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Nine Princes in Amber (1970)

by Roger Zelazny

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Series: Chronicles of Amber (1)

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2,944743,300 (3.98)3 / 148
First novel in the Amber Series. Corwin returns to Amber, the one true world, to make a mad & desperate rush upon the vacant throne
  1. 30
    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.
  2. 20
    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.
  4. 00
    WebMage by Kelly McCullough (aqualectrix)
    aqualectrix: McCullough's world of cyberpunk-magic has a very similar feel to Zelazny's Amber series.
  5. 11
    Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (Frozeninja)
  6. 00
    The Dark World by Henry Kuttner (bluetyson)
    bluetyson: Also the rest of the five Corwin books by Zelazny, especially The Guns Of Avalon.
  7. 13
    Roger Zelazny's The Dawn of Amber by John Gregory Betancourt (Patangel)
  8. 13
    To Rule in Amber by John Gregory Betancourt (Patangel)
  9. 13
    Chaos and Amber by John Gregory Betancourt (Patangel)
  10. 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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Good, not great, but definitely enticing. Is it a bad thing if I liked it better in the first half, when I had no clue what was going on? ( )
  Raykoda3 | Sep 25, 2020 |
Brotherly slap fight
or, dick-measuring contest
but with fancy capes. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
I find it hard to get into books where all the characters are immortal. I don't see how character development can happen, or interesting interactions when every character is an archetype. I didn't feel invested in Corwin's quest for the throne because I didn't see why he would make a better king than Eric.

On the plus side, though, the worldbuilding's neat. ( )
  dreamweaversunited | Apr 27, 2020 |
nah
  theodoram | Apr 7, 2020 |
The 1st three books of this series are really quite nice sci-fi, he loses his was with the story after that, but then sci-fi authors often keep writing long after their story has ended, seen it time and again. ( )
  easytarget | Feb 5, 2020 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Zelazny, Rogerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Amelia S.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, JeffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juliani, AlessandroNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Targete, Jean PierreCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walotsky, RonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
White, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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