The Chronicles of the Deryni Author:Katherine Kurtz Once, the Deryni had ruled Gwynedd, but their abuses led to their overthrow by the humans, thanks to the aid of Saint Camber of Culdi, a Deryni himself. For centuries since then, the Deryni have been outcast - their supra-normal powers of mind-reading and magic outlawed by the Church, and their race anathema. — But now, with the assassination of... more » King Brion, there are Deryni who hope to see their kind regain the throne and restore the tyranny they once enjoyed. They are led by Charissa, a Deryni sorceress of tremendous powers, overweening ambition and deadly ruthlessness.
Only one man stands between her and the throne. Duke Alaric Morgan, Adviser to the King, and a Deryni sworn to bring King Brion's young heir Kelson to his rightful coronation.
In a maelstrom of intrigue and brewing war, as Charissa conspires on one side and anti-Derni Church factions threaten from the other, Morgan must help the young Kelson gain - and keep - his throne...and prepare for the climactic battle by magic that will ultimately determine the fate of the kingdom.« less