The King's Justice

The King s Justice Young Kelson Haldane King of Gwynedd heir to both royal and Deryni magical powers was still no match for ex Archbishop Loris and the Pretender Queen Caitrin who sought his death Yet he raised an a

  • Title: The King's Justice
  • Author: Katherine Kurtz
  • ISBN: 9780345347626
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Young Kelson Haldane, King of Gwynedd, heir to both royal and Deryni magical powers, was still no match for ex Archbishop Loris and the Pretender Queen Caitrin who sought his death Yet, he raised an army against them both, knowing that honor made defeat impossible.

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    1. The second book in the second trilogy featuring Kelson Haldane. The Meagan uprising continues from the prior book. King Kelson is ready to lead his army to put down thd rebellion. I love the characters. Deryni magic is considered evil by the Church. Former Archbishop Loris has joined the Mearan pretender in the rebellion. I really hate Loris. There are some really tough scenes in this book. This series should be read in publication order for readers picking it up for the first time. I first read [...]

    2. 3.5 stars Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.fantasyliterature/reviThe King’s Justice is the second book in Katherine Kurtz’s THE HISTORIES OF KING KELSON trilogy, which is part of her DERYNI CHRONICLES. It’s the fifth book about young King Kelson. You really ought to read the books in this order: Deryni Rising, Deryni Checkmate, High Deryni, The Bishop’s Heir and THEN this book, The King’s Justice.Kelson is now 17 years old. In the previous book, The Bishop’s Heir, Kelson and h [...]

    3. This sequel to The Bishop's Heir continues to prove the author's mastery of medieval setting and culture. The war against the Mearan pretender Caitrin and her supporters, including the renegade and virulently anti-Deryni archbishop Edmund Loris, is detailed masterfully in this volume. Of course we know that Kelson, King of Gwynedd and rightful ruler of Meara and the neighboring border provinces, can and must prevail. How he does this builds a suspenseful tale with complicated events of treason a [...]

    4. The Deryni books are great sword and sorcery fantasy. What makes them unique is that they're a blend of historical fantasy and high fantasy. What marks a book out as high fantasy is a completely imaginary world with no links to real history--legend maybe, but the ties are tenuous, even when like Tolkien's Middle Earth, Lackey's Valdemir or Pierce's Tortall, they have a pseudo-medieval feel.This on, the other hand, is Christian Europe--yet not quite. Gwynedd is recognizably Britain--more so than [...]

    5. From the Inside Flap: Young Kelson Haldane, King of Gwynedd, heir to both royal and Deryni magical powers, was still no match for ex-Archbishop Loris and the Pretender Queen Caitrin who sought his death. Yet, he raised an army against them both, knowing that honor made defeat impossible. (This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.)I have read all of the Deryni books. I am never disappointed by Katherine Kurtz's writing style, and ability to create an entire race of [...]

    6. The King’s Justice is the second book in Katherine Kurtz’s THE HISTORIES OF KING KELSON trilogy, which is part of her DERYNI CHRONICLES. It’s the fifth book about young King Kelson. You really ought to read the books in this order: Deryni Rising, Deryni Checkmate, High Deryni, The Bishop’s Heir and THEN this book, The King’s Justice.Kelson is now 17 years old. In the previous book, The Bishop’s Heir, Kelson and his advisors (Morgan and Duncan) dealt with the rebellion of the province [...]

    7. This is the second book in the King Kelson histories. This is one of my favorites. It can be hard to read because it takes place during war. There is torture, rape and people die who really shouldn't. Kelson is maturing as a King and a man but he is far from perfect. Katherine Kurtz has this amazing ability to make this type of medieval faux Earth fantasy really come to life. If you like King Arthur stories and knights and magic then these books are fun reads.

    8. This installment was much better than the first of the trilogy. Really enjoyed reading this one. Interested to see how they incorporate the third book into the trilogy as she completed this storyline in the this volume. It'll be the search for Saint Camber but it could probably have been a stand alone. I'll find out soon enough.

    9. Young Kelson Haldane, King of Gwynedd, heir to both royal and Deryni magical powers, was still no match for ex-Archbishop Loris and the Pretender Queen Caitrin who sought his death. Yet, he raised an army against them both, knowing that honor made defeat impossible. interesting.

    10. The only thing I didn't like in this book was the descriptions of torture. It's hard to skip when reading, but did some skimming. I like King Kelson and his loyal companions. I look forward to reading about Camber again in the next book.

    11. There was a melancholy about the titular justice dispensed in this book, which along with a medieval realism and quasi-catholic society had quite an effect back when I was but a callow youth accustomed to tales of boys adventuring on rocket ships and heroes arriving astride dragons to save the day

    12. Nicely Written InstallmentNicely written installment in the series. Enough action and pathos for a well-rounded tale after a somewhat uneven Book 1.

    13. The King's JusticeAn excellent tale.Dialog flows smoothly and descriptors are vivid and lush. Ms.Kurtz brings the reader right into the book's action.

    14. A good book, Katherine Kurtz writes like the reader has an encyclopedia in front of them written to explain her book

    15. The Histories of King Kelson is an excellent trilogy in the Deryni world. These are some of my favorite books. Love the setting and the psychic abilities.

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