Nine Princes in Amber

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Synopsis of the book

From the first page when Prince Corwin wakes up in a hospital with no memories, the story moves at a furious pace. The combination of the classic film noir stylized main character with the fantasy/science fiction world is amazing. Due to his situation, Corwin does not trust anyone. He manages to escape, track down one of his sisters, and begin his journey through the Shadow worlds that separate him from his home in Amber. Corwin's father is believed to be dead and his brother Eric (one of the nine princes of the title) is ready to take over as the new king. Corwin makes alliances and fights his way to Eric. The climax and epilogue are surprising. Zelazny's descriptions of the demonic characters and other worldly landscapes help to make this an exciting reading experience that will stay with the reader long after they finish the last page.