The Adept

The Adept

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Overview

The Adept by Katherine Kurtz, Deborah Turner Harris

Warrior . . . Doctor . . . Knight . . . Detective
Defender of the Light

He is Sir Adam Sinclair: nobleman, physician, scholar–and an Adept. A man of great learning and power, he practices arcane ancient arts unknown to the modern world.

He has had many names and has lived many lives, but his mission remains the same: to protect the Light of the world from those metaphysical criminals who prowl the Dark Road.

Now his beloved Scotland is defiled by a ruthless cult of black magicians who will commit any atrocity, from murder both physicical and spiritual to enslaving the dead, to achieve their evil ends.

Only one man can stand against them . . .

The ADEPT

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013302723
Publisher: Britton & Knowles-Event Horizon EBooks
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Series: Adept Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 321
Sales rank: 239,256
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Katherine Kurtz is the author of numerous fantasy novels, most notably the bestselling Deryni novels. Although born in America, for the past several years, up until just recently, she has lived in a castle in Ireland. She now lives in Virginia.

She is known to be friends with Anne McCaffrey and frequently converses with her fans online.
She was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of Heroic Fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, some of whose works were anthologized in Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! anthologies. She also was an early member of the Society for Creative Anachronism; in her persona of Bevan Fraser of Stirling she achieved the rank of Countess, ruling the Kingdom of the West as Queen Consort for one reign in the 1970s.

Deborah Turner Harris is an American fantasy author best known for her Mists of Caledon Series. She lives in Scotland.

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The Adept (Adept Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I noticed that previous entries complained about typos and other proof reading errors. Yes I noticed them. No it did not keep me from thoroughly enjoying the story. In fact I became immune to the errors and hardly noticed them because I became so immersed in the story and characters. I read 10 books or more weekly. I read occult, paranormal, fantasy and urban fantasy exclusively. This is a great story with occult suspense without romance, sparkles or relationship angst that can totally ruin a good novel. While I would have a much greater selection to choose from if I would read stories that had this usual crap in them, I can never finish them because I get so frustrated with the romantic drivel that ruins the probably otherwise good story. If you are like me and don't like the nonsense, this will be a perfect story for you. I can't wait to read the rest of the series available and hope they continue to write more in this series.
lewispike on LibraryThing 6 days ago
It's not quite up to date, it's more mid 20th Century but it's close enough it's a very familiar world.Rather saccharinely Christian, as might be expected, but still a good yarn.
amberwitch on LibraryThing 6 days ago
This series consists of some of the worst books I've read. The whole thing consists of cliches on top of cliches. Descriptions meant to create ambience and invoke the images of British upperclass luxury as wll as genteel behaviour are nothing but cardboard cutouts without any life to them and even less air of authenticity.The adjectives are generously used, unfortunately with little skill, as th efollowing quote shows"Sitting before the fire in an open-arm chair upholsteres in rose velvet was a slender, silverhaired woman with a spine like a ramrod an eyes that put Peregrine in mind of the goddesses painted on the walls of egyptioan tombs." The plot of the series is that the 'forces of light' are reincarnated in the 20'th century as amongst others Lord Sinclair (sic!), famous physician, and Inspector McLeod, policeman to fight the dark.
auntieknickers on LibraryThing 6 days ago
Fascinating tale with Masonic overtones, romance, and Scotland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful beginning to a great trilogy. I've read this series before and thoroughly enjoyed the history and magic combining in a modern setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite series by Ms Kurtz. It weaves together a wonderful story while introducing many esoteric subjects. I love books that challenge me. I became so engaged in the story I ended up researching some of the subjects mentioned so that I could more fully enjoy the books.
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It is great to have this masterpiece in e-book as this is one I enjoy re-reading yearly. The copy is of very poor quality. The cover and starting pages don't line up on screen. So many typos that are not in the original showing a total lack of proof reading or a typist who does not know English. Still, this is a page turner that will leave you wanting the next books in the series.
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I love this series, but was disappointed by the poor quality of this ebook edition. Every chapter has spelling, punctuation, and type-setting errors. It seemed as if the technical work was done by a non-English speaker.
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Dragons01 More than 1 year ago
This is another way to view the interaction of man with powers above and below. Whether you believe in GOD and the devil it is a fun and interesting take on reincarnation and divine intervention.
CascaraBorzoi More than 1 year ago
I have this book and was pleased to find it as an e-book, but could hardly read it because of the mistakes in it (punctuation strewn randomly throughout the sentences, paragraphs breaking or not breaking improperly, random capitalizations). I recommend the book, but not the e-book.