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The King's Justice: The Histories of King Kelson, Book 2 (original 1985; edição 2009)

por Katherine Kurtz (Autor)

Séries: The Histories of King Kelson (2), Deryni Novels: publication order (9), Deryni Novels: timeline (May 1124 - July 1124), Deryni Novels: chronological order ((Histories of King Kelson 2) 17)

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A young liege goes to battle in a medieval land teetering on the brink of civil war and church-sanctioned genocide in the second chronicle of the reign of King Kelson In troubled Gwynedd, the crown sits heavy on the head of King Kelson Haldane. In a realm historically torn asunder by deep-seated suspicion and fear of the magical Deryni who live among them, young Kelson is both beloved for his humanity and abhorred for his Deryni blood. Now, the traitorous cleric, Bishop Loris, has joined forces with Queen Caitrin, the Pretender of Meara, in her attempts to rip her homeland away from Gwyneddan rule. But Loris has even darker intentions. His scheme to reignite the terrible flames of holy civil war against the Deryni, coupled with Caitrin's campaign of violent secession, draw Kelson and his army away from the royal court--where, in the king's absence, an assassination plot is brewing. An extraordinary world-builder, acclaimed fantasist Katherine Kurtz returns readers to the Middle Ages of an alternate Earth in her continuing chronicles of the Deryni. Kurtz's second history of the troubled reign of King Kelson is a breathtaking tale of majesty, magic, war, treachery, faith, and intolerance that once again brings a fascinating world and its diverse peoples to glorious life.… (mais)
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Título:The King's Justice: The Histories of King Kelson, Book 2
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continues strong. not dry like the Camber chronicles. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
The Deryni books are great sword and sorcery fantasy. What makes them unique is that they're a blend of historical fantasy and high fantasy. What marks a book out as high fantasy is a completely imaginary world with no links to real history--legend maybe, but the ties are tenuous, even when like Tolkien's Middle Earth, Lackey's Valdemir or Pierce's Tortall, they have a pseudo-medieval feel.

This on, the other hand, is Christian Europe--yet not quite. Gwynedd is recognizably Britain--more so than what you see usually see in high fantasy, even if there aren't any real historical parallels to the Haldane dynasty--or the Deryni for that matter, magically talented people who are persecuted by the Church. But more unusually, their "Holy Church" is quite recognizable as the Roman Catholic Church, and the church's beliefs are important to the characters, particularly Bishop Duncan McLain, a Deryni and priest, one of my favorite characters in the series. This isn't like Pullman's His Dark Materials. Kurtz's Holy Church isn't evil, and there are good people within in--and yes, evil ones such as Archbishop Loris. I felt for Jehana, King Kelson's mother, who tries to reconcile her religious convictions with her Deryni heritage.

One thing that also makes this series different is that instead of standalone books with a common backdrop, or closely connected books that proceed chronologically, they tend to be grouped into trilogies. The first, The Deryni Chronicles, focused more on Kelson's supporters, Duke Morgan and Bishop McLain. The focus on the "Histories of King Kelson" are naturally on the young king who came to the throne in that first trilogy. I do like how Kelson is developed here. He's an admirable character by and large, but Kurtz doesn't pull her punches about the more ruthless qualities and actions his position brings out in him. I find this a very enjoyable series with characters I cared about. ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Oct 24, 2012 |
In the second book of the 2nd Kelson trilogy, not only must the king deal with problems in his own court, he has to deal with rebellion, and the ongoing anti-Deryni factions in and out of his country. This book is a bit more political than the previous novels, but still interesting. ( )
  Karlstar | Mar 9, 2009 |
A truly great series, but the original trilogy is still the best. ( )
  willowcove | Feb 19, 2009 |
Honestly, I'm quite disappointed in this second trilogy. The first two books are extremely lackluster compared to the first trilogy. The third book is not only lackluster, but has a total bummer of an ending that didn't even feel in keeping with the characters Kurtz established. It's almost as if she decided to tell the story of Job instead of Kelson. ( )
  TadAD | Jun 29, 2008 |
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"I tell you, he isn't going to change his mind," the Deryni Bishop Arilan said, slapping the ivory table with both palms for emphasis as his gaze swept the three men and three women seated with him in the vaulted chamber. (prologue)
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"Kelson," Alaric Morgan said, as he and his king looked down on the bustling yard at Rhemuth Castle, "you're becoming a hard, cruel man."
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A young liege goes to battle in a medieval land teetering on the brink of civil war and church-sanctioned genocide in the second chronicle of the reign of King Kelson In troubled Gwynedd, the crown sits heavy on the head of King Kelson Haldane. In a realm historically torn asunder by deep-seated suspicion and fear of the magical Deryni who live among them, young Kelson is both beloved for his humanity and abhorred for his Deryni blood. Now, the traitorous cleric, Bishop Loris, has joined forces with Queen Caitrin, the Pretender of Meara, in her attempts to rip her homeland away from Gwyneddan rule. But Loris has even darker intentions. His scheme to reignite the terrible flames of holy civil war against the Deryni, coupled with Caitrin's campaign of violent secession, draw Kelson and his army away from the royal court--where, in the king's absence, an assassination plot is brewing. An extraordinary world-builder, acclaimed fantasist Katherine Kurtz returns readers to the Middle Ages of an alternate Earth in her continuing chronicles of the Deryni. Kurtz's second history of the troubled reign of King Kelson is a breathtaking tale of majesty, magic, war, treachery, faith, and intolerance that once again brings a fascinating world and its diverse peoples to glorious life.

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