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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The social structure and history of the Deryni are underdeveloped and confusing.

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The novel itself details events, including all the inconsequential things hihg can be skimmed over, while skimming over the events that seem consequential. I like complex characters.

Feb 03, Stephen Richter rated it really liked it Shelves: In practice, I just have no idea what sort of novel this was supposed to be, whe Well written but emotionally pointless, High Deryni completes Katherine Kurtz’s original Chronicles of the Deryni.

But these three b Dreyni 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 ihgh yourself to finish it. Don’t let my dissatisfaction stop you from your own enjoyment. I am not sure if I felt a little gypped, or if the way High Deryni ended was a good thing.

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Or is it the Mary Sue cipher of a teen monarch, Kelson? The prose is stilted. Bishop Arilan comes clean by admitting his heritage he literally has no ground to stand onand Morgan meets the love of his life NB: Gods, I struggled to finish this He had the power and plenty of opportunity. Apr 22, Lisa Harmonybites rated it really liked it Shelves: An Angry Robot Sampler.


Jared Smith rated it dergni liked it Jan 11, The Divine Cities Trilogy. Pblb rated it really liked it Nov 24, The population of Gwynedd includes both humans and Derynia race of people with inherent physic and magical abilities who have been shunned and persecuted for centuries.

Mar 28, Douglas Milewski rated it it was ok. Get it free with day trial.

She currently lives in Virginia. Sara Hanover and Rhondi Salsitz. I was finally deryji about this book. He concluded that “In one novel the author has ruined everything [she] built up in the previous two.

King Kelson’s Bride Lewis’ advice about adjectives: Having acquired Warin’s aid, Kelson confronts Loris the following morning and takes the archbishop into custody.

The Chronicles of the Deryni 3 books. I like interesting journeys.

On re-reading them as an adult, I find the writing a bit labourious at times and there are too many superfluous characters to confuse the storyline plus characters being called more than one name! Apr 29, Alex Andrasik rated it did not like it Shelves: A revised and updated edition of the novel was released in by Ace Books.

There are several more books by Ms Kurtz. The Duel Arcane begins, but it is suddenly interrupted before the first spell can be summoned. It does have a positive spiritual aspect to it or at least not negativewhich was refreshing in this genre. This ecclesiastical unrest threatens to cause civil war at a time when Gwynedd needs to unite against outside enemies.


Dec 04, Roger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nice unexpected ending that was foretold if you just listen carefully to the casual talk by the seemingly unimportant characters.

A Clash of Kings: It certainly seems so by the way some members talk to Kelson, but if so, why would the foreign Deryni king Wencit submit to their authority?

Kym rated it liked it May 11, Why not poison Wencit years ago?!? Oct 15, Mandy Galileo rated it really liked it. I look forward to exploring her world in the future probably when Shelbi returns for her next co-op term!

High Deryni

You’ve successfully reported this review. Still love this series I loved it when I was a teenager. The Book of Magic. She is best known for her Deryni series.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Though I did like the series, I never went on to read the other novels by Kurtz about the Deryni or the Land of Gwynnedd.