Chronicles of Amber

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Nine Princes in Amber Summary

Nine Princes in Amber is the first of the 10 books that are The Chronicles of Amber; an epic fantasy series written by six-time Hugo Award winning and three-time Nebula Award winning author, Roger Zelazny.

The ten books that make up the series are told in two story arcs: The Corwin Cycle and the Merlin Cycle.

The Audible audio rendition of this classic sci-fi/fantasy series is kicked off by 2012 Audie Award nominee, Alessandro Juliani, who reads the first five books that make up the Corwin Cycle and whose narration vividly brings the world of Amber to life.

Amber is the one real world, of which 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.

From Arden to the Pattern deep in Castle Amber which defines the very structure of Reality, Corwin must contend with the powers of his eight immortal brothers, all Princes of Amber. His savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering Forces that challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.

©1970 Roger Zelazny (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Nine Princes in Amber

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Amber is the one real world, of which 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FANTASTIC FANTASY

    • By Eileen on 14-05-13

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • The Guns of Avalon

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 2
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Across the worlds of Shadow, Corwin, Prince of blood royal, heir to the throne of Amber, gathers his forces for an assault that will yield up to him the crown that is rightfully his. But, a growing darkness of his own doing threatens Corwin's plans, an evil that stretches to the heart of the perfect kingdom itself where the demonic forces of Chaos mass to annihilate Amber and all who would rule there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FANTASTIC FANTASY

    • By Eileen on 14-05-13

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • Sign of the Unicorn

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 3
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Accepting the responsibilities as ruler to the world of Amber, Corwin finds himself the target of sibling treachery, and must seek guidance in a land of visions, where a sinister prediction foretells his doom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FANTASTIC FANTASY

    • By Eileen on 14-05-13

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 4

    • The Hand of Oberon

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 4
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Returning to Shadow Earth to investigate a threat against his life, Corwin discovers that the Jewel of Judgment has been stolen by his traitorous brother, Brand, who plans to use the enigmatic gem to reshape the universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best one yet

    • By Ross Hughes on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 5

    • The Courts of Chaos

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 5
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Corwin finds his world dissolving around him when his father Oberon, disguised as Corwin's friend, steals the Jewel of Judgment so that he may defeat the evil Brand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good oldie

    • By Ross Hughes on 01-08-18

    Regular price: £11.29

  • Book 6

    • Trumps of Doom

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 6
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Trumps of Doom is the sixth book of The Chronicles of Amber; an epic fantasy series written by six-time Hugo Award winning and three-time Nebula Award winning author Roger Zelazny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable story, underwhelming performance.

    • By Corey on 01-09-15

    Regular price: £16.89

  • Book 7

    • Blood of Amber

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 7
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Pursued by a fiendish enemy, Merle must battle through an intricate web of vengeance and murder that threatens more than the San Francisco Bay area. For Merle Corey of California is also Merlin, son of Corwin, vanished Prince of Amber; and the forces, seeking to destroy the royal house, have unleashed sorceries that can strike anywhere, especially at the very heart of Amber.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 8

    • Sign of Chaos

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 8
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Following the cliffhanger ending of Blood of Amber, Merlin is stranded in surrealistic Alice in Wonderland-esque bar where the Mad Hatter serves cocktails. Managing to escape, Merlin meets new family members - one of whom is intent on killing him. As events escalate, Merlin finds himself surrounded by his worst enemies - including his ex-girlfriend - back from the dead.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 9

    • Knight of Shadows

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 9
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Melvin Corey must choose between an alliance with the Pattern of Amber or the Pattern of Chaos, in a tale of a sometimes murderous family of wizards and their alternate worlds.

    Regular price: £17.39

  • Book 10

    • Prince of Chaos

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 10
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Treacheries, trickeries, assassination attempts and bloody family intrigues have finally maneuvered Merlin, aka Merle Corey, into the Courts of Chaos. Thanks to a series of conventionally fatal "accidents" engineered by his mother Dara and uncle Mandor, Merlin third in line to occupy the throne.

    Regular price: £17.39