The Chronicles of the Deryni Author:Katherine Kurtz A compilation of three novels — Deryni Rising * Deryni Checkmate * High Deryni — Once the Deryni had ruled Gwynedd, but their abuses led to their overthrow by the humans, thanks to the aid o Saint Camber of Culdi, a Deryni himself. For centuries since then, the Deryni have been outcast-their supanormal powers of mind-reading and magic outlawed by ... more »the Church, and their race anathema.
But now with the assassination of King Brion, there are Deryni who hope to see their kind regain the thrown and restore the tyranny they once enjoyed. They are led by Charissa, a Deryni sorceress of tremendous power, overweening ambition and deadly ruthlessness.
Only one man stand 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-Deryni Church factions threaten from the other, Morgan must help the young Kelson gain - and keep - his throne...and prepare for the climatic battle by magic that will ultimately determine the fate of the kingdom« less