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Codex Derynianus
Katherine Kurtz
1887424962
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1998, the first edition of Codex Derynianus was published in a limited edition that quickly became astronomically expensive. Now fans can have the entire text of that edition along with extensive new material. This encyclopedic overview details Katherine Kurtz's Deryni world, the setting of her 17-book saga that began with Camber of Culdi. and reveals many never-before-told details of the people, places, and objects of importance to the world of the magic-wielding Deryni. The book is packed with chronologies of events, genealogies of the peoples, and colorful maps of the Deryni world, exploring every aspect of the Eleven Kingdoms. In addition to being an authoritative reference, Codex Derynianus is also an ambitious work of creative fiction as penned by Brother Theophilus from within the setting...


The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
Ernest Kurtz
0553371320
December 1993
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The aim of this book is to explain the underlying spiritual--although not necessarily religious--principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Part 1 presents the emphasis of this spirituality, which is the recognition and especially the acceptance of humans as imperfect beings. Part 2 tells how the founders of AA put spirituality to use. Part 3 discusses the benefits: release, gratitude, humility, tolerance, and forgiveness. On nearly every page, the authors retell stories and provide anecdotes from various sources: ancient Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Greek, and more. One need not have an interest in AA to benefit from this fine introduction to spirituality. This is recommended.- John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New YorkCopyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable...


Deryni Checkmate (Chronicles of the Deryni Series #2)
Katherine Kurtz
0441013414
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
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 classic series, Deryni Checkmate.

From the Publisher
The late Lester del Rey had a theory about the biological seat of Deryni power, a theory that he could have related in astonishing specificity. I just remember that he said it must come from somewhere in the nose, something related to the olfactory senses. I always thought that wa snot a very glamourous way to look at an exciting, epic sweep of fantasy. But after all, magic...


Childe Morgan
Katherine Kurtz
0441012825
Dec 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alaric Morgan has been pledged to the king's service, for his Dernyi blood makes him ideal to safeguard the Haldane kings and ensure that Prince Brion shall have protection of his hereditary magic. But the Deryni are feared by the populace of Gwynedd and are viewed with deep suspicion by the Church. And the Camberian Council, which secretly oversees the activities of Deryni, scorns Alaric for his half-breed ancestry. Alaric has the king's protection, and a future mapped out for him that in time should ensure his survival as well as that of the king's heir. But Alaric is only four years old-and first he must survive to reach manhood.

About the Author
Katherine Kurtz has been writing fantasy for well over 25 years. She is married and lives in a renovated castle in the south of...


In the King's Service
Katherine Kurtz
0441012094
January 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this exquisitely detailed Deryni fantasy, her first since King Kelson's Bride (2000), veteran Kurtz lays out the history of the Deryni before the time of King Kelson, focusing on the characters whose heirs will become important players in the Kingdom of Gwynedd, modeled on medieval Wales. Donal Haldane, the king who appears fair and just, has hidden agendas and sometimes uses his power to insure his own dynastic needs regardless of other's feelings. Lady Alyce de Corwyn, the daughter of one of the last Deryni gentry, must master the art of court intrigue. Lady Jessamy, a co-conspirator with the king, helps fulfill his wish for a protector for his son. The Camberian Council-the group of secretive Deryni who rule over their magical brethren-instigate their own secret plans regarding both Deryni and humans....


The Temple and the Stone
Katherine Kurtz
0446607231
Sept 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Like a chain-mail Tom Clancy thriller, The Temple and the Stone is a big, brash story full of political machination, conspiracy, and macho heroes. The forces of good here are the legendary Knights Templar, protectors of the Temple of Jerusalem, and their fearsome opponents are the evil worshipers of the old gods. Katherine Kurtz and Deborah Turner Harris conceive of an alternate history in which the Templars guard the astral manifestations of the Kingdom of God as well as the physical realm. The titular stone is not only the traditional seat of Scottish monarchs but also the cornerstone for a new holy temple. The heroic knights Arnault, Brabant, and Torquil must restore the stone's powers and fight the black-magic designs of the Pictish Comyns--all while fulfilling their knightly duties in the dangerous conflicts between...


The Templar Treasure (Adept Series #3)
Katherine Kurtz
0441003451
February 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Adam Sinclair, the Adept, must locate the stolen Seal of Solomon-an artifact under the care of the Knights Templar-before dangerous forces unleash the demons the seal has kept bound for centuries.


Dagger Magic (Adept Series #4)
Katherine Kurtz
0441003044
April 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From School Library Journal
YA-Lovers of romance, fantasy, and continuing sagas will have a delightful vacation with this stand-alone fourth novel in the series. Peregrine Lovat interrupts his honeymoon to join Sir Adam Sinclair and Detective Chief Inspector Noel McLeod as they search for the ancient, evil Dagger Cult in an attempt to save the world from a new Nazi menace. The pace never slackens as seemingly disparate threads are woven together in this page-turning adventure.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Midwest Book Review
An evil cult is looking to revive Nazi Germany sentiments, while supernatural forces are creating murder and mayhem in the process. Enter the Adept, who can thwart the rise of evil...


The Temple and the Crown
Katherine Kurtz
0446608548
Apr 2001
Paperback
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From Booklist
Kurtz and Harris continue their saga telling the secret history, begun in The Temple and the Stone (1998), of the Templars and of two members of the secret Cercle, the French knight Arnault and the Scotsman Torquil, in particular. The English have turned against the Temple because it supports Robert the Bruce in Scotland, and the greed of Philip the Fair of France for Templar wealth is being manipulated by his chancellor, who is secretly allied with the Knights of the Black Swan, servants of Lucifer out to destroy the Temple's power to champion Christianity. As grisly persecution of the Templars rises to a climax in France, and the Bruce's situation becomes more desperate, Arnault and Torquil must retrieve potent relics from the Holy Land and reach Scotland in time to help overthrow the Bruce's enemies in the...


St. Patrick's Gargoyle
Katherine Kurtz
0441009050
January 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Young adults will best appreciate this light, sentimental fantasy about the gargoyles who watch over the churches of Dublin, whether Catholic, Protestant or deconsecrated, from bestselling veteran Kurtz (the Deryni series, etc.). More mature readers, on the other hand, may be put off by the simplistic story and the slack pace. The city's gargoyles meet monthly on a moonless night and, like good Irishmen, bemoan change and the loss of the good old days. When vandals break into St. Patrick's Church, Paddy, its resident gargoyle, calls on old Templeton, a Knight of Malta who drives an ancient Rolls Royce for weddings, to help him apprehend the miscreants. Paddy also brings to life the Rolls Royce's hood ornament, which Templeton tells him is a gryphon, not a gargoyle. Investigating the scene of the crime with his...


On Crusade
Katherine Kurtz
0446673390
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Katherine Kurtz has collected eleven original stories based on the legendary Knights Templar in a book that serves as a sequel to her earlier collection, Tales of the Knights Templar. The stories, written by such authors as Andre Norton, Diane Duane and Kurtz herself, are separated by interludes that chronicle the actual history of the Templars and that also set the background for each successive tale. As with most collections, the stories vary widely from about average to pretty good. What's most compelling here is the Templars themselves, a mysterious order of knights founded in the late 11th century, ostensibly to protect pilgrims in and around Jerusalem. But the Templars grew to become one of the most powerful political and religious orders in the world, only to be brought down by a jealous King Philip IV of France. In...


King Kelson's Bride
Katherine Kurtz
0441008275
July 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
When we first met Kelson (in Kurtz's debut novel, Deryni Rising), he was fourteen and about to ascend to the throne of Gwynedd, the medieval realm that never was, where a small minority of the populace, the Deryni, have magical abilities.

Many novels later, King Kelson--in whom the Deryni blood flows strong--has come fully into his power and it is time to marry and begin the serious business of begetting heirs. Aficionados of The Deryni Chronicles will know that marriage and Kelson don't mix: his first betrothed was murdered on their wedding day and his second was tricked into marrying another. Now the young heir of Torenth, a rival kingdom, is about to be crowned, and securing Kelson's succession has become a matter of urgency--and intrigue. Kelson's mother, his friends, his ex-fiancée, the mysterious...



Two Crowns for America
Katherine Kurtz
0553762486
May 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Blending historical detail and supernatural fantasy, as in her Deryni series and Lammas Night, Kurtz depicts a believable alternate American Revolution driven by the occult machinations of an age-old Master as well as destiny and Masonic solidarity. Kurtz, however, rightly emphasizes the more human characters, likable and three-dimensional in their political and personal struggles as she fleshes out historical figures from George Washington and Benjamin Franklin to the exiled Jacobites who want Prince Charles (Bonnie Prince Charlie of the Stuart dynasty) to assume a throne in America. The Wallace family?Jacobite Andrew; his son Simon; Simon's wife, Arabella; and Arabella's brother, Justin Carmichael?provide viewpoints for most of the important action. Sometimes detail threatens the story (descriptions of costume...


The Fleet: Total War
David Drake (Editor)
0441011810
May 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
National bestselling authors in the breakthrough military science fiction series.

The Fleet must destroy a human foe capable of infiltrating the Fleet itself.

Includes stories by:

Anne McCaffrey * Katherine Kurtz and Scott McMillan * David Drake * Christopher Stasheff * Janny Wurts * Diane Duane and Peter Norwood * N. Lee Wood * Bill Fawcett * Jody Lynn Nye


The Templar Treasure
Katherine Kurtz
0727846329
Aug 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Adam Sinclair must locate the stolen Seal of Solomon--an artifact under the care of the Knights Templar--before dangerous forces unleash the demons the seal has kept bound for centuries. Reissue.


Deryni Rising (Chronicles of the Deryni Series #1)
Katherine Kurtz
0441011683
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
For more than 30 years, the Deryni Chronicles have transported readers to a world of secret sorcery and courtly intrigue. Deryni Rising, the first book in the series, launched Katherine Kurtz's phenomenal, bestselling career. Now, with this special edition, including a new introduction by the author, fans of the series can revel anew in the dawning of an epic...

From the Publisher
The late Lester del Rey had a theory about the biological seat of Deryni power, a theory that he could have related in astonishing specificity. I just remember that he said it must come from somewhere in the nose, something related to the olfactory senses. I always thought that wa snot a very glamourous way to look at an exciting, epic sweep of fantasy. But after all, magic has to come from...

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