To borrow Alex’s favourite phrase: uh-oh.
“Roger Zelazny’s The Dawn Of Amber – The New Amber Novel by John Gregory Betancourt.” I found this in Transreal bookshop this morning, and I cannot help but be afraid…very afraid.
I myself have extensively abused the Amber universe and mythology in numerous Amber role-playing sessions, but Zelazny’s canon has always been sacred. Yet here is the first volume in a new trilogy that has been sanctioned by Zelazny’s estate. (Note: not necessarily in accordance with Zelazny’s actual wishes.)
One of the cover quotes is from twice-Hugo-winning Richard A. Lupoff, who says:
“[Betancourt] is the ideal choice to assume Roger Zelazny’s mantle…”
I bought the book, but I’m still not sure if I actually want to read it. I’ll let you know what I think if I do.