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Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1) Amber, The One Real World, Wherein All Others, Including Our Own Earth, Are But Shadows Amber Burns In Corwin S Blood Exiled On Shadow Earth For Centuries, The Prince Is About To Return To Amber To Make A Mad And Desperate Rush Upon The Throne From Arden To The Blood Slippery Stairway Into The Sea, The Air Is Electrified With The Powers Of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, And All The Princes Of Amber Whom Corwin Must Overcome Yet, His Savage Path Is Blocked And Guarded By Eerie Structures Beyond Imagining Impossible Realities Forged By Demonic Assassins And Staggering Horrors To Challenge The Might Of Corwin S Superhuman Fury To Awakening In An Earth Hospital Unable To Remember Who He Is Or Where He Came From, Corwin Is Amazed To Learn That He Is One Of The Sons Of Oberon, King Of Amber, And Is The Rightful Successor To The Crown In A Parallel World

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  • Roger Zelazny
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  • 13 May 2019
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  1. says:

    Roger,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 Roger,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 esoteric SHADOW REALMS, one for every combination of things that could be Nine princes who can travel at will between these Shadow Realms But there s really only ONE REAL WORLD, the world of Amber, of which all the other worlds are shadows All of these princes want to be the king of Amber, and they struggle against each other for the throne .Well, one issue I have is that I m not sure why I should side with Corwin I m not entirely convinced he s the good guy It s sort of like voting for Zeus instead of Hera They re all egomaniacal wackjobs And then you tell us, most of the way through the novel, each one of these brothers could technically make their own perfect reproduction of the original world of Amber, and ALL be kings of identical territories, AND COMPLETELY BYPASS ALL OF THIS FIGHTING TO THE DEATH So WHY The FUCK Should your reader care As Tim Gunn would say, This part has me worried Before attempting to get this published, I HIGHLY recommend reconsidering how omnipotent this set up will make your protagonist At the very least, don t point out to your reader how ludicrous this whole war is Another big issue I had was with your voice in this novel I mean, sometimes you re all If thou will help me to smote down ye evyl brother Eric, your noble brother Corwin shall be beholden to you Then, a scene later, you re all, I snuck out of the prison because I m just that good Dig Solid Are we casual Are we not casual Let s just decide Either could work, but both don t Also, you should know my interest tapered off drastically at the exact moment when things should ve started getting exciting The actual battle over Amber seemedwell, dull First off, it s narrated kind of like an eight year old would narrate an action figure battle seven of the big furry red guys were killed Three of their soldiers died Seventy of the goodguys got blown off the snowy mountain I stabbed some guy in the neck You start a hell of a lot of sentences with I did this I was distracted by this I could not visualize much of anything I was tempted to skim.I m sure this is your rough draft, despite the artificially yellowed pages and cool imitation 70 s cover, mostly because of the excessive typos My personal favorite the doors of good food Did you mean Odors I think so I would fix that, and also doublecheck your punctuation Commas seem like an unpredictable force in this book, happening sporadically and without logic So, as I tell all my writing students, allways proofread By the way, I loved the ironic quip on the front about Hugo and Nebula Winning After a fewdrafts, that may become a reality, but remember my mantra revise, revise, revise


  2. says:

    Man, all the good stuff has been said to let me be brief 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 Man, all the good stuff has been said to let me be brief 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 which should not have opened which could kill off these Gods MARKETING APPEAL The Amber series is greatly loved I imagine that it sold well it took a first person point of view of a wise cracking PI type fantasy hero who discovered the realm of Amber a conflict of sibling gods who are out for dominance and then discover a great evil Superbly written image error FAVORITE METAPHORS The night was bargaining weakly with the sun The rising sun cast billions of bright shards into the foaming swell of the waters, and our eyes were dazzled by their dance so that we could not see beneath the surface The devil danced in his blue eyesI saw the fleet, sailing on a great ocean the color of blood FAVORITE ACTION PASSAGE As soon as we came to a halt, I flung open my door and leaped out barefooted yet it We pushed on, slowly, and there was blood on every step for as far back as I could see There s a moral there, somewhereFAVORITE DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGE It was about eight o clock when the cab deposited me on a random corner in the nearest town I paid off the driver and walked for around twenty minutes Then I stopped in a diner, found a booth and had juice, a couple of eggs, toast, bacon and three cups of coffee The bacon was too greasy Very, very much would they pay An anger, a terrible one, flared within the middle of my body Answers Noneimage error DIALOGUE I really liked the dialogue It was terse and to the point with witty remarks all over the place, as well as some deep insights Does a good job of not telling too much in the dialogue No one is an idiot or constant talker All, are sort of street smart Corwin also has this fatalist attitude that I like At times, he wonders as to the words he uses which makes it feel onlyso that you are involved in the discussion with him even if you can t talk back and ask questions Good threats, tooBlood I called out Give me blood and vengeance this day, my warriors, and you will be remembered in Amber forever And as a man, they raised their weapons and cried out, Blood And gallons no, rivers of it were let that day We destroyed twoof Caine s raiders, replenishing our numbers from those of the survivors of our own fleet As we headed toward a sixth, I climbed the mainmast and tried to take a quick count Catch them, you fool And he did All I have to say is that Zelazny is my my favorite fantasy writer next to only one other writer George Martin who is known for his incredible A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series This is surely one of the best series in fantasy even though it was written in the 1970s.Note that the book directly after this one is Zelazny s The Guns of Avalon A three part graphic novel was created from this tale in the 1990s and talks of a movie have been in the work for, well, decades.CHARACTERS DIALOGUE A minus to A STORY PLOTTING A minus to A FRESHNESS for its time A to A plus SETTING TONE B plus to A minus NARRATIVE FIRST PERSON FLOW A minus OVERALL GRADE A minus to A WHEN LAST READ 2001 read three times revised review early April 2012


  3. says:

    All roads lead to Amber..Nine brothers fight for the inheritance left behind by the disappearance of their father The ultimate prize is the throne of Amber, the one real world, of which all other worlds are mere shadows and reflections Nine Princes of the Amber is an interesting fantasy introduction with an intriguing concept I really enjoyed reading the early parts, where the prince Corwin wakes up in a hospital on Earth with no memory of his past I expected atraditional fantasy when p All roads lead to Amber..Nine brothers fight for the inheritance left behind by the disappearance of their father The ultimate prize is the throne of Amber, the one real world, of which all other worlds are mere shadows and reflections Nine Princes of the Amber is an interesting fantasy introduction with an intriguing concept I really enjoyed reading the early parts, where the prince Corwin wakes up in a hospital on Earth with no memory of his past I expected atraditional fantasy when picking up this book, but instead got a story of Corwin and his companions travelling between worlds and attempting to reach Amber while also struggling to regain his memory and understanding of what s going on.This combination of science fiction and fantasy was pretty interesting, and made evenso by the fact that the protagonist himself, as a result of his amnesia, holds as little information as the reader to begin with about the world of Amber and how it works Thus the reader is able to follow Corwin s journey and learn with him.Unfortunately, Zelazny s writing is not very good, at least not at this early stage It seems to blend many different styles of writing, which often ruins the atmosphere of the story and the setting, and also contains a number of mistakes throughout the book Additionally the simplicity of the plot and the shallowness of characterisation made the quality suffer slightly However, these are all negatives that can be easily corrected in sequels, and I m ready to give dear Roger the benefit of doubt because of how intriguing the concept is.Overall, this is a very short and enjoyable introduction to one of the great fantasy series of the previous century


  4. says:

    See my review under the one volume omnibus setone of my favorite series This is another classic that ought to be called a classic Update I read this one firstback when It was in the 1970s I have since grown a bit, aged quite a bit andpossibly even matured a little I still love these books I have also discovered audio books this too 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 r See my review under the one volume omnibus setone of my favorite series This is another classic that ought to be called a classic Update I read this one firstback when It was in the 1970s I have since grown a bit, aged quite a bit andpossibly even matured a little I still love these books I have also discovered audio books this too 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 really couldn t read, so I began tracking down audio books for her First I got books on cassette and later on CD Since I had the books anyway I listened to them in my work vehicle.Since that time I have found I really like audio books and have often bemoaned that these books, the Amber Series were never done in audio.Well now it has been and as soon as Audible offered the books I began downloading them The reader of the first series a voice actor named Allessandro Juliani does a good job and the story has drawn me in again as it did when I was young Plot driven yet with a main character painted in bright detail these are in my humble opinion exceptional books at least the first series and I am very happy they are finally available in audio.Recommended in any form you care to read them, print book, Ebook or audio book I think most fantasy fans will truly enjoy them


  5. says:

    Kada citam neke od ovih starijih knjiga prosto mi je tesko da poverujem da za ovih 40 godina nisu ostavljeni u prasini i da su pojedine mnoge knjige bolje od danasnjih.Ako uzmemo ovu knjizicu prosto je neverovatno da na svega 170tak strana imamu pricu dubine i tezine daleko vece nego mnoge epske knjige na 400 i vise strana Mada sa druge strane moglo bi se reci da je minus sto imamo malo likova ali su barem svi odlicno razradjeni.Ako niste citali obavezno overite, ako jeste vreme je za obnovu Kada citam neke od ovih starijih knjiga prosto mi je tesko da poverujem da za ovih 40 godina nisu ostavljeni u prasini i da su pojedine mnoge knjige bolje od danasnjih.Ako uzmemo ovu knjizicu prosto je neverovatno da na svega 170tak strana imamu pricu dubine i tezine daleko vece nego mnoge epske knjige na 400 i vise strana Mada sa druge strane moglo bi se reci da je minus sto imamo malo likova ali su barem svi odlicno razradjeni.Ako niste citali obavezno overite, ako jeste vreme je za obnovu znanja


  6. says:

    What a weird, weird book.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.These What a weird, weird book.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.These princes can, in fact, modify Shadow worlds with just a minor effort of will but not Amber itself , travel freely between universes and do a number of other nifty things.The rest of the book covers,or less, his struggles to regain his memories and win the throne of Amber itself, now held by Eric, one of his brothers.Too bad that, while having a great premise and being full of good ideas, the book fails quite badly to deliver.Its first and most obvious fault is that it s so very hasty Corwin goes from I wake up without knowing who I am to I single handedly wage war to decide the fate of all the universes in about 30 pages It never takes time to build pathos or put some meat on the characters, and the result is that after a flying start the narration falls flat.The whole second half of the book is made almost entirely of battles resolved in one line sentences.Just imagine a few dozen pages full of something like We went there to fight A Three hundred died Then we fought B Then C came and we fled Then we fought C and a two thousand died Another big point is that this book does a lousy job of explaining things Don t get me wrong I love books where you have to figure out things yourself, but here there s just a lot of random stuff thrown at you that you re supposed to take as a given.Why are the princes so powerful What allows them to change reality Why can they change some things and not others Why on Earth do they all want Amber s throne since they could create an infinite number of worlds perfectly identical to it by simply wishing it Why doesn t gunpowder burn in Amber while matches work perfectly instead The list could go on and on and on At times you are given pathetic explanations on the lines of Princes of Amber can change reality because they can Why thank you very much, Mr Zelazny.Plot resolutions are often plain ridiculous and lack any logic At some point in the book there s a battle on this loooong and narrow staircase climbing a mountain These stairs are so narrow that only the two soldiers on the front can fight, and everyone else we re talking a few thousands on each side just stands there watching.No one takes a bow, nor throws a fucking rock for that matter.I d writeabout such plot holes but I don t want to make spoilers and I think I made my point already anyway Last but not least, the language is a mix of archaic English and 70s slang If ever there were any doubts that the two are not meant to go together, Nine princes in Amber wiped them away.Apart from being very VERY annoying, this quaint for want of a better and non offensive word linguistc mix makes absolutely no sense.Just think about it our Earth is but one of an infinite number of Shadow world of which most characters which, remember, are immortal gods barely suspect the existence. why the hell would they use American Idioms A couple times is mentioned how they are actually speaking Amber s language. and I must say I m really, really curious as to how does I dig thy stuff, brother translate in Amberian can t remeber the actual name.The language is not the only part pervaded with random elements of American culture the princes, for example,just can t help smoking about 20 packs of branded cigarettes per page Where do they get them No idea.I was constantly reminded of an uber cheesy sci fi movie from the 70s.It s not an entirely terrible book and it holds some very cool concepts, but I hardly find it deserving all the praise it gets


  7. says:

    I remember, like it was yesterday, the moment I picked up this book in a library Only it wasn t yesterday, it was about 15 years ago, but what is time when you re in love I did fall in love with this series Having read this book for the first time all that time ago, my initial reaction was a very favourable one I thought this novel was absolutely mind blowing My thoughts today They re pretty much the same, in all honesty I can say that my original impression never really changed If anythi I remember, like it was yesterday, the moment I picked up this book in a library Only it wasn t yesterday, it was about 15 years ago, but what is time when you re in love I did fall in love with this series Having read this book for the first time all that time ago, my initial reaction was a very favourable one I thought this novel was absolutely mind blowing My thoughts today They re pretty much the same, in all honesty I can say that my original impression never really changed If anything, I ve grown to love this novel evenWhile I was reading Nine Princes in Amber for the first time, I felt like something life changing has just happened to me Perhaps I was not mistaken I remember telling everyone at some high school part how cool this book is They all seemed to agree with me as far as the coldness of the whole concept of shadowy words goes I m not sure did I actually get anyone to read it, but it is never too late, right That is why almost two decades later, I m writing this review This is still one of my favourite fantasy series of all time.I love the genre mixing in this one, the way this novel opens as an attempted murder mystery and all of the sudden takes a turn towards fantasy is ingenious Our protagonist Carl who will later on discover his real name is Corwin wakes us in a hospital, having no recollection of himself His amnesia lasts for quite some time, making the events in the novelmysterious and interesting We re in there with him, struggling to make sense of things, trying to unravel the complexities of his situation Corwin escapes the hospital without much ado and having found the address of his sister, gets to her home shortly Corwin may have lost his memory but not his style He relies on his instincts to get as much information out of his nervous sister Flora as he can Corwin at the start of The Nine Princes in Amber reminds me on heroes of noir novel, he seems like a tough and resourceful kind of guy that, like a cat, always lands on his fit and lives to fight another day However, very early in the story Corwin gets his rug pulled under his feet and all it takes is one word Amber.I swear I could feel the hairs on my hands standing while I was reading about his initial reaction to this word and the funny thing is that in that this early in the story he and we as readers is totally clueless about what this word means, but as the mere mentioning of this word caused a storm in his head, he feels it must be an answer to all the questions he yet has to learn how to form All roads lead into Amber We won t learn what that means for a while Yet, I could sense it must be something big His strong reaction suggested as much and Corwin is depicted as someone whose instincts are right one He intuitively knows that he is not to trust his siblings and that they might in fact be trying to kill him Wasn t it a clever plot device to have a protagonist who is unaware of the fantasy elements in the story itself The realization of the complexity of his world is something that he comes in terms with step at a time and in this way, we as readers, are saved from reading long explanations and descriptions We re showed, rather than told and some say this is indicative of good writing While they might not always be the case, I dare say it is in this novel Anyhow, soon after Corwin s not so warm heart to heart talk with Flora, another character steps in the game Random, his younger brother, true to his name, arrives out of the blue and brings trouble with him The mystery of Amber is about to be told, but I won t speak about how it will happen, because I want to avoid spoilers If you re thinking of reading this book, don t go on and read some synopsis that reveals the plot Where is the fun in that I know there is a good change you ve heard about it before Even greater is the chance that having looked up the novel, you have had already came across the information, but just in case you didn t don t read it All you need to know is that you re in for a ride The Nine Princes In Amber starts up as a crime novel, but it ends up being an amazing fantasy one with an awe inspiring cast of characters So, who are the nine princes in Amber I won t tell you that Are they well portrayed They sure are Are they about to do fantastic things Yes, they will There you go, it s all you need to know as readers Instead of giving up too much information, let s just get back to talking about why and how this novel rocks First of all, I thought the premise of the book was absolutely brillant If I m not mistaken, at that particular point in time seventies , parallel universes weren t really the thing Sure, the parallel universes aren t something that is was unheard of in fantasy, but the way this novel explored it was and it still IS something quite original I m not sure that even today I can think of a novel that has managed to achieve something that feels this credible, this well plotted and constructed There is something almost psychological about the way it explains parallel universities and often in my life I did say it was life changing and you see I didn t lie , I ve wondered how much are we the creators of our own reality, how much of what we see is just our projection and just how much of the world gets changed with our projection Roger deserves to be praised for the power of his imagination The idea behind this series is really something and the way it gets developed is truly wonderful, but I m getting ahead of myself.The second thing that I really love about this novel is protagonist, Corwin His character development in this one is perfect It is not by any means drastic that is reserved for the sequels , in fact, it is so subtle you can almost miss it The way amnesia affected Corwin s personality is fascinating In a way he preserved his personality even when he lost his memory and old soul one might say and that was certainly showed in a convincing manner, yet this amnesia made him question not just everyone else but also first and foremost himself The way he acts is the way he always acted but there is a worm of a doubt Corwin is starting to question himself What will come of it If you re anything like me, by the time you finish this novel, you will surely be very eager to learn I don t think I have ever had a crush on a literary character, but this one really got under my skin He is still in there somewhere.Thirdly, the apple doesn t fall far from the tree If Corwin is a great character and he is masterfully developed and portrayed , then trust that his family might be a subject of interest On other words, leave it to his family to make the things a lotinteresting This is a highly dysfunctional and Machiavellian family, but what a joy to read about them Court and dagger sort of thing but done in Roger s style Every sibling was as fascinating as the next one and among much cruelty, there is also sincere respect They are who they are Who they are isn t always pretty most of the time, it is kind of disturbing There are no classical good guys in this one, not even the protagonist himself but if you re me, you ll see him in a good light.Finally, there is the language pure poetry This novel is absolutely lyrical The way that lyricism clashes with Machiavellian politics creates quite an interesting contrast The story is told from Corwin s point of view, so he as characters, thanks to his creator, sounds deviously charming and painfully eloquent pretty much all of the time Not that I think of it, it must be why he is so darn loveable, even when he is Well, read a see how that one might end The style of writing is absolutely perfect for this novel because it gives it both its dreamy quality and its credibility considering who Corwing is Roger wrote this one beautifully and the sequels are not any different.That s basically it, my favourite things about this novel are the setting the very idea and premise of this story , Corwin such an amazing character , Corwin s family basically all the important characters in the novel and the beautiful writing Yes, that sums it up nicely I m not sure why it took methan 1500 words to say that I guess I was feeling like elaborating a bit on it.You know, I m seriously thinking of writing a review for every book of this series Why not I did enjoy the whole series a great deal, so I might as well write about it


  8. says:

    Rerad 20.3.2018 21.3.2108.Reread sam uradio da bi se mogao prisjetiti radnje, jer uskoro elim nastaviti sa serijalom Ono to me je iznenadilo je to da mi je radnja, i nakon 3 godine, ostala urezana u pam enje i da gotovo nijedan detalj nisam zaboravio sem imena likova , to govori o pri i Opet sam ostao fasciniram po etkom pri e, kao i prvi put, onih par prvih podglavlja koji su za mene vanserijski dobro ura eni Knjiga je brza, dinami na i slabo kad dosadna ALI ali, opet sam imao proble Rerad 20.3.2018 21.3.2108.Reread sam uradio da bi se mogao prisjetiti radnje, jer uskoro elim nastaviti sa serijalom Ono to me je iznenadilo je to da mi je radnja, i nakon 3 godine, ostala urezana u pam enje i da gotovo nijedan detalj nisam zaboravio sem imena likova , to govori o pri i Opet sam ostao fasciniram po etkom pri e, kao i prvi put, onih par prvih podglavlja koji su za mene vanserijski dobro ura eni Knjiga je brza, dinami na i slabo kad dosadna ALI ali, opet sam imao problema sa pi evim stilom, koji mi opet nije najbolje sjeo, ponekad se izgubio ak pa zbog toga se ne mogu natjerati da naguram na svih pet zvjezdica Ali stoji da je ova pri a veoma, veoma dobra.4 _____________________________Veoma dobro Ovakav fantasy jo nisam pro itao Orginalna pri a sa dovoljnom dozom misterije, zanimljivim storytellingom , odli nim razra enim i zanimljivim likovima i to sve spakovano na 231 stranice, to je u dana nje vrijeme izgleda nemogu e, a da knjiga nema jedno 600 stranica


  9. says:

    currently reading for the September 2009 read for the Zelazny group Wow It s still a fantastic read after all these years That s amazing.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 currently reading for the September 2009 read for the Zelazny group Wow It s still a fantastic read after all these years That s amazing.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 hope the last, 5, gets published since the publisher folded on Corwin s dad, Oberon Some don t like Betancourt s books, but I think he s done a great job A lot better than most of the novels others have finished for Zelazny He s kept to the story line a similar writing style Zelazny some others worked out the Visual Guide to Amber Zelazny wrote 6short stories that fill in some of the holes between the series I think all of them are in Manna from Heaven


  10. says:

    kompletan prvi dio Amberskih kronika je jedan stvarno izvrstan fantasy i tu nemam vi e rije i dodati osim da je Zelazny majstor majstora kada je u stanju napisati i izvrstan SF i izvrstan F.op a kultura pro itati obvezno kad mi ve GR nutka da ovo pro itam da mu napi em kako sam ve i zaboravio

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