Deryni Rising

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Ballantine, Dec 12, 1985 - Deryni (Fictitious characters) - 271 pages
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"A sweeping tale of romance and sorcery set in the imaginary kingdom of Gwynedd-where the mysterious forces of magic and the superior power of the Church combine to challenge the rule of young Kelson, who came to the throne when his father was brutally murdered by the sorceress Charissa. The fate of the Deryni-a quasi-mortal race of sorcerers-and, indeed, the fate of the Eleven Kingdoms rests on Kelson's ability to quash the rebellion by fair means or foul...even by the proscribed use of magic!"--BOOK COVER.

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About the author (1985)

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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