DIE CHRONIKEN VON AMBER Audiobook Out Now in Germany!


There’s a new Chronicles of Amber omnibus audiobook edition available in Germany! Published by DAV, it collects the first five novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic, beloved fantasy series. The audiobook is narrated by Stefan Kaminski. Here’s the synopsis for DIE CHRONIKEN VON AMBER

In der Welt, die Roger Zelaznys Bestsellerreihe zugrunde liegt, herrscht Chaos. Den einzigen Fluchtpunkt der dunklen Unendlichkeit stellt Amber dar, eine mittelalterliche Stadt, die als »wirkliche Stadt« des Universums gilt. Um dieses Zentrum herum konstituieren sich Nachbildungen von Amber als Schattenwelten, die, je ferner von der wahren Stadt entfernt, frei von physikalischen Gesetzen sind. Nur der mächtigen Königsfamilie um Herrscher Oberon ist es möglich, die verschiedenen Realitäten der Schattenwelten zu manipulieren – zu denen auch die Erde gehört. »Die Chroniken von Amber« sind ein Meilenstein der Literaturgeschichte und machen Roger Zelazny zu einem der einflussreichsten Fantasy-Autoren des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Nach der erfolgreichen Neuauflage der Buchreihe, sind nun auch die Hörbücher zu den ersten fünf Bänden, dem »Corwin-Zyklus«, als ungekürzte Lesungen bei DAV erhältlich.

Band 1: »Die neun Prinzen«

Corwin erwacht in einer dubiosen Privatklinik und kann sich weder vergangener Ereignisse, noch seiner eigenen Identität entsinnen. Nach und nach findet er heraus: Sein Bruder Eric hat ihn in die Schattenwelt verbannt. Denn Corwin ist Teil der Königsfamilie von Amber – und damit in einen unerbittlichen Machtkampf um den Königsthron verstrickt.

Band 2: »Die Gewehre von Avalon«

Corwin bricht aus der Gefangenschaft seines Bruders aus und kehrt erneut zurück zur Erde. Dort lässt er Waffen fertigen und schart Truppen um sich, mit deren Hilfe er Eric endlich vom Thron stürzen will. Doch als er mit seiner Armee die Schattenwelten durchquert, muss er herausfinden, dass grausame Kreaturen ganz Amber zu vernichten drohen…

Band 3: »Im Zeichen des Einhorns«

Nach einem erfolgreichen Kampf ist Corwin Herrscher von Amber. Doch als sein Bruder Cain ermordet wird, weisen alle Zeichen auf Corwin als Täter – bis er kurz darauf selbst Opfer eines perfiden Anschlags wird. Wer steckt wirklich hinter den grausamen Verbrechen?

Band 4: »Die Hand Oberons«

»Das Muster« ist ein Labyrinth, das den Prinzen Ambers die Kraft verleiht, durch die Schattenwelten zu reisen. Wer es betritt, muss das Muster bis zu seinem Zentrum beschreiten – sonst droht ein grausamer Tod. Doch als die Prinzen diesmal dorthin zurückkehren, müssen sie feststellen, dass das Muster beschädigt ist. Corwins Bruder Brand steckt dahinter und will das Muster zerstören, aber das hätte fatale Folgen.

Band 5: »Die Burgen des Chaos«

Das Vernichten des Musters bedeutet das Ende von Amber – und mit ihm das Ende aller Schattenwelten, wie auch der Erde. Corwin will seinen Bruder aufhalten und eine Kopie des Labyrinths anfertigen – ein Vorhaben, das in einem finalen Kampf der beiden Brüder endet, welcher über das Schicksal Ambers entscheiden wird…

The first five novels are also available in print and digital, published by Die Hobbit Presse, an imprint of Klett-Cotta. The novels are also available in a Gold Edition collected eBook. The series was translated into Germany by Thomas Schlück.

The Chronicles of Amber series is available in the UK, published by Gollancz as part of their SF Masterworks series; the ten novels are collected into two omnibus editions. Here’s the English-language synopsis for the first collection (which also includes books 1-5)…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The five books, Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon and The Courts of Chaos, together make up The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny’s finest work of fantasy and an undisputed classic of the genre.

Zelazny’s CHRONICLES OF AMBER Available in Turkey!


The first five novels in Roger Zelazny‘s beloved, classic Chronicles of Amber are available now in Turkey! The Amber Yıllıkları novels are published in Turkish by İthaki Yayınları, as follows…

  1. AMBER’DE DOKUZ PRENSNINE PRINCES IN AMBER — translated by Barış Emre Alkım
  2. AVALON’UN TÜFEKLERİTHE GUNS OF AVALON — translated by Barış Emre Alkım
  3. TEKBOYNUZUN İŞARETİSIGN OF THE UNICORN — translated by Barış Emre Alkım
  4. OBERON’UN ELİTHE HAND OF OBERON — translated by Niran Elçi
  5. KAOS SARAYLARITHE COURTS OF CHAOS — translated by Niran Elçi

Here’s the synopsis for the first novel…

“TÜM YOLLAR AMBER’E ÇIKAR…”

Amber Prensi Corwin, yüzyıllardır mahkûm edildiği sürgün hayatından kurtulup yitirdiği hafızasını tekrar kazanmak ve evine, tek gerçek dünya olan Amber’e geri dönmek üzere yola çıkar. Fakat bu yolculukta dostlarına da düşmanları kadar temkinle yaklaşmalıdır – özellikle de söz konusu entrikacı ve kurnaz kardeşleri olduğunda. Üstelik Amber’de işler değişmiş, kardeşi Eric tahtı ele geçirmiştir. Dokuz prensin tahta çıkmak için kâh meydanlarda kâh kapalı kapılar ardında savaştığı bu büyülü dünyada hiçbir şey göründüğü gibi değildir.

Çıkacağı bu tehlikeli macera Corwin’i devasa ağaçların kapladığı masalsı Arden’den, kanla lekelenmiş merdivenleri ve Amber’dekine tıpatıp benzeyen kalesiyle hayalet diyar Rebma’ya götürecektir.

Corwin’in tahta uzanan yolculuğu, Amber Yıllıkları’nın ilk kitabı Amber’de Dokuz Prens’le başlıyor!

The first five novels in the Chronicles of Amber series are available in the UK, collected into an omnibus edition, published by Gollancz as part of their SF Masterworks series. The final five novels are collected into a second omnibus, also published as a Gollancz SF Masterwork. Here’s the synopsis for the first collection…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The five books, Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon and The Courts of Chaos, together make up The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny’s finest work of fantasy and an undisputed classic of the genre.

Chronicles of Amber Available Now in New French eBook Editions!


All ten of Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber novels are now available in France, in new eBook editions! Published by Denoël, here’s a run-down:

  1. NINE PRINCES IN AMBERLES NEUF PRINCES D’AMBRE, translated by Roland Delouya
  2. THE GUNS OF AVALONLES FUSILS D’AVALON, translated by Ronald Blunden
  3. SIGN OF THE UNICORNLE SIGNE DE LA LICORNE, translated by Bruno Martin
  4. THE HAND OF OBERONLA MAIN D’OBÉRON, translated by Philippe Hupp
  5. THE COURTS OF CHAOSLES COURS DU CHAOS, translated by Bruno Martin
  6. TRUMPS OF DOOMLES ATOUTS DE LA VENGEANCE, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  7. BLOOD OF AMBERLE SANG D’AMBRE, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  8. SIGN OF CHAOSLE SIGNE DU CHAOS, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  9. KNIGHT OF SHADOWSCHEVALIER DES OMBRES, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  10. PRINCE OF CHAOSPRINCE DU CHAOS, translated by Luc Carissimo

Here’s the synopsis for the first novel…

Un amnésique se sauve d’un hôpital psychiatrique après avoir appris le nom de la personne qui l’a fait interner : sa propre sœur. Celle-ci lui révèle qu’il s’appelle Corwin et qu’il est l’un des neuf frères qui se disputent le royaume d’Ambre, le seul monde réel (les autres n’étant que ses reflets).

The Chronicles of Amber were first published in English between 1970-91. Here’s the English-language synopsis for NINE PRINCES IN AMBER

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

International Spotlight: CHRONICLES OF AMBER in Korea


Today, we wanted to draw your attention to the Korean editions of Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber (앰버연대기). The first five novels are available, published by 달다 (Aladin):

  1. NINE PRINCES IN AMBER앰버의 아홉 왕자
  2. THE GUNS OF AVALON아발론의 총
  3. SIGN OF THE UNICORN유니콘의 의미
  4. THE HAND OF OBERON오베론의 손
  5. THE COURTS OF CHAOS혼돈의 궁정, 완결

All five of the novels were translated by 최용준.

Here’s the synopsis for the first novel, NINE PRINCES IN AMBER

로저 젤라즈니의 판타지 소설. 1970년 다섯 권으로 이루어진 <앰버 연대기>의 1권 <앰버의 아홉 왕자>는 출간되자마자 판타지 팬들의 열렬한 지지를 받으며 <반지의 제왕> 이래 최고의 걸작 판타지라는 평가를 획득한 바 있다. 수차례 휴고 상과 네뷸러 상을 수상한 작가는 자신이 창조한 이 마법의 세계를 통해 상업적으로 큰 성공을 거두기도 했다.

완간이 되자마자 고전의 반열에 오른 작품이다. 우주의 원형인 진정한 세계 앰버와 앰버의 모습이 반영된 그림자 세계를 지배하는 절대왕국의 왕자들, 그들이 지닌 신적인 능력의 정수인 패턴을 바탕으로 <앰버 연대기>는 판타지 문학의 전통적인 소재인 질서와 혼돈의 대결을 다루고 있다.

이 책의 가장 큰 매력은 반전에 반전을 거듭하는 치밀한 플롯과 많은 철학적 상징과 은유, 현학과 아이러니한 상징으로 가득 찬 문학적 인유, 강렬한 신화적 상징성, 과학적 사유를 시적 상상력으로 그려낸 독창적인 문체에 있다. 독자와 평단, SF소설과 판타지소설계 등 가치관이 양립하는 서로 다른 집단들의 갈채를 받으며 화려하게 등장한 소설.

Here’s the English-language synopsis for the novel…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The Chronicles of Amber are available in the UK, published as two omnibuses by Gollancz, each containing five novels.

THE CHRONICLES OF AMBER Omnibus out this week in the UK!


This Thursday (April 14th), Gollancz are due to publish the new Chronicles of Amber omnibus, as part of their SF Masterworks series! Including the first five novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic series, here’s the synopsis…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The five books, NINE PRINCES IN AMBER, THE GUNS OF AVALON, SIGN OF THE UNICORN, THE HAND OF OBERON, and THE COURTS OF CHAOS, together make up The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny’s finest work of fantasy and an undisputed classic of the genre.

Originally published between 1970-91, the Chronicles of Amber series is beloved across the world, and is available widely in translation (in a variety of individual and omnibus editions). For more details, check out Zelazny’s page.

Zelazny’s LORD OF LIGHT is also available in the UK, as part of Gollancz‘s SF Masterworks series.

New UK Edition of Zelazny’s CHRONICLES OF AMBER, Volume 1 Out in Three Weeks!


A reminder that the new UK edition of Roger Zelazny‘s first Chronicles of Amber omnibus is out in three weeks! Published in the UK by Gollancz, as part of their SF Masterworks series, it collects the first five novels in the classic series. Here’s the synopsis…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The five books, NINE PRINCES IN AMBER, THE GUNS OF AVALON, SIGN OF THE UNICORN, THE HAND OF OBERON and THE COURTS OF CHAOS, together make up The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny’s finest work of fantasy and an undisputed classic of the genre.

For fans of the series, we’re happy to report that Gollancz are also due to publish the second omnibus, collecting the final five novels in the series, on August 18th.

Coming Soon: New UK Chronicles of Amber SF Masterworks Omnibus!


In April, Gollancz are due to publish a new SF Masterworks Chronicles of Amber omnibus edition! Including the first five novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic series, here’s the synopsis…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The five books, NINE PRINCES IN AMBER, THE GUNS OF AVALON, SIGN OF THE UNICORN, THE HAND OF OBERON, and THE COURTS OF CHAOS, together make up The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny’s finest work of fantasy and an undisputed classic of the genre.

The Chronicles of Amber series is available widely in translation — in individual and omnibus editions. Check out Zelazny’s page for more details.

Gollancz also publishes Zelazny’s LORD OF LIGHT as part of their SF Masterworks series.

Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber Omnibus Editions Available Now in Ukraine!


Fans of classic fantasy in Ukraine rejoice: Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber is available now in two omnibus editions! Published by Богдан as Хроніки Амбера: П’ятикнижжя Корвіна (Том 1) and Хроніки Амбера: П’ятикнижжя Мерліна (Том 2), the volumes collect all ten novels in the series. Read on for more details.

Volume one (pictured above) collects the first five novels…

  1. Дев’ять принців АмбераNINE PRINCES IN AMBER — translated by Анатолій Саган
  2. Рушниці АвалонуTHE GUNS OF AVALON — translated by Анатолій Саган
  3. Знак ЄдинорогаSIGN OF THE UNICORN — translated by Анатолій Пітик & Катерина Грицайчук
  4. Рука ОберонаTHE HAND OF OBERON — translated by Анатолій Пітик & Катерина Грицайчук
  5. Двори ХаосуTHE COURTS OF CHAOS — translated by Анатолій Пітик & Катерина Грицайчук

Here’s the synopsis…

Амбер і Хаос — єдині справжні світи в усьому Всесвіті. Їхнє протистояння — це одвічна боротьба між силами Порядку і Хаосу. Пройшовши ініціацію Лабіринтом чи Лоґрусом, члени королівської сім’ї Амбера та Дворів Хаосу можуть вільно мандрувати Тінями — відображеннями головних світів, а також маніпулювати реальністю. У приватній лікарні Тіні Земля чоловік на ім’я Карл Корі одужує після автокатастрофи. Утративши пам’ять, він і не здогадується, що насправді є одним із дев’яти принців Амбера — Корвіном. Чоловік тікає з лікарні. Йому вдається знайти свою сестру, а потім і брата, відшукати дивну колоду карт Таро, на яких зображений і він сам, а потім пройти Лабіринтом… Згадавши, хто він насправді, Корвін прагне здобути корону Амбера. Та він ще не знає, що проти королівства збираються злі сили…

Volume two includes the following five novels…

  1. Козирі ДоліTRUMPS OF DOOM — translated by Анатолій Пітик & Катерина Грицайчук
  2. Кров АмбераBLOOD OF AMBER — translated by Галина Михайловська
  3. Знак ХаосуSIGN OF CHAOS — translated by Галина Михайловська
  4. Лицар ТінейKNIGHT OF SHADOW — translated by Галина Михайловська
  5. Принц ХаосуPRINCE OF CHAOS — translated by Галина Михайловська

Here’s the synopsis…

Здавалось би, після закінчення війни між двома головними світами — Амбером і Хаосом — у всьому Всесвіті запанував спокій. Трон Амбера очолює новий король, який понад усе прагне зберегти злагоду та мир. Однак… У Тіні Земля юнак Мерлін, син Корвіна Амберського і Дари з Дворів Хаосу, намагається жити нормальним земним життям, життям без підступів, війн, вендет… І це йому добре вдається, якщо не зважати на те, що трапляється з ним кожного 30 квітня. Саме цього дня упродовж восьми років хтось (чи щось?) намагається його вбити. Пожежа, витік газу, автокатастрофа, стрілянина… А цьогорічний убивця виявився схожою на собаку почварою, що загризла його колишню дівчину Джулію та ледь не вбила і його. Хтось повинен стояти за всім цим, але хто?

Zelazny’s classic series has been published widely in translation around the globe. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – shadow worlds, which can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently for grabs; and amnesia has robbed Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber his memory — even the fact that he is rightful heir to the throne.

The Chronicles of Amber is Zelazny’s finest fantasy, a grand imaginative vision of alternate worlds, magic, swordplay, and murderous rivalries.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation and in the UK, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Audio Spotlight: Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber in Russia


Today, we wanted to draw your attention to the Russian audiobook editions of Roger Zelazny‘s classic, beloved Chronicles of Amber series. Published by Студия озвучания «Глагол», all ten of the novels are out now!

  1. NINE PRINCES IN AMBERДевять принцев Амбера
  2. THE GUNS OF AVALONРужья Авалона
  3. SIGN OF THE UNICORNЗнак Единорога
  4. THE HAND OF OBERONРука Оберона
  5. THE COURTS OF CHAOSВладения Хаоса
  6. TRUMPS OF DOOMКарты Судьбы
  7. BLOOD OF AMBERКровь Амбера
  8. SIGN OF CHAOSЗнак Хаоса
  9. KNIGHT OF SHADOWРыцарь Теней
  10. PRINCE OF CHAOSПринц Хаоса

Here’s the synopsis for the first book…

Первый законный сын Оберона Корвин вспоминает свое прошлое с помощью карт таро. С братом Рэндомом он отправляется в вечный город Амбер через Арденский лес. В лабиринте подводного города Рембы открывает правду: все миры — отражения Амбера, а он, Корвин, должен унаследовать престол внезапно исчезнувшего отца. Но за трон Янтарного королевства предстоит побороться…

The Russian print and eBook editions of the novels are published by Эксмо.

First published in English between 1970-91, here’s the English-language synopsis for NINE PRINCES IN AMBER

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Zelazny’s CHRONICLES OF AMBER available in Italian Audio!


We are very happy to report that all ten of Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber novels are available as audiobooks in Italy! Published by Audible, here’s the synopsis for the first book, NOVE PRINCIPI IN AMBRA

Ambra è il mondo perfetto, l’universo dal quale tutti gli altri sono stati generati. Luogo celestiale e al contempo demoniaco, Ambra si trova adesso nel mezzo dello scontro tra le forze del bene e del male. Pur coesistendo con tutti gli altri mondi, Ambra può divenire una mèta irraggiungibile, niente più che il ricordo di un sogno per chi ne è stato allontanato: Corwin, Signore d’Ambra, si risveglia in un ospedale della Terra, confuso e privo di certezze sulle proprie origini e sulla propria identità. Chi lo ha separato dalla sua casa, relegandolo in quel lontano esilio? Qual è la vera natura di Ambra? A cosa ambiscono i principi e le principesse che lottano per raggiungere il trono più desiderato tra quelli su cui si possa sedere negli universi conosciuti?

Mentre oscure forze del male avanzano, terribili armate al comando dei Principi delle Tenebre, Corwin inizierà un viaggio fantastico ed eroico, verso la riconquista del proprio mondo e della propria eredità. Le sorti di Ambra non sono mai state così incerte e da esse può dipendere il destino di tutti gli universi.

Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Here’s the series list…

  1. NINE PRINCES IN AMBERNOVE PRINCIPI IN AMBRA
  2. THE GUNS OF AVALONLE ARMI DI AVALON
  3. SIGN OF THE UNICORNIL SEGNO DELL’UNICORNO
  4. THE HAND OF OBERONLA MANO DI OBERON
  5. THE COURTS OF CHAOSLE CORTI DEL CAOS
  6. TRUMPS OF DOOMRITORNO AD AMBRA
  7. BLOOD OF AMBERIL SANGUE DI AMBRA
  8. SIGN OF CHAOSIL SEGNO DEL CAOS
  9. KNIGHT OF SHADOWSIL CAVALIERE DELLE OMBRA
  10. PRINCE OF CHAOSIL PRINCIPE DEL CAOS

The novels are published in print and eBook in Italy by Mondadori.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber eBooks available in Slovakia!


A while back, we shared the news that Roger Zelazny‘s classic fantasy epic the Chronicles of Amber was available in two omnibus editions in Slovakia. Published by Tatran, we are happy to share the news that the series is also available in eBook editions! The covers are above. Here is a list of the books (English title and Slovakian)…

  1. NINE PRINCE IN AMBERDEVÄŤ PRINCOV Z AMBERU
  2. THE GUNS OF AVALONPUŠKY AVALONU
  3. SIGN OF THE UNICORNZNAMENIE JEDNOROŽCA
  4. THE HAND OF OBERONOBERONOVA RUKA
  5. THE COURTS OF CHAOSDVORY CHAOSU
  6. TRUMPS OF DOOMTROMFY OSUDU
  7. BLOOD OF AMBERKRV AMBERU
  8. SIGN OF CHAOSZNAK CHAOSU
  9. KNIGHT OF SHADOWSRYTIER TIENA
  10. PRINCE OF CHAOSPRINC Z CHAOSU

Here’s a truncated version of the synopsis for NINE PRINCES IN AMBER (the full version also includes a full synopsis for the series which is rather good, and has been added to the end of this post)…

„Je iba jediný skutočný svet… všetky ostatné sú len tiene.“

Nezvyčajná urban fantasy v drsnom štýle a ostrom tóne. Zelaznyho príbeh v mnohom pripomína detektívku. Vecné krátke vety ženú dej dopredu a vnášajú napätie na každú stranu. Príťažlivá komunikácia cez hracie karty deformuje realitu a premyslená hra na priateľov a nepriateľov, keď si Corwin na nič nespomína, vťahuje čitateľa do nového fantazijného sveta. História stáročí v kocke je vždy o tom istom: večný boj o miesto na tróne. Aj vo svete fantasy sú bezcharakterní zloduchovia, ktorí chcú okradnúť zákonitých nasledovníkov o ich právo vládnuť, milovať a mať priateľov. V boji o moc sú prípustné všetky prostriedky, nevynímajúc vraždy, krivé obvinenia a atentáty, len aby protivníka odstavili.

Kroniky Amberu sú zázračná sága. Amber je skutočné kráľovstvo, Zem len tieň, teda paralelný svet. Amberský princ Corwin sa ocitne na Zemi vinou zrady svojich súrodencov, ktorí vedú bratovražedný boj o moc a vplyv. Celý príbeh je dejovo náročný, bohatý na zvraty, mystický a zároveň realistický. Vplyv Kroník Amberu na svetovú literatúru je porovnateľný s vplyvom Pána prsteňov – je rovnako nesmierne poetický a napínavý.

And the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Below are the Slovakian covers for the two omnibus editions of the series…

In case you’re interested, here’s the Slovakian description for the full series…

V prvej pentalógii je hlavným hrdinom amberský princ Corwin, ktorý sa prebudí v nemocnici na Zemi a nevie, kto je a kde sa nachádza. Pri autonehode utrpel stratu pamäti, no našťastie stretne brata Randoma, ktorý mu otvorí cestu do Tieňov. Cez Vzor pod hladinou mora sa dostane do Amberu a zrazu si na všetko spomenie. Postupne odhaľuje, ako rôzne skupiny jeho kráľovských súrodencov kujú úklady a bojujú proti sebe, aby získali trón. Na korunovácii brata Erica príde Corwin o zrak a skončí vo väzení, odkiaľ ho vyslobodí čarodejník Dworkin. Po obnovení schopnosti vidieť sa zapojí do boja na obranu Amberu proti netvorom z čiernej cesty, v ktorom padne kráľ Eric, odhalí intrigy ďalšieho brata a pomôže na trón Randomovi. Počas týchto dobrodružstiev sa zapletie s Darou a tá mu porodí syna Merlina, ktorému Corwin už ako dospelému celý tento príbeh vyrozpráva.

Osudy potomkov vládcu Oberona sa ďalej komplikujú, zrada, nenávisť a intrigy, boj o moc a pomsta nadobúdajú na intenzite. V urputnom boji ničia všetko, len aby si čo najväčšmi ublížili. Príbehy rozpráva Corwinov syn Merlin predurčený na záchranu Amberu. Keďže jeho matkou je Dara z Dvorov Chaosu, Merlin stojí pred ťažkou dilemou, či sa pridá na stranu poriadku, alebo chaosu, čo len zvyšuje napätie príbehu. Merlin, ako je zvykom v jeho rodine, strávil istý čas v tieňovej Zemi, kde sa vypracoval na počítačového experta. Jeho zážitky sú často zo sveta science-fiction, keďže podstatnú úlohu zohráva počítač, ktorý sám vymyslel. Pokračovanie ságy prekvapí novými nápadmi, v ktorých autor spája prvky sci-fi s fantasy. Predstavte si programátora v obleku, ako diskutuje so sfingou o komplikovanej hádanke, pomocou superpočítača cestuje medzi svetmi a na ruke má živú reťaz. Ak si teraz myslíte, že vás autor nemôže už ničím prekvapiť, ste na veľkom omyle. Znalci nenadarmo považujú Kroniky Amberu za kultové dielo fantasy.

Cyklus desiatich diel o fiktívnom svete Amber oprávnene možno nazvať vrcholným dielom a dnes už aj najlepšou klasikou v žánri fantasy literatúry. Kráľovskí potomkovia, ktorým žiadne intrigy nie sú cudzie, zvádzajú neľútostné boje o trón Amberu. Príťažlivý magický svet temnej mystiky nás ohúri novými zvratmi, odhalenými tajomstvami aj poetickou romantikou.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Two new Roger Zelazny audiobooks available in Czechia!


The first two novels in Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber are now available as audiobooks in Czechia! Published by Walker & Volf, here are the details…

NINE PRINCES OF AMBER is published as DEVĚT PRINCŮ (cover above), here’s the synopsis…

AMBER je opravdu jediný opravdu skutečný svět. Všechny ostatní jsou jen stíny. Nekonečný je svět Amberu vrhajícího stíny, jejichž velkolepé odlesky vytvářejí všechny ostatní světy, včetně toho, v kterém žijeme. Nekonečný jako velkolepá tajemství, před kterými se nám, smrtelníkům, tají dech. Čím však je ve skutečnosti? Z jakých rozmarů byl stvořen? Jak obrovská musí být síla, hrající si s mocnými světy jako se zrnky písku? První knihu „Devět princů Amberu“ otevírá příběh Corwina, nadčlověka se ztrátou paměti, který se probouzí na nemocničním lůžku po těžké autonehodě. Corwin netuší nic o svých příbuzných lačnících po „věčném trůnu“, ani o cestě, na jejímž počátku se právě ocitl. Nevzpomíná si na „Lorgus“ ani na jeho protipól „Vzor“. Navíc postrádá svůj balíček „trumfů“, který by mu mohl pomoci překonat pasti nastražené neznámými silami. Udržován pod vlivem narkotik zůstává sám, a někde hluboko uvnitř něho čekají na probuzení nadlidské schopnosti. Od prvního dílu knižní série „Tajemný Amber“ budete sledovat osudy rozvětvené královské rodiny, kde každý bojuje s každým. Spisovatel Roger Zelazny, velmistr žánru fantasy, disponuje jazykem plným fantazie a dočkáte se toho nejlepšího vypravěčského umění, jakým se žánr fantasy může pochlubit.

First published in 1970, the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

GUNS OF AVALON is published as PUŠKY AVALONU

Proslulá fantasy sága pokračuje! Vstupte opět do mýtické říše Amberu!

Volné pokračování „Devíti princů Amberu“ vás uvrhne do světa velkolepých bitev, mocné magie a záludných intrik. V závěru předchozího příběhu došlo k zásadnímu zvratu, který měl rozhodující význam nejen pro život lorda Corwina, ale i pro další ze světů, tajuplný Avalon.

Potupený a raněný Corwin, jeden z princů Amberu, se vydává na cestu pomsty. Nikdo z protivníků zatím netuší, že jen on zná tajemství ničivých zbraní, s jejichž pomocí by bylo možné se probojovat do silně střeženého Kolviru. V sázce však není jen samotný trůn…

The second novel in the series was originally published in 1972, and here’s the English-language synopsis…

Across the worlds of Shadow, Corwin, prince of blood royal, heir to the throne of Amber, gathers his forces for an assault that will yield up to him the crown that is rightfully his. But, a growing darkness of his own doing threatens his plans, an evil that stretches to the heart of the perfect kingdom itself where the demonic forces of Chaos mass to annihilate Amber and all who would rule there.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Behold, NINE new Russian PRINCES IN AMBER!


Today, we have information about another new Roger Zelazny translated edition! There is a new Russian edition NINE PRINCES IN AMBER is available now! The first novel in Zelazny’s classic and beloved Chronicles of Amber fantasy series, it is published in Russia by Эксмо as Девять принцев Амбера. Here’s the synopsis…

Первый законный сын Оберона Корвин вспоминает свое прошлое с помощью карт таро. С братом Рэндомом он отправляется в вечный город Амбер через Арденский лес. В лабиринте подводного города Рембы открывает правду: все миры — отражения Амбера, а он, Корвин, должен унаследовать престол внезапно исчезнувшего отца. Но за трон Янтарного королевства предстоит побороться…

First published in 1970, here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

CHRONICLES OF AMBER Gold Edition eBook now available in Germany!


Die Hobbit Presse, an imprint of Klett-Cotta, publishes today an omnibus eBook containing the first five books in Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber fantasy series. Here’s the synopsis…

Die Hobbit Presse Gold Edition umfasst alle fünf Teile der »Chroniken von Amber« von Roger Zelazny und gibt einen Einblick in die Machenschaften und Intrigen des Königshauses von Amber. Die Limited Edition mit mehr als 1300 Seiten ist nur für begrenzte Zeit lieferbar.

Als Corwin nach einem Autounfall in einer Klinik in New York aufwacht, kann er sich an nichts erinnern. Schnell findet er heraus, dass er eigentlich Mitglied der großen Königsfamilie von Amber ist. Corwin setzt alles daran, nach Amber zurückzukehren. Dabei lernt er, dass die Erde Teil der Schattenwelten ist und nur Nachfahren der Königsfamilie zwischen den Welten der Erde und Amber hin und her reisen können. In Amber selbst bereitet sich alles auf einen Krieg vor, denn König Oberon, Corwins Vater, ist verschwunden und der Thron verwaist. Corwins Bruder Eric will um jeden Preis die Macht über Amber erlangen, doch auch seine anderen Geschwister haben dasselbe Ziel. Der fesselnde Kampf um die Thronfolge, voller Intrigen und Hass, wird über die Zukunft von Amber und der Geschwister entscheiden.

Dieses E-Book enthält:

– Die neun Prinzen von Amber
– Die Gewehre von Avalon
– Im Zeichen des Einhorns
– Die Hand Oberons
– Die Burgen des Chaos

Die Hobbit Presse has also published the first five novels in the series individually in print and eBook.

The first novel in the series, NINE PRINCES IN AMBER, was first published in 1970. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

New Italian NINE PRINCES IN AMBER paperback…


A new paperback edition of NINE PRINCES IN AMBER is available now. The first in Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber fantasy series, it’s published by Fanucci as NOVE PRINCIPI IN AMBRA. Here’s the synopsis…

Chi è l’uomo che giace ferito in un letto d’ospedale? Conosce il suo passato? Sa qual è il destino a lui riservato in un mondo lontano, che un tempo gli apparteneva? Esiliato per secoli nel mondo delle Ombre, il principe Corwin sta per fare ritorno ad Ambra, il mondo perfetto e al contempo sinistro, l’universo dal quale tutti gli altri sono stati generati, per l’ultimo, disperato tentativo di riconquistare ¡1 trono che un tempo gli spettava. Dalla foresta di Arden fino alla Scala per Arbma che sale dal mare, macchiata dal sangue di eroi caduti, il dominio di Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine e degli altri principi distende sui popoli una coltre di oppressione. È su di loro che Corwin dovrà avere la meglio, ma il suo cammino è ostacolato da entità sfuggenti, inquietanti, inimmaginabili, forze insondabili forgiate nel fuoco del terrore, le uniche in grado di resistere all’impeto del principe e alla sua furia sovrumana. Il primo capitolo di un viaggio fantastico ed eroico, l’epopea della riconquista di un mondo e della propria eredità.

The first five novels in the series are available in Italy in eBook format, too. NINE PRINCES IN AMBER was first published in 1970, and has since been made published widely in translation. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.