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The Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz. Everyone who loves magic. This fantasy version of medieval Europe filled with royal houses, political machinations, and the unique Deryni.

Camber and his family are wealthy and powerful yet have a finely honed sense of justice. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Granted, the books are a bit dated, but they’re from the 70s, not the 30s. Rhys and Joram manage to abduct Cinhil, but the prince is unwilling to abandon his religious life. The Legends of Camber of Culdi are intriguing for their setting: This is what I would consider a classic fantasy story.

Time to go kill the evil king and the good guys win. It’s a story we’ve all read before more than oncebut this time I could see where George R. This is a great book for all ages.

Although sometimes their interests align, these two races are more often in conflict. Therefore, although it was the fourth Deryni novel to be published, Camber of Culdi is the earliest novel to occur within the series’ internal literary chronology.

King Kelson’s Bride Camber could not even save his own son from the murderous treachery of Imre. Only two and half stars from me. Perhaps this is because these themes are never really dealt with in a direct manner but are seen through the prism of the story itself. It’s well written, but almost all of the writing is about things I don’t care about.


The characters she draws I want to know well, the ones that aren’t villansthe land she creates is a place I want to live, the magic she describes is magic I would love to know. May 04, Stacie rated it really liked it Shelves: The implicit condemnation of gays is less frequent, but no more palatable.

I pulled over immediately, went inside, discovered the Shannara books there by Terry Brooks, and have been a fanatic fan of his ever since. Beyond that, the author paints a picture of life in the dark ages that is fascinating.

Camber of Culdi

Before his death, the patient confides that he is really Prince Aidan Haldanethe sole survivor of the Deryni coup that overthrew the Haldane kings eight decades earlier. In thi 3 stars – Metaphorosis Reviews King Imre is a Deryni, a magic-using descendant of the race that overthrew human kings some generations back. As he begins to abuse his powers, Earl Camber of Culdi and his family, also Deryni, plot a return to the human lineage.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Counter to my memory, there’s almost no magic in this book. Katherine Kurtz does a great job of weaving a tale that is both entertaining and insightful. It’s hard to set aside “if we do not support our men in their good works, what hope is there for any of us”. Want to Read saving….

Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz

Sep 04, Ron rated it really liked it Shelves: Now the latest Deryni king, Imre, came to the throne too young and is casually cruel and brutal, especially to non-Deryni. Rather than read them in order of publication I plan to read them in chronological order and began with this title, which is actually the fourth book published. I kept reading, but eventually, when a book I think King Kelson’s Bride came out in which nothing happened, I mostly gave up. While I recalled Kurtz as being focused on religion, a lot of the book is what these days people would likely call ecclesiastical porn – lots of details of vestments and monasteries and priestly devotion; certainly far more than there is about magic.


View all 4 comments. Gwynedd is on the brink of ruin and Camber persuades and manipulates Cinhill of his heritage and rightful place in Culdk society. Saint Camber and Camber the Heretic.

The Legends of Camber of Culdi Series by Katherine Kurtz

One has the power, w 4. No trivia or quizzes yet. After dispatching Joram and Rhys to retrieve Cinhil, Camber and his daughter, Evainemeet with the Michaelines, a militant religious order who has agreed to provide military support for the upcoming coup attempt.

When his son is poisoned by an unwitting assassin, the furious prince uses his powers to locate and kill the murderer.

It was the fourth novel in Kurtz’ Deryni novels to be published, and ot first book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of Culdi. The childe Morgan series is good, too, but in a slight different style from the way she wrote the others. In this second series, about Camber of Culdi, I liked going back to learn what the title character was really like.

From that point on, Cinhil becomes dedicated to avenging his slain son, vowing to overthrow and kill Imre. I’m tempted to continue on through the series now, chronologically, since I’ve never read if most recent trilogy in the series.

And here readers come face-to-face with this Deryni le Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.