Nine Princes In Amber

by Roger Zelazny

4.5 avg rating
Book 15 of 35 in the Best Feel Good Fantasy Books
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“Fantasy of a superior order.”
Washington Post Book World

 

“A storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen.”
—George R.R. Martin

 

One of the most revered names in sf and fantasy, the incomparable Roger Zelazny was honored with numerous prizes—including six Hugo and three Nebula Awards—over the course of his legendary career. Among his more than fifty books, arguably Zelazny’s most popular literary creations were his extraordinary Amber novels. The Great Book of Amber is a collection of the complete Amber chronicles—featuring volumes one through ten—a treasure trove of the ingenious imagination and phenomenal storytelling that inspired a generation of fantasists, from Neil Gaiman to George R.R. Martin.

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3 comments
Anonymous | 2013-05-04 08:16:46
The listing title should be "The Chronicle of Amber" which contain all 5 Amber novels into one volume,totalling 790 pages. The story really does continue from one book to the next. They are fluidly written, certainly carry you along at a good pace, and contain some interesting philosophical comments on human nature along the way. A very imaginative, descriptive broad world that builds on the fantasies of the ordinary world. Perhaps a few too many battles for my liking. My rating is for the 5 books combined.
Matt | 2016-11-03 03:20:07
I've read the series (all 10 books - 5 books for each plot cycle) and I can say without a doubt this is one of the greatest stories ever written, the elements of which are all over modern writing and film, this series helped inspire game of thrones (RR says it himself), it's as if game of thrones, Jason Bourne and Plato all had a kid.
Anonymous | 2017-02-03 06:31:42
Nine Princes in Amber was the book that got me hooked on fantasy. Great series I highly recommend.
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