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Knight of Shadows (Chronicles of Amber Series #9)
     

Knight of Shadows (Chronicles of Amber Series #9)

by Roger Zelazny
 

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Merlin pursues the mysterious disappearances of the two people dearest to him: Julia, once murdered and now reincarnated as his enemy; and his father, Corwin, who, never visible, leaves behind tantalizing signs of life. But, the powers of Order and Chaos intervene, attempting to force Merlin to choose once and for all where his allegiance lies: the Courts of

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Merlin pursues the mysterious disappearances of the two people dearest to him: Julia, once murdered and now reincarnated as his enemy; and his father, Corwin, who, never visible, leaves behind tantalizing signs of life. But, the powers of Order and Chaos intervene, attempting to force Merlin to choose once and for all where his allegiance lies: the Courts of Chaos, Amber, the Lorgus, or the Unicorn. Deftly woven of suspense, intrigue, and imagery, Knight of Shadows is another colorful piece of the Amber puzzle, as well as a work of sophisticated fantasy by one of our leading word magicians.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Depending on how you count, this is either the ninth book of Zelazny's Amber series, or the fourth book in the new Amber ``trilogy.'' Fans of the soap opera that Amber has become will welcome this new title. Readers who enjoyed the poetic writing, skilled plotting and crafted characterizations of the original Amber books will be disappointed again. Merlin, son of Corwin, who was the hero of the original series, narrates this sequence, and here continued to bumble through encounters with new powers that are completely incompatible with the original mythos. The good guys won't talk to each other, the bad guys somehow know everything, plot elements are left hanging and characters lack depth and motivation. Most of the important action happens offstage, and promised explanations never materialize. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Lured by his own good intentions into a soundless netherworld which diminishes his innate magic, Merlin confronts his dual heritage as a pawn in the rivalry between the Courts of Amber and Chaos in the ninth volume of the author's popular Amber series. Combining political intrigue, swashbuckling adventure, magical duels, and modern technology, Zelazny's latest novel, though dependent on its predecessors, will appeal to series fans. Recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/89.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380755011
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Chronicles of Amber Series , #9
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.29(w) x 6.92(h) x 0.72(d)

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Meet the Author

Roger Zelazny burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

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