Deryni Rising (Google eBook)
In the kingdom of Gwynedd, the mysterious forces of magic and the superior power of the Church combine to challenge the rule of young Kelson. Now the fate of the Deryni -- a quasi-mortal race of sorcerers -- and, indeed, the fate of all the Eleven Kingdoms, rests on Kelson's ability to quash the rebellion by any means necessary . . . including the proscribed use of magic!
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Review: Deryni Rising (The Chronicles of the Deryni #1)User Review - Margaret Sankey - Goodreads
First published in 1978, this is another recommendation for me to catch up on classics of fantasy. Kurtz sets the scene in a fantasy/magic expy of medieval Wales, with a powerful church, and ... Read full review
Review: Deryni Rising (The Chronicles of the Deryni #1)User Review - David Chiesa - Goodreads
Too slow paced for me. Well written though. Read full review
CHAPTER TWO Hell hath no fury like the woman scorned Or the woman
CHAPTER THREE And I will give him the morning star REVELATIONS
CHAPTER FOUR O God with your judgement endow the King and with
CHAPTER FIVE And a voice shall speak from legend
CHAPTER SEVEN Things are not what they seem
CHAPTER NINE Whence comes the wonder whence the miracle?
CHAPTER ELEVEN For surely laughter masks a nervous soul
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Who then is the Defender?
CHAPTER FIFTEEN You placed on his head O Lord a crown of precious