Deryni Rising

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Ballantine Books, Aug 12, 1987 - Fiction - 271 pages
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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  - Lissa Notreallywolf - Goodreads

I read all the Deryni books years ago, and I enjoyed them because I like history. I put these books on the same level I put Marion Zimmer Bradley, because the magical talents are very much the same as ... Read full review

Review: Deryni Rising (The Chronicles of the Deryni #1)

User Review  - Jenn - Goodreads

I wasn't much into fantasy when I was a kid or even a teenager, so I missed out on a lot of those book that are considered to be classics in the genre. I try to pick them up when I can. That's how I ... Read full review


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Katherine Kurtz was born in Coral Gables, Florida on October 18, 1944. She received a four-year science scholarship to the University of Miami where she graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. She completed an M.A. in medieval English history at UCLA while writing her first two novels, and working as an instructional designer for the Los Angeles Police Academy. She is also a professionally trained hypnotist, a student of comparative religion, and somewhat of an authority on heraldry and chivalry She has also joined with Deborah Turner Harris, and together they have written five books in an adept series of occult detective thrillers set in modern Scotland. Her first editing foray, Tales of The Knights Templar, appeared from Warner Books in 1995, which wa followed by a second volume, On Crusade: More Tales of The Knights Templar.

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