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He who rules Amber rules the one true world He who thwarts Amber invites the wrath of Amber betrayed An unseen enemy of immense strength has seized a Prince of the Blood, and now threatens the perfect kingdom by striking at the very core of its power the secret knowledge of ShadowWhen Corwin summons forces to defend the throne, he finds himself challenged by royal conspirators, hideous demons, supernatural patterns and the ominous unknown that suddenly transcends all he ever suspected about the true nature of AmberOne of the most revered names in sf and fantasy, the incomparable Roger Zelazny was honored with numerous prizes including six Hugo and three Nebula Awards over the course of his legendary career Among his than fifty books, arguably Zelazny s most popular literary creations were his extraordinary Amber novels With Sign of the Unicorn, the third entry in the Amber series, Zelazny s creation truly begins to get off the ground I thought that the first book was mediocre, and the second heldpromise but still wasn t compelling Finally, here, Zelazny writes with authority and a sense of clarity about the characters he portrays We have a lot of people to keep track of, with Corwin and his brothers and sisters involved in an intricate series of shifting alliances, schemes, and deceptions We must rel With Sign of the Unicorn, the third entry in the Amber series, Zelazny s creation truly begins to get off the ground I thought that the first book was mediocre, and the second heldpromise but still wasn t compelling Finally, here, Zelazny writes with authority and a sense of clarity about the characters he portrays We have a lot of people to keep track of, with Corwin and his brothers and sisters involved in an intricate series of shifting alliances, schemes, and deceptions We must rely on Corwin, our protagonist, to filter what is happening into something that makes sense And, with patience, this does happen.I m very bad at reading stories with a large number of characters who come and go I tend to forget what I ve read about someone by the time they reappear later on Somewhere along the line as I read this book, I lost track of exactly who was allied with whom, and when I reached the end of the book I had only a vague notion of what was going on I considered giving up on the series, but I d honestly begun to enjoy Zelazny s writing so instead, I went back and reread a couple of key chapters, forcing myself to pay closer attention to the various motivations, suspicious and confessions of the characters And this time, I finished the book looking forward to the next one, wanting to know what will happen next The last book ended with Corwin achieving practically everything he wanted Unfortunately he inherited a big mess of affairs as well as assurances of several different parties that Amber would be destroyed This book finds him trying to understand was was going on since the time he regained his memory it turns out his fatal auto accident holds clues to present situation.It does not help that the royal siblings are found of sticking knives into each other s backs at a drop of a hat I would cal The last book ended with Corwin achieving practically everything he wanted Unfortunately he inherited a big mess of affairs as well as assurances of several different parties that Amber would be destroyed This book finds him trying to understand was was going on since the time he regained his memory it turns out his fatal auto accident holds clues to present situation.It does not help that the royal siblings are found of sticking knives into each other s backs at a drop of a hat I would call this their favorite pastime Anyway, some answers emerge, but nobody can guarantee they are true Evenquestions appear In fact the book ends in one big question what did those people find If the description seems vague I really could not do better with the third book of the series without big spoilers Every time I read the series I lost could of the number of rereads I cannot help but wonder at Zelazny s imagination This combined with great writing and the ability to cram lots of ideas into measly 140 pages makes the series unmatched classic Can anybody name a great modern fantasy book which take less than 500 pages I cannot This time we get the do evenShadow traveling, Trump teleportation, visit mysterious and dreamlike Tir na N g th, get a glimpse of the real Pattern, and witness royal kids trying their best to reduce their own number What is not to love In case somebody still had not figured it out I am a big fan of the series and this book just like almost any other gets 5 undisputed stars Fantasy classic, and do not let anybody else tell you otherwise My rating 4.5The Sign of the Unicorn The Chronicles of Amber 3 is solid but is slightly slower than the previous two books in the series But this is a solid book where the stories about Amber s Princes are increasingly complicated Corwin sits on the throne but things are even a little bit not to simplify, deception and intrigue continues Corwin is very well aware that he can not trust almost any of his brothers and sisters But the murder of his brother Cain is evencomplicated Corw My rating 4.5The Sign of the Unicorn The Chronicles of Amber 3 is solid but is slightly slower than the previous two books in the series But this is a solid book where the stories about Amber s Princes are increasingly complicated Corwin sits on the throne but things are even a little bit not to simplify, deception and intrigue continues Corwin is very well aware that he can not trust almost any of his brothers and sisters But the murder of his brother Cain is evencomplicated Corwin someone tried to accommodate this murder but although he killed the murderer of his brother he knew they would blame him for the murder because he did not agree with Cain The murderer is not usually being because he already fought with his kind, and what is worst of all, they know how to move through the shadows Web of lies soon begins to unravel, but theCorwin knows it all becomescomplicated The dark side is obviously in conjunction with some of his brothers and sisters He must at all costs to find out who is behind all conspiracy because real world of Amber is in danger But finding the traitor will be all just easy Read this over the last handful of nights, not the last handful of months life and other interventions, etc, etc.Zelazny wrote 80% of this story in conversations between the characters Past deeds of daring were related, punctured with a real life rescue followed immediately by a pair of assassination attempts thanconversations, some filled with half lies, mixed with half truths Followed by a journey to a tenuous land of moonlit dreams, the recovery of a magical artifact tha Read this over the last handful of nights, not the last handful of months life and other interventions, etc, etc.Zelazny wrote 80% of this story in conversations between the characters Past deeds of daring were related, punctured with a real life rescue followed immediately by a pair of assassination attempts thanconversations, some filled with half lies, mixed with half truths Followed by a journey to a tenuous land of moonlit dreams, the recovery of a magical artifact that echoes the hand of the Norse god Tyr, and the final discovery of the true and broken heart of Amber And about all, a shimmering, emerald eyed unicorn with golden hooves, and whorled horn, guiding its champions to their quest.A beautiful, intense, intriguing, and above all, seamlessly constructed work of an imagination at the upper end of story telling mastery