Camber of Culdi, Volume 1: In the Legends of Camber of Culdi [Katherine Kurtz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Camber was the. Three fantasy novels of intrigue, betrayal, and magic in medieval Gwynedd by the New York Times–bestselling author of the Deryni series—bonus story also. Welcome to the weekly reread of Camber of Culdi! We’ve traveled back in time from the days of King Kelson to the Deryni Interregnum. There’s.

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The Legends of Camber of Culdi Series

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. On the other, it’s clear that Deryni are special.

Religion serves to animate and motivate the characters — memorably, the human heir-in-exile, Cinhil, who is unwilling to consider overthrowing the Deryni despot Imre because of his deeply felt monastic calling. I didn’t really want to enjoy this book, the universe at first felt a little roughshod, I was confused by some of the authors choices in world-building.

Sadly, by the time the third trilogy came out, the magic was gone – almost literally. Those who believe in the cause are passionate believers; they know something must be done, and are willing to make incredible sacrifices for it. In December, the coup is finally launched. Racked with grief and self-loathing, Imre seeks comfort in the arms of his sister, Princess Ariellaand soon begins an incestuous relationship with her.

Camber of Culdi

Mass Market Paperbackpages. In this day of social media, AR, cambber VR, it’s easy to see what happens when people are allowed to mess with the minds of others. The descendant, Cinhill, does not want to accept his heritage and tries to convince Camber and his men that he remains a monk.

This is simply a newly released edition i. While I recalled Kurtz as being focused on religion, a lot of the book is what these days people camver likely call ecclesiastical porn – lots of details of vestments and monasteries and priestly devotion; certainly far more than there is about magic. After several months of working with Cinhil, Camber becomes convinced that Cinhil has the unique ability to acquire Deryni-like powers. A young man finds he has secret powers!


Not much meat in this sandwich. I don’t think I’m personally going to be continuing the trilogy, but I did feel it was deserving of 4-stars, if you’re a fan cambet high fantasy, and a nice coup d’etat this book is for you. Rather than read them in order of publication I plan to read them in chronological order and began with this title, which is actually the fourth book published.

The magic system is well developed culid the social constricts of Gwynedd honed to a very sharp point. The Legends of Camber of Culdi are intriguing for their setting: These unrelated events setting off a chain reaction which forces Camber of Culdi to contemplate betraying his ruling monarch and, perhaps, the Deryni race itself!

Apr 03, James Oden rated it really liked it Shelves: Yes, it’s a vaguely historical fantasy, but if we can have magic powers, why not independent women? cambsr

Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz

So I picked them up, took them home, read them a few times during my high school years, and never kind of went any further than that. I expected much more from a book about such a controversial Saint figure in Deryni history – I couldn’t give you more than two words to describe his personality, let alone any of the other characters. Could he be persuaded to leave the only life he knew and take on the leadership of a rebellion? I read this when it was first released about 40 years ago.

I suppose I’ll put a view spoiler [ here just in case Without really any qualms, his ‘friend’ and confidante waits until he trusts her, then messes with his volition – and we’re meant to feel good about it. I recall being sorry there wasn’t more about magic, but still – Camber of Culdi! The novel takes place eight decades after a foreign Deryni prince invaded Gwynedd and overthrew the human king. She is best known for her Deryni series.

One has the power, while the other has the numbers Using several Transfer Portals, Camber, Cinhil, and their Michaeline allies infiltrate the royal palace in Valoret in the middle of the night. Camber of Culdi was an excellent page-turner and the religious, historical element added a different dimension to the genre at the time it was published in It cambber the fourth novel in Kurtz’ Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in her second Deryni trilogy, The Legends of Camber of Culdi.

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And their relationship cambdr a lot closer than sibling relationship should be. They were some of my first cculdi stories, and while I remember that I enjoyed reading all of them, the plots have been forgotten. The books had devolved into purely fantasy-political stories.

Aug 14, John W rated it really liked it. The characters she draws I want to know well, the ones that aren’t villansthe land she creates is a place I want to live, the magic she describes is magic I would love to know. Jul 01, Carole-Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: I saw her point, and I dislike fictional politics, but I liked these books anyway.

The reviews looked pretty great, and the story sounded pretty dang awesome. With all of these heavy themes there is a risk that their weight would bog down the story. Or the books have been in print for off long time, I can now read them in chronological order and fully appreciate the medieval fantasy world of both magic and religion that Ms. Published August by Del Rey first published January 1st Gwynedd is on the brink of ruin and Camber persuades and manipulates Cinhill of his heritage and rightful place in Gwynedd society.

Although they believe the ritual to be successful, Cinhil refuses to display any indication of his new abilities for several months. In later legends, he was to become a figure of mystery, known as both the defender of humanity and the patron saint of dark magic.

Feb 09, Jeff J.