As a rule, the principle «slowly but surely» applies to all occasions. If a process needs to be accelerated, one must act with extreme caution.
«Shotguns of Avalon» is the second book of the cult cycle «The Chronicles of Amber», which constitutes the golden fund of science fiction.
“He will return to Amber, as he promised himself and fate, when he wrote:“ Eric, I will return, ”and signed:“ Corvinus is the ruler of Amber. ” The Black Bird will find Corwin in the Shadows and show him the way to the Amber Kingdom.
Only the return will turn out to be completely different from what one dreamed of in a dark and damp dungeon, where plans for revenge and the triumphant return of the new King were hatched for many years of imprisonment, whose armies sweep away the resistance of the usurper. Maybe it would have happened if it had not been for the rash words of curse, uttered in a fit of despair and anger … «
The answers received give way to new questions, the world expands and becomes more complicated, as well as the already difficult relationship of the descendants of Oberon, but Corvin will have to face an unexpected and difficult choice.
The Shotguns of Avalon novel continues to pick up the pace set in the first book, and yet the story is far from over.
© 1972, by Roger Zelazny
Publisher: «Glagol» dubbing studio, 2017
Translation: Yuri Rostislavovich Sokolov
Reader: Dmitry Orgin
Editing: Grigory Sokovikov
Proofreader: Lyubov Karetnikova
Cover: Anna Kolesnichenko.