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23rd Jul '16 10:07:02 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** It's still such a logistical nightmare that it sees limited use. The powder is produced in Avalon shadows, in small quantities, as a jewel polish. The bullets then have to be produced on Earth shadows where the purchaser has to find somebody willing to make custom ammo with completely inert powder as a propellant, again in limited quantities to avoid attracting the attentions of governments.

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** It's still such a logistical nightmare that it sees limited use. The powder is produced in Avalon shadows, in small quantities, as a jewel polish. The bullets then have to be produced on Earth shadows where the purchaser has to find somebody willing to make custom ammo with completely inert powder as a propellant, again in limited quantities to avoid attracting the attentions of governments. When you can just stop by a shadow where they had a prophesy about your coming and hand you an army of hundreds of thousands (which was exactly what Corwin did in the first book) it has limited utility, especially after the surprise element is gone.
20th Jul '16 8:01:02 PM starjammer05
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* TimTaylorTechnology: Merlin's sorcery seems to run on this trope, especially in the later books and stories. While at first he mentions how throwing raw power at a problem is unaesthetic and barbaric, later on he has no problem throwing rivers of power at anything that vexes him. [[spoiler: This may be a side effect of picking up the spikard.]] It often works, [[spoiler: though not when confronting either the Pattern or the Logrus.]]
13th Jun '16 4:10:00 PM zzedar
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** The Amberites are significantly less confident in their physical prowess in the first book -- at one point Flora, Random, and Corwin are hysterically nervous about a few thugs -- as Random notes later on, he could probably have taken them out on his own by the rules for their abilities that are later established. On the other hand, both Random and Flora display power over shadow that Amberites do ''not'' have in later books.
20th Apr '16 6:28:28 PM eroock
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--> ''"Never trust a relative. It is far worse than trusting strangers. With a stranger there is a possibility that you might be safe." ''

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--> -> ''"Never trust a relative. It is far worse than trusting strangers. With a stranger there is a possibility that you might be safe." ''



* HuntingAccident: Mentioned in the backstory:''

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* HuntingAccident: Mentioned in the backstory:''backstory:
20th Apr '16 6:28:04 PM eroock
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* HuntingAccident: Mentioned in the backstory:''
--> '''Corwin:''' [My archenemy] and I had gone out hunting...
--> '''Ganelon:''' It seems strange that the two of you, being on the terms you were, would go out alone together.
--> '''Corwin:''' Well, perhaps it was a bit more contrived than I make it sound. [[CainAndAbel Perhaps the two of us had reasons to want to be out hunting by ourselves.]]
--> '''Ganelon:''' I see.
27th Dec '15 1:10:17 PM Exxolon
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Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/TheBooksOfEmber The City Of Ember]]''.

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Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/TheBooksOfEmber The City Of Ember]]''.
Ember]]''. Also the classic ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module ''Castle Amber'' is not based on this series, instead being inspired by various works from Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith.
6th Nov '15 10:15:28 AM MrDeath
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** And don't even start on John Gregory Betancourt's "Dawn of Amber" prequel series. [[spoiler:Seriously. If you're holding a copy of it in your hands right now, ''don't even start''.]]

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** And don't even start on John Gregory Betancourt's "Dawn of Amber" prequel series. [[spoiler:Seriously. If you're holding a copy of it in your hands right now, ''don't even start''.]]
6th Nov '15 5:49:30 AM Doc_Loki
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** And don't even start on John Gregory Betancourt's "Dawn of Amber" prequel series.

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** And don't even start on John Gregory Betancourt's "Dawn of Amber" prequel series. [[spoiler:Seriously. If you're holding a copy of it in your hands right now, ''don't even start''.]]
4th Oct '15 8:22:29 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** It's still such a logistical nightmare that it sees limited use. The powder is produced in Avalon shadows, in small quantities, as a jewel polish. The bullets then have to be produced on Earth shadows where the purchaser has to find somebody willing to make custom ammo with completely inert powder as a propellant, again in limited quantities to avoid attracting the attentions of governments.
4th Oct '15 9:44:08 AM Alia_of
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* {{Revenge}}: For most Amberites personal vendetta seems to be understandable, even desirable. Merlin at one point muses that if someone killed his father, he would get revenge, just like [[spoiler: Luke/Rinaldo]].
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