The Guns of Avalon
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 1973.
Back towards his magic realm strides Corwin, Prince of Amber, as the dark powers of the Shadow Worlds rise against him...
Recently escaped from the dungeon where he was imprisoned after his brother, Eric, usurped the throne, Corwin, Prince of Amber, is determined to use all his super-human powers to regain his stolen birthright.
But the road back to Amber was paved with unknown perils and to reach it Corwin must first fight his way through the dreaded forces of the Circle of Evil, and the weird demons conjured up by his own terrible curse.
The Guns of Avalon continues the legend of Amber, the world beyond imagination, first encountered in Nine Princes in Amber.
Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including two Hugos for novels This Immortal (1965) and the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Zelazny was born in Ohio, the only child of Polish immigrant Joseph Zelazny and Irish-American Josephine Sweet. In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. He was accepted to Columbia University in New York to study English and specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, graduating with an M.A. in 1962.
The Chronicles of Amber consists of ten primary books, and includes one additional book that complement the series but is not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Related series The Dawn of Amber