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review 2018-11-11 08:50
Rezension | Die Burgen des Chaos von Roger Zelazny
Die Burgen des Chaos: Die Chroniken von ... Die Burgen des Chaos: Die Chroniken von Amber 5 - Roger Zelazny,Thomas Schlück

Beschreibung

 

Nachdem Corwins Vater Oberon sein Versteckspiel beendet hat, eröffnet sich die brenzlige Lage um das Königreich Amber zum ersten Mal in Gänze. Die Geschwister schließen sich im Kampf gegen Brand mit ihrem Vater zusammen und Corwin erhält den wohl schwierigsten Auftrag. Während Oberon versucht das Urmuster zu retten, begibt sich Corwin auf die Reise zu den Burgen des Chaos. Die Lage wird immer aussichtsloser und so sieht sich Corwin gezwungen ein neues Muster zu erschaffen, welches, so hofft er, im Notfall die Sicherheit Ambers garantiert.

 

Meine Meinung
 

“Die Burgen des Chaos” ist mit 222 Seiten der kürzeste und sogleich der finale Band der High-Fantasy Reihe “Die Chroniken von Amber” von Roger Zelazny. Auch hier ist wieder einer der Prinzen von Amber auf dem Cover abgebildet und der Buchschnitt hat eine tolle violette Farbe. Die Romane stellen durch ihre hübsche Gestaltung und die verschiedenfarbigen Buchschnitte vor allem nebeneinander im Regal eine wahre Augenweide dar.

 

Die Geschichte nimmt in diesem Abschlussband schnell an Fahrt auf und führt auf unerwartete Pfade. Besonders gut gefallen hat mir an diesem Band, dass die Seitenverhältnisse in einem geklärten Licht erscheinen und man sich somit voll und ganz auf die Reise mit Corwin einlassen kann. Zusätzlich zu den kaleidoskopartigen Höllenritten lenkt Zelazny das Augenmerk auf Corwins Weg zu sich selbst. Auf der Reise zu den Burgen des Chaos begegnet er dem Baum Yggdrasil, der ihm einen Ast als Wanderstock leiht, dem Vogel Hugi mit dem er philosophische Fragen diskutiert und er gerät in die Fänge von trinkfesten Zwergen die ihn von seinem Weg abbringen wollen. Zu guter Letzt möchte ihn auch noch ein Schakal in die Irre locken, doch Corwins Charakter hat sich auf eine wunderbare Weise weiterentwickelt, so dass er guten Gewissen allen Prüfungen gegenübertreten kann.

 

Die Ereignisse um Corwins Reise stecken voller Mystik und konnten mich so sehr an die Seiten fesseln, dass ich gar nicht bemerkte wie schnell der alles entscheidenden Showdown nahte. Bei den Burgen des Chaos entscheidet sich schließlich die Schlacht um Amber, wobei es eigentlich gar keine richtige Kampfszenen gibt. Das ist auch mein einziger Kritikpunkt – zu gerne hätte ich eine epische Abschlussschlacht gelesen! Zelazny hingegen lässt seine Chroniken in etwas sanfteren Fahrwasser ausgleiten.


Fazit

Ein überraschend tiefsinniger Abschlussband der mit packender Mystik besticht.

Source: www.bellaswonderworld.de/rezensionen/rezension-die-burgen-des-chaos-von-roger-zelazny
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text 2018-10-30 10:09
October wrap-up
The Magic Cottage - James Herbert
Force of Chaos: The Coming of Age of the Antichrist - Lin Senchaid
Hippie - Paulo Coelho
End Times: Rise of the Undead - Shane Carrow
The Amulet Thief - Luanne Bennett
The Second Sister (Amendyr Book 1) - Rae D. Magdon
The Moor - John Haysom
The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe
Dark Ride - P.G. Kassel

Well, 9 books for the month isn't bad. I accepted a week ago that I just haven't been able to read fast enough to expect to finish any more, even though I have several still in progress. Maybe saving my longer books for the second month of Bingo wasn't the best strategy. Oh well, it's been enjoyable anyway.

 

Of the above list, I would happily recommend any of the first 4 (yes, even the zombie book). The others were mostly decent reads. The only disappointment was The Amulet Thief. I had high hopes for that one but found it boring.

 

So not a bad month over all. I haven't managed Bingo blackout. I will finish my Bingo books in progress. There are 6 of them and 3 of those are Netgalley reads. I also have 6 more Netgalley books not yet started. Guess what I'll be doing for November!

 

Only one of my Bingo books never got started, the Mary Shelley. From what I've heard it's a bit slow, but I want to read it anyway. Whether I do it soon or save it for next year is yet to be seen. My priority for the moment is shifting to Netgalley commitments.

 

I also want to have a blitz of my samples. I may not get to it in November with so many Netgalley books but I'd like to just take some time to sit and read them, keeping in mind that many never take more than a couple of pages to reject. Whether I do any holiday reads this year may depend on how far I get with both samples and Netgalley. I'd like to start the new year with a clear samples folder, though I find it easy to slip in short books. I'll let my mood take me where it will.

 

Bingo has been fun. I expect to get one more from tomorrow's call, but that's it for me. Next year I'll make sure I don't lumber myself with any bricks!

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review 2018-10-26 14:52
Force of Chaos
Force of Chaos: The Coming of Age of the Antichrist - Lin Senchaid

by Lin Senchaid

 

I can never resist a good antichrist story. At first I thought this one was going to be just a light hearted YA novel, but things started happening by chapter three that had me holding my breath! There are also some great laugh out loud one-liners between the more intense scenes.

 

Lucas is the antichrist, but with incarnation comes free will and he's having a teenage rebellion. Rather than being anti-social in high school, he has a few close friends that border on being followers, but most of the time treat him like any other teenager, albeit one with certain leadership abilities and a few, um, unusual skills.

 

Part of the amusement value is that he attends a Los Angeles high school where everyone knows he's the antichrist and it's just treated as another teenage quirk, except when things get too real. Some of his teachers assume it's just a fantasy thing, but he's got a crush on a girl with very religious parents who disapprove of him for what he is and won't let her go to a dance with him.

 

I hope there will be further books with these characters. I'm usually not big on series but there's room to further develop some of the peripheral characters and I rather liked the main ones. Yes, including Lucas. I used to wonder after the second of The Omen series films came out what would happen if the antichrist decided he just didn't want to fulfil his prescribed role or questioned the prophecies and this addresses those questions within the context of a fun, fast moving story. Highly recommended!

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text 2018-10-24 14:38
If anyone needs a book for New Release or Supernatural...
Force of Chaos: The Coming of Age of the Antichrist - Lin Senchaid

I've been keeping an eye on new releases in Horror since the start of Bingo and although I've already filled that square, I came across this yesterday and thought it might do for someone else. Only 137 pages, YA, not scary.

 

It's fun though. I got the sample and started reading, then bought it and just kept reading. I think I've found a new favorite author to add to the pile.

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review 2018-10-04 03:55
Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm (audiobook)
Death Qualified - A Mystery of Chaos - Kate Wilhelm,Anna Fields

Series: Barbara Holloway #1

 

The courtroom drama portion was interesting, but the later part of the book fell pretty flat, especially the ending. I'm not sure if I'll bother picking up any of the rest of in the series. Basically, Barbara Holloway is defending Nell Kendricks, who is accused of murdering her estranged husband (after he's been off the grid for 7 years), but after the trial the story takes a bit of a nosedive. The romance definitely didn't bring much to the table either.

 

I was thinking of counting this for Halloween Bingo, but I'm not sure for which square. I was thinking of maybe "Terror in a small town" because several of the main characters live out in a small community in the woods, basically, but I'm not sure if it's a bit of a stretch. There's always the Free Square, of course.

 

Edit: I've decided to use this for the Free Square.

 

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