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The Chronicles of Amber, Volume I (Nine…

The Chronicles of Amber, Volume I (Nine Princes in Amber and The Guns of…

by Roger Zelazny

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Undeniably a great series with imaginative story line, action drama, surprise turns and growing self understanding of Corwin. But drags in parts and maybe indulges in a bit too much self-introspection and self-dialogue. Ganelon development is a bit too predictable. Some great scenes including the battle with Lord Borel at the Courts of Chaos and the initial hospital scene. ( )
  drsabs | Jun 30, 2017 |
I first read these books when young; they have not lost their magic.

Roger Zelazny pulls you completely into the amazing Amber universe where there are infinite shadow worlds of the one true world - Amber.

Unreliable narrator, political intrigue, unique fantasy setting, terrific first person writing, leads you to read until the wee hours of the night despite the fact you have work the next day.

What's not to love......

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  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
Corwin wakes up in the clutches of someone claiming to be his sister. He has no memories but knows he must bluff his way into freedom. A few audacious con-man moves later, he is travelling between alternate worlds, alternately fleeing, fighting and helping his numerous siblings. They are the nobility of Amber, and the victor will rule them all--and all of reality. Corwin is a golden age hero, complete with bravado and silly gender issues, but his adventures are a lot of fun to read ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Great book, but it takes time to appreciate its magic. ( )
  RamzArtso | Sep 15, 2013 |
The Amber Chronicles used to be some of my favorite fantasy novels. They've been surpassed a bit by Silverberg and Martin I think, but they are still excellent. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 24, 2013 |
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