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Katherine Kurtz

Autor(a) de Deryni Rising

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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
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Obras de Katherine Kurtz

Deryni Rising (1970) 2,025 cópias
Camber of Culdi (1976) 1,706 cópias
Deryni Checkmate (1972) 1,608 cópias
High Deryni (1973) 1,580 cópias
Saint Camber (1978) 1,448 cópias
Camber the Heretic (1981) 1,374 cópias
The Bishop's Heir (1984) 1,309 cópias
The King's Justice (1985) 1,211 cópias
The Quest for Saint Camber (1986) 1,207 cópias
The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989) 1,093 cópias
The Adept (1991) 862 cópias
The Deryni Archives (1982) 824 cópias
King Javan's Year (1992) 792 cópias
The Bastard Prince (1994) 770 cópias
King Kelson's Bride (2000) 745 cópias
The Lodge of the Lynx (1992) 688 cópias
The Templar Treasure (1993) 674 cópias
Dagger Magic (1995) 578 cópias
Death of an Adept (1996) 552 cópias
In The King's Service (2003) — Autor — 548 cópias
Deryni Magic (1990) 517 cópias
Lammas Night (1983) — Autor — 454 cópias
St. Patrick's Gargoyle (2001) 423 cópias
Childe Morgan (2006) 394 cópias
The Temple and the Stone (1998) 369 cópias
Knights of the Blood (1993) 360 cópias
Two Crowns for America (1996) 276 cópias
At Swords Point (1994) — Created by — 256 cópias
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Editor, Contributor — 255 cópias
Deryni Tales (2000) 240 cópias
Legacy of Lehr (1986) 238 cópias
The Temple and the Crown (2001) 215 cópias
Codex Derynianus (1998) — Autor — 161 cópias
The King's Deryni (2014) 152 cópias
The Chronicles of the Deryni (1970) 150 cópias
On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) — Editor, Contributor — 106 cópias
Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar (2002) — Editor, Contributor — 91 cópias
Camber of Culdi/Bethane (2016) 40 cópias
Venture in Vain (2001) 5 cópias
Swords Against The Marluk (1977) 3 cópias
Bethane [short story] (1982) 2 cópias
Trial [novelette] (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Crusade of Fire 1 exemplar(es)
The legacy of Leh 1 exemplar(es)
Catalyst [short story] (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Adept Series 8 Volumes 1 exemplar(es)
The Knighting of Derry [novelette] (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Healer's Song [short story] (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Legacy [short story] (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
Vocation [novelette] (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
Deryni Jaque Mate 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Contribuinte — 379 cópias
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998) — Contribuinte — 172 cópias
The Crafters (1991) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Battlestations (2011) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Total War (1990) — Autor — 105 cópias
Crisis (1991) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Gods of War (1992) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Legends (1999) — Introdução — 42 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36 (2020) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Deryni Adventure Game (2005) — Original novel — 20 cópias
Novel Ideas-Fantasy (2006) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Nine Visions, a Book of Fantasies (1983) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Ashtaru der Schreckliche. (1982) — Contribuinte, algumas edições9 cópias
New Altars (1996) — Introdução — 3 cópias


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Abandoned within the first 20 pages. The writing is unimaginative and horrid.
electrascaife | outras 25 resenhas | 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 | outras 25 resenhas | 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 | outras 25 resenhas | Oct 3, 2023 |



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