The Deryni Archives Author:Katherine Kurtz Eight spellbinding tales-the first Deryni short-story collection-range from the era when that sorcerous, not-quite-human race overran the kingdom of Gwynedd to the reign of King Brion Haldane, champion of deryni and human alike. From "Catalyst," in which the young Deryni Rhys must tap his yet unknown powers in dfense of life and limb...to "Betha... more »ne," the witch-woman who must choose between vengeance for ancient wrongs and a new beginning...to "The Priesting of Arilan," in which the Deryni Denis Arilan faces a challenge which no Deryni has yet survived-braving the threat of discovery and death in an attempt to become a member of the human priesthood-here is a magnic=ficent expedition to the Deryni universe, brought to you in a unique volume which includes indexes of charcters and places, a timeline of the Eleven Kingdoms, and a histroy of how the Deryni universe came to be.« less
The Deryni tales have introductions that explain how the author came up with the idea, characters, and story. Makes these tales so much fun to read. Love books I can take along, read, pick up and put down again easily. Great travel book.