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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May 24, Jeanne Johnston rated it it was ok. I would like to see much more as this ending was so anticlimactic, and hope that Mrs.

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Dorothy Burt rated it really liked it Nov 28, When I get a new computer, or do a rebuild, I always pick the computer’s name from a book I’m currently reading. Life’s too short to read bad books! The main problem I have with High Deryni is that it seems to be pushing a blurring between the idea of a strict division between human and Deryni, what with the speculation that Deryniness is a condition that one either is or is not rather than a heritage that comes in degrees, and with Warin displaying powers despite not being Deryni at all.

A 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. Please review your cart. Also in A Novel of the Deryni. Trivia About High Deryni The It still amazes me that I had never heard of this series or author before.


The story could blossomed into several hundred extra pages if it had not been good editor. With a fairly to my mind anti-climatic ending, the Camberian Council is revealed, together with some of its members.

He could have saved a lot of trouble, not to mention lives, if he had done so. Are the other members of the Council publicly known figures, like Arilan is, and if so, why does no one register any surprise when their identities are revealed? Kurtz’s writing is satisfactorily detailed enough to keep the mind engaged.

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Love the medieval and magic mix, creates a world familiar enough to understand quickly, but different enough to always find a new point of view that draws you in deeper.

And although the Deryni are rather deeyni at this time, there isn’t much said about their cultural influences- art, clothing, or beliefs since they apparently are not naturally part of the church mentioned before. Until the third novel most of the journeys ar I like epic fantasy. Also by Katherine Kurtz.

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Trivia About The Chronicles of Maybe the author improved. Shura Sullivan rated it it was amazing Mar 25, The Temple and the Stone.

Lester del Rey found the novel disappointing, saying that “the menaces have all turned into paper dragons” because the author has arbitrarily resolved the story’s conflicts rather than working them out. Please try deruni later.

There’s no way of telling who the main character of this book is.

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Continue deeyni Checkout Continue shopping. The reader is drawn into the story by the need to solve the mystery. 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. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.


Having acquired Warin’s aid, Kelson confronts Loris the following morning and takes the nigh into custody.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Of course, I think there’s are several minor cliffhangers left at the end, but do I need to suffer through three more books to find out that everyone finally lives happily ever after? At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s derynk information. Here are some of the other reasons this book is not good: I don’t think the hibh of these books is anti-religion–just anti-intoleration.

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! Before Kelson can agree, Arilan suddenly requests a brief period to deryji the challenge. The Church in High Deryni tries to act like the real-world Catholic Church without any of the authority or infrastructure to back it up, and it rang false every time I thought about how any of it would work.