Deryni Checkmate (Google eBook)
The number of Deryni was small, for they had been hounded for generations and kept their identities secret. Those who managed to retain their arcane powers concealed their background--for bitter persecution once again swept the land of Gwynedd, inspired by a raving fanatic sworn to destroy all Deryni in a final bloodbath.
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Review: Deryni Checkmate (The Chronicles of the Deryni #2)User Review - Pablo - Goodreads
Good character development for a second in a trilogy. Shows bigotry and fear of what is not known (magic). Read full review
Review: Deryni Checkmate (The Chronicles of the Deryni #2)User Review - Beth - Goodreads
This second book of the trilogy is not as good as the first, but it is still well worth reading. It certainly sets things up for a rousing final book. Read full review