22 December 2006

Book Banter -- The Sign of the Unicorn

Title: The Sign of the Unicorn
Author: Roger Zelazny
Length: 110 pages (reprinted in the Great Book of Amber)
Genre: fantasy
Plot Basics: Corwin of Amber, newly in possession of the throne of Amber, is framed for murdering his brother, Caine. Corwin turns to his brother, Random, for help in dealing with the frame and from him, learns more about what was happening in Amber while Corwin was suffering from amnesia in another realm. The whole clan of Amber heirs end up rescuing their missing brother, Brand. Brand then shares more information with Corwin about the evil that's threatening all of Amber.
Banter Points: Zelazny writes so well, combining intrigue and fantasy. The family politics between Corwin and his passel of siblings gets more complicated each book.
Bummer Points: Zelazny never writes endings, just cliff-hangers.
Word Nerd Recommendation: Word Nerd wants to keep reading these, but makes herself take time out between books to have a chance to prolong and savor Zelazny's creation.

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