Search Results: "Katherine Kurtz"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO CROWNS FOR AMERICA by Katherine Kurtz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Should raise a few eyebrows."
Historical novel, with dabs of mysticism and dashes of the occult, exploring the events behind the American Revolution, from the author of the well-known Deryni fantasy series (The Bastard Prince, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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KING KELSON’S BRIDE by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2000

"Should bring the fans flocking, and attract newcomers too."
After a long hiatus (The Quest for Saint Camber, 1986, etc.), Kurtz again takes up the saga of Kelson Haldane, king of the medieval, Celtic-flavored kingdom of Gwynedd. Read full book review >

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ST. PATRICK’S GARGOYLE by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Slow and mostly vaporous, despite some well-meaning religious discussions: even staunch Kurtz fans will find little satisfaction here."
Contemporary fantasy from the Ireland-resident author of the Deryni series and, more recently, various yarns centered on the Knights Templar. Read full book review >

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ON CRUSADE by Katherine Kurtz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Of greatest probable interest to Templar fans and eclectic fantasists."
A second volume of historical fantasy stories about the Knights Templar (after Tales of the Knights Templar, not seen), edited by respected fantasist Kurtz (the Deryni series, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BASTARD PRINCE by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1994

"A satisfying conclusion with a persuasively grim backdrop, well-controlled fantasy elements, a solid cast, and realistically medieval dark plots and foul deeds."
Final installment (The Harrowing of Gwynedd, 1989; King Javan's Year, 1992) of bestselling author Kurtz's latest fantasy trilogy set in the medieval, Celtic-flavored kingdom of Gwynedd chronicling the power struggle between the enlightened Haldane kings, with their magic-powered Deryni allies, and the forces of oppression, malevolence, and darkness. Read full book review >

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KING JAVAN'S YEAR by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A grim, brutal installment, but well up to Kurtz's usual standard: layer upon layer of patient detail, life-sized characters, and controlled, intricate plotting."
After a long wait since The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1988), here's book number two in Kurtz's latest medieval, Celtic-flavored fantasy trilogy—an unremitting power struggle involving kings, nobles, the Church, and magic-powered Deryni. Read full book review >

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CHILDE MORGAN by Katherine Kurtz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Kurtz's appeal lies in her patient accumulation of precise, significant detail, but here matters proceed a little too patiently, and could have used more sparks and less swaddling."
Second in a trilogy (following Deryni Rising, not reviewed) and continuation of a longstanding fantasy series set in the medieval, Celtic-flavored kingdom of Gwynedd. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN ADEPT by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Rather too much padding, but well-handled occult lore and doings with plenty of local color: Fans of Kurtz's engrossing Deryni series of Harris's solo outings (The Bastard Prince, 1994, etc.) should find it worth a look."
First time in hardback for this established contemporary occult series (Dagger Magic, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE AND THE STONE by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A skillful and involving blend of real history, speculation, and elements of controlled, credible fantasy."
Following the recent volume of Knights Templar stories (On Crusade, 1998, edited by Kurtz), here's a Templar novel from this established collaboration team (Death of an Adept, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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ANNA WAS HERE by Jane Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"An amusing and richly rewarding tale that features a very likable, one-of-kind protagonist. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Anna, almost 10, is a worrier, so her family's temporary move from Colorado to her father's hometown in Kansas seems fraught with peril to her. Read full book review >

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JAKARTA MISSING by Jane Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2001

"Kurtz's (Faraway Home, 2000, etc.) love for both Africa and North Dakota comes across clearly, but she has woven too many strands into her novel without strong enough characterizations to hold them together. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this slow-moving contemporary novel, a sixth-grader contrasts her new life in North Dakota with her childhood in Africa, while her family struggles with their differing hopes for the future. Read full book review >

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The Journey of a Spiritual Traveler by Michael Kurtz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2016

"A set of philosophical but accessible ruminations on Christian life."
A series of meditative essays on the joys and challenges of a spiritual life. Read full book review >