Corwin is a prince of Amber, the "immortal city from which every other city has taken its shape." All other worlds, including Earth, are shadows of that reality. Corwin has spent centuries on Earth as an amnesiac. But when someone in the family tries to kill him there, Corwin begins a search for his past. He quickly learns that his family has some very unusual powers. They can travel between Amber, its shadows, and Chaos by manipulating reality; use magical playing cards to communicate and travel instantaneously; and are able to walk the Pattern that created Amber. Corwin regains his memory, solves the mystery of his father Oberon's disappearance, and fulfills his destiny--only to disappear into Chaos.
Merlin searches for Corwin and his destiny as a son of both Amber and the Courts of Chaos. His story parallels Corwin's, answering many questions about Amber, Chaos, and the next generation in the family.
Many readers have complained that the series goes on too long and the ending is disappointing. None, however, would deny that it's filled with fascinating ideas, complex characters, and action-adventure. Don't miss a chance to make up your own mind. --Nona Vero
The second Amber series is included as well, in which Corwin's son is the central character.
I had read the first five books in the series as a teenager about 10 years ago...I was happy to find that I enjoyed it even more as a 'grown up'!
I had paperbacks that I borrowed and even scoured a few used book stores to find copies of my own.
Superb throughout, and the introduction to a well-constructed series, Nine Princes in Amber opens with some of my all-time favorite chapters: a protagonist waking with complete... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robin Helweg Larsen
My favorite book anthology. I've probably bought four of these over the years because I keep lending it out.Published 4 days ago by Justin A. Corwin
Classic series! I grew up with Zelazny so just could not pass this set up for the money! Excellent!Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Still has the power to captivate, even after all these years. This is Zelazny at his best - wildly imaginative, politically complex and beautifully, madly descriptive. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Tammany Hall
This collection takes you through many world's. Roger Zelazny has truly created something special with the different world's and family members and transformation of characters.Published 19 days ago by Dale Green