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Katherine Kurtz

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Katherine Kurtz

Deryni Rising (1970) 2,016 eksemplarer
Camber of Culdi (1976) 1,691 eksemplarer
Deryni Checkmate (1972) 1,597 eksemplarer
High Deryni (1973) 1,567 eksemplarer
Saint Camber (1978) 1,438 eksemplarer
Camber the Heretic (1981) 1,365 eksemplarer
The Bishop's Heir (1984) 1,301 eksemplarer
The King's Justice (1985) 1,205 eksemplarer
The Quest for Saint Camber (1986) 1,200 eksemplarer
The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989) 1,091 eksemplarer
The Adept (1991) 859 eksemplarer
The Deryni Archives (1982) 820 eksemplarer
King Javan's Year (1992) 789 eksemplarer
The Bastard Prince (1994) 769 eksemplarer
King Kelson's Bride (2000) 741 eksemplarer
The Lodge of the Lynx (1992) 684 eksemplarer
The Templar Treasure (1993) 669 eksemplarer
Dagger Magic (1995) 574 eksemplarer
Death of an Adept (1996) 547 eksemplarer
In The King's Service (2003) — Forfatter — 542 eksemplarer
Deryni Magic (1990) 512 eksemplarer
Lammas Night (1983) — Forfatter — 453 eksemplarer
St. Patrick's Gargoyle (2001) 423 eksemplarer
Childe Morgan (2006) 392 eksemplarer
The Temple and the Stone (1998) 364 eksemplarer
Knights of the Blood (1993) 360 eksemplarer
Two Crowns for America (1996) 275 eksemplarer
At Swords Point (1994) — Created by — 256 eksemplarer
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Editor, Contributor — 252 eksemplarer
Deryni Tales (2000) 237 eksemplarer
Legacy of Lehr (1986) 236 eksemplarer
The Temple and the Crown (2001) 214 eksemplarer
Codex Derynianus (1998) — Forfatter — 162 eksemplarer
The Chronicles of the Deryni (1970) 150 eksemplarer
The King's Deryni (2014) 149 eksemplarer
On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) — Editor, Contributor — 105 eksemplarer
Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar (2002) — Editor, Contributor — 89 eksemplarer
Camber of Culdi/Bethane (2016) 40 eksemplarer
Les Derynis : La trilogie des rois (2007) 10 eksemplarer
Venture in Vain (2001) 5 eksemplarer
Trilogia dei Deryni 4 eksemplarer
Swords Against The Marluk (1977) 3 eksemplarer
Bethane [short story] (1982) 2 eksemplarer
The legacy of Leh 1 eksemplar
Crusade of Fire 1 eksemplar
Vocation [novelette] (1983) 1 eksemplar
Legacy [short story] (1983) 1 eksemplar
Healer's Song [short story] (1982) 1 eksemplar
Catalyst [short story] (1985) 1 eksemplar
Trial [novelette] (1986) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Bidragyder — 373 eksemplarer
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977) — Bidragyder — 211 eksemplarer
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998) — Bidragyder — 169 eksemplarer
The Crafters (1991) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Bidragyder — 142 eksemplarer
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Bidragyder — 140 eksemplarer
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer
Battlestations (2011) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer
Total War (1990) — Forfatter — 100 eksemplarer
Crisis (1991) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
The Gods of War (1992) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Legends (1999) — Introduktion — 43 eksemplarer
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36 (2020) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
The Deryni Adventure Game (2005) — Original novel — 20 eksemplarer
Novel Ideas-Fantasy (2006) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Nine Visions, a Book of Fantasies (1983) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Ashtaru der Schreckliche. (1982) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver9 eksemplarer
New Altars (1996) — Introduktion — 3 eksemplarer

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Abandoned within the first 20 pages. The writing is unimaginative and horrid.
electrascaife | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jan 18, 2024 |
This is the first of Kurtz's NUMEROUS books set in the Deryni world. High fantasy of an earlier era, this focuses on the death of the current king and the difficulties surrounding the inheriting of the throne. Interesting and somewhat unique (especially at the time) in fantasy, we have the Catholic Church itself as a major player in this fantasy world, separate and distinct from magic which is generally inherited by blood or rite from a race called the Deryni. Religious fanaticism and racism both play ongoing roles in this world. There are some strong female characters, including the primary antagonist.
I think one of the most interesting things about this first book is that the entire thing (minus the prologue) essentially takes place over the course of 24 hours. It was a good way to keep the pacing moving along, and not fall victim to a lot of detailed world-building in the first book by keeping the story so small and tight (less than a dozen truly important characters) despite the scale of its impact on the world.
I'm glad this was the next in the stack of inherited old fantasy and science fiction. I've been working through them, mostly from the 60s-80. At least as far as the fantasy was concerned I was growing worried that I had grown too old, too sophisticated as a reader, and/or just gotten to accustomed to newer (and often more grimdark) ways of telling these stories that I wasn't able to really enjoy work from the era during which I first fell in love with fantasy.
While this definitely hearkens back to a style of story-telling in fantasy that is definitively different than today, I still really enjoyed it. Whether it truly is or not, it *feels* slower paced, less grim. The magic was a little all over the place, but I know later on Kurtz pins down the system in a much more detailed way (there's a book just about how the magic works), but that feels normal for time period of fantasy during which this was written. I think this is readily accessible to adults, teens, and advanced young readers, just the kind of cross-demographic appeal fantasy was supposed to have.
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jdavidhacker | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jan 5, 2024 |
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.
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N.W.Moors | 25 andre anmeldelser | Oct 3, 2023 |



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Lawrence Schimel Contributor
Elizabeth Moon Contributor
Tanya Huff Contributor
Poul Anderson Contributor
Bradley H. Sinor Contributor
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