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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As a result, skimming over the novel produces a satisfactory gloss of events. Apr 29, Alex Andrasik rated it did not like it Shelves: Nov 15, Sunni rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really enjoyed this series. Jared Smith rated it really liked it Jan 11, Plus the church seems less like an actual religion and more like just another political adversary — a little more sense that some people have deeper faith would have helped.

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The other thing I had issue with dderyni the Duel Arca This was the most complex book of the trilogy and I liked it the best. In fact, I thought these instances seemed more realistic than if Kurtz had staged showy sword fights. It did keep my interest.

Traditionally the clergy has viewed any sort of magic as evil, akin to the witchcraft which their Holy Scriptures clearly forbids. Pages to import images to Wikidata. A disappointing ending to a series I had hopes for. My favorite quotation is this one: Thanks for telling us about the problem. To view it, click here.

I’ll probably continue with the series as I am curious about both the Camber arc and the King Kelson arc. This third and final one grabbed and held my interest. Lists with This Book.


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This is the third and last book of this hhigh, but there are still so many unanswered questions. How will the King win? It does have a positive spiritual aspect to it or at least seryni negativewhich was refreshing in this genre. I plan to continue 3. If you want to dip into Katherine Kurtz, the Chronicles of Camber of Culdi are much better I thinkand these earlier novels are not required to enjoy them.

The Sword of Aldones. How to write a great review. I loved Pullman’s His Dark Materials for it’s style and imagination, but there’s no question his quasi-Catholic Church, the Magisterium, is just plain evil, and at times Pullman’s anti-church clanging anvils got to me. She has an excellent grasp of court politics and intrigue. Oct 18, Donald Walker rated it it was amazing. Please try again later. Riccardo Maggioni rated it really liked it Dec 23, High Deryni starts off a little slow, but after the first 80 pages, the pace of the story picks up and moves along at a fast pace.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I first read these books as a teenager, and absolutely loved them.

They decried the Deryni as witches and heretics, drove them underground, and usurped Young Kelson Haldane has claimed his birthright and assumed the throne of Gwynedd.

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All stories, are in some derynii a mystery. But these three books are just so bad. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Morgan will still always hold a piece of my heart though, because he wormed his way in there so long ago. I know this was the first trilogy in a long line of books. You know, the type game of thrones and wheel of time should have had.

I really did enjoy this collection. The Gods of War. Before Kelson can agree, Arilan suddenly requests a brief period to consider the challenge. If you enjoy what and how Ms.


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Kurtz does supply the additional fact later that she is also Deryni and somehow knows Morgan’s her soulmate, but that just wasn’t enough to convince me. So if all that doesn’t encourage one to read more, I don’t know what will! There didn’t seem to be much in the way of culture building, either.

Dec 04, Pages Buy. I was wavering between three and four stars halfway through the book, but the scene with Warin and the ending squandered all the goodwill I had built up. It’s hard to say, reryni exactly none of them enjoy believable character arcs, and none of them are instrumental to the novel’s abrupt and deeply unsatisfying climax. Morgan wil Reading with Tor. In fact, I thought these instances seemed more realistic than if Kurtz had staged showy sword fights.

The first of the trilogy was self-contained and OK, although not entirely very hig. You know, the type game of thrones and wheel of time sh Good play on the Deryni bigotry by both humans and Deryni if the half-Deryni in the story.

Reprogramming Warin’s personality is absolutely something Morgan would do, and if this how the “good” Deryni behave, then I can only imagine how bad it was during the days of the Deryni Interregnum and I’m pretty sure the pogroms are justified.

I like interesting worlds.