The third book in Roger Zelazny’s sprawling Amber series throws a lot of new twists at our narrator. I really have no idea where things are going to go in this series. Secrets I assumed would take several books to be revealed are already out, but new, deeper secrets are growing.
You can’t accuse Zelazny of repeating himself. So far, each book has had a very different vibe and different plot structure. This time around, it’s a sort of who-done-it, along with the deepening conspiracies.
I like that the amnesia from the first book is still echoing through the pages of the third. The mystery of Corwin’s time on the Shadow world Earth and its connection to the political maneuvering and multiverse-shaking troubles has become an onion, continually revealing new layers.
A really fascinating story so far, it works as one continuous story. Even though each novel has a different vibe, they each play into aspects of the previous. I don’t know much about what’s coming. Apparently there’s some kind of big change after book five. Hmm. We’ll see.
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