|Title:||Sign of Chaos|
The second Amber series continues to gain steam. Each and every character that appears for more than a paragraph or two is here for a reason, and Zelazny isn't afraid to throw in new characters for good measure.
This story opens with a vignette in something like Wonderland of Alice's Looking Glass fame, complete with white rabbit and both a bandersnatch and a jabberwock. And there is an explanation for this - and the explanation makes sense; at least in this universe.
The number of plots and sub-plots is huge, and, as before, which people are Merlin's friends vs. his enemies is not at all clear.
I was trying to read myself to sleep last night, blew right past the end of this book, and wound up well into the next one before I decided that I wouldn't sleep if I didn't put the tome down. Of course, this morning the first thing I did was pick it back up again. Thus I have another review to write as well.