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url 2018-04-27 03:57
Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, Part V
The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere - Phyllis Ann Karr
The Journal of Nicholas the American - Leigh Kennedy
The Dopplegänger Gambit - Lee Killough
Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
Deryni Rising - Katherine Kurtz
Journey to Aprilioth - Eileen Kernaghan
Shoebag - M.E. Kerr,Mary James
Flyer - Gail Kimberly

Article at  http://www.tor.com/2018/04/23/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-v says is "Onward! This time, my subject is women SF writers whose surnames begin with K and who debuted in the 1970s..."

Source: www.tor.com/2018/04/23/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-v
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review 2017-09-16 01:54
Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz - My Thoughts
Camber of Culdi - Katherine Kurtz

Book One of The Legends of Camber of Culdi

 

Every once in a while I get the urge to revisit old favourites and Katherine Kurtz's Deryni novels are definitely faves of mine.  I think the Camber books and the Heirs of Camber books are some of Katherine's strongest work.

Yeah, there's stuff in here that might be problematic these days - I mean, it was originally published in 1976 - but I can deal with that.  I'm happy to say that although I notice the problems over 40 years later (with a few rereads between), they don't impinge on my enjoyment of the book. 

Magic, intrigue, memorable characters, tension, humour, tragedy, it's all here.  I still cry at certain passages and chuckle out loud at others.  (More crying than chuckling in this one.)

Yeah, still faves, even 40+ years later.  :)

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review 2017-08-28 08:19
St. Patrick's Gargoyle by Katherine Kurtz
St. Patrick's Gargoyle - Katherine Kurtz

This short and sometimes emotional novel is told from the perspective of Paddy, the gargoyle who guards St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.  It is a tale of good vs evil, as Paddy enlists the help of 82 year old Francis Templeton, a Knight of Malta with a fondness of his old Rolls Royce.

The book is somewhat weak on plot but heavy on theology and church functioning, including a section on bell ringing (which was rather interesting).  I didn't feel that the author was preaching, despite the religious themes of the book (which couldn't really be helped in a book like this).

The author's portrayal of gargoyles is original and something I enjoyed immensely.  The story also makes use of miracles (sort of), demons, angels and a cat.  This is a sweet little mystery story, with lovable characters, delightful interactions and a unique perspective.  It is not gritty or dark, though there are intense moments, nor is it quite fluffy either.  I found this book to be a pleasant and enjoyable diversion.

The book isn't particularly meant for children but i is safe for their consumption, i.e. no gore, excessive violence or sex.

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review 2016-10-21 00:00
Camber of Culdi
Camber of Culdi - Katherine Kurtz Katherine Kurtz really knows how to write a fantasy tale that keeps you both interested in the characters and moves the story on a nice pace. The Deryni novels are almost "must read" stories if you have interest in epic fantasy tales.

4.5 Stars for an excellent re-read.
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review 2016-10-21 00:00
Camber of Culdi
Camber of Culdi - Katherine Kurtz Katherine Kurtz really knows how to write a fantasy tale that keeps you both interested in the characters and moves the story on a nice pace. The Deryni novels are almost "must read" stories if you have interest in epic fantasy tales.

4.5 Stars for an excellent re-read.
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