King Javan's Year (Heirs of Saint Camber, Vol 2)
King Javan's Year - Heirs of Saint Camber, Vol 2 Author:Katherine Kurtz With young young King Alroy on his deathbed, the power-hungry Regents are plotting to keep the legitimate heir from ascending the thrown. But Prince Javan is a formidable opponent. And the Regents vow to stop at nothing to wrest back control of Gwynedd. To prevail against the Regents, to rule his kingdom justly, and even to live, Javan has to be... more » strong. He has to be clever. And he has to be very lucky indeed...« less
This book covers the reign of the second son of Cinhil, King Javan, who refuses to knuckle under to the great lords of Gwynedd. The great lords, who were regents of Gwynedd while King Alroy was underage, want to rule Gwyness again. King Javan works in secret with the Deryni to learn the full use of his powers and to break the kingdom free of the influence of the power-hungry lords. This is an excellent follow up to The Harrowing of Gwynedd, though it is obvious from the beginning that King Javan is doomed.