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Camber of Culdi (The Legends of Camber of Culdi Vol. 1), Kurtz, Katherine
1 Kurtz, Katherine Camber of Culdi (The Legends of Camber of Culdi Vol. 1)
New York Del Rey 1985 0345335945 / 9780345335944 Thirteenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine a bit slanted, somewhat creased, chipping at top and base, reading crease, minor edge wear, a couple creases to ftont cover. Interior clean and unmarked. A solid copy.

Camber of Culdi, one of the greatest Deryni sorcerors of his generation, wished nothing more than a quiet retirement to his family estates after a lifetime of service to the Crown of Gwynedd. Camber's faith and honor, though, would not in the end allow inaction.
At once cruel, oppresive, and whimsical the Festillic usurpers of that Crown thought they had utterly destroyed the rightful heirs a century before. As the kingdom grows ever more restive under the Festillic yoke, Camber comes to find that this was not quite true, after all.
In later years, Camber would be called the Defender of Humankind, Patron Saint of Deryni magic, and the restorer of the Haldane thrown. As so often happens, popular histories become distorted, often out of recognition.
This is Camber's story -- at least the first volume.; 6" - 7" Tall
008101 
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Camber of Culdi (The Legends of Camber of Culdi Vol. 1), Kurtz, Katherine
2 Kurtz, Katherine Camber of Culdi (The Legends of Camber of Culdi Vol. 1)
New York Del Rey 1985 0345335945 / 9780345335944 Thirteenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)
Signed by Author
Minor edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy, inscribed by author on title page.

Camber of Culdi, one of the greatest Deryni sorcerors of his generation, wished nothing more than a quiet retirement to his family estates after a lifetime of service to the Crown of Gwynedd. Camber's faith and honor, though, would not in the end allow inaction.
At once cruel, oppresive, and whimsical the Festillic usurpers of that Crown thought they had utterly destroyed the rightful heirs a century before. As the kingdom grows ever more restive under the Festillic yoke, Camber comes to find that this was not quite true, after all.
In later years, Camber would be called the Defender of Humankind, Patron Saint of Deryni magic, and the restorer of the Haldane thrown. As so often happens, popular histories become distorted, often out of recognition.
This is Camber's story -- at least the first volume.; 6" - 7" Tall; Signed by Author
008102 
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Camber the Heretic (The Legends of Camber of Culdi, Vol. 3), Kurtz, Katherine
3 Kurtz, Katherine Camber the Heretic (The Legends of Camber of Culdi, Vol. 3)
New York Del Rey 1981 0345277848 / 9780345277848 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Slight spine slant, a little creasing, minor edge wear, crease across lower corner, some scuffing. Pages lightly tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy.

"Camber of Culdi, most powerful of the magical Deryni race, was worried. Twelve years before, he had 'died' and assumed the form of Bishop Alister Cullen, in order to guide the human king Cinhil and ensure peace between Deryni and humans in Gwynedd. In most ways, he had been successful.
"But now Cinhil was dying, leaving his sickly son Alroy, in whose name a council of regents would govern. And Camber knew those regents to be evil men, greedy for power and filled with hatred for all Deryni. Already the persecutions were beginning, with terror, rapine and genocide soon to follow. Even the Church could offer no sure refuge.
"The only hope of Camber and the Council lay in a discovery by the Healer Rhys to block off all Deryni talents. So blocked, some few Deryni might go underground, undetectable as other than human. But that meant the race of Deryni could be saved only by being destroyed as Deryni! "; 6" - 7" Tall
008104 
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Deryni Checkmate (Vol II: the Chronicles of the Deryni), Kurtz, Katherine
4 Kurtz, Katherine Deryni Checkmate (Vol II: the Chronicles of the Deryni)
New York Del Rey Books 1991 0345347641 / 9780345347640 27th Edition; Twenty-First Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrel K.


Spine slightly slanted and creased. Corners bumped and top corner torn. Some edge wear and rubbing, and yellowing of pages. A good copy. ; Cover Art; 6" - 7" Tall; 302 pages;

This is Volume II of The Chronicles of the Deryni series.
"The number of the Deryni was small, very small--for they had been hounded for generations, their very identity kept secret for so long that many who were of Deryni blood did not know it. Those who did, those few who had managed to retain their arcane powers, concealed their background--for bitter persecution once again swept the land of Gwynedd, inspired by a raving fanatic sworn to destroy all Deryni in a final bloodbath. "
183051 
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Deryni Magic, Kurtz, Katherine
5 Kurtz, Katherine Deryni Magic
New York, New York Del Ray 1991 0345361172 / 9780345361172 Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 
Illustrated by Herring, Michael [Cover]


Spine slightly slanted and a little creased. Some edge wear and rubbing, pages yellowed. A nice copy. ;
Paperback original, first printing. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 370 pages;

"In Gwynedd lived the Deryni, that mysterious race of wizards with arcane mental powers. Often feared and misunderstood, they came to be persecuted by humans, forced into hiding lest their race be destroyed. They were a race of Healers and champions, priests and teachers, who fought for all men against the intrigues of tyrants.

Herein lie their tumultuous history and the secrets of their power and ritual. Revealed is the hidden knowledge of casting protective circles: of defining the sacred space, of aspersing with holy water and salt, of censing the circle, and finally, of calling the spiritual beings that represent the four elements of the material universe.

Glimpsed here are the secrets of Healers, of their schools and philosophies--from a view of the actual training of a Healer, to the tragedy of power gone awry. But most of all, herein is a celebration of Camber, Morgan, Kelson, and the other heroes of Katherine Kurtz's great Deryni people."
183031 
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Deryni Rising, Kurtz, Katherine
6 Kurtz, Katherine Deryni Rising
New York Del Rey 1985 0345336046 / 9780345336040 Fourteenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine a bit slanted and creased, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding somewhat tight. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

Volume 1 in the Chronicles of the Deryni trilogy, and Katherine Kurtz' first novel.
"A sweeping tale of romance and sorcery set in the imaginary kingdom of Gwynedd - where the mysterious forces of magic and the superior power of the Church combine to challenge the rule of young Kelson, who came to the throne when his father was brutally murdered by the sorceress Charissa.
"The fate of the Deryni - a quasi-mortal race of sorcerers-and, indeed, the fate of the Eleven Kingdoms rest on Kelson's ability to quash the rebellion by fair means or foul - even by the proscribed use of magic! "; 6" - 7" Tall
008095 
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Deryni Rising, Kurtz, Katherine
7 Kurtz, Katherine Deryni Rising
New York Del Rey 1993 0345347633 / 9780345347633 Twenty-Third Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine slightly slanted, creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding somewhat tight. An attractive copy.

Volume 1 in the Chronicles of the Deryni trilogy, and Katherine Kurtz' first novel.
"A sweeping tale of romance and sorcery set in the imaginary kingdom of Gwynedd - where the mysterious forces of magic and the superior power of the Church combine to challenge the rule of young Kelson, who came to the throne when his father was brutally murdered by the sorceress Charissa.
"The fate of the Deryni - a quasi-mortal race of sorcerers-and, indeed, the fate of the Eleven Kingdoms rest on Kelson's ability to quash the rebellion by fair means or foul - even by the proscribed use of magic! "; 6" - 7" Tall
008096 
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High Deryni, Kurtz, Katherine
8 Kurtz, Katherine High Deryni
New York Del Rey 1993 0345347668 / 9780345347664 Eighteenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine slightly creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear, binding fairly tight. An attractive copy.

Volume 3 of the Chronicles of the Deryni trilogy.
"With young King Kelson on the throne of Gwynedd, the priesthood of the Eleven Kingdoms felt its control deeply threatened. For Kelson was half Deryni - part of that race of humans gifted with extrasensory powers . . . a race that had ruled two centuries earlier, but was dethroned and driven underground.
Now, the final battle for ultimate power was about to break into open conflict, led by the Church which equated the supernatural powers of the Deryni with witchcraft and heresy! "; 6" - 7" Tall
008097 
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High Deryni, Kurtz, Katherine
9 Kurtz, Katherine High Deryni
New York Del Rey 1977 0345271130 / 9780345271136 Fourth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Mardon, Alan (cover)

Spine somewhat creased, corners chipped, minor edge wear and chipping, a couple creases to back cover, binding fairly tight. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

Volume 3 of the Chronicles of the Deryni trilogy.
"With young King Kelson on the throne of Gwynedd, the priesthood of the Eleven Kingdoms felt its control deeply threatened. For Kelson was half Deryni - part of that race of humans gifted with extrasensory powers . . . a race that had ruled two centuries earlier, but was dethroned and driven underground.
Now, the final battle for ultimate power was about to break into open conflict, led by the Church which equated the supernatural powers of the Deryni with witchcraft and heresy! "; 6" - 7" Tall
008098 
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In the King's Service, Kurtz, Katherine
10 Kurtz, Katherine In the King's Service
New York Ace Books 2005 0441012094 / 9780441012091 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Stawicki, Matt (cover)

Spine slightly rolled, a bit creased, a little edge wear and rubbing, interior clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"This is a tale of an earlier time in the kingdom of Gwynedd, a time before the magical Deryni were persecuted as evil beings, before they were hounded nearly out of existance, before those of Deryni blood feared to let it be known.
"In those days, the Deryni Council took a hand in the affairs of state, albeit secretly. There were Deryni at court and some of the lords of the land claimed Deryni heritage.
"But the king, Donal Haldane, ruled over all with a casual ruthlessness. He expected much of himself, as a ruler, as a warrior, and as the father of future kings. And he expected the same of those in his service - human and Deryni alike - in spite of the web of royal intrigue that threatened to ensnare them all . . . "; 6" - 7" Tall
008147 
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King Javan's Year (Signed) (Vol. II in The Heirs of Saint Camber), Kurtz, Katherine
11 Kurtz, Katherine King Javan's Year (Signed) (Vol. II in The Heirs of Saint Camber)
New York Del Rey / Ballantine 1992 0345384784 / 9780345384782 Hardcover Very Good- 
Illustrated by Herring, Michael [cover]
Signed by Author

Spine a bit curved, moderate spine creasing, corners bumped, minor edge wear. A nice copy. ; 7 " - 9 " Tall; 490 pages;

Volume II of The Heirs of Saint Camber series)
"The young King Alroy was dying, and so the power-hungry former Regents began their plotting anew, conspiring to immure the rightful successor - the Deryni-sympathizing Prince Javan - in the monastery where he had taken holy vows. Javan proved to be a formidable opponent: the Deryni-like powers bequeathed to the Haldane kings were already stirring in him. Javan was determined to claim his rightful crown and to restore justice to the kingdom. But the former Regents would stop at nothing to wrest back control of Gwynedd." ; Signed by Author
183571 
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King Javan's Year (Vol. II in The Heirs of Saint Camber), Kurtz, Katherine
12 Kurtz, Katherine King Javan's Year (Vol. II in The Heirs of Saint Camber)
New York Del Rey / Ballantine 1993 0345384784 / 9780345384782 First Mass Market Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 
Illustrated by Herring, Michael [cover]


Spine a bit curved, moderate spine creasing, corners bumped, minor edge wear. A nice copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 496 pages;

Volume II of The Heirs of Saint Camber series)
"The young King Alroy was dying, and so the power-hungry former Regents began their plotting anew, conspiring to immure the rightful successor - the Deryni-sympathizing Prince Javan - in the monastery where he had taken holy vows. Javan proved to be a formidable opponent: the Deryni-like powers bequeathed to the Haldane kings were already stirring in him. Javan was determined to claim his rightful crown and to restore justice to the kingdom. But the former Regents would stop at nothing to wrest back control of Gwynedd."
182941 
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Lammas Night (Signed), Kurtz, Katherine
13 Kurtz, Katherine Lammas Night (Signed)
Toronto Ballantine Books 1990 0345295161 / 9780345295163 27th Edition; Sixth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 

Signed by Author

Spine slightly slanted, corners and front cover creased, some edge wear and rubbing, typical yellowing. A nice copy. ;
Signed by author on title page. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 438 pages;

"Modern War: The year is 1940. Hitler's Germany is about to employ the secret arts of evil witchcraft to destroy England. What can stop them.
Ancient Weapon: It is the mission of John Graham, colonel in British Intelligence, to stop the onslaught of evil with an extraordinary strategy that defies all the rules of twentieth-century warfare. Unite the different witches' covens throughout England, drawing upon powers that reach back through dark centuries, in a ritual of awesome sacrifice on the first night of August, the magical Lammas Night." ; Signed by Author
183061 
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Saint Camber  (The Legends of Camber of Culdi,  Vol. 2), Kurtz, Katherine
14 Kurtz, Katherine Saint Camber (The Legends of Camber of Culdi, Vol. 2)
New York Del Rey 1979 0345259521 / 9780345259523 Mass Market Paperback Fair 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine, covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, chipped, some edge wear. Top part of nearly half the pages appear to have suffered some water damage. Bookseller stamps inside front cover.

"Camber of Culdi, master of arcane Deryni powers, should have been content. When Imre's evil reign threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Gwynedd, Camber had led the successful revolt against him and had found the last heir of the human kings to replace him. With the crowning of Cinhil, Camber's work should have been done. But now Ariella, sister of the dead Imre, was plotting war against Cinhil. Only Camber could thwart her evil spells. Only Camber could guide Cinhil to unite human and Deryni forces.
"Cinhil, however, was in no mood to heed Camber's advice. He was bitter and angry with Camber for having snatched him from his monastic cell and thrust him into this struggle for power. There seemed no hope for Gwynedd unless Camber could end the resentment of the King against him. And the only way to accomplish that was for Camber of Culdi to die!"; 6" - 7" Tall
001399 
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Saint Camber (The Legends of Camber of Culdi,  Vol. 2), Kurtz, Katherine
15 Kurtz, Katherine Saint Camber (The Legends of Camber of Culdi, Vol. 2)
New York Del Rey 1979 0345259521 / 9780345259523 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine slightly creased, reading crease, corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing, light crease across front cover. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Camber of Culdi, master of arcane Deryni powers, should have been content. When Imre's evil reign threatened to destroy the Kingdom of Gwynedd, Camber had led the successful revolt against him and had found the last heir of the human kings to replace him. With the crowning of Cinhil, Camber's work should have been done. But now Ariella, sister of the dead Imre, was plotting war against Cinhil. Only Camber could thwart her evil spells. Only Camber could guide Cinhil to unite human and Deryni forces.
"Cinhil, however, was in no mood to heed Camber's advice. He was bitter and angry with Camber for having snatched him from his monastic cell and thrust him into this struggle for power. There seemed no hope for Gwynedd unless Camber could end the resentment of the King against him. And the only way to accomplish that was for Camber of Culdi to die!"; 6" - 7" Tall
008103 
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Set-Legends of Camber of Culdi (3 Volume Trilogy) (Signed) Camber of Culdi (1) , Saint Camber (2) , Camber the Heretic (3), Kurtz, Katherine
16 Kurtz, Katherine Set-Legends of Camber of Culdi (3 Volume Trilogy) (Signed) Camber of Culdi (1) , Saint Camber (2) , Camber the Heretic (3)
New York, New York Del Ray Books Book Club Edition Hardcover 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K.
Signed by Author

Vol I: Camber of Culdi-G+/VG Spine is cocked. Corners a bit worn, a little edgewear. Yellowing to top and leading edges. Jacket shows minor edgewear. Small chip to back panel. Spine is sunned.
Vol II: Saint Camber-VG/VG Corners bumped, slight edgewear. A little darkening to top edge. Jacket has a little edgewear and rubbing. Light sunning spine and flaps.
Vol III: Camber the Heretic-VG-/G+ Spine is a bit cocked. Corners are lightly worn, minor edgewear. Some darkening to edges and a little speckling to leading edge. Jacket has some edgewear and chipping, light soiling. Spine is sunned. 1" closed tear at base of spine. ;

All three books autographed by author on title page. Dust jacket protected in new Brodart. ; The Legends of Camber of Culdi; Cover Art; 7 " - 9 " Tall;

"Gwynedd has been governed for centuries by the Deryni, a race of people with powerful and often cruel psychic and magical abilities. Earl Camber, a powerful Deryni lord, sets out to restore the ancient human line of Haldane kings to the throne of Gwynedd. Locating Cinhil, the last surviving Haldane prince, he persuades him to leave his religious life and prepare for the throne. The overthrow of the Deryni King Imre is marred by the escape of his sister Ariella to a neighboring kingdom, bearing Imre's child and setting up an attempt to unseat Cinhil. Eanwhile despite Camber's unwavering support, Cinhil nurses a growing antipathy towards all things Deryni except for the priest Alister Cullen. When Alister is killed in battle, Camber reluctantly assumes his appearance to preserve the bond with Cinhil. But the tide of human anger and discrimination against the Deryni continues to rise." ; Signed by Author
183441 
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St. Patrick's Gargoyle, Kurtz, Katherine
17 Kurtz, Katherine St. Patrick's Gargoyle
Akron, Ohio Ace Books 2002 0441009050 / 9780441009053 First Ace Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Sullivan, Jon


Spine very slightly slanted. Corners slightly bumped, slight edge wear and crease on back cover. A nice, attractive copy. ;
Cover art by Jon Sullivan, cover design by David Rheinhardt. ; Cover Art; 6" - 7" Tall; 291 pages;

"From his perch high above the bustling Dublin streets, a gargoyle named Padraig keeps watch over his beloved city. It was once beautifully elegant, brilliantly sacred. But now something has changed. He can feel it...

On a bitterly cold December night, vandals break into St. Patrick's Cathedral. Paddy melts into the darkness in search of revenge---but nothing could have prepared him for the evil that descends when he finds it..."
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The Bishop's Heir (The Histories of King Kelson, Vol. 1), Kurtz, Katherine
18 Kurtz, Katherine The Bishop's Heir (The Histories of King Kelson, Vol. 1)
New York Del Rey 1993 0345347617 / 9780345347619 Eighth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine lightly creased, a little edge wear and rubbing, edge wear and dents to leading edge of front cover and first dozen pages with page corners dog-eared. Interior clean and unmarked. A good reading copy.

"Once again the Kingdom of Gwynedd under young King Kelson found itself facing the horror of war between the Church and the Deryni. And this time, there was also the threat of revolution.
"Caitrin, Pretender Queen of Meara, was plotting to free Meara from its control by Gwynedd and make it an independent kingdom.
"And ex-Archbishop Loris was once again free from his prison. To him and the fanatics of the Church, the strange, magical powers of the Deryni were evil witchcraft. Now, backed by six of the leading bishops of the land, he was conspiring to exterminate half-Deryni King Kelson and all his Deryni friends.
"It looked as if even all the young King's Deryni powers might not be enough to save the peace of Gwynedd. "; 6" - 7" Tall
008144 
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The Deryni Archives (Chronicles of the Deryni Ser.), Kurtz, Katherine
19 Kurtz, Katherine The Deryni Archives (Chronicles of the Deryni Ser.)
New York, NY Ballantine Books 1986 0345326784 / 9780345326782 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 


Ex-library, with appropriate stamps and markings. Spine/covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, shelf-cocked. Covers in protective wraps, which is starting to come loose at the spine. Slight darkening.
"A "must have" collection of Deryni short stories spanning more than two hundred years of Deryni hopes and fears."
Eight stories of the Deryni, plus introduction and notes by the author, including a description of the origins of the series.; Ex-Library; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall
001319 
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The Harrowing of Gwynedd (Signed) (The Heirs of Saint Camber Vol 1), Kurtz, Katherine
20 Kurtz, Katherine The Harrowing of Gwynedd (Signed) (The Heirs of Saint Camber Vol 1)
New York Del Rey 1989 0345332598 / 9780345332592 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Herring, Michael [cover]
Signed by Author

Spine slightly cocked. A little wear on corners. Light speckling primarily to top edge. A little sunning along top and bottom edges. Owner's name blacked out on front end page. A good copy. ;
Signed by author on title page. Dust jacket protected in new Brodart. ; The Heirs of Saint Camber Series; 7 " - 9 " Tall; 384 pages;

Volume 1 of The Heirs of Saint Camber series.
" Evil times had come for the Deryni. The Regents of the boy-king Alroy sought the destruction of all that race. And now Bishop Alister Cullen was dead, depriving Deryni of their greatest friend, for that was the body that Camber of Culdi had worn for twelve long years. But neither Camber's daughter Evaine nor his son Father Joram could be sure. Camber's body lay unchanged and incorruptible. Was it a sign that he had worked a final spell to hold off death? Or had Camber really become a saint? Whatever was true, the effort to save the Deryni had to continue. There was a way - dangerous and uncertain - to remove the Deryni powers from many so that they could pass as merely human, to scatter into anonymity and survive. While that great effort went forward, Evaine pursued the most perilous quest of all - to find among ancient forbidden scrolls the spell that might release Camber." ; Signed by Author
183161 
Price: 24.00 USD

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