Deryni Rising has ratings and reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: It was years ago when I ran across Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni novels. Oddly, I ne. The classic novel that introduced the Deryni?and launched Kurtz?s career. For more than thirty years, the Deryni Chronicles have transported readers. Jul 20, Deryni Rising, like A Game of Thrones, takes place in a world notable for how closely it hews to historical example—or at least, to a somewhat.

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What could The Defender’s seal be?!?!? While it isn’t our world, it almost feels like it. After re-discovering fantasy via A Song of Ice and Firesome years later, I often found myself wondering how these books would hold up now, reading them as an adult. Boyer and Kenneth J.

Read it Forward Read it first. The characters in the novel are well done.

May 27, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. To me, it is still a classic. As daft as it is to yank readers out of your fantasy world by sticking in references to our own world, she somehow pulls it off without this reader being too-much My, my, how one’s impressions can change over a mere thirty years! Seriously, I was aware that this was part of the BAF, and the only wholly original title in the program. It was her fault I reread Melanie Rawn ‘s Dragon Prince trilogy last year and I definitely wanted to join in with this one.


But again, after the fifth time it started to just feel silly. Oct 28, Pages. How did you find it? The good guys are very good and the bad guys are very bad. This book seems a bit mediocre in almost every way.

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And then the climax… wasn’t. Much has changed risinh ! The political institutions are like ours were. And it still is I suppose. Quite a lot happens in this slim book – especially given that the book covers about a hour period. I’ll pick up the second in the series soon. Men with women do, which was also frustrating.

Trivia About Deryni Rising Th Lots of political undercurrents, Kelson the superkid groomed to rule, even little things like the Stenrect crawler in the garden that he has to stay perfectly still to avoid.

The amount of times that Kelson, Morgan and Duncan verbally patted each other on the back was, well But it gives me great pleasure to know that the Deryni trilogies are waiting when I’m ready for them. Soon however superstitious fears, bigotry, misunderstandings and simple prejudice brought about a persecution of the Dreyni people.

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He probably experiences the most important journey in this book, but he’s also mainly the object on which everyone else acts. The final scene or confrontation in the book takes place with the sorceress Charissa.

One thing lacking is characterization, the heart and soul of any book for me.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee Nor is there an easy all-encompassing good and evil to fall back on. Now, reading Deryni Rising as an adult, it just eising old-fashioned.

Preview — Deryni Rising by Dsryni Kurtz. Our attention is meant to focus on men and their doings, and see women only when they interfere with our perfect, and perfectly handsome, heroes’ progress.

The omniscient narrator jumps around from point-of-view to deeyni, explaining everyone’s thoughts and motives and leaving no room for mystery, suspense, or the chance for me to deduce something on my own. Almost nothing happened in the book but I know what everyone was wearing.

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