YA Young King Kelson of Gwynedd, having finally put down an attempt to usurp his throne ( The Bishop's Heir 1984, The King's Justice 1985, both Ballantine), decides to a search for relics of Camber, the deposed patron saint of the Deryni. Kelson is determined to restore the Deryni and St. Camber to respectability. Shortly into his journey, Kelson and his foster brother fall from a cliff into a raging river and are presumed dead when no bodies are found. Meanwhile, Kelson's cousin Conall has been secretly learning magic, and when he hears of Kelson's "death," he determines to take over the kingdom and Kelson's intended bride as well. This is the final volume in the third trilogy about the Deryni. Kurtz' writing skills seem to improve with each book, her characters gaining more depth and humanity, her plots more movement and imagination.
Volume 3 of the histories of King Nelson.
Part 3 of a Trilogy. Part 1 and 2 are "The Bishops Heir" and "The Kings Justice". Excellent story if you finish to the end. This is Volume III in "The Histories of King Kelson". Kurtz keeps bringing all the pieces together time and time again. Complex tale but the story never gets lost. Enjoyed it enough to read the full trilogy twice.
volume three of The Histories of King Kelson