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Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz
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Apr 26, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011, fantasy
Read on April 25, 2011

This is the first book in the trilogy that chronicles the history of Camber of Culdi. It is set a couple of hundred years before the Kelson books. There is a Deryni king who even the Deryni want to get rid of. An heir of the Haldane line is found living as a monk. Camber and his group kidnap the heir and essentially force him to take up the kingship. They are really pretty brutal about this as they force their way into his mind to control him and force Deryni-like powers onto him. The poor guy just wants to be a monk. I found this interesting because it makes Camber and his people much less sympathetic characters than I remember when first reading this in the 1980's. I liked it though because it felt more complex. The book ended without a cliffhanger, which I appreciate, but you can see the set up for the second book.

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