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Deryni Checkmate · Childe Morgan · In the King’s Service · King Kelson’s Bride · Two Crowns for America. See all books by Katherine Kurtz. Read “High Deryni” by Katherine Kurtz with Rakuten Kobo. With young King Kelson on the throne of Gwynedd, the priesthood of the Eleven Kingdoms felt its. Find product information, ratings and reviews for High Deryni (Unabridged) (MP3 -CD) (Katherine Kurtz) online on

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It’s not a good sign when you’re so bored by the “dramatic” confrontation of two armies midway through a book that you put it down for months and then have to eventually force yourself to finish it.

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Retrieved from ” https: Second, the final battle of arcane powers doesn’t even get going, because Rhydon is actually someone else masquerading and waiting, for what actually?

But is it the ending I expected. The other thing I had issue with the the Duel Arca This was dreyni most complex book of the trilogy and I liked it the best. Days of Air and Darkness. Kelson comes into his own, albeit in a harsh situation.

Will this be reflected in the story? Is it the bold, dashing, nonsensically romance-afflicted, kind of sociopathic half-Deryni warrior Morgan?

An easy way to end the book without any of the good guys dying? I hope that the later books will also soon be available in audiobook format. What will happen with Morgan and the lady he fell in love with at first sight yuck?

One of Wencit’s allies reveals himself to be another member of the Camberian Council, one who has been working to bring down Wencit for years for his own personal reasons. The Temple and the Crown. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Good play on the Deryni bigotry by both humans and Deryni if the half-Deryni in the story. The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy.


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He could have saved a lot of trouble, not to mention lives, if he had done so. Now, the final battle for ultimate power was about to break into open conflict, led by the Church which equated the supernatural powers of the Deryni with witchcraft and heresy!

Are the other members of dedyni Council publicly known figures, like Arilan is, and if so, why does no one register any surprise when their identities are revealed?

Originally posted at Fantasy Literature. I am not the least bit disappointed in what was developed in this installment, and truly loved the book despite my poor view on how it was ended. I was finally excited about this book. While I was reading I was reminded of C. Detyni central conflict between the Deryni and anti-Deryni zealots the leader of whom can Heal in a rather Deryni-like fashion is never adequately explained in the first place, then is conveniently resolved in a dumb and morally suspect way.

A revised and updated edition of the novel was released in by Ace Books. The best of the three. I will let you be the judge of that. And although the Deryni are rather suppressed at this time, there isn’t much said about their cultural influences- art, clothing, or beliefs hih they apparently are not naturally part of the church mentioned before.

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What will happen with Morgan and the lady he fell in love with at first sight yuck? The first half of the book resolves the church’s efforts to excommunicate Morgan and Kelson and the anti-Deryni fanatic Warin’s efforts to exterminate the mage-race but reading now, I’m less convinced that the good guy’s logical arguments would shake him up. In issuing his challenge, Wencit claims that he has secured the cooperation of the Council, but Arilan has heard nothing of such a request.


Arilan and Duncan aren’t that bad, but they’ve repeatedly proven themselves willing to lie under ecclesiastical oath, so they’re hardly trustworthy. As the third novel starts, the Church has just split over the Deryni issue.

I’ll probably continue with the series as I am curious about both the Camber arc and the King Kelson arc. An Angry Robot Sampler. The appendix is great –especially the part I how the magic power gets passed down on the X and Y chromosomes. Katherine Kurtz knows how to write epic fantasy tales. She currently lives in Virginia. I’m talking about Morgan, and Arilan, and Duncan.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. At something instead of something-teen, I have to face up to a few facts, like Morgan can be a bit of a jerk and isn’t the dashing hero I remember him being, but the bones of it are still there and I’m enjoying reading about Duncan a whole lot more. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bishop Arilan comes clean by admitting his heritage he literally has no ground to stand onand Morgan meets the love of his life NB: I was a little happier this time around as the main part of the story focuses on all three of the main characters, Kelson, Morgan and Duncan.

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Michelle Gardner rated it liked it Oct 22, I think the series teaches a good lesson about tolerance of minorities and overcoming ignorance. This was the final installment of the Chronicles of Deryni trilogy.

So if all that doesn’t encourage one to read more, I don’t know what will! Jun 04, Fraser Sherman rated it really liked it Shelves: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.