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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
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Jan 03, 11

Read from December 19 to 30, 2010

I think I was expecting more. The mixture of '70's slang and old poetic was interesting, as was the concept of magic trump cards, multiple "shadow worlds" and regenerating, super-human royalty. But so much of the book was our hero sitting around drinking with his siblings while calmly discussing that they will try to kill each other for the crown that I almost began to wish one of them would be killed just for some excitement. I was confused during the first part of the book, though that may have been purposeful or I simply could have missed something. I didn't see that Corwin, our hero, was much better than Eric, his main nemesis, and I was hoping for a bit more action during the climactic ending. Actually, I was hoping for a climactic ending. Maybe the other books in the series are better, but I'm afraid I will never know, and if Corwin is going to get his crown, he will have to do it without me.
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message 1: by Qt (new)

Qt LOL


message 2: by Ann (new)

Ann Lol is right! Fantastic review!!

And umm...: "regenerating, super-human royalty" !? Wow! That's unique!! Too bad the book wasn't better...


Mrmr001 You said...
"so much of the book was our hero sitting around drinking with his siblings while calmly discussing that they will try to kill each other for the crown"

I ask...
Have you seen or read "The Lion in Winter" ?


Chris "I didn't see that Corwin, our hero, was much better than Eric, his main nemesis"

Who says Corwin is a hero?


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