Deryni Checkmate (Chronicles of the Deryni)
Deryni Checkmate - Chronicles of the Deryni Author:Katherine Kurtz The number of Deryni was small, for they had been hounded for generations and kept their identities secret. Those who managed to retain their arcane powers concealed their background--for bitter persecution once again swept the land of Gwynedd, inspired by a raving fanatic sworn to destroy all Deryni in a final bloodbath.
Fantasy. Second in the Deryni series. Good vs. evil, a young man thrust into adulthood and responsibility too soon, etc. All the trappings of typical fantasy, but told well with character depth and dimension.