Nine princes in Amber
Had I been 12, or 14 this book really would have struck a chord. I used to read quite a bit back then, I was really into adventures of all sorts and I would have definitely fallen in love with Corwin. After all, he’s just the right amount of dangerous 😉 . The world of Amber is fascinating, the world of the shadows even more so. 13 brothers and sisters, one throne, one presumably dead parent, supernatural abilities (strength, telepathic communication), incarcerations and nearly impossible escapes – all point out to something a teenager (or at least this teenager) would have loved.
Unfortunately, I’m not 14 anymore. And I did find the book entertaining, but I don’t see much point in reading the next 10 (or so) volumes. Maybe it was the translation (I am usually quick to blame the translation, but this time I might be in the right; I mean, they even translated KFC!) or maybe it’s just not my cup of tea anymore. I would have liked to enjoy it more, but I have to say it wasn’t particularly engaging and the fate of the kingdom of Amber leaves me rather cold at this point.
Should I try the next volumes, or is this one a good sample of the whole series?