Picture of author.

Katherine Kurtz

Autor(a) de Deryni Rising

66+ Works 25,991 Membros 195 Críticas 65 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Katherine Kurtz


Obras por Katherine Kurtz

Deryni Rising (1970) 1,991 exemplares
Camber of Culdi (1976) 1,672 exemplares
Deryni Checkmate (1972) 1,578 exemplares
High Deryni (1973) 1,550 exemplares
Saint Camber (1978) 1,423 exemplares
Camber the Heretic (1981) 1,348 exemplares
The Bishop's Heir (1984) 1,283 exemplares
The King's Justice (1985) 1,189 exemplares
The Quest for Saint Camber (1986) 1,184 exemplares
The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989) 1,078 exemplares
The Adept (1991) 856 exemplares
The Deryni Archives (1982) 809 exemplares
King Javan's Year (1992) 782 exemplares
The Bastard Prince (1994) 761 exemplares
King Kelson's Bride (2000) 733 exemplares
The Lodge of the Lynx (1992) 679 exemplares
The Templar Treasure (1993) 666 exemplares
Dagger Magic (1995) 571 exemplares
Death of an Adept (1996) 543 exemplares
In The King's Service (2003) — Autor — 533 exemplares
Deryni Magic (1990) 506 exemplares
Lammas Night (1983) — Autor — 447 exemplares
St. Patrick's Gargoyle (2001) 418 exemplares
Childe Morgan (2006) 387 exemplares
The Temple and the Stone (1998) 364 exemplares
Knights of the Blood (1993) 357 exemplares
Two Crowns for America (1996) 274 exemplares
At Swords Point (1994) — Created by — 257 exemplares
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Editor, Contributor — 252 exemplares
Deryni Tales (2000) 237 exemplares
Legacy of Lehr (1986) 232 exemplares
The Temple and the Crown (2001) 212 exemplares
Codex Derynianus (1998) — Autor — 159 exemplares
The Chronicles of the Deryni (1970) 148 exemplares
The King's Deryni (2014) 143 exemplares
On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) — Editor, Contributor — 106 exemplares
Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar (2002) — Editor, Contributor — 87 exemplares
Camber of Culdi/Bethane (2016) 40 exemplares
Venture in Vain (2001) 4 exemplares
Trilogia dei Deryni 4 exemplares
Swords Against The Marluk (1977) 3 exemplares
Bethane [short story] (1982) 2 exemplares
The legacy of Leh 1 exemplar
Crusade of Fire 1 exemplar
Vocation [novelette] (1983) 1 exemplar
Legacy [short story] (1983) 1 exemplar
Healer's Song [short story] (1982) 1 exemplar
Catalyst [short story] (1985) 1 exemplar
Trial [novelette] (1986) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Contribuidor — 368 exemplares
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Crafters (1991) — Contribuidor — 166 exemplares
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998) — Contribuidor — 166 exemplares
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Battlestations (2011) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Total War (1990) — Autor — 97 exemplares
Crisis (1991) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Gods of War (1992) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Legends (1999) — Introdução — 42 exemplares
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36 (2020) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Deryni Adventure Game (2005) — Original novel — 19 exemplares
Novel Ideas-Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Nine Visions, a Book of Fantasies (1983) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Ashtaru der Schreckliche. (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições9 exemplares
New Altars (1996) — Introdução — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I've been going back to classic fantasy books. I missed this one when it came out, but it's the first of the Deryni series, first published in 1970.
It occurs in Gwynedd, where King Brion rules as leader of one of the Eleven Kingdoms. Brion is human but has powers bequeathed to him by the Deryni, a race of people with magic and psychic powers now persecuted by the Church. His general is Alaric Morgan, a half-Deryni who has been training the heir, Prince Kelson. A Deryni sorceress named Charissa assassinates Brion, but rumors paint Morgan as the killer.
This is epic high fantasy roughly based on Welsh legends and history. This book has spawned fifteen books that take place in this world, though this one can be read as a complete story. The world-building is fascinating and involved, with political machinations in both the court and church taking place among murders and magic. It's more YA fantasy than Game of Thrones, but a very satisfying introduction to a spellbinding world and characters that I will be reading more about.
… (mais)
N.W.Moors | 23 outras críticas | Oct 3, 2023 |
I ended up with this book along with a number of others from a relative's collection.
From the description, I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a let down. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it was definitely not what I got.
I suppose I anticipated a bit more of the 'mystic detective' trope, ala Carnacki or so many other examples from weird and pulp fiction. And that's certainly present in a way...but there is an awful lot of almost Victorian/Romantic-esque nobility/rich person stuff here. Much like a lot of classic literature from that era, I find it a little off-putting. Its hard to feel sympathetic to or identify with people so wealthy they have no actual responsibilities or demands on their time. Even artists who benefit from their patronage (which are present here) feel similar to me. Combined with the fact that we get *VERY LIMITED* magic or mystical secret society action until about the last 50 pages of this book. In fact, there's very little action of any kind til that point. Until then, there's a lot meandering not really training, not really teaching, a new protege...a lot of description of rich people's homes and cars and oh so important activities, a *little* investigation...and that's about it. There's also some really heavy christian overtones to the magic, which I wasn't anticipating, but the author goes out of their way to let us know it doesn't *have* to be that way. Unless someone tells me the subsequent books have a pretty hard shift in tone and pacing, I'm out for the rest of the series.… (mais)
jdavidhacker | 9 outras críticas | Aug 4, 2023 |
The second of the series does not disappoint. Its parallels to the Catholic Inquisition are prevalent and thought provoking. The ending leaves a gaping hole for the next in the series to fill. You definitely cannot leave the series here, but I will take a with some Victor Hugo.
282Mikado | 8 outras críticas | May 30, 2022 |
I read the Deryni Chronicles and the Legends of Camber series 40 or so years ago. Something brought them back to mind recently and I decided to reread these nearly forgotten tales. What a treat. An interesting blend of fantasy with medieval Europe and the Catholic Church, all interwoven into an immensely intriguing tale. I am eager to start the next.
282Mikado | 23 outras críticas | May 30, 2022 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Deborah Turner Harris Contributor, Author
Scott MacMillan Author, Contributor
James D. Macdonald Contributor
Debra Doyle Contributor
Richard Woods Contributor
Robert Reginald Contributor, Author
Robert J. Harris Contributor
Elizabeth Moon Contributor
Lawrence Schimel Contributor
Tanya Huff Contributor
Poul Anderson Contributor
Bradley H. Sinor Contributor
Diane Duane Contributor
David Spangler Contributor
Julie Spangler Contributor
Andre Norton Contributor
Susan Shwartz Contributor
Darrell K Sweet Cover artist
Matt Stawicki Cover artist
Nick Sullivan Narrator
Shelly Shapiro Cartographer
Bob Pepper Cover artist
Michael Herring Cover artist
Bob Porter Map by, Illustrator
Michel Vrana Cover designer
Horst Pukallus Translator, Übersetzer
Greg Call Cover artist
Tom Kidd Cover artist
Jon Sullivan Cover artist
Joe Burleson Cover artist
Don Maintz Cover artist
Åke Eldberg Translator
Peter Eilhardt Cover artist
Melvyn Grant Cover artist
Edwin Herder Cover artist
Daniel R. Horne Cover artist
Bryant Eastman Cover artist
Kinuko Y. Craft Cover artist
Joe DeVito Cover artist


Also by
½ 3.7
Marcado como favorito
Pedras de toque

Tabelas & Gráficos