This one was a lot better than the previous Amber book. Lots of action and lots of questions answered, although new questions are of course added. And the book ends on one such question. It'll be very interesting to find out what happens next.
Well, the author sure has a knack for ending books on cliffhangers! The mystery and intrigue is certainly deepening as this saga progresses. The plots have twists and turns and the characters are strong. As each one progresses, I am more and more interested in this unique story.
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Sign of the Unicorn marks the initial phases of Prince Corwin's actions as the regent of Amber. A beginning full of ill omens and worse. Corwin's first task is the investigation of Caine's murder by creatures from some unknown place in the shadows. The same creatures that once chased Random into Fiona's lair. Corwin's brother tells the story of his attempt to rescue Brand, and Corwin's own efforts nearly becoms another disaster. Things do not improve from there, either.
Corwin is trying to unravel the source of the black road, the reason for the mysterious attacks on Amber, and identify the guilty parties. Needless to say his brothers and sisters, all seeking their own ends are rarely as helpful as they could be. A few, no doubt, are guilt of carrying on their on plots for control, and Corwin quickly discovers that there's no such thing as a safe house.
Politics in Amber grow increasingly complicated and deadly. Corwin first has to narrow down the options and then face the uncomfortable decision of who really did want him dead.