It's probably either a minor miracle or a testament to how nerdy I am that I ever read the whole series, since I picked up Deryni Magic
at a book clearance sale that was held in what had once been a home-improvement store (along the lines of Home Depot or Lowe's, it was a big
space), and I was both confused and intrigued reading it, since it's meant to be a companion book and not really something to be read independently of the rest of the Deryni series.
I don't really recommend going about it the way I did, since I basically did things in the most backwards way possible, LOL.
But I started accumulating the rest of the series at used book shops, since I bought Magic
in the early 1990's, so a lot of the ones that were published earlier were not so easy to find in bookstores that sell new books. It was either The Harrowing of Gwynedd
or King Javan's Year
that was the first one I bought newly published.
And here I am; the only works of hers that I don't own in hard copy are The Legacy of Lehr
(which, I must confess, I've never read either), St. Patrick's Gargoyle
(though I just snapped that up on Kindle yesterday), the two Templar books (The Temple and the Stone
, which I also just snagged yesterday on Kindle, and The Temple and the Crown
), a first edition Codex Derynianus
(I have a second edition, though), and Venture in Vain
, and the latter two are limited editions, so they're a bit thin on the ground.