Does anybody know the name of a book series or author of a book series?

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Does anybody know the name of a book series or author of a book series?
The main character is a prince of an alternate universe or magical dimension, and he is in a hospital b/c he has amnesia i think, and he has like 8 or 9 brothers, i think his name is David, and he communicates with his family through tarot cards that have their name and picture on it. One of the brother’s name is Benedict. I have been trying to find this series since i was 9 years old and i can’t remember the author or the book series. Please help!

Suggestion by Alyssa
Your solution is not the internet (how can that be?!) Yes, it is true. Go our to library, find the librarian, and give them the description! 🙂 I can almost guarantee that they will find your mystery book.

Suggestion by Angel
City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
Sounds a really similar to your description

Here is the official book description:
Lucien is seriously ill but his life is transformed when an old Italian notebook gives him the power to become a stravagante, a time traveller with access to 16th century Italy. He wakes up in Bellezza (Venice) during carnival time and meets Arianna, a girl his own age who is disguised as a boy in the hope of being selected as one of the Duchessa’s mandoliers. Arianna gives Lucien her boy’s clothing and he is selected as a mandolier himself, becoming a friend of fellow-stravagante Rodolfo, the Duchessa’s lover, and saving the Duchessa’s life when she is threatened by an assassin hired by the powerful di Chimici family. For state occasions the Duchessa uses her maid Giuliana as a body-double but Guiliana commits the fatal mistake of revealing the secret to her fiance Enrico and a sequence of devastating consequences unravels. Meanwhile Lucien has met the original stravagante, the Elizabethan alchemist William Dethridge, and he begins to understand that he may be called to follow in his footsteps.

There are 6 books in this series.

Hope that it’s what your looking for 🙂

Suggestion by tiandron
Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
“Corwin wakes up from a coma in a hospital in New York with amnesia. He soon discovers that he’s part of a superhuman royal family that can wander among infinite parallel worlds (called “shadows”), and who rule over the one true world, Amber. He meets members of this newly-rediscovered family, and then later is shown and walks the Pattern, a labyrinth inscribed in the dungeons of Castle Amber which gives the multiverse its order. Walking the Pattern of Rebma (a city in Amber that mirrors the true city of Amber, down to the smallest detail, including the Pattern) restores Corwin’s memory and his abilities to travel through shadow. In alliance with his brother Bleys, he attempts to conquer Amber, which is currently ruled by his elder brother Eric, who took power after the disappearance of their father, Oberon. Their attempt fails. Bleys falls from the side of Kolvir and Corwin is captured, blinded and imprisoned. Thanks to his genetic regenerative ability, his eyes regrow and he regains his vision. Dworkin Barimen, the mad sorcerer who created the Pattern enters Corwin’s prison through the walls of Corwin’s prison cell, and eventually draws on the wall the door through which Corwin escapes.”

Benedict (orange, yellow, brown), The master tactician of the family as well as the unmatched master of all martial weapons, and a man who seldom smiles. He chose to remove himself from the struggle for the crown, leaving Eric and Corwin as the eldest surviving heirs. Moreover, Oberon declared his marriage with Cymnea null and void, rendering all his children by her retroactively illegitimate. Benedict has had an affair with Lintra the Hellmaid of Chaos, during a brief interlude in hostilities between them, and is unaware that she bore a child as a result of this. Benedict and Lintra subsequently came to blows again, and Benedict slew Lintra but lost his arm. He still fights better with one arm than anybody else with two.

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What kind of entertainment for a Masquerade party?
For my 16th birthday party I want to have a Masquerade party.I’m going to have a DJ and everything but I really want to know what kind of music and entertainment I should have.
Should I start the night our with ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like music and then put on some popular music or should I just start it off with popular music and then add some slow ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like music for slow songs?
Also,for entertainment purposes,I want to have a palm/tarot card reader but what else could I have for entertainment?

Suggestion by Little Star
This is an awesome idea. Beads,Benjoits (I don’t know how to spell it, those fried donut treats) Shrimp, crawfish, brass band songs.

Suggestion by Amanda
You should start with Phantom music– do a dramatic entrance.

Other entertainment would be a kiss wall.
– have lipstick and have men and women kiss paper and write their name on the back. have everyone vote for the sexiest and at the end of the night, announce the winner and give a prize. It goes with the anonymity of the masks.

Have fun!

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