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The King's Justice (Histories of King Kelson Series #2)
     

The King's Justice (Histories of King Kelson Series #2)

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by Katherine Kurtz
 

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Young Kelson Haldane, King of Gwynedd, heir to both royal and Deryni magical powers, was still no match for ex-Archbishop Loris and the Pretender Queen Caitrin who sought his death. Yet, he raised an army against them both, knowing that honor made defeat impossible....

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Young Kelson Haldane, King of Gwynedd, heir to both royal and Deryni magical powers, was still no match for ex-Archbishop Loris and the Pretender Queen Caitrin who sought his death. Yet, he raised an army against them both, knowing that honor made defeat impossible....

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School Library Journal
YA Young King Kelson of Gwynedd leads his army to suppress the revolt of Caitrin, who is a pretender to his throne. Meanwhile, his uncle, left in charge of the country, faces an assassination plot of other ancient enemies who seek to seize control in the King's absence. In addition to outward problems, Kelson is also struggling with inward onesgrief over the murder of his bride and acceptance of the political necessity to mete out justice to his enemies even when justice sometimes resembles murder and revenge. He also has a growing need to bring the psychic Deryni race back to the honor and respect they formerly posessed. This second in ``The Histories of King Kelson'' trilogy, following The Bishop's Heir (Ballantine, 1984) is dark and grim in tone, containing rape, torture and summary execution as punishment for those crimes. However, dealing with those crimes and passing sentence on the malefactors are all steps in hardening a 17-year-old boy into a king who commmands the love and respect of his followers. Readers of The Bishop's Heir and the two other Deryni trilogies (Ballantine) will be anxious to follow the adventures of Kelson and his close circle of family, friends and advisors.Betsy Shorb, PGCMLS , Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345347626
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/12/1987
Series:
Deryni Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.97(d)

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Katherine Kurtz is an American author of fantasy, alternate history, and urban fantasy novels. She is most well known for her Deryni series of historical fantasy novels that she began in 1970 with the book Deryni Rising. She has also worked extensively with Deborah Turner Harris on the urban fantasy series The Adept.

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The King's Justice (Histories of King Kelson Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Catherine555 3 months ago
Something seems a bit fishy about this book since it was put out in 2016 and she died in 2011. So she really reviewed this book and used her name? Can you at least put out a real review for it? I'm sure it's a nice enough book but I'm not going to read anything that likes that hard about who's read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series when I first read it over twenty years ago. It is very good.
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