustrated Roger Zelazny by Roger Zelazny (LadyDarbanville)
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    Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (Frozeninja)
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    Roger Zelazny's The Dawn of Amber by John Gregory Betancourt (Patangel)
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    To Rule in Amber by John Betancourt (Patangel)
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    Chaos and Amber by John Gregory Betancourt (Patangel)
  11. 03
    A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (ryvre)
    ryvre: Both are fantasy books with lots of politics and intrigue among the royal families.
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Yum, yum. Short and sweet. Fantastic and scary. It left me wanting more. More, more, more. Lucky for me there is more. A lot more. Nine more. ( )
  bemidt | Apr 20, 2016 |
Yum, yum. Short and sweet. Fantastic and scary. It left me wanting more. More, more, more. Lucky for me there is more. A lot more. Nine more. ( )
  bemidt | Apr 20, 2016 |
This was the first Zelazny book I ever read. I was instantly hooked and read everything the man has ever written. I have given out more copies of this series over the years than I can count. ( )
  FrancineZane | Apr 3, 2016 |
I found this novel very strange. It's not the plot, or the characters, or anything like that; it's strange because while it is possibly the worst written 'famous' book I've ever read, I enjoyed it.
All at once, Zelazny writes in really bad make-believe Shakespeare prose and then later in the same sentence in goofy 70s hipster slang... not sure what he is going for with this idea, but I hope it either shows itself or goes away in the upcoming installments. Also, there are misspellings and sentence structure issues all over the place. It's kind of bizarre... almost like the book wasn't edited.
That said, the story was fun, and the world he created is original, especially for the early 70s when he wrote it. Being a huge fantasy/SF fan, and these stories being considered classics of the genre, I don't really have a choice but to give them a little more of a shot! ( )
1 vote BooksForDinner | Jan 29, 2016 |
A man awakes in a hospital bed. He has no memory of who he is. As he works to regain his memory we learn with him about who he is and where he came from.

A good start to the series. ( )
  nx74defiant | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Corwin verliest na een auto-ongeluk zijn geheugen en probeert beetje bij beetje zijn herinnering terug te winnen. Hij komt erachter dat hij acht broers en zussen heeft en dat zij prinsen zijn die strijden om de troon van Amber. Amber is een volmaakt koninkrijk dat slechts door de negen prinsen via een geestestoestand bereikt kan worden. De aarde en de vele andere parallelle werelden zijn slechts Schaduwen van Amber. Corwin verzamelt een leger om te voorkomen dat zijn broer Eric de troon bestijgt (deel 1). Corwin verliest en vervloekt zijn broer. Deze vervloeking bedreigt Amber als demonen van Chaos het koninkrijk binnenvallen. Corwin is genoodzaakt samen met Eric te strijden tegen deze Schaduwdemonen (deel 2). Als Corwin eenmaal heerser is, vindt hij via veel omwegen de legendarische eenhoorn (deel 3). Hoewel Zelazny veel heeft gepubliceerd, ligt zijn bloeiperiode toch in de late jaren zestig en de vroege jaren zeventig met de Amber-serie als hoogtepunt. Een SF-klassieker die gelezen moet worden. Normale druk.
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Zelazny, Rogerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Amelia S.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, JeffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juliani, AlessandroNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walotsky, RonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
White, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Nine Princes in Amber is the first of the 10 books that are The Chronicles of Amber; an epic fantasy series written by six-time Hugo Award winning and three-time Nebula Award winning author, Roger Zelazny.

The ten books that make up the series are told in two story arcs: The Corwin Cycle and the Merlin Cycle.

The Audible audio rendition of this classic sci-fi/fantasy series is kicked off by 2012 Audie Award nominee, Alessandro Juliani, who reads the first five books that make up the Corwin Cycle and whose narration vividly brings the world of Amber to life.

Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.

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Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world. Reissue.

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