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The Quest for Saint Camber (The Histories of King Kelson #3)

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The Impossible Saint

Time after time, the legendary Camber--one-time Saint of the half-magic race of Deryni--had intervened in the affairs of young Kelson, King of Gwynedd. Yet Camber was known to have died two hundred years before!

Now Kelson set forth with his blood brother Dhugal to search out relics of this mysterious patron of his, leaving his uncle Nigel to rule in his
Mass Market Paperback, 451 pages
Published December 1992 by Ballantine Del Rey (first published January 1st 1986)
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Liz C
Jan 03, 2017 Liz C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a great series of books. I had never heard of the author before they popped up as a freebie and hope they decide to release the first trilogy of books on kindle to give you the back story about Kelson becoming king. They seem to be only available as pricey American mass market books at the moment. It has all the classic fantasy stuff, quests, villains, magic and a bit of romance and I would recommend them to anyone.
David Zerangue
Aug 09, 2013 David Zerangue rated it really liked it
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This the 9th book in the Deryni world setting that I have read. The storyline is enjoyable, but there are some elements that need to be dispensed with. For example, for 9 books I have had to endure the 'setting of the wards' ritual approximately two times per book (simple math; 18 times). Once it has been described, there really is no need to repeat. In this case, it is repeated 17 times too many. There is also the tendency to write a bunch of Latin verses only to translate them a bit later. Tha ...more
Kat  Hooper
Nov 08, 2014 Kat Hooper rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

Even though The Quest for Saint Camber is the third novel in Katherine Kurtz’s THE HISTORIES OF KING KELSON trilogy, it’s actually the sixth novel about King Kelson and it’s part of her larger DERYNI CHRONICLES. You should read the books about Kelson in this order: Deryni Rising, Deryni Checkmate, High Deryni, The Bishop’s Heir, The King’s Justice, and then The Quest for Saint Camber. You might also like to know that this is NOT the last novel about Kelson. There is one more novel calle
David Bird
Jul 29, 2013 David Bird rated it it was ok
This book was, in retrospect, one that moved me away from fantasy as a genre. Its world is interesting, and the stories of the Deryni had been compelling. But Kurtz painted herself into a corner: her characters have 20th century personalities, and become increasingly awkward as denizens of a quasi-medieval world. This becomes particularly difficult because the books, in their emphasis on Catholicism put a great deal of emphasis on good and evil.

As Peter Jackson showed with his reluctant king Ar
Sep 08, 2013 Nick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was another great read. I really enjoyed the entire trilogy. Ms Kurtz really stepped up the story content from her original trilogy. Even though The Quest for Saint Camber was a long novel it kept me engaged. I know there is one additional novel set a few years in the future, but not sure if it wraps up all the loose ends which were left at the conclusion of this series.
Jeff Martin
May 01, 2016 Jeff Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best of her work!

This was the best of the Kelson novels. Very engaging and hard to put down. As good as the Camber novels. Good story and characters. One of my favorite all time.
Mar 16, 2016 Karen rated it liked it
When young Kelson, King of Gwynedd is reported drowned in a search for the legendary Saint Camber, Nigel was deemed to be king. But his son, Conoll, was too jealous and struck down his own father. Conoll had forgotten Saint Camber...this was just an okay story.
Sep 19, 2016 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Sometimes family really sucks.
A very well realised world, where our heroes must always suffer.
Arlene Allen
Aug 06, 2010 Arlene Allen rated it really liked it
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I never wanted the series to end....took way to long for King Kelson's Bride to come out!!!
Lavenia Otts
Aug 10, 2016 Lavenia Otts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of drama

This book is full of knights seeking adventure, but also of a king,SKelton, seeking some evidence of Camber of Culdi. Recommend highly.
Mar 23, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
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The Histories of King Kelson is an excellent trilogy in the Deryni world. These are some of my favorite books. Love the setting and the psychic abilities.
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Katherine Kurtz is American fantasy novel writer. She is best known for her Deryni series. She currently lives in Virginia.
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Other Books in the Series

The Histories of King Kelson (4 books)
  • The Bishop's Heir (Histories of King Kelson, #1)
  • The King's Justice (The Histories of King Kelson, #2)
  • King Kelson's Bride (The Histories of King Kelson, #4)

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