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Deryni Checkmate
Deryni Checkmate
Author: Katherine Kurtz
More than thirty years ago, Katherine Kurtz changed the face of fantasy with the Deryni Chronicles. Revolving around the politics and passions of a world suspicious of magic, the novels were the first steps in Kurtz's remarkable career. Now, in hardcover for the first time, here is a newly revised and expanded edition of the second book in the c...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345292247
ISBN-10: 0345292243
Publication Date: 6/12/1980
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Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Volume II of "The Chronicles of Deryni" trilogy, called "Deryni Chechmate". King Kelson in plot and counterplots, magic and church priests, honor and dishonor, while the few remaining Deryni are hunted to their end. Vol I "Deryni Rising" and III "High Deryni" are the remaining titles. Lots of twists, lots of surprises, you'll have a hard time putting any of these three books down. If you read Vol II, you'll have to have the remainders. Additionally, there is "The Deryni Archives" which has seven short stories covering 200 years of 'history'. Ms Kurtz has done an excellent job with laying these stories out.