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by Katherine Kurtz

The Deryni novels are a series of historical fantasy novels by the American author Katherine Kurtz. The first novel in the series to be published was Deryni Rising in 1970, and the most recent, The King's Deryni, was published in 2014

The Deryni novels are a series of historical fantasy novels by the American author Katherine Kurtz. The first novel in the series to be published was Deryni Rising in 1970, and the most recent, The King's Deryni, was published in 2014. As of 2016, the series consists of five trilogies, one stand-alone novel, various short stories, and two reference books.

Many novels later, King Kelson-in whom the Deryni blood flows strong-has come fully into his power and it is time to marry and begin the serious business of begetting heirs

Many novels later, King Kelson-in whom the Deryni blood flows strong-has come fully into his power and it is time to marry and begin the serious business of begetting heirs. Aficionados of The Deryni Chronicles will know that marriage and Kelson don't mix: his first betrothed was murdered on their wedding day and his second was tricked into marrying another. Now the young heir of Torenth, a rival kingdom, is about to be crowned, and securing Kelson's succession has become a matter of urgency-and intrigue. Kelson's mother, his friends, his ex-fiancée, the mysterious Camberian.

An Ace Book, published by arrangement with the author

An Ace Book, published by arrangement with the author. This book may not be reproduced in whole or part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. The Princess Morag Furstána, widowed sister of the late King Wencit of Torenth, was standing in the opening of a long, brass-trellised window that looked westward across rolling fields, lush and verdant in the brightness of a sultry June afternoon. Co-regent with Mahael, she was also the mother of the previous king, of the said Liam-Lajos, who was the present king, and of Prince Ronal Rurik, the ten-year-old heir presumptive.

King Kelson's Bride is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ace Books in 2000. It was the thirteenth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the only novel in the series that was not part of a trilogy. In terms of the series' internal literary chronology, King Kelson's Bride directly follows the events of the third Deryni trilogy, the Histories of King Kelson.

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With the mystical Deryni blood flowing through his veins, Kelson can only hope for a woman whose power and conviction are equal to his own. Love is set aside for duty - and Kelson the king must make the choice that Kelson the man canno. .Books related to King Kelson's Bride. A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms Volume 2.

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Three fantasy novels of intrigue, betrayal, and magic in medieval Gwynedd by the New York Times -bestselling author of the Deryni series-bonus story also included .

King Kelson's Bride book. Katherine Kurtz published Deryni Rising, her first novel about young King Kelson, in 1970 and published The Quest for Saint Camber, which seemed to be the final story in the HISTORIES OF KING KELSON in 1986. Then, eleven years later, she published King Kelson’s Bride, a story that ties up many loose ends and answers a few questions about how life turned out for Kelson Haldane.

A Novel of the Deryni

A Novel of the Deryni. Narrated by: Nick Sullivan. Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins . when the magical Deryni blood was sought by the most powerful men and women in the kingdom of Gwynedd. Back when a man named Donal ruled over all. The Quest for Saint Camber. The Histories of King Kelson, Book 3. By: Katherine Kurtz. Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins.

Katherine Irene Kurtz is the author of numerous fantasy novels, especially the Deryni novels. Although born in America, for the past several years she has lived in a renovated castle in the south of Ireland with her husband. Genres: Fantasy, Horror. Deryni 1. Deryni Rising (1970) 2. Deryni Checkmate (1972) 3. High Deryni (1973) The Deryni Archives (1986) Deryni Magic (1990) Codex Derynianus (1997) (with Robert Reginald) Deryni Tales (2002).

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Kurtz's first Deryni novel in seven years!Here is the long-awaited conclusion to Katherine Kurtz's most popular and enduring work--the New York Times bestselling Deryni series--in which political power meets its match in the power of magic. The epic history of Kurtz's imaginary kingdom has held readers spellbound for decades--ending seven years ago with the tantalizing question: Who will the king marry...?Now, the time has come. Let the wedding begin.
I had written a dramatically negative review of this novel, but after reading it again just recently, I have to confess that it wasn't as bad as I thought. It's certainly well-written, but seems to lack the gritty texture of previous Deryni novels. I think one of the main problems with this book is that it takes place 3 years after "Quest for Saint Camber." At the end of QSB, the readers are left with a sense of expectation for later action, resolution of the romantic tension between Kelson and Rothana, and the promise of more adventure with Kelson and Dhougal. I thought that Kelson and Dhougal would continue their search for Saint Camber artifacts and that Kelson had put aside his feelings for Rothana in order to seek out the truth. For instance, what was he going to do about that vision he saw riding with Dhougal in the last chapter? Was he going to look in Transha for answers? Were he and Dhougal going to continue their quest? When we return to Gwynnedd, in "King Kelson's Bride," we discover that he hasn't done any of what he promised. Although he has begun to execute some of the laws that would create a new school for the Deryni and obviously continued his study and practice in the occult arts, he seems to have been mired by his longing for Rothana. As if his future has been on hold for 3 years, all because he wouldn't give her up. That is perhaps the greatest disappointment of this novel. Kelson's feelings for Rothana aren't exactly justified because we don't know how he allowed those feelings to linger during the past 3 years. Did he continue to court her, and did she somehow give him hope? Was she indecisive about her feelings also? Was that why she allowed him to cling to her for so long? Another loose end that wasn't tied up in QSB was the mysterious absence of Bishop Arilan when Kelson returned to Rhemuth and confronted Conall and his subsequent reappearance after the duel arcane. Could the mysterious Saint Camber vision have been a product of a very real intervention by a certain agency? I'm also disappointed that Dhougal, Morgan, and Duncan played such limited although relevant roles in KKB. The more characters and actions you add to a story, the more diluted the characterizations become. Sure, action keeps the readers turning pages, but in the end, we turned the pages a little quickly. The pacing was off at the end, too hurried, and the resolution itself was anticlimactic and all too pat. It's a happy ending, I suppose, so different from previous Deryni novels. But it just wasn't up to the level. Although there's hints of more story to be told, in terms of another evil Torenthi plot, the plot isn't as interesting. Since I'm pretty confident that it will all be resolved in due time, I don't much care how it happens. It's also rather strange how Liam started to sound like another familiar 14-year-old king at the end, so mature for his age. Kelson's rise to power was really quite unique. What was interesting about Kelson's Deryni stories were the moral complexities, the constant tests of conscience, the conflict between duty and desire. And there was something special about "Deryni Rising" that isn't quite present in this latest addition to the Deryni universe. It's as if our beloved characters have become secondary to the plot. I guess readers were waiting to find out how Kelson got married, but I think I would have been happier not knowing, instead just hoping, imagining his future, and savoring the special moments in the earlier, historically relevant texts.
Yet again, Katherine Kurtz does a superb job bringing her Medieval-styled world and characters to life. In this volume, Kurtz skillfully weaves political intrigue surrounding the return of King Liam to Torenth with Kelson's inner turmoil over increasing pressure to choose the queen Gwynedd needs. The conflict between Kelson the man, who cannot marry the woman he loves, and Kelson the King, who must marry for the good of his realm, is a poignant one, but given that three years have elapsed since the "Quest for Saint Camber," Kelson's despair is excessive. The first two-thirds of the novel are devoted primarily to the Torenthi angle, contributing numerous plot twists and developments to make for a page-turning tale leading up to an impressive climax. The last third of the book serves as the calm before the final storm, focusing on the arrangement of love-blessed, political marriages. While possibly important to future storylines, the negotiations themselves slow the novel, and it was the undercurrent of danger threatening to erupt which kept me reading. Unfortunately, the final climax failed to match the drama and intensity of its predecessor, offering only a brief skirmish that was quickly subdued. The novel closes with a royal wedding that finally breaks Kelson's bad luck with women (you could say he finally gets lucky!). "King Kelson's Bride" overall was engaging and well written. We are introduced to new characters and reacquainted with old ones, although some which featured prominently in prior novels (Morgan, Duncan, and Dhugal) play small roles here. Of all the characters, Kelson receives the majority of attention and is shown to be extremely capable (too much so for me): he is powerful magically, a skilled negotiator, handsome, honorable, intelligent, perceptive, and popular. He seems too perfect, and I disliked how he manipulated Nigel and Rothana to do what he wanted. Kelson's bride similarly beams perfection, although she came across as quite likable. I must confess to a roguish hope that she might have had a dark side! Quibbles aside, though, this was still a good book!
King Kelson's Bride: A Novel of the Deryni ebook
Katherine Kurtz
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Ace Hardcover; 1st edition (June 1, 2000)
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