The Chronicles of the Deryni: Deryni Rising / Deryni Checkmate / High Deryni

The Chronicles of the Deryni: Deryni Rising / Deryni Checkmate / High Deryni

Katherine Kurtz / Nov 25, 2020

The Chronicles of the Deryni Deryni Rising Deryni Checkmate High Deryni Volume Box Set

  • Title: The Chronicles of the Deryni: Deryni Rising / Deryni Checkmate / High Deryni
  • Author: Katherine Kurtz
  • ISBN: 034524091X
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 3 Volume Box Set

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    About "Katherine Kurtz"

      • Katherine Kurtz

        Katherine Kurtz is American fantasy novel writer She is best known for her Deryni series She currently lives in Virginia.


    989 Comments

    1. I was sadly disappointed with this series. I read all of the first book and part of the second, but was so disappointed. While I was reading I was reminded of C.S. Lewis' advice about adjectives:"Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the things you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us the thing is “terrible,” describe it so that we’ll be terrified. Don’t say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the descriptio [...]


    2. I was not entirely impressed with the writing, however, I did enjoy the story. The fictional Kingdom of Gwynedd seems to parallel medieval England, Scotland, and Wales. As a matter of fact, the name "Gwynedd" is a nod to a kingdom in Wales from the 5th century. The church in this series is clearly a play on Catholicism. The Deryni themselves seem to be a mixture of all the magical beings in the myths and legends of the British Isles. The history buff in me enjoyed the parallels very much. I did [...]


    3. I first read these books as a teenager, and absolutely loved them. On re-reading them as an adult, I find the writing a bit labourious at times and there are too many superfluous characters to confuse the storyline (plus characters being called more than one name!). Not as bad as the Game of Thrones series for this though! That said, I still love them, the main characters fascinate me, especially Kelson, Alaric Morgan and Duncan. I wish she would write more.


    4. It does have a positive spiritual aspect to it (or at least not negative), which was refreshing in this genre. I am glad I was able to get the compilation from inter-library loan, though, because the endings of at least the first two books were much less than satisfactory. I'm looking forward to hunting down further compilations.


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