30 November 2006
Book Banter -- The Guns of Avalon
Title: The Guns of Avalon
Author: Roger Zelazny
Length: 180 pages
Plot Basics: Corwin of Amber continues his quest to take the throne of Amber. Currently, his brother Eric rules. Unbeknownst to Corwin, in the time from the end of the last book (Word Nerd doesn't want to give away too much) a new threat is rising up against Amber that has nothing to do with the on-going familial infighting for the crown. Corwin again makes an attempt for the seat of Amber and in doing so, leads the evil right to the magical kingdom.
Banter Points: Zelazny has more sharp, tight, fantastical prose. The fantasy elements are unique and intriguing. Zelazny creates a great fantasy world sans map and sans other language.
Bummer Points: Again, though the book ends, the story doesn't.
Word Nerd recommendation: Like with the first book (Nine Princes in Amber) if you are a fan of the fantasy genre and have never read these books, push them to the top of your required reading list.