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Knight of Shadows is the ninth book of The Chronicles of Amber; an epic fantasy series written by six-time Hugo Award winning and three-time Nebula Award winning author, Roger Zelazny.

The ten books that make up the series are told in two story arcs: The Corwin Cycle and the Merlin Cycle.

Narrator Wil Wheaton, who won the 2012 Audie Award for his engaging performance of Fuzzy Nation, brings this classic series to a stunning close by giving voice to Merlin, Corwin’s son, in the final five books of the series.

Melvin Corey must choose between an alliance with the Pattern of Amber or the Pattern of Chaos, in a tale of a sometimes murderous family of wizards and their alternate worlds.

©1989 The Amber Corporation (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Chris
  • Marietta, GA, United States
  • 09-06-17

A regrettable installment to the series

This book was a shallow disconnected mess that was very hard to stay interested in. The first half of the Amber books had its ups and downs in quality and entertainment, but I really feel like they've steadily gone downhill the last few installments. #9 was the kind of book that could kill a series. However, since I have invested the time into the first eight, and there is only one more to go in the 10 book series, I will finish it out nevertheless.

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A Pawn in a Battle of Superpowers

The Unicorn and the One-eyed Snake of Chaos duel, using Merlin as pawn!

This series takes a while to get going, but this book is solid. In this installment we finally get a bit more of the history of the war between Chaos and Amber/Order. Dorwin comes back for real. Corwin kinda-sorta-maybe comes back. Also, we get more of Mandor, who is one of my favorite characters in this series.

BTW, don't start reading with this book! Go back and start with the Trumps of Doom (the first in this second series) or ALL THE WAY back to the beginning of the first Chronicles of Amber, Nine Princes in Amber. (Though if you do the latter, I'll have to recommend reading it in print. The audiobook narrator is ... in a word ... awful!)

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Great book in a wonderful series.

Wil did a wonderful job of narrating. Particularly the voice of the Logris. In a hurry to download the next book in the series.

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outstanding!

Couldn't wait to hear this story! Merlin had a wild adventure and takes out part of Amber Castle... Although, it's not really his fault.

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  • shirley
  • perth, Australia
  • 01-14-13

just as good as any of the others in this series

only one more to go, soooooo sad to leave these characters behind. really hoping book 10 ends well. all fantasy lovers should give these books a go, would be surprised if some didn't enjoy them. I am so in awe of Roger Zelazny's imagination and He could not have chosen two better narrators

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  • Siobhan
  • Halfway House, South Africa
  • 12-04-12

Amber Chronicles getting better with each book!

What made the experience of listening to Knight of Shadows the most enjoyable?

I have a dilema. Does one rush through each book to find out how it all ends or does one slow down & saviour the experience? I will be so sad to listen to the last book - I am saving it for a rainy day

What did you like best about this story?

The bringing together of various 'loose' ends & a couple of twists in the tale - Luke getting married for one!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Wil Weaton started on his first of the chronicles i was a bit disapointed because I loved Alessandro so much but I have grown to love Will's reading too & he has brought an element of humour to the reading

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best series since wheel of time.

very good and Will Wheaton is good reader. the entire series would be great on screen

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