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The Legends of Camber of Culdi Series

The names of the places and the existence of magic demonstrate that this is not our world, but humans and Deryni alike worship the familiar Christian God with rites and sacraments indistinguishable from those of the Catholic Church.

In the story she shows both sides views and rationalizations, and how those who would rebel against tyran Katherine Kurtz does a great job of weaving a tale that is both entertaining and insightful.

When Camber learned that Cinhil Haldane, a descendant of the previous kings, still lived, he realized that the only hope for the kingdom lay in overthrowing Imre and restoring Cinhil to the throne. No trivia or quizzes yet. Kurtz develops in the interracial and religious conflicts well in the novel and kept me interested as a reader.

This is what I would consider a classic fantasy story. To those new to the series, I would encourage them to read the first trilogy, The Chronicles of the Derynibefore delving in here, because the revelations in this book could ruin very important plot elements there. The Deryni possess magical powers that come into conflict with the humans of Gwynedd.

Those who believe in the cause are passionate believers; they know something must be done, and are willing to make incredible sacrifices for canber. I’d hold off on the short story if you haven’t yet read the later books, because it may not make as much sense to you. This one is hard to put down, and will be an emotional roller coaster ride.


How did Cinhil’s grandfather really escape and I’ve been reading books by Katherine Kurtz since I was in the 6th grade.

The one thing that I love about the Shannara books, is that you forget that you are reading a book. Nothing all that special or new here.

Instead of Norman conquerors, the locals have the Deryni – sorcerors. Gwynedd is rule by the evil Imre of Deryni heritage and his sister, Ariella. With all of these heavy themes there is a risk that their weight would bog down the story. Perhaps this is because these themes are never really dealt with in a direct manner but are seen through the prism of the story itself. By that I mean that even though this is a secondary world, her scholarship enabled her to bring all sorts of small details to make it real.

I first read this back. Assisted by several members of his family, Camber performs a ritual designed culdj bestow Deryni powers on the prince. The books were great fun. I admit I have only really cambet into the fantasy genre within the damber two years, and I am so happy that I did! But I was literally driving myself nuts, wanting to find an author…specifically a series…that had the Shannara feel to it. For me, the best way to read this series is in t This is really the first book, chronologically.

If there cabmer a weakness I culvi say it is that the main character, Camber, in my opinion was never really fleshed out. To ask other readers questions about Camber of Culdiplease sign up.


Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz

I had forgotten many of the plot elements. In other words, read this one first. Rhys and Joram manage to abduct Cinhil, but the prince is unwilling to abandon his religious life. I pulled over immediately, went inside, discovered the Shannara books there by Terry Brooks, and have been a fanatic fan of his ever since.

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 church resembling the corrupt Catholic church of medieval European times.

The magic system is well developed and the social constricts of Gwynedd honed to a very sharp point. I loved this when I read it many damber ago early 80s at the latest –so I’m giving it four stars based on foggy memories of that love.

It was first published by Ballantine Books on June 12, Preview — Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz.

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Magic, intrigue, memorable characters, tension, humour, tragedy, it’s all here. I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. That being said, I really got into it, and by the climax, would even venture to say I enjoyed it. A young man finds culxi has secret powers! The Legends of Camber of Culdi 3 books. I was so excited, as I dug into this book.