The Amber Series by Roger Zelazny is a fascinating study of family dynamics spanning time, worlds and realities. Suffering from amnesia, Corwin awakens in a hospital to discover that his medical bills paid by a sister he doesn’t remember. After a visit to her and the discovery of a potent set of Tarot Cards, Corwin realizes that the Earth he knows is only a shadow of the world in which he reigns as a Prince. The more he discovers about his complicated and dangerous family and their connection to the Tarot, the more he delves into the worlds of Amber and it’s mirror image, Remba. The Amber Series made a mark on science fiction with its admixture of fantasy and mysticism and by dramatizing dynastic gamesmanship in an intricate social structure. Highly recommended.
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