Camber of Culdi, Volume 1: In the Legends of Camber of Culdi [Katherine Kurtz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Camber was the. Three fantasy novels of intrigue, betrayal, and magic in medieval Gwynedd by the New York Times–bestselling author of the Deryni series—bonus story also. Welcome to the weekly reread of Camber of Culdi! We’ve traveled back in time from the days of King Kelson to the Deryni Interregnum. There’s.

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Convinced that Cathan has betrayed him, Imre murders his friend. This is simply a newly released edition i. And, after finishing my re-read, I have to admit being both pleased and disappointed with the novel, though I definitely feel more of the former rather than the latter. It wasn’t bad, and I’m honestly not looking to mock the author, but it was just so paint-by-numbers it’s cambre to be more supportive or constructive.

Kurtz does an excellent job of characterization for both heroes and villains and I learned quickly that no one is safe from their fate.

It’s hard to set aside “if we do not support our men in their good works, what hope is there for any of us”. Katherine Kurtz is an American fantasy novel writer. Sep 18, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: When his son is poisoned by an unwitting assassin, the furious prince uses his powers to locate and kill the murderer. This inclusion of religion allowing the author to capture the true nature of this historical setting, to show the clash of secular and religious powers, and to juxtapose the dual nature of devotedly religious people committing horrible deeds in the name of secular power.


The plot dragged in some places, but not impossibly. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Camber and his family are wealthy and powerful yet have a finely h Classic Tale from a Beloved Fantasy World It’s been many years since I’ve read the Deryni books.

I think the Camber books and the Heirs of Camber books are some of Katherine’s strongest work. Dickson for his novel, The Dragon and the George. This is a book that will catch your attention, pull at your heartstrings, and keep you in suspense.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It has the perfect amount of mystery, magic and medieval. I also think that I would have enjoyed it much more if it had been in audio as I listened to the Kelson arc via audio and really liked it.

The Legends of Camber of Culdi Series

What follows is a preview of Book 2, a bonus short story set about years later, and the appendices characters, place names, genealogies. While I recalled Kurtz as being focused on religion, a lot of the book is what these days people would likely call ecclesiastical porn – lots of details kf vestments and cambber and priestly devotion; certainly far more than there is about magic. The Legends of Camber of Culdi are intriguing for their setting: The whole series is a m Camber of Culdi is a wonderfully written fantasy filled with true to life political scheming, dynastic plotting and intrigue, and plenty of magic, set in an exquisitely developed medieval Europe based world with a culri resembling the corrupt Catholic church of medieval European times.


Granted, the books are a bit dated, but they’re from the 70s, not the 30s.

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Read the preview to see how the overall plot continues though! Gwynedd is rule by the evil Imre of Deryni heritage and his sister, Ariella. Published August by Del Rey first published January 1st There’s a secret council! Although a close friend of the king, Cathan is unable to persuade Imre to revoke his decree. Grimly, Camber set out to locate Cinhil and spirit him from the cloister into a struggle that seemed doomed from the start.

This does not happen. Bad thing happens to heir and he’s into the job.

However, at the baptism of his son several months later, Cinhil’s powers become clearly evident. I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. They were some of my first fantasy stories, and while I remember that I enjoyed reading all of them, the plots have been forgotten.

The Eleven Kingdoms Torenth. It’s in large part because of this book and its sequel that I’ve loved to read most of my life.