â€œFantasy of a superior order.â€
â€”Washington Post Book World
â€œA storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen.â€
â€”George R.R. Martin
One of the most revered names in sf and fantasy, the incomparable Roger Zelazny was honored with numerous prizesâ€”including six Hugo and three Nebula Awardsâ€”over the course of his legendary career. Among his more than fifty books, arguably Zelaznyâ€™s most popular literary creations were his extraordinary Amber novels. The Great Book of Amber is a collection of the complete Amber chroniclesâ€”featuring volumes one through tenâ€”a treasure trove of the ingenious imagination and phenomenal storytelling that inspired a generation of fantasists, from Neil Gaiman to George R.R. Martin.
A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that somethingâ€™s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesnâ€™t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marshâ€™s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he wonâ€™t earn back his investment in a decade. Yorkâ€™s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marshâ€™s concernâ€”no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious Yorkâ€™s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmareâ€”and humankindâ€™s most impossible dream.