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.
This book is amazing! I had read most of the books included in this "Great Book" but it was so nice to read all of them from start to finish. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Michelle L Becker
Oh hell yes!. I have read this six times since purchasing it. Zelazney's Amber is the best of all the fantasy worlds, in my opinion.Published 10 days ago by Chuck U. Farley
I keep giving this book away because it's one of my favorite of all time. I can't believe the number of people who like fantasy and science fiction that I know who haven't read... Read morePublished 10 days ago by cindy aase
It came quick! And I know my Wife will Love it! She Loves the Whole Series!Published 24 days ago by Clinton Douglas
Was one of my favorite books growing up and re-reading it. Nice to have collection in one book. Going to have my son read it when I'm done. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erik Okerholm