Monday, February 3, 2014

Book Review: Nine Princes in Amber

Last month I began reading my latest Fantasy series, Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber (1970 - 1991), with the novel Nine Princes of Amber.

The story begins with a man waking in a long-term care ward of a hospital, unsure of his identity and trying desperately to figure out an escape.

For a series which begins with such a simple concept, it moves into high fantasy incredibly quickly.  Our main character, Corwin (who begins the novel not even sure of his own name) moves beyond his hospital bed into an adventure that gets bigger and bigger with each chapter.

Even though the story is nearly 35-years-old, I really want to stay away from spoilers as finding out exactly how Corwin's world works is a huge part of the enjoyment of the series.

If you've never tried the book, it is definitely worth a look, but be warned, once you start, it may be pretty hard to pull yourself away from discovering the rest of the series.

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