Maybe I was expecting more? Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more as a new fantasy reader? Who knows, all I know is that I was bored. In contrast to most fantasy novels, which are heavy on the exposition, Nine Princes in Amber
starts off with a bang - the narrator awakes with no memory, and we follow him on an adventure as he tries to figure things out.
I found the narrator to be frustratingly blank, even for an amnesia victim. Characterization was shallow at best, and it committed the cardinal sin of a novel - it failed to make me care, one way or another, about a single character.
I can see where it was technically well done, so I gave it three stars. It's one of my husband's favorites, so it mustn't be bad - I think this is just a case of my tastes being different!