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Deryni Rising has ratings and reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: It was years ago when I ran across Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni novels. Oddly, I ne. The classic novel that introduced the Deryni?and launched Kurtz?s career. For more than thirty years, the Deryni Chronicles have transported readers. Jul 20, Deryni Rising, like A Game of Thrones, takes place in a world notable for how closely it hews to historical example—or at least, to a somewhat.

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Despite how passionately we started a discussion on twitter deryni and the fact that she is still publishing new work, Kurtz seems to be a borderline forgotten xeryni author. Eddison ‘s The Worm Ouroboros. Soon however superstitious fears, bigotry, misunderstandings and simple prejudice brought about a persecution of the Dreyni people.

I mean that in the best possible way. As for if I liked it, it is part of the charm of the book for me. Deryni Rising May Fantasy selection. As the “special power” of the kings of Gwynedd had sufficed for Brion to defeat Charissa’s father, she plots to keep Kelson from receiving those powers. After that, I started finding it hilarious. But are we taking this as a negative? The enchantment of other lands, and Elfland argument sounds to me, like an argument made in the Encyclopedia of Fantasy about the diminishment of magic as being a major concern in fantasy.

Look, his heart has stopped for no apparent reason. Seriously, I was aware that this was part of the BAF, and the only wholly original title in the program. These books still occupy a place on the top shelf in my collection, and even with their flaws, I don’t think I’d move them down.

For a first novel, it’s pretty decent prose. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To me, it is still a classic. Charissa is the usual archetype of a villainess but her descriptions and personality fit the role well. Why or why not? The books are set in a series of trilogies.

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nerds of a feather, flock together: MEGABLOGTABLE: Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz ()

This was my first read by author Katherine Kurtz and I thought she presented a credible risjng fantasy setting. I assume that it’s our world because the religion is most definitely Christianity, complete with scripture quotes, and because there are a few Moors in the background.

About Deryni Rising The classic novel that introduced the Deryni? It happens about ten times throughout the novel, and by about the fifth time I was sick of it.

The basic premis Quite good for a first novel; heck, quite good even were it not a first novel. The Deryni are a race of magic-using humans. A cliffhanger seems silly when it is just resolved as soon as you turn the page. I think part of it is that the concerns are political. The first-written novel Deryni Rising is perhaps the best, but the whole is generally much above average for Heroic Fantasy and is well charac The Chronicles of the Deryni sequences all set in a highly detailed, coherent Parallel World whose society is hierarchical and in many of its aspects medieval Welsh.

So they had the brilliant idea By the way, if you were expecting more exotic character names like, er, Count Dooku or something — forget it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

As a result, the storyline of the Childe Morgan Trilogy immediately precedes Deryni Risingdespite the fact that it was published over thirty years after the first novel. I found myself rolling my eyes on a few occasions. The plots are engaging, the characters have depth and deep emotion derynu are realistic and touching. For a 12th century medieval setting, there was also some jarring modern word usage and even a couple of Americanisms in the dialogue: Oddly, I dedyni read the first trilogy The political aspect of the book is good and I enjoyed reading this.

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There are some non-simple aspects, however, like the politics.

The longtime friendship between Morgan and Kelson’s father is a given, and revealed in natural mentions and anecdotes, rather than laid out in the first chapter. Secondly, while Kelson is quite likeable and Morgan, his Deryni advisor, is actually intriguing, most of the characters are two-dimensional. The book takes place almost entirely within Gwynedd’s capital city of Rhemuthand deals primarily with the struggle of young Prince Kelson Haldane to secure his throne from the machinations of a Deryni usurper.

Aug 04, Catherine rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Family friends–the fighting man Morgan and priest Duncan–unravel the ritual that will unlock his sorcerous powers.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It was years ago when I ran across Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni novels.

Deryni Rising

To view it, click risjng. View the discussion thread. Not much really happens in this slight volume, which covers a decidedly narrow time frame–really only a couple of days. If I’d read it back in high school, I could derynl have found my fantasy boyfriend among these characters who come across as personality-free now. If an author turned out such a book today they would not get published. Katherine Kurtz is an American fantasy novel writer. The one character I did not like was Jehana, although she was a protective mother overly protective she annoyed me and her attitude was horrible.

Charissa is a fairly cardboard villain, while Jehanna arguably embodies the negative stereotypes of women as petty, vain and rjsing emotional. Of the female characters, by contrast, only Charissa is capable, and “none” are relatable. My son bought me a hardbound version of this triliogy for Christmas.