By John Betancourt,Roger Zelazny
Fans of the overdue Roger Zelazny's renowned Amber sequence may still flock to this workmanlike, licensed prequel, the 1st of a projected trilogy, through Betancourt (Infection and 3 different superstar Trek novels). Readers accustomed to the heroes Corwin and Merlin from the sooner books will quickly capture on that Betancourt's protagonist, the Conan-like Oberon (aka Obere), will at some point be their father. within the realm of Chaos, Obere is as convenient along with his sword as along with his sweethearts, serving the king of an outlying international. he's blameless of the magic that ideas in his universe till he discovers he's not an orphan yet has an almost 200-year-old father, Dworkin, with gigantic magical skills and lots of progeny from a large collection of moms. no longer these types of siblings are loving, Obere unearths. Betancourt captures the glorious nature of the unique and peppers his tale with Amber-familiar phrases corresponding to Logrus, that mystical present which permits its holders to complete doubtless most unlikely initiatives and shuttle giant distances immediately; Trumps, the illustrated playing cards that help people with Logrus to commute or even to predict the long run; and Courts of Chaos, the guts of this pre-Amberian global. The narrative may possibly lack the gleaming wit of its predecessors, however the cliffhanger finishing may still depart the devoted hungry for the following installment.
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Snatched from the jaws of loss of life through the mysterious determine he is aware in simple terms as Dworkin, younger Obere travels to the area of Juniper, one of many lands of Shadow that replicate the Courts of Chaos. There he learns his precise id and his mistaken history and meets his eccentric and magically strong kinfolk for the 1st time. operating lower than authorization from the property of the past due Roger Zelazny, Betancourt inaugurates a brand new sequence that happens within the renowned international of the Amber novels. Exploring the origins of Amber itself and the character of the world's so much enigmatic personality, Dworkin the "mad," Betancourt creates a thrill-a-minute sequence opener that are meant to entice longtime lovers of the former sequence. for many myth collections.
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