Deryni Checkmate (Chronicles of the Deryni Series #2)

Deryni Checkmate (Chronicles of the Deryni Series #2)

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by Katherine Kurtz
     
 

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The number of Deryni was small, for they had been hounded for generations and kept their identities secret. Those who managed to retain their arcane powers concealed their background--for bitter persecution once again swept the land of Gwynedd, inspired by a raving fanatic sworn to destroy all Deryni in a final bloodbath.

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The number of Deryni was small, for they had been hounded for generations and kept their identities secret. Those who managed to retain their arcane powers concealed their background--for bitter persecution once again swept the land of Gwynedd, inspired by a raving fanatic sworn to destroy all Deryni in a final bloodbath.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440640193
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/25/2008
Series:
Deryni Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
31,380
File size:
849 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Katherine Kurtz has been writing fantasy for well over twenty-five years. She is married and lives in a renovated castle in the south of Ireland.

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Deryni Checkmate (Chronicles of the Deryni Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Nookhooked556 More than 1 year ago
It's been more than 30 years since my first introduction to the Deryni novels & yet they made a lasting impression. Browsing current titles in fantasy/science fiction has resparked my interest in these genres prompting me to look for the Deryni series on my Nook. After Deryni Rising & now Checkmate I am sucked right back into this well researched period in time enhanced by depth of character, a fully fledged world & arcane enhancements. Dated? Somewhat. Simple compared to some of the more modern series? Maybe. But still enjoyable after all these years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read the Deryni Trilogy--Rising, Checkmate, High--in jr high. It is fairly easy to read, and I have not been as drawn in to a creative, new world til Harry Potter. Kelson is an honest, struggling-with-growing-up-while-king, admirable character. His confidante, Morgan, is loyal, protective, and somewhat irascible. In this 2nd installment, the story continues of strengthening Kelson as King, in his newfound powers, and defending himself and his magical race from the corrupt religious powers of the day. I still, 25 years later, will pick these books up and read them again and have continued to look forward to the next installment like I did in my teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this series when I was 21. It was my introduction to sci-fi fantasy and I have been hooked ever since. I go back and read this series about every 2 years and enjoy it every time. Every few months I check to see if there is a new one in the series. I keep hoping.
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