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Also by Katherine Kurtz

The Deryni Novels

The Chronicles of the Deryni

Deryni Rising

Deryni Checkmate

High Deryni

The Legends of Camber of Culdi

Camber of Culdi

Saint Camber

Camber the Heretic

The Histories of King Kelson

The Bishop's Heir

The King's Justice

The Quest for Saint Camber

The Heirs of Saint Camber

The Harrowing of Gwynedd

King Javan's Year

The Bastard Prince

The Childe Morgan Trilogy

In the King's Service

Childe Morgan

The King's Deryni

Other novels

King Kelson's Bride

The Harrowing of Gwynedd

The Heirs of Saint Camber, Volume One

Katherine Kurtz

For

Anne McCaffrey,

who saved our sanity, if not our lives

too many times to count

during that incredible first year in Ireland!

C
ONTENTS

P
ROLOGUE
Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.

—
Ecclesiasticus
44:1

I Every purpose is established by counsel.

—
Proverbs
22:18

II They were killed, but by accursed men, and such as had taken up an unjust envy against them.

—
I Clement
20:7

III For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

—
Psalms
35:20

IV Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their hearts?

—
Job
8:10

V For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

—
Acts
17:20

VI He hath set fire and water before thee: stretch forth thy hand unto whether thou wirt.

—
Ecclesiasticus
15:16

VII Yea, a sword shall pierce through thine own soul also, and the thoughts of many hearts shall be revealed.

—
Nicodemus
12:5

VIII I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

—
Psalms
69:8

IX They will lay hands on the sick, who will recover.

—
Mark
16:18

X Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine.

—
Micah
3:6

XI For thou indeed mayest be tyrant over unrighteous men, but thou shalt not lord it over my resolution in the matter of righteousness either by thy words or through thy deeds.

—
IV Maccabees
2:58

XII Who will rise up against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

—
Psalms
94:16

XIII Woe be unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed.

—
Proverbs
10:1

XIV For thy power is the beginning of righteousness.

—
Wisdom of Solomon
12:16

XV He discovereth deep things out of darkness.

—
Job
12:22

XVI In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed; then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction.

—
Job
33:15–16

XVII A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren.

—
Acts
7:37

XVIII So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

—
Psalms
24:14

XIX For thou seest that our sanctuary is laid waste, our altar broken down, our temple destroyed.

—
II Esdras
10:21

XX Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their hearts?

—
Job
8:10

XXI Foursquare shall it be being doubled.

—
Exodus
28:16

XXII And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even in the midst of the altar.

—
Exodus
27:5

XXIII But you shall not mock at me thus, neither will I break the sacred oaths of my ancestors to keep the Law, not even though you tear out mine eyes and burn out mine entrails.

—
IV Maccabees
2:53

XXIV The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach … deliverance to the captives.

—
Luke
4:18

XXV Then they that gladly received his word were baptized.

—
Acts
2:41

XXVI I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

—
Job
3:26

XXVII And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed.

—
Isaiah
29:11

XXVIII I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children.

—
Isaiah
47:8

XXIX Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into morning.

—
Amos
5:9

XXX Where is Uriel the angel, who came unto me at the first? for he hath caused me to fall into many trances.

—
II Esdras
10:28

P
REVIEW
:
King Javan's Year

B
ONUS
S
TORY
: Trial

A
PPENDIX
I: Index of Characters

A
PPENDIX
II: Index of Places

A
PPENDIX
III: Partial Lineage of the Haldane Kings

A
PPENDIX
IV: The Festillic Kings of Gwynedd and Their Descendants

A
PPENDIX
V: Partial Lineage of the MacRories

About the Author

P
ROLOGUE

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us
.

—Ecclesiasticus 44:1

Silvery handfire preceded Evaine MacRorie down the narrow, cut-stone passageway. It lit the subterranean darkness ahead and glinted the gold of her coiled and braided hair to tarnished silver, but the dusty black of her gown swallowed up most of the remaining light.

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