Childe Morgan (Childe Morgan Series #2)

Childe Morgan (Childe Morgan Series #2)

by Katherine Kurtz

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Childe Morgan (Childe Morgan Series #2) by Katherine Kurtz

New York Times bestselling author of In the King's Service

Alaric Morgan has been pledged to the king's service. His Deryni blood makes him ideal to safeguard the Haldane kings and ensure that Prince Brion shall have the protection of his hereditary magic.

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ISBN-13: 9780441015542
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/29/2008
Series: Deryni Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 468,314
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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"Kurtz practically invented alternate world fantasy with her tales of the magically-gifted Deryni." -WEEKLY PRESS, PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Childe Morgan (Childe Morgan Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
rocalisa on LibraryThing 1 days ago
This is a solid read, with maybe a few too many names thrown around for the reader with an average memory (such as myself) to keep up with.It was a bit disappointing as I was wanting to read about Alaric (and Duncan) and while they both featured in this book, they were both toddlers with very little to do.This book is really about Alaric's parents, Kenneth and Alyce, with a touch of information about the Haldane kings before Kelson thrown in. That's fine in and of itself, but I feel a bit cheated as I was hoping for more about the children.There's an awful lot of their lives to fit in in the third book if that goes up to the events of Deryni Rising as it says on Kurtz's website. I'm afraid there won't be enough pages to do it all justice, and that's what I've been wanting to read for years, ever since there were first rumours there would be a book about Alaric's youth.It was nice to get to know Duke Richard though, as I've finally figured out that he's Araxie's father (or at least, I think he is as I don't have my other books with me to check the genealogy and it is all pretty convoluted).A good book, but it wasn't actually the one I was hoping it would be. It's positively kittens and fluffy bunnies for Kurtz too, with only a small number of people dying and none in horribly grim and nasty ways.
Jestak on LibraryThing 1 days ago
The latest Deryni novel from Kurtz is a mixed bag--there are some good scenes mixed in with some very dry material. Probably something that fans of the series will want to read, but considerably inferior to the best Deryni books.
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A novel following in the footsteps of the others. I am looking forward to the next. A correction to the first review, Krispen is Donal's son out of wedlock who was murdered.Kelson is Brion's yet to be born son.
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Ms Kurtz's latest entry to the land of Gwynedd shows she still has not lost her touch with the land. Tight story culminating in the deaths of two of the main characters of this trilogy and the promise of things to come. We learn more of young Alaric, Prince Brion, a little more about the mystery surrounding one Lewys ap Norfal, and a glimpse into the Torenthi succession. All in all it has set up what should be an interesting conclusion to the trilogy and lead into Deryni Rising. Highly recommended though warning you will at least have to had read In The king's Service for some of the book to make sense but such is the way of a series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the kingdom of Gwynedd, King Donal Haldane grieves the loss of his out of wedlock offspring Kelson, whom he thought would make a suitable companion to his heir, fourteen years old Prince Brion. Still the monarch feels good that four years old half-breed Deryni Alaric Morgan has been pledged by his parents to use his magic like they do to keep the rulers safe though the vow must be kept secret even as the king keeps the Deryni safe from fanatical religious tyranny.---------------- King Donal knows he walks a dangerous line as he protects the Deryni because his Bishops especially Bishop Oliver de Nore, whose brother was executed by order of the king for having Kelson killed, would excommunicate him without a second thought. Besides the troubles with the religious leaders, neighboring nation Torenth threatens to invade. However, though feeling his age and his concerns, Donal receives good news that gives him hope for the future he learns that Torenth Prince Nimur is dead and his younger brother Torval is insane because they played with dangerous taboo magic. Still Prince Hogan has his mage Zachris Pomeroy preparing to cause havoc as he wants the throne with Alaric being the key to preventing a hostile takeover.----------------- This is an interesting Deryni tale though the action is somewhat limited as much of what occurs is off screen mostly from an introspective King Donal. The monarch is a fascinating character as he struggles with the Bishops, his neighbors, and betrayals to insure his son inherits the throne and has the Deryni protection to keep him safe yet is feeling weary and worn out. This is more of a character study of a tired medieval ruler than a fantasy but fans of the series still will appreciate his plight but more so when the Deryni use their magic.-------------- Harriet Klausner