Harrowing of Gwynedd Mass Market Paperback – Sep 13 1989
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From Library Journal
The death of King Cinhil Haldane gives rise to the rule of a corrupt group of Regents who plan to exterminate the Deryni sorcerers. Against this backdrop of witch-hunts and treachery, a young woman, the daughter of the enigmatic Camber of Culdi, searches for a way to free her father's spirit from the threshhold of death. Fans of the author's previous Deryni series titles will enjoy this latest excursion into the history of the lands of Gwynedd. Recommended for readers of medieval fantasy.-- JC
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
These are some of the events played out or brought into play in this volume: The “blocking of Deryni powers” to conceal members of the Deryni race becomes a strategy to fool the Regents who now rule Gwynedd after the death of King Cinhil. The Regents, headed by Archbishop Hubert MacInnis, are bent on cruelly decimating the Deryni race. A new religious order, Custodum Fidei, is established to entrench the demonization of all things Deryni. Evaine and Joram, the children of Camber, and Dom Queron, a healer-priest, go underground where they establish a new Camberian Council to undermine the Regents’ power.
Prince Javan has gained Deryni powers from the ritual performed in the presence of his father Cinhil before his death. His older brother, King Alroy, is just a puppet in the Regents’ power base, following their dictates. Javan comes on side with the Camberian Council to help them counteract his brother’s complicity with the Regents. The prophet Revan, with the support of the Camberian Council, continues his subterfuge as a Willimite cult leader, baptizing Deryni and those who have had close contact with Deryni, to divest them of magical powers and influence. This is a scheme to deceive the Regents to allow the cult to gain followers because it supposedly fulfills their objective to disempower Deryni.Read more ›