By John Betancourt,Roger Zelazny
Fans of the past due Roger Zelazny's renowned Amber sequence may still flock to this workmanlike, approved prequel, the 1st of a projected trilogy, by means of Betancourt (Infection and 3 different celebrity Trek novels). Readers conversant in the heroes Corwin and Merlin from the sooner books will quickly capture on that Betancourt's protagonist, the Conan-like Oberon (aka Obere), will sooner or later be their father. within the realm of Chaos, Obere is as convenient together with his sword as together with his sweethearts, serving the king of an outlying global. he's blameless of the magic that ideas in his universe until eventually he discovers he isn't an orphan yet has a virtually 200-year-old father, Dworkin, with immense magical skills and lots of progeny from a large collection of moms. now not these kinds of siblings are loving, Obere unearths. Betancourt captures the wonderful nature of the unique and peppers his tale with Amber-familiar phrases resembling Logrus, that mystical present which permits its holders to complete likely most unlikely initiatives and go back and forth massive distances immediately; Trumps, the illustrated playing cards that help people with Logrus to shuttle or even to predict the longer term; and Courts of Chaos, the heart of this pre-Amberian international. The narrative could lack the gleaming wit of its predecessors, however the cliffhanger finishing should still depart the devoted hungry for the subsequent installment.
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From Library Journal
Snatched from the jaws of demise by way of the mysterious determine he is familiar with in simple terms as Dworkin, younger Obere travels to the world of Juniper, one of many lands of Shadow that replicate the Courts of Chaos. There he learns his actual id and his fallacious history and meets his eccentric and magically strong relatives for the 1st time. operating lower than authorization from the property of the overdue 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 attract longtime enthusiasts of the former sequence. for many delusion collections.