Reviews of Dawn of Amber, the (2002)
Review by freejazz (2004-12-30)
steer clean of this one, read Nine Princes in Amber
reads like bad fanfiction (couldn't finish it/ didnt want to). Charcters didnt make sence, underdevolped. No one should be writing these except Zelazny. It's too bad he didn't have his wishes known in writing: that he didn;t want anyone else writing in the Amber world.
I have heard that the third of this prequil trilogy is alright, but why go though 2 bad to get to one alright. stick with Zelazny classic ten and the new Manna from Heaven (6 short Amber stories!)
and please please if you are starting the series
the read Nine princes in Amber first, it's sooooo good and the beginning (first half) is just such a great introduction.