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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With young King Kelson on the throne of Gwynedd, the priesthood of the Eleven Kingdoms felt its control deeply threatened. Nice unexpected ending that was foretold if you deryno listen carefully to the casual talk by the seemingly unimportant characters.

Second, the final hihg of arcane powers doesn’t even get going, because Rhydon is actually someone else masquerading and waiting, for what actually? Most Eeryni Most Recent. I’ll probably continue with the series as I am curious about both the Camber arc and the King Kelson arc. But the priesthood of the Eleven Kingdoms has held sway over the Crown for generations. While it is a fantasy novel, it feels very much tied into historical fiction with magical elements.

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.

Views Read Edit View history. The Gods of War. Until the third novel most of the journeys are anti-climactic.

Don’t let my dissatisfaction stop you from your own enjoyment. The Complete Arrows Trilogy. If you enjoy what and how Ms.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The reader is drawn into the story by the need to solve the mystery. Vandrona rated it liked reryni May 24, I see little reason why.

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I did like how each of the main characters grappled with their feelings and moral conduct. To view it, click here. Ariah rated it it was amazing Aug 28, A disappointing ending to a series I had hopes for. Kurtz plans to share more of the story with us in the very near future. I wish she would write more. And What an utterly satisfying end to the trilogy that started with Deryni Rising and continued in Deryni Checkmate. Coris has decided to betray Kelson and immediately turns Derry over Wencit, who begins to torture Derry both physically and mentally.

He concluded that “In one novel the author has ruined everything [she] built up in the previous two. Item s unavailable for purchase. Well-plotted and with characters you care about, and this book brings the first trilogy of Deryni books to a satisfying conclusion.

Katherine Kurtz is an American fantasy novel writer. When I get a new computer, or do a rebuild, I always pick the computer’s name from a book I’m currently reading. Kelson learns of Bran Coris’ treason, but is nonetheless determined to win the war. It lends the series a bit of a hodge podge feel that creates this sense of the series not really being able to decide what it wants to be.

Read it Forward Read it first. I realize that Morgan and Duncan going to Dhassa is part of the reason he was able to do it, but what with a cataclysmic war on the horizon I expect he might be forgiven. Pblb rated it really liked it Nov 24, I was finally excited about this book. Kendle rated it it was amazing May 10, Morgan and Duncan decide to go to Dhassa and seek to reconcile with the six bishops who have refused to follow Loris’ anti-Deryni crusade.


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However, the internal literary chronology of events in the Deryni series is continued in The Bishop’s Heir. MartinGarth Nix and Scott Lynch. A Scandal in Battersea. Recently a more progressive minority of Church leaders has split off. There’s no way of telling who the main character of this book is. Sep 30, Kat Hooper rated it liked it Shelves: Here are some of the other reasons this book is not good: I honestly don’t know what to think.

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The Chronicles of the Deryni: Deryni Rising / Deryni Checkmate / High Deryni

This ecclesiastical unrest threatens to cause civil war at dwryni time when Gwynedd needs to unite against outside enemies. I hope that the later books will also soon be available in audiobook format. As a result, skimming over the novel produces a satisfactory gloss of events. View all 4 comments. The Chronicles of the Deryni 3 books.

Michelle Gardner rated it liked it Oct 22, Apr 29, Alex Andrasik rated it did not like it Shelves: