Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Nine Princes in Amber

The Chronicles of Amber #1

Roger Zelazny

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

175 pages | first published 1970


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. ...
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adventurous 92%
mysterious 57%
dark 28%
challenging 21%
tense 14%


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slow 7%

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