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The Quest for Saint Camber ***SIGNED***

Katherine Kurtz

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ISBN 10: 0345318269 / ISBN 13: 9780345318268
Published by Del Rey/Ballantine Books, NY, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. Near Fine book with light bruising to spine ends in Near Fine dust jacket. Volume III of the Histories of King Kelson. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 006905

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Title: The Quest for Saint Camber ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine Books, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Darrell K. Sweet

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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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....

From Publishers Weekly:

Kurtz is queen of the prolifering fantasy subgenre that adds a magical element to dynastic historical romances. In her medieval Welsh setting, the persecution of the witch-like Deryni race is only gradually relenting as the group's members attain high positions in court and in the rigid, established Church. As part of this rehabilitation, young King Kelson, himself Deryni, hopes to restore the place of the Deryni Saint Camber. Reflecting and commenting on these central themes of ignorance and superstition moving toward knowledge and faith are suspenseful subplots of secret magical tutelage, a king's courtship, ecclesiastical elections, a murder case, etc. In Kurtz's version of a triple-decker Victorian novel, teeming with distinctive characters, fascinated by theology and genealogy, her weakness for cliches and homilies is surmounted by a rare craftsmanship with narrative exposition that is also dramatic and moving. This is the final volume of Kurtz's third Deryni trilogy, The Histories of King Kelson.
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