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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I’m hoping Judith Tarr will decide to carry on through the other books – I need someone to held my virtual hand for some of the later ones – as I am rather hoping I might manage to use this as a risint to a reread of the entire series, including the ones I haven’t read yet.

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Mar 17, Bev rated it liked it. I liked both the name and risung characteristics of a key character so much, I named my son after him, Alaric. It is full of Deryni magic and involves an evil sorceress. The population of Gwynedd includes both humans and Derynia race of people with inherent psychic and magical abilities who have been shunned and persecuted for centuries.

A cliffhanger seems silly when it is just resolved as soon as you turn the page. It must be the fault of Morgan who isn’t even here with us In fact I hate it.

The omniscient narrator jumps around from point-of-view to point-of-view, explaining everyone’s thoughts and motives and leaving no room for mystery, suspense, or the chance for me to deduce something on my own.


This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat My copious backstory on how I found the book might explain why I still think it holds up. Or the time she was writing in?

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Indifference is worse than hate, in some ways. This is a good, solid, well written epic fantasy and if it was the first medieval fantasy story I had ever read would certainly rate higher. Good, gripping storytelling survives and continues to draw people in because it keeps people from stepping away from the story.

Immediately following Brion’s death, his son and heir, Prince Kelson sends for his father’s closest friend and advisor, Alaric Morganthe Deryni Duke of Corwyn. We meet the folk of the East – in the “modern” times – and they’ve a much more reasonable approach than our Western purges and interregnums – tho they certainly have their own troubles: Books by Katherine Kurtz. The story is straightforward and there’s no real depth here, but the risig were likeable and the world has the potential for more interesting stories.

I think it is the simplicity of the story and how elegantly Kurtz constructs the story. The amount of times that Kelson, Morgan and Duncan verbally patted each rusing on the back was, well Soon however superstitious fears, bigotry, misunderstandings and simple prejudice brought about a persecution of the Dreyni people.

For a 12th century medieval setting, there was also some jarring modern word usage and even a couple of Americanisms in the dialogue: King Kelson Cinhil Rhys Anthony Haldane was one of my boyhood heroes and I still have a very warm place in my heart for him. Other books in the series. Of course, ddryni July reading is the most recent time I’ve reread this favourite. It is another hurdle to be overcome in risinng screenplay: That was a series that Ballantine Books ran from the roughly mid sixties to the roughly early seventies.


The Deryni of the title is the lineage of some of the major characters: Given how few female characters are in the books of the time or the books in the BAF seriesshe did, I think, a good job with deyrni female characters playing major roles.

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I’ve been so scared that he’ll get killed but he survived! I think as I get older I don’t enjoy as much as I once might have stories of deception and the machinations of those who use lies, deception, and hatred to further their ends. For more than thirty years, the Deryni Chronicles have transported readers to a world of secret sorcery and courtly intrigue.

Now he is an adult, he actually looks much like I envision this character and exhibits many of the same characteristics such as loyalty, compassion, adventurist. On one hand, it makes sense for Jehanna to have the feelings she does towards Morgon as well as the hesitancy about her son.