Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1)
No, it would be no problem at all! I'd be happy to respond to the first draft of your new fantasy novel.
Lets start with the good: I enjoyed your method of immersing the reader in your fantasy world. The protagonist's case of amnesia makes it so he must learn all the same things the reader needs to know. Protagonist Corwin regains his memory gradually, creating a sense of mystery throughout the first hundred pages that is quite entertaining.
Then. . . well, you lost me. I mean, it's so eso...more
OVERALL FEELING: One of my favorite fantasy pieces; sort of starts out as a PI man who lost his memory and has to figure out that he's the prince of another world.
CONCEPT: What if Gods who looked like people created this world and all the other worlds through their Godly thoughts? And what if their father disappeared and there was a fight for the throne which shook all the worlds? And what if this Godly war led to doorways being opened wh...more
I read this one first...back when. It was in the 1970s. I have since grown a bit, aged quite a bit and...possibly even matured a little. I still love these books. I have also discovered audio books (this to happened some years ago and has been detailed elsewhere. My wife became very ill and was bed fast a long time, she also came to the point where she re...more
I re-read this every 5 years or so. It's the start to one of the best series I've ever read. Zelazny is a super writer & this book started a series that has spawned a lot of other books. There are 4 other books that follow this one with Corwin as the hero, then Zelazny did another 5 about Corwin's son, Merlin. Gregory Betancourt is up to book 4 (let's ho...more
My reason for re-reading this was the publication of a new unabridged audio version from Audible Frontiers. Alessandro Juliani narrates. Before this, the only unabridged recording that existed was read by...more
.....I have heard lots of praises of this series on the net and wanted to read it but just couldn't start as there was many new books to read, but fortunately I have finally read this as with a group and this is amazing. The book first starts as a kind of pulpy detective books of 50-60 then suddenly everything changes and speed turns over. I was amaze...more
Nine princes in Amber begins with the protagonist, Corwin, waking up in an hospital room, with no memories of himself or his past.
Soon after that he realizes he's been drugged for days and flees the building, meanwhile collecting bits of informations about his former life.
Within a few chapters he learns he's one of the nine living princes of Amber, the only true world (of which every other world is but a Shadow. Literally.) and that this makes him basically a god.
“I’d get what I needed and take what I wanted and I’d remember those who helped me and step on the rest. For this, I knew, was the law by which our family lived, and I was a true son of my father.”
When Corwin wakes up in a private hospital after driving his car over a cliff, he has no idea who he is. When he realizes that he has healed too fast and that he’s being drugged so he’ll stay unconscious, he decides that he better find out what’s going on.
The truth is strang...more
A man wakes up in a hospital room, without memory of who he is or exactly how he got there. All he knows is that was badly injured and currently being drugged. After escaping the hospital, he discovers his sister, Flora, who tells him that his name is Corwin. He meets up with his brother, Random, who l...more
Side note: I recently purchased "The Great Book of Amber" and so I will revisit this world someday soon.
Then there's the hardboiled affectations, and in fact the first half is basically a science fiction version of a brief detective pulp. That sensibility is carried throughout, often to comic effect (and deliberately I believe).
While I cringed at some of the more patently fantasy...more
Witness the titanic battle for supremacy on earth and the Kingdom of Chaos, where the forces of Chaos and Amber kept constant struggle for power through talk and bold moves!
Visit Amber again - mysterious land...more
Ambra �� l'unico vero mondo di cui gli altri universi, nostro compreso, non sono che pallide Ombre senza reale sostanza. Per ottenere il suo dominio �� in corso una spietata lotta di successione tra i figli del re Oberon, ora scomparso. Ad essa prender�� parte anche Corwin, il protagonista, e sar�� attraverso la sua voce che seguiremo le vicissitudini del multiverso in cui si svolge l'a...more
Corwin wakes up in what h...more
The novel is less than 200 pages long, but it’s really rich and full of variety. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is a truly magnificent creation of a remarkable master of the imagination!
Every chapter is basically reinventing the novel!!! It starts as a cool mystery book, with someone waking up in a hospital and having no memory of how he got there. And everything constantly chances as the story goes on. We have fan...more
The gimmick of starting the book with a character who has amnesia was clever, it gave the story a feeling of mystery and that things were being uncovered. And...more
Can you say "entitlement issues?" This entire book reads to...more
I really enjoyed the start of the story, about a man waking up in hospital with amnesia. He finds out the truth about himself alongside the reader over the first couple of chapters, and what a truth it is. He comes from Amber, the one true world, and every other world is just a shadow of this original world. He is one of many brothers and sisters, superhuman and near immortal, who all fight for the...more
The main drawback of this imaginative novel is its brevity. Roger Zelazny's story is epic in scope...more
1) Main cha...more
Corwin is one of the titular nine princes of Amber, the one "true" world of which all others are vague reflections. Victim of...more
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