All right Mr. Holland, two can play at this game! My favorite fantasy series is the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. The series is more sword & sorcery than high fantasy, and it is written in a style that's reminiscent of hard-boiled, detective fiction. It deals with a family of...well...demigods who start out fighting over the throne 'cause Dad is gone, and end up fighting to keep their home kingdom intact. So does anyone other than me miss Corwin and Merlin and Benedict? Does anyone have any thoughts on facing the Pattern or just ambling through Shadows?