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Deryni Series

If you've never visited Gwynedd and met the Deryni, you've missed a rare and wonderful fantasy series, filled with incredibly real characters, breathtaking magic, and plots that keep you reading into the wee hours of the night. The Deryni world roughly parallels 10th, 11th, and 12th century England, Scotland, and Wales and accurately depicts life in that era with detailed descriptions of castles and clothing. The Deryni possess magical powers which their powerful medieval church views as evil, so they face conflicts with the Church as well as enemy armies. One warning: Be prepared to cry. Katherine's characters are never "safe" and often the good, noble characters meet unpleasant ends.


The Legends of Camber of Culdi

Camber of Culdi
Year Published: 1976
ISBN-10: 0345347676
ISBN-13: 978-0345347671
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Saint Camber
Year Published: 1978
ISBN-10: 0345347684
ISBN-13: 978-0345347688
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Camber the Heretic
Year Published: 1981
ISBN: 0345331427
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The Heirs of Saint Camber

The Harrowing of Gwynedd
Year Published: 1989
ISBN: 0345363140
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King Javan's Year
Year Published: 1992
ISBN-10: 0345384784
ISBN-13: 978-0345384782
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The Bastard Prince
Year Published: 1994
ISBN-10: 0345391772
ISBN-13: 978-0345391773
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The Chronicles of the Deryni

Deryni Rising
Year Published: 1970, 2nd Edition Published 2004
ISBN-10: 0345019814
ISBN-13: 978-0345019813
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Deryni Checkmate
Year Published: 1972, 2nd Edition Published 2005
ISBN: 0-345-22598-8
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High Deryni
Year Published: 1973, 2nd Edition Published 2007
ISBN-10: 0345347668
ISBN-13: 978-0345347664
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The Histories of King Kelson

The Bishop's Heir
Year Published: 1984
ISBN-10: 0345347617
ISBN-13: 978-0345347619
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The King's Justice
Year Published: 1985
ISBN-10: 0345347625
ISBN-13: 978-0345347626
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The Quest for Saint Camber
Year Published: 1986
ISBN-10: 0345300998
ISBN-13: 978-0345300997
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The Childe Morgan Trilogy

In the King's Service
Year Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0441012094
ISBN-13: 978-0441012091
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Childe Morgan
Year Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0441012825
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The King's Deryni
Year Published:  2014
ISBN-13:  9780425276686
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Miscellaneous Other Deryni Books

Deryni Archives (Short Stories)
Year Published: 1986
ISBN-10: 0345326784
ISBN-13: 978-0345326782
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Deryni Magic (A Grimoire)
Year Published: 1991
ISBN-10: 0345361172
ISBN-13: 978-0345361172
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Codex Derynianus (with Rob Reginald)
Year Published: 1998 (Hardcover Limited Edition), 2005 (Softcover Wide Release)
ISBN-10: 1887424962
ISBN-13: 978-1887424967
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King Kelson's Bride
Year Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 0441008275
ISBN-13: 978-0441008278
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Deryni Tales (Short stories)
Year Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0441009441
ISBN-13: 978-0441009442
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Venture in Vain
Year Published: 2001
ISBN 0-8095-0005-1
A signed, limited edition (300 copies) written for Katherine Kurtz's visit to the John M. Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino. The story details, from the Mearan point of view, King Donal Blaine's invasion into Meara in the year 1089 and its consequences.
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Lvirden

In the above post, a number of titles (But not all) list both Amazon and open media.
When I follow the open media links, they generally seem to point to the Amazon edition.
Are there benefits to following the open media links?

Also, are there any resources thru one might beneficially purchase, say, an entire trilogy at a discount? I have nearly every one in print form but carrying physical copies leaves possibility of losing the copy.

Thank you. Just pointed a fantasy lover to the series.

DesertRose

Open Road Media is the publisher of the e-editions of Katherine's books; the Amazon links above are (or were when I made the links--I probably ought to give them a review and update as needed) for purchasing a paper copy of the relevant book.

If you sign up for Early Bird Books email digests, sometimes they will have Katherine's books on special; I got my e-editions of the first four Deryni trilogies that way, as packages.  (I bought them at different times, when they were on sale, but I bought each trilogy as an e-omnibus*.)

*It's a brave new world of publishing technology; I couldn't come up with a better way to express how I bought each trilogy than e-omnibus.  E-box set?  But there's no box.  ;)
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

Laurna

Decades ago, I had purchased most of my Deryni novels through Science Fiction Book Club. Back then, they were hard-cover editions. The club no longer carries these books, however, from time to time I see the entire collection come up on Ebay for not too much money. I also have the first series in paper-back but they are too abused to read,  so it is hard-covers for me. I have all the E-books too, which I liked to read when I was at work.  Of course, now that I am retired, it is back to the hard covered books. I  do like a book that is visible on the shelf.
May your horses have wings and fly!

HoundMistress

Who was asking about the Codex Deryanis? I have a copy. I think whoever it was wanted to know where the 500 copies were.
Judy Ward
You can buy a pretty good dog with money but you can't buy the wag of its tail.

DerynifanK

I think they were looking for the original 500 copies in hardcover. I think they were numbered and signed
"Thanks be to God there are still, as there always have been and always will be, more good men than evil in this world, and their cause will prevail." Brother Cadfael's Penance

HoundMistress

Then I don't have one, as I have a paperback one.
Judy Ward
You can buy a pretty good dog with money but you can't buy the wag of its tail.

DoctorM

I miss the older paperbound editions of the first Deryni books-- I liked the cover art. I never knew the old SF Book Club had hardcover editions! I think the first hardcovers I saw were at a bookstore where I worked in grad school-- I always made sure we had the series in paperbound, plus any new hardcovers by KK.

The Codex was something I missed when it appeared, and I've never actually any edition of it in the flesh. But I would love to.

Laurna

This is most of my collection of Deryni books.



I later found Deryni Magic on my desk, so it is not in the picture. Also St Patrick's Gargoyle is not a Deryni novel but it sits with the rest. The first 7 shorter hard-bound books, which are the first three trilogies, I purchased through the SF book club. I purchased these in the early 1980's. The later hard-back books are through the book stores as they were published. I do not know if any hard cover books are still available as new books on amazon, but I do see the used books on ebay. Also try your local library or used book store, they might have them. Although the author does not get royalties from used books, so I would hope she does get royalties from the purchase of new copies. I have no idea how that works. 
And believe me when I say these have all been well read many times.
May your horses have wings and fly!

Jerusha

Your paperback copies of the first three books look exactly like mine....read very often and almost falling apart!
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!

 -- Old English Litany

DerynifanK

#10
That is an amazing collection. I also read and reread mine so in some cases Ii have multiple copies of the same book so I won't find myself without one.
"Thanks be to God there are still, as there always have been and always will be, more good men than evil in this world, and their cause will prevail." Brother Cadfael's Penance

Nezz

Quote from: DerynifanK on April 12, 2021, 05:59:52 PM
That is an amazing collection. I also read and reread mine so in some cases Ii have multiple coopies of the same book so I won't find myself without one.

That's why I've started buying them as ebooks, because I'm never without my phone. :)
Now is life, and life is always better.
-Wolfself

DoctorM

Lovely collection, Laurna!



Quote from: Laurna on April 12, 2021, 12:15:05 PM
This is most of my collection of Deryni books.



I later found Deryni Magic on my desk, so it is not in the picture. Also St Patrick's Gargoyle is not a Deryni novel but it sits with the rest. The first 7 shorter hard-bound books, which are the first three trilogies, I purchased through the SF book club. I purchased these in the early 1980's. The later hard-back books are through the book stores as they were published. I do not know if any hard cover books are still available as new books on amazon, but I do see the used books on ebay. Also try your local library or used book store, they might have them. Although the author does not get royalties from used books, so I would hope she does get royalties from the purchase of new copies. I have no idea how that works. 
And believe me when I say these have all been well read many times.

tenworld

i didnt see the 948 book there ;D

Bynw

it hasn't been written yet ... we hope it is next
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