The Great Book of Amber

The Great Book of Amber
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 1258
ISBN: 0380809060
Available:
Release: 1999-12-08
Editor: Avon Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

All ten of Roger Zelzany's classic Amber fantasy novels in one book! Join Corwin, Merlin and the others in wild adventures in the lands of Amber, Earth, and the Courts of Chaos, where the powers of Amber and Chaos constantly battle for supremacy through intrigue and adventure. Revisit Amber, the land of mystery, adventure and romance. Amber, the one true world. All other worlds, including our Earth, are merely Shadows.

Nine Princes in Amber

Nine Princes in Amber
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0380014300
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Release: 1977-03-01
Editor: Avon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world. Reissue.

Madwand

Madwand
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780743475266
Available:
Release: 2014-06-02
Editor: ibooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SEQUEL TO CHANGELING “With Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison, [Roger Zelazny was] a leading and representative figure of the American new wave sf that urged a shift of emphasis from the external world of the hard sciences to the internal worlds explorable through disciplines like psychology, sociology, linguistics, and the like.” —THE SCIENCE FICTION ENCYCLOPEDIA The people had long suffered under Det Morson’s power . . . lived in terror of his dragons and other minions. When, at last, the wizard Mor joined the fight, Det and his infamous Rondoval castle were destroyed. But the victory was not complete, for the conquerors found a baby amidst the rubble: Det’s son, Pol. Unwilling to kill the child, Mor took him to a world where the ways of magic were considered mere legends—a world called Earth. But the laws of symmetry demanded that Mor take a baby from the other world to replace young Pol Detson, and that child would also remain ignorant of his rightful heritage. As the child—Mark Marakson, born Daniel Chain—matured, he displayed a gift for making mechanical gadgets that soon gave way to a variety of unnatural devices that frightened his neighbors . . . On Earth, Pol Detson grew to become Daniel Chain, a nightclub guitarist possessing mental energies he doesn’t understand. But those mental abilities will soon determine his fate in a terrifying clash of power . . . on a world which, as yet, he knows nothing about.

Seven Tales in Amber

Seven Tales in Amber
Author: Roger Zelazny,Ed Greenwood
Pages: 84
ISBN: 151543978X
Available:
Release: 2019-06-02
Editor: Amber Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amber is the one true world of which all others are but shadows. Collected here in one binding are seven tales of Amber. It was Zelazny's intent to use these short stories to tie up unfinished threads from his amazing Chronicles of Amber. This edition is sure to be a treat for the legion of Amber fans. "A storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen." --George R.R. Martin . . . his performance was never anything other than dazzling. --Robert Silverberg Roger Zelazny's work excited me. It was intoxicating and delightful and unique. And it was smart. --Neil Gaiman

Roger Zelazny s The Dawn of Amber

Roger Zelazny s The Dawn of Amber
Author: John Betancourt
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780743445528
Available:
Release: 2011-02-11
Editor: ibooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the final novels of his ten-book Amber series, Roger Zelazny rewarded readers with several startling revelations about his fantasy universe. Fans discovered for the first time that Amber is not the one true world of which all others are but Shadows. Rather, the mysterious Courts of Chaos preceded the creation of Amber. It was also revealed that the mad mage Dworkin was the father of Oberon, founder of Amber’s ruling dynasty, and that Dworkin’s origins go further back in time than the founding of Amber itself. The Dawn of Amber is a prequel series, exploring events that precede the first novel in the series, that answers these intriguing questions. Here, in Book One, you’ll meet the young soldier known as Obere as he’s whisked away from the kingdom and world he has known and defended his entire life, and placed on a knife’s edge of turmoil, intrigue, domination and death. He must learn what he can on the fly, unwilling to let friend and foe alike know how little he understands of this strange universe and the dangerous creatures that rule it. His life is in jeopardy, as is the entire House of Dworkin—the result of an ages-old blood feud that threatens to destroy Obere’s new-found family and any hope for a universe of light to balance and oppose the forces of Chaos and darkness. To achieve his legacy of power and become a player rather than a pawn in this deadly game whose rules he is yet to discover, Obere must journey into the serpent’s lair, the home of his enemies . . . the Courts of Chaos.

The Dream Weavers

The Dream Weavers
Author: Barbara Erskine
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780008195885
Available:
Release: 2021-04-15
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The brand-new, gripping historical novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay! ‘Warmth, depth, mystery, magic and the supernatural ... such a beautiful book!’ bestselling author Santa Montefiore

Prince of Chaos

Prince of Chaos
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 301
ISBN: 0783892926
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Release: 2001
Editor: G K Hall & Company
Language: en

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The Guns of Avalon

The Guns of Avalon
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0783885040
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: G K Hall & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Corwin, a prince who has escaped from prison, attempts to regain his right to the throne of the perfect kingdom, known as Amber

The 2084 Report

The 2084 Report
Author: James Lawrence Powell
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781982150228
Available:
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This vivid, terrifying, and galvanizing novel reveals our future world after previous generations failed to halt climate change—perfect for fans of The Drowned World and World War Z. 2084: Global warming has proven worse than even the direst predictions scientists had made at the turn of the century. No country—and no one—has remained unscathed. Through interviews with scientists, political leaders, and citizens around the globe, this riveting oral history describes in graphic detail the irreversible effects the Great Warming has had on humankind and the planet. In short chapters about topics like sea level rise, drought, migration, war, and more, The 2084 Report brings global warming to life, revealing a new reality in which Rotterdam doesn’t exist, Phoenix has no electricity, and Canada is part of the United States. From wars over limited resources to the en masse migrations of entire countries and the rising suicide rate, the characters describe other issues they are confronting in the world they share with the next two generations. Simultaneously fascinating and frightening, The 2084 Report will inspire you to start conversations and take action.

Creatures of Light and Darkness

Creatures of Light and Darkness
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1515451240
Available:
Release: 2021-05-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the House of the Dead he has been given a name. That name is Wakim, but Wakim knows that this name is not his true name not the name that he carried with him in life. Wakim has been commanded by his master Anubus to find and destroy The Prince Who Was A Thousand. Wakim leaves the House of the Dead intent on carrying out his mission to destroy The Prince Who Was A Thousand, but he has a second, personal mission...to find his true name. And if he does Wakim cannot even imagine how that will change everything... Roger Zelazny was a science fiction and fantasy writer, a six time Hugo Award winner, and a three time Nebula Award Winner. He published more than forty novels in his lifetime. His first novel This Immortal, serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction under the title "...And Call Me Conrad," won the Hugo Award for best novel. Lord of Light, his third novel, also won the Hugo award and was nominated for the Nebula award. He died at age 58 from cancer. Zelazny was posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010. "A storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen." -George R.R. Martin ". . . his performance was never anything other than dazzling." -Robert Silverberg "Roger Zelazny's work excited me. It was intoxicating and delightful and unique. And it was smart." -Neil Gaiman

Roger Zelazny s Shadows of Amber HC

Roger Zelazny s Shadows of Amber  HC
Author: John Betancourt
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781596871182
Available:
Release: 2013-02-07
Editor: ibooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All Hail King Oberon! At last, Dworkin has created the magic Pattern, and Amber has been established with its own myriad of shadow worlds. Now, King Oberon works on repairing Castle Amber after winning his epic battle with the forces of Chaos. And his world is at peace . . . until he is attacked by a nightmare creature that refuses to die, while everything in its path withers and turns to dust. Oberon leads the monster away from Amber, on through an almost infinite number of Shadows, and still the creature presses ever closer. At last, Oberon travels to the world of the Pattern itself—his source of power—to make a stand against it. His fight, from the center of the Pattern, rips the world asunder—even damaging the Pattern itself. But Oberon manages to defeat the deadly monstrosity . . . and the Pattern repairs itself. Still, much time has passed, and much damage has been done. Among other things, when Oberon returns to Amber, his father tells him that the Pattern has been magically transported to the bowels of the castle. Further examination reveals that the original Pattern remains where it was drawn, and Castle Amber now possesses its identical double. But more damage than that may have been done. In a single evening, Oberon discovers that Amber hosts another race of creatures—a whole civilization living beneath the ocean in a mirror duplicate of Amber. He learns that it, too, has had a copy of the Pattern appear in its depths, that the Queen of the undersea kingdom knows all about him and desires him to get rid of the Pattern from her realm; and that she has plans for him . . . and the powers to perhaps make her wishes real. “Fans of the late Roger Zelazny’s popular AMBER series should flock to this...”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Courts of Chaos

The Courts of Chaos
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 142
ISBN: 0380471752
Available:
Release: 1979-09-01
Editor: Avon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amber reveals the mysteries of King Oberon's disappearance, the hellwitch's identity, and the magical pattern that holds the kingdom of Amber together, but his victory over the Dark Lands remains in doubt

Trumps of Doom

Trumps of Doom
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 217
ISBN: 0722194102
Available:
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sign of the Unicorn

Sign of the Unicorn
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0722194226
Available:
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass
Author: Philip Pullman
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9780375846731
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 976
ISBN: 9780385674669
Available:
Release: 2010-12-17
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland... For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his .... Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

The Hand of Oberon

The Hand of Oberon
Author: Roger Zelazny
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0380016648
Available:
Release: 1977-06-01
Editor: Avon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Reissue.

Never Too Late

Never Too Late
Author: Amber Portwood
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781682613276
Available:
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

MTV reality star Amber Portwood’s autobiography describes her shocking downward spiral and recovery after prision. When Amber Portwood debuted on MTV’s hit reality series 16 & Pregnant, no one could have predicted that the teenager from Anderson, Indiana with the dry sense of humor would go on to become one of the most controversial young celebrities in reality TV history. But soon after Amber stepped into the public eye, her life spiraled into chaos. From her struggles with anxiety, depression and addiction to her brutal onscreen fights with her boyfriend, Amber seemed a troubled young woman destined to destroy herself. And that was all before she shocked everyone by sending herself to prison for seventeen months! But behind Amber Portwood’s shocking behavior is a story the cameras never captured. It’s a story of hardship and hope, of relationships torn apart by tragedy and addiction and put back together with strength, love and determination. After years of losing herself in a daze of sex, drugs and depression, Amber made the decision to stand up and do whatever it took to save her life, her family, and herself. With her trademark honesty, Amber tells the real story of how she learned to deal with the demons that nearly destroyed her. Never Too Late sends a powerful message that no matter how far down a person might fall, it’s never too late to get back up and change the future.

The Opposite of Amber

The Opposite of Amber
Author: Gillian Philip
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781408818930
Available:
Release: 2011-04-18
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'They found the fifth girl right after the snow melted . . . the place where he left her was winter water, crazed with ice-feathers and dusted with snow. The traces from her body were gone, the ones that said his name, but she had an extra skin of ice that protected her and she looked perfect, like Snow White.' Ruby and her older sister, Jinn, are on their own, just about making ends meet. Jinn is beautiful, with glittering blonde hair, and makes it her business to look after Ruby. They are horrified by, but try to ignore, the local newspaper stories of prostitutes who are murdered, their bodies eventually discovered underwater. Then the no-good Nathan Baird turns up on the scene - again - and Jinn starts to change and no longer has time to look after Ruby. And it seems to Ruby that Jinn herself needs looking after. Her beautiful glittering hair starts to lose its shine. And then Jinn disappears. A deeply moving, chilling, and incredibly powerful thriller that celebrates the love two sisters have for each other and mourns the events beyond their control that will conspire to drive them apart.

The Amber Room

The Amber Room
Author: Steve Berry
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780345469717
Available:
Release: 2003-08-26
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A winner . . . combines the pace and style of Brown’s Da Vinci Code and the densely plotted espionage of Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon novels.”—The Florida Times-Union Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, but her life takes a dark turn when her father dies under strange circumstances, leaving behind clues to a secret about one of the greatest treasures ever made by man. Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room inexplicably disappeared sometime during World War II. Determined to solve its mysteries, Rachel takes off for Germany with her ex-husband, Paul, close behind. Before long, they’re in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power, and history itself. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair. Praise for The Amber Room “Compelling . . . adventure-filled . . . a fast-moving, globe-hopping tale.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Magnificently engrossing . . . pure intrigue, pure fun.”—Clive Cussler “Thrilling . . . fast-paced, highly entertaining.”—Baton Rouge Advocate