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Deryni Checkmate (Chronicles of the Deryni) Mass Market Paperback – August 12, 1987
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The late Lester del Rey had a theory about the biological seat of Deryni power, a theory that he could have related in astonishing specificity. I just remember that he said it must come from somewhere in the nose, something related to the olfactory senses. I always thought that wa snot a very glamourous way to look at an exciting, epic sweep of fantasy. But after all, magic has to come from somewhere.
--Veronica Chapman, Senior Editor
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f Deryni was small, for they had been hounded for generations and kept their identities secret. Those who managed to retain their arcane powers concealed their background--for bitter persecution once again swept the land of Gwynedd, inspired by a raving fanatic sworn to destroy all Deryni in a final bloodbath.
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If you liked Deryni Rising, you will no doubt really like this book. The writing is a bit deeper as characters develop and moral issues are explored.
The biggest flaw is that all the male characters seem to share a personality. The few female characters have to divide their qualities between startlingly beautiful and old toothless hag. Does not allow much room for the reader to develop an affection for any of them.