|The famous American science fiction writer Roger Úelazny wrote a huge number of books, but first of all he is known thanks to a series of novels "Amber's Chronicles" ("Ember's Chronicles"). |
At the beginning of the first book the main character wakes up in hospital. He does not remember, what is his name and as here got, but is firmly convinced that nobody will be able to hold him in hospital chamber against will. Having made escape, he tries to find out who is he such actually. And here strange events start happening to it...
Having restored memory by means of the brother Rendom, he remembers that his name is Corwin, and it — one of nine princes Ambera, the eternal city, the greatest state which ever existed. Then Corwin decides to take part in fight for a throne and to overthrow the elder brother Eric to become Amber's king. Whether it will manage to it to make it?
"Amber's chronicles" of Roger Úelazny found the popularity not only thanks to a fascinating plot, bright heroes or to the perfected style. In Úelazny's "Chronicles" created the whole Universe, unique and not similar to all others. The center of this Universe — Amber, the eternal city, the only true reality. All other worlds (including in what we live) — only Reflections which are rejected by Amber. And for balance preservation to Amber, absolute to an order, the Yard of Chaos — absolute Chaos resists.
Amber's origin, Reflections and the Labyrinth allocating members of royal family of Amber with ability to move between Reflections is shrouded in mystery. Whether heroes of the book will be able to reveal this secret or Amber and remains in their representation (and representation of the reader) the eternal city without the beginning and the end?
The Amber's Chronicles series consists of two parts. The first part, "Corwin's Pentateuch", tells about Corwin's adventures, the son king Oberon, the crown prince Amber. It includes five books:
- "Nine princes of Amber"
- "Guns of Avalon"
- "Unicorn sign"
- "Oberon's hand"
- "Yard of Chaos"
The second part, "Merlin's Pentateuch", acquaints us with Corwin's son, Merlin. It also consists of five books:
- "Cards of destiny"
- "Amber's blood"
- "Chaos sign"
- "Knight of Reflections"
- "Prince Haosa"
"Amber's chronicles" — it is a true masterpiece of a fantasy which deserves your attention.
Quotes from the book
"I do not even know, whether I in general want greatness as that. It all the same what to seek to be the inventor instead of actually inventing something, or to be the writer instead of writing. As well with greatness – it a by-product, but not a transcendental object. The one who thinks differently – simply vainglorious egoist or the terrible fool that, however, same."
"— You know, I feel myself as the minor actor in the melodrama who pines behind the scenes, sense without knowing that occurs on a scene.
— Perfectly I understand — I told. — My own role forces me sometimes to rush on searches of the author of this idiotic play. And you try to look at business differently: mysterious stories seldom are such with what you imagine them. As a rule, everything appears simply and vulgarly, and when the truth reveals, there are one motives — there is no place more primitively. It is much more pleasant to guess and stay in illusions time."
"The ego as I see, exists on the verge of rationality and reflex life. To erase it, to destroy — means to take a step backwards. If you left this Absolute — that then, is asked, to hurry back? You that, so despise yourself, what are afraid to look in a mirror? Left — so why not to walk intelligently? Develop. Study. Live. If you were sent to a trip, why to jump under way from the train and to run back, to station of departure?"