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Complete Amber Sourcebook (The Chronicles of Amber)

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Paperback: 494 pages Publisher: Harper Voyager; 1st edition (January 1, 1996) Language: English
Paperback, 494 pages
Published 1996 by Harper Voyager
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Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Laid out like a concise encyclopedia, this has very detailed entries for all the major & most of the minor players & events in the entire Amber universe. I'm not positive of the accuracy of all of it. Unfortunately, some of the stuff I've read says it isn't without problems. Apparently there isn't ANY correspondence in Zelazny's papers about this, either. That's not to say Zelazny didn't deal with Krulik on this for certain, but Zelazny had copies of most correspondence & this suppos ...more
Ian Banks
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it

A very thorough guide to one of the great fantasy series. It's set out like an encyclopaedia and fleshes out details sparsely given in the original novels through a judicious use of conjecture and speculation (or just simple "making shit up").

It begins with the conceit that this is a guide written by a member of the Amber nobility and this is carried all the way through (and if you dip into it -instead of reading it cover-to-cover as I did - it probably comes over a little less twee than it sou

Jan 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Joseph Teller
Sep 06, 2009 rated it liked it
An excellent reference companion to the Amber books of Roger Zelazny.
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