The Bishop's Heir (Histories of King Kelson, Bk 1)
The Bishop's Heir - Histories of King Kelson, Bk 1 Author:Katherine Kurtz Once again the Kingdom of Gwynedd under young King Kelson found itself facing the horror of war between the Church and the Deryni. As the Pretender Queen plotted to free Meara from Gwynedd's control, and the ex-Archbishop hatched a devious plan, it looked like the peace of Gwynedd was to be a thing of the past....
Part 1 of a Trilogy. Part 2 and 3 are "The Kings Justice" and "The Quest for Saint Camber". Excellent story if you finish to the end. This is Volume I 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.
Caitrin, Pretender Queen of MEara was plotting to free Meara from its control by Gwynedd and make it an independant kingdom.
Ex-Archbishop Loris was once again free from his prison. To him and the fanatics of the Church, the strange, magical powers of the Deryni were evil witchcraft. He is conspiring to exterminate half-Deryni King Kelson and all his Deryni friends.