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Katherine Kurtz

Teoksen Deryni Rising tekijä

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About the Author

Katherine Kurtz was born in Coral Gables, Florida on October 18, 1944. She received a four-year science scholarship to the University of Miami where she graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. She completed an M.A. in medieval English history at UCLA while writing her first two novels, and working as näytä lisää an instructional designer for the Los Angeles Police Academy. She is also a professionally trained hypnotist, a student of comparative religion, and somewhat of an authority on heraldry and chivalry She has also joined with Deborah Turner Harris, and together they have written five books in an adept series of occult detective thrillers set in modern Scotland. Her first editing foray, Tales of The Knights Templar, appeared from Warner Books in 1995, which wa followed by a second volume, On Crusade: More Tales of The Knights Templar. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Deryni Rising (1970) 1,991 kappaletta
Camber of Culdi (1976) 1,673 kappaletta
Deryni Checkmate (1972) 1,579 kappaletta
High Deryni (1973) 1,550 kappaletta
Saint Camber (1978) 1,423 kappaletta
Camber the Heretic (1981) 1,349 kappaletta
The Bishop's Heir (1984) 1,283 kappaletta
The King's Justice (1985) 1,189 kappaletta
The Quest for Saint Camber (1986) 1,186 kappaletta
The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989) 1,079 kappaletta
The Adept (1991) 856 kappaletta
The Deryni Archives (1982) 810 kappaletta
King Javan's Year (1992) 783 kappaletta
The Bastard Prince (1994) 761 kappaletta
King Kelson's Bride (2000) 733 kappaletta
The Lodge of the Lynx (1992) 680 kappaletta
The Templar Treasure (1993) 666 kappaletta
Dagger Magic (1995) 571 kappaletta
Death of an Adept (1996) 543 kappaletta
In The King's Service (2003) — Tekijä — 533 kappaletta
Deryni Magic (1990) 507 kappaletta
Lammas Night (1983) — Tekijä — 447 kappaletta
St. Patrick's Gargoyle (2001) 419 kappaletta
Childe Morgan (2006) 387 kappaletta
The Temple and the Stone (1998) 364 kappaletta
Knights of the Blood (1993) 359 kappaletta
Two Crowns for America (1996) 274 kappaletta
At Swords Point (1994) — Created by — 257 kappaletta
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Editor, Contributor — 252 kappaletta
Deryni Tales (2000) 237 kappaletta
Legacy of Lehr (1986) 233 kappaletta
The Temple and the Crown (2001) 212 kappaletta
Codex Derynianus (1998) — Tekijä — 160 kappaletta
The Chronicles of the Deryni (1970) 148 kappaletta
The King's Deryni (2014) 143 kappaletta
On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) — Editor, Contributor — 106 kappaletta
Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar (2002) — Editor, Contributor — 87 kappaletta
Camber of Culdi/Bethane (2016) 40 kappaletta
Venture in Vain (2001) 4 kappaletta
Trilogia dei Deryni 4 kappaletta
Swords Against The Marluk (1977) 3 kappaletta
Bethane [short story] (1982) 2 kappaletta
Crusade of Fire 1 kappale
Vocation [novelette] (1983) 1 kappale
Legacy [short story] (1983) 1 kappale
Healer's Song [short story] (1982) 1 kappale
Catalyst [short story] (1985) 1 kappale
Trial [novelette] (1986) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Avustaja — 368 kappaletta
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977) — Avustaja — 208 kappaletta
The Crafters (1991) — Avustaja — 166 kappaletta
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998) — Avustaja — 166 kappaletta
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Avustaja — 146 kappaletta
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Avustaja — 142 kappaletta
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Avustaja — 140 kappaletta
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta
Battlestations (2011) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
Total War (1990) — Tekijä — 97 kappaletta
Crisis (1991) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
The Gods of War (1992) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
Legends (1999) — Johdanto — 42 kappaletta
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36 (2020) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
The Deryni Adventure Game (2005) — Original novel — 19 kappaletta
Novel Ideas-Fantasy (2006) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Nine Visions, a Book of Fantasies (1983) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Ashtaru der Schreckliche. (1982) — Avustaja, eräät painokset9 kappaletta
New Altars (1996) — Johdanto — 3 kappaletta

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I've been going back to classic fantasy books. I missed this one when it came out, but it's the first of the Deryni series, first published in 1970.
It occurs in Gwynedd, where King Brion rules as leader of one of the Eleven Kingdoms. Brion is human but has powers bequeathed to him by the Deryni, a race of people with magic and psychic powers now persecuted by the Church. His general is Alaric Morgan, a half-Deryni who has been training the heir, Prince Kelson. A Deryni sorceress named Charissa assassinates Brion, but rumors paint Morgan as the killer.
This is epic high fantasy roughly based on Welsh legends and history. This book has spawned fifteen books that take place in this world, though this one can be read as a complete story. The world-building is fascinating and involved, with political machinations in both the court and church taking place among murders and magic. It's more YA fantasy than Game of Thrones, but a very satisfying introduction to a spellbinding world and characters that I will be reading more about.
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N.W.Moors | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 3, 2023 |
I ended up with this book along with a number of others from a relative's collection.
From the description, I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a let down. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it was definitely not what I got.
I suppose I anticipated a bit more of the 'mystic detective' trope, ala Carnacki or so many other examples from weird and pulp fiction. And that's certainly present in a way...but there is an awful lot of almost Victorian/Romantic-esque nobility/rich person stuff here. Much like a lot of classic literature from that era, I find it a little off-putting. Its hard to feel sympathetic to or identify with people so wealthy they have no actual responsibilities or demands on their time. Even artists who benefit from their patronage (which are present here) feel similar to me. Combined with the fact that we get *VERY LIMITED* magic or mystical secret society action until about the last 50 pages of this book. In fact, there's very little action of any kind til that point. Until then, there's a lot meandering not really training, not really teaching, a new protege...a lot of description of rich people's homes and cars and oh so important activities, a *little* investigation...and that's about it. There's also some really heavy christian overtones to the magic, which I wasn't anticipating, but the author goes out of their way to let us know it doesn't *have* to be that way. Unless someone tells me the subsequent books have a pretty hard shift in tone and pacing, I'm out for the rest of the series.… (lisätietoja)
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jdavidhacker | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 4, 2023 |
The second of the series does not disappoint. Its parallels to the Catholic Inquisition are prevalent and thought provoking. The ending leaves a gaping hole for the next in the series to fill. You definitely cannot leave the series here, but I will take a with some Victor Hugo.
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282Mikado | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 30, 2022 |
I read the Deryni Chronicles and the Legends of Camber series 40 or so years ago. Something brought them back to mind recently and I decided to reread these nearly forgotten tales. What a treat. An interesting blend of fantasy with medieval Europe and the Catholic Church, all interwoven into an immensely intriguing tale. I am eager to start the next.
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282Mikado | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 30, 2022 |



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