Imatge de l'autor

Katherine Kurtz

Autor/a de Deryni Rising

67+ obres 26,496 Membres 198 Ressenyes 67 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Katherine Kurtz


Obres de Katherine Kurtz

Deryni Rising (1970) 2,035 exemplars, 26 ressenyes
Camber of Culdi (1976) 1,713 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Deryni Checkmate (1972) 1,614 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
High Deryni (1973) 1,586 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Saint Camber (1978) 1,452 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Camber the Heretic (1981) 1,376 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Bishop's Heir (1984) 1,310 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The King's Justice (1985) 1,213 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Quest for Saint Camber (1986) 1,209 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989) 1,096 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Adept (1991) 864 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
The Deryni Archives (1982) 824 exemplars
King Javan's Year (1992) 793 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Bastard Prince (1994) 772 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
King Kelson's Bride (2000) 745 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Lodge of the Lynx (1992) 689 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Templar Treasure (1993) 675 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Dagger Magic (1995) 579 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Death of an Adept (1996) 553 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
In The King's Service (2003) — Autor — 548 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Deryni Magic (1990) 519 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Lammas Night (1983) — Autor — 453 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
St. Patrick's Gargoyle (2001) 423 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Childe Morgan (2006) 398 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Temple and the Stone (1998) 369 exemplars
Knights of the Blood (1993) 362 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Two Crowns for America (1996) 276 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
At Swords Point (1994) — Created by — 257 exemplars
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Editor, Contributor — 255 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Deryni Tales (2000) 240 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Legacy of Lehr (1986) 236 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Temple and the Crown (2001) 215 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Codex Derynianus (1998) — Autor — 161 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The King's Deryni (2014) 155 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Chronicles of the Deryni (1970) 151 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) — Editor, Contributor — 107 exemplars
Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar (2002) — Editor, Contributor — 91 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Legends of Camber of Culdi Trilogy (1976) 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Camber of Culdi/Bethane (2016) 40 exemplars
Venture in Vain (2001) 5 exemplars
Trilogia dei Deryni 4 exemplars
Swords Against The Marluk (1977) 3 exemplars
Bethane [short story] (1982) 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Trial [novelette] (1986) 1 exemplars
Crusade of Fire 1 exemplars
The legacy of Leh 1 exemplars
Catalyst [short story] (1985) 1 exemplars
Healer's Song [short story] (1982) 1 exemplars
Legacy [short story] (1983) 1 exemplars
Vocation [novelette] (1983) 1 exemplars
Deryni Jaque Mate 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Col·laborador — 381 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977) — Col·laborador — 216 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
The Crafters (1991) — Col·laborador — 168 exemplars
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Col·laborador — 149 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Col·laborador — 144 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Battlestations (2011) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Total War (1990) — Autor — 107 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Crisis (1991) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Gods of War (1992) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Legends (1999) — Introducció — 43 exemplars, 1 ressenya
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36 (2020) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Deryni Adventure Game (2005) — Original novel — 20 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Novel Ideas-Fantasy (2006) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Nine Visions, a Book of Fantasies (1983) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Ashtaru der Schreckliche. (1982) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions9 exemplars
New Altars (1996) — Introducció — 3 exemplars


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Abandoned within the first 20 pages. The writing is unimaginative and horrid.
electrascaife | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Oct 3, 2023 |



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