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The Chronicles of the Deryni: Deryni Rising / Deryni Checkmate / High Deryni By Katherine Kurtz,

  • Title: The Chronicles of the Deryni: Deryni Rising / Deryni Checkmate / High Deryni
  • Author: Katherine Kurtz
  • ISBN: 034524091
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 3 Volume Box Set
    The Chronicles of the Deryni Deryni Rising Deryni Checkmate High Deryni Volume Box Set

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    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 description I d like the author to use this [...]

    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 feel tha [...]

    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 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 .

    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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