Quite simply, this is a fun book that does not take itself or the reader too seriously.
If you are looking for massive world building, deep dark undertones and characters that drip with angst ... This is not the book for you.
On the other hand if you enjoy well-written fight scenes and appreciate a dry, British sense of humor ... This one will be right up your alley.
I suppose I would go with Triumff's Butler. I am a sucker for the unblinking straight man's responses to the absurd.
Vance has an uncanny ability to make amusing lines funny and funny lines hysterical.
Considerably funnier than I expected. Several times had me laugh aloud and draw odd looks from those around me.
Similar to Alex Bledsoe's work (Sword Edged Blonde) albeit without having as strong a plot.
Enjoyable listen, I will certainly be picking up any sequel Mr. Abnett cares to put out.
The Amber Series is been one of my favorite series of all time and the first book "Nine Princes in Amber" kicks it off in proper fashion.
I had tried to listen to the original audio books read by the Author, but found the use background sound effects distracting. This version is far superior with a wonderful performance by Alessandro Juliani.
The main character awakes in a hospital bed with amnesia. The story is told in first-person so we learn the character's background as he does. This eliminates the need for extensive background and allows you to enjoy the world Zelanzy creates as well as appreciate the story.
An excellent beginning to an excellent series, The Chronicles of Amber stand up well to the test of time.
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