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The Guns of Avalon (The Chronicles of Amber #2) (1972 original; edició 1986)

de Roger Zelazny

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Second novel in the Amber Series. Corwin, heir to the throne of Amber, gathers his forces for an assault that he hopes will yield him the crown
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Títol:The Guns of Avalon (The Chronicles of Amber #2)
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The Guns of Avalon de Roger Zelazny (1972)

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Now I had to find a place, a place resembling another place -- one which no longer existed. I located the path. I took it.

In [b:Nine Princes in Amber|92121|Nine Princes in Amber (The Chronicles of Amber #1)|Roger Zelazny|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1416090973s/92121.jpg|1383240], Corwin attacked his brother Eric in Amber. He lost and was blinded and thrown in prison. Conveniently, Princes of Amber have a remarkable ability to heal. On top of that, Dworkin (who created the Trumps and knows more about the Pattern than probably anyone) just so happens to be locked up as well and pops into his cell.. One thing leads to another, and Corwin is free. Of course he wants to take another crack at the throne. How though?

Well, it turns out that once upon a time some hundreds of years ago (it's a bit unclear just how long the Princes of Amber can live), Corwin ruled in a Shadow named Avalon. [^1] And when he did, he made a potentially world changing discovery: Avalon had a gunpowder equivalent that works in Amber. Somehow or another though, Corwin's Avalon fell, but that's fine. Just find another Shadow of Avalon that's close enough. And bump into none other than Lancelot, because it's just that sort of story.

Along the way, he bumps into a supposed grand-niece, who can apparently walk the Pattern as Corwin and his siblings can, which is interesting. There is certainly more to that story that I'm sure we'll see later.

When we finally get back to Amber, there's a problem. Dark forces traveling on a Black Road that crosses from Shadow to Shadow are attacking. Corwin has to make a choice: use the opportunity to dethrone Eric and get his revenge or lose the element of surprise and use his guns to defend his home.

Overall, it's a pretty crazy book. It doesn't have quite the sense of wonder and discovery that Nine Princes had and I'm not really a fan of it leaning quite so heavily on Autherian mythology, but I personally like the story more. Corwin knows what's going on now, which makes for a rather more active (even if still not particularly likable) protagonist.

Good enough to read onwards. That's for sure.

[^1]: Yes. It's that Avalon. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
re2000-07-02
  mathomhaul | Apr 24, 2021 |
A brilliant follow-up to The Princes of Amber. I'm beginning to wonder why I never found these as a child. ( )
  illmunkeys | Apr 22, 2021 |
Excellent novel, fantastic series so far too. Am really loving the slow seep of chaos into proceedings. At first it seems the series is just going to be about the various siblings doing battle with each other over control of Amber, but now the good ol' forces of chaos and darkness are raising their heads and making themselves well and truly known. And to really put a spanner in the works we now have the strange and somewhat unknown quantity of Dara(or whatever she may be)entering the fray as(presumably) some sort of dark, chaotic queen(?). Anyway, I haven't read the synopsis of the third installment but i'm certain we're going to get a big dollop of chaos in there and i'm really looking forward to it.

Brilliant. Really loved it.
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  SFGale | Mar 23, 2021 |
later ( )
  EdwinKort | Oct 18, 2019 |
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Zelazny, Rogerautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Barr, KenAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Juliani, AlessandroNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kemel, A.Autor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Targete, Jean PierreAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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