Deryni Rising

  • by Katherine Kurtz
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the kingdom of Gwynedd, the mysterious forces of magic and the superior power of the Church combine to challenge the rule of young Kelson. Now the fate of the Deryni -- a quasi-mortal race of sorcerers -- and, indeed, the fate of all the Eleven Kingdoms, rests on Kelson's ability to quash the rebellion by any means necessary...including the prescribed use of magic!


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Better for Younger Audiences Maybe

I had high hopes for this book, as I love fantasy and this is the first of a long series of novels in the Deryni series.

I found it predictable and trite, with barely defined characters. Nobody surprises you. The good characters (Morgan, Kelson and Duncan) are always right and good and the evil characters (Charissa and one who won't be named due to the spoiler problem) are totally evil.

The women characters are mostly brainless ninnies, except for the evil but beautiful Charissa. Who would have thought that a woman author would populate her books with women ninnies?

Even Kelson's mother, who is the most complex character in the book, having the capability to perform both good and bad acts (wow!), has the wisdom of a stone.

Altogether disappointing. Perhaps this book would be good for young people who like their characters simple and unendowed with nuance or depth.
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- Kimberley

WONDERFUL! Thank you Audible!

Though obviously her first ever novel, Katherine Kurtz captures intrigue and politics brilliantly in this trilogy. The narrator captures the essence of characters one comes to love in this audio adaptation. I have but two words for this series.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios