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Welcome to alt.books.deryni's FAQ list about Katherine Kurtz. Contributions, corrections, expansions, and the filling in of missing information is welcomed, nay, encouraged. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Last changed: Feb 20, 2001 Summary of changes: Feb 20, 2001: Revised pricing on back issues of Deryni Archive magazine - all back issues have new pricing! Also added Julianne Toomey-Kautz's email address (by permission) to facilitate people contacting her. Added in that DA #16 has been published. Update on Codex Derynianus: Ace appears not to be interested, but Rob may do another edition, with Katherine's permission. St. Patrick's Gargoyle has been released in hardcover. Took out Del Rey's address. I need Ace's, email/snail mail - anyone knot it? Anyone able to confirm whether the Joan of Arc book is still in the queue? Or what the next book in the queue really is if it's not that one? This FAQ contains the following information: 1. Information about projected publishing dates/titles/etc of Kurtz's future books. 2. A bibliography. 3. Suggested order of reading the Deryni-world books. 4. A discussion about the genetics involved in the Deryni heritage. 5. Deryni Archives: Book and Magazine 6. A timeline of the cycle 7. A list of the Eleven Kingdoms, with their corresponding 'modern' (Kelson- time) counterparts. 8. A depiction of the genealogical relationship between Kelson and the Mearans. Also includes a couple of other charts. 9. Instructions on mailing Katherine Kurtz and her publishers. 10. Official Katherine Kurtz website address and other internet resources 11. Credits, thanks, etc. 1. Future Books A book about Joan of Arc is planned as the next book to write; after that, the Childe Morgan trilogy. Planned is the Childe Morgan trilogy (see below for information). Covering Morgan's youth, and explore the relationship between the Haldanes and the Corwyns, especially Lady Alyce de Corwyn and Kelson's grandfather King Donal Blane Haldane. The Arilans will also be featured heavily. Codex Derynianus (see below) Ace has not bought the Codex Derynianus II, which would include the information in King Kelson's Bride. However, Rob Reginald is considering doing another edition, with Katherine's permission. Scott MacMillan is planning a third book, Order of the Sword, although it is still not yet written. A book about Orin and Jodotha is planned; perhaps two, but for now only one (I believe) is planned. A book about 948 is also planned, as a 4th book of the Camber's Heirs series. Because they worked so well together on the Codex, Katherine and Rob are going to do a collaboration about some things from the Torenthi POV; the time period will be the time around 1025, called the Killingford Chronicles. At Westercon (1998), Katherine mentioned the first book as being named: The Dark-Haired Man: The Hieromonk's Tale. Katherine and Deborah Turner Harris will be writing a sequel to 'The Temple and the Stone', called 'The Temple and the Crown'. ======== 2. Bibliography of books by Katherine Kurtz The Deryni series Deryni Rising (1970) Deryni Checkmate (1972) High Deryni (1973) The Camber series Camber of Culdi (1976) Saint Camber (1978) Camber the Heretic (1981) The Histories of King Kelson The Bishop's Heir (1984) King's Justice (1985) The Quest for Saint Camber (1986) The Heirs of Saint Camber The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989) King Javan's Year (1992) The Bastard Prince (1994) (hardcover) (softcover 1995) Standalone books Deryni Archives (short stories) (1986) Deryni Magic (a grimoire) (1991) King Kelson's Bride (2000) Codex Derynianus (with Robert Reginald) (1998) (This is an 'A-Z guide to the Deryni world', a signed, limited edition (500 made) hardcover. This incorporates information from 1126 and before, written mostly by Robert Reginald, in an in-world view (from a historion of Kelson's time). A paperback version is planned for a month or two after the publication of King Kelson's Bride, including information from that book.) Non-Deryni books Lammas Night (1983) The Legacy of Lehr (1986) The Adept (with Deborah Turner Harris) Book I: The Adept (1991) Book II: The Lodge of the Lynx (1992) Book III: The Templar Treasure (1993) Book IV: Dagger Magic (1995, hardcover; 1996, paperback) Book V: Death of an Adept The Temple And the Stone (1998) Two Crowns for America (early 1996, hardcover; 1997, paperback) Saint Patrick's Gargoyle (Feb 2001, hardcover, by Ace books) Knights of the Blood (1993; lightly edited by Katherine Kurtz, written by Scott MacMillan) Knights of the Blood: AT SWORD'S POINT (August 1994) (lightly edited by Katherine Kurtz, written by Scott MacMillan) Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) Katherine Kurtz, ed. + story Story: "Obligations" (follows The Templar Treasure) On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) Katherine Kurtz, ed. + story KK's story is an Adam Sinclair story dealing with Henri Gerard This also contains a story by Rob Reginald, titled Occam's Razor. Anthology Contributions The Crafters, Book I Editors: Christopher Stasheff and Bill Fawcett Published by Ace Books (1991) Story: The Summoning Once Upon a Time: A Treasure of Modern Fairy Tales Editors: Lester Del Rey & Risa Kessler Published by Del Rey (1991) Story: A Tinkling of Fairybells Flashing Swords #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians Editor: Lin Carter Published by Nelson Doubleday (book club edition; 1977) Also published by Dell Publishing Co, Inc. Story: Swords Against the Marluk (Tale of how King Brion's power was awakened and his battle and duel arcane with Charissa's father the Marluk. Katherine mentioned in the anthology Deryni Archives that this story was not reprinted because it will be expanded upon and superceded by the Childe Morgan trilogy.) The Fleet #5: Total War Editors: David Drake and Bill Fawcett Published by Ace Books (1990) Story: Manstopper (with Scott MacMillan) (This story was mostly written by Scott and edited by Katherine, but completists would probably want it.) Battlestation #2: Vanguard (March 1993) Editors: David Drake and Bill Fawcett Published by Ace Books Story: Battle Offering The Gods of War Editor/Creator: Christopher Stasheff Published by Baen Books (1992) Story: Sir James the Rose In the Shadow of the Gargoyle Editors: Nancy Kilpatrick and Thomas S. Roche Published by Ace Books (1998) Story: The Gargoyle's Shadow Books by Others in Katherine Kurtz' Worlds: Deryni Challenge, by Stephen Billias (a Crossroads Adventure, set in 905(?)) Books About Katherine Kurtz and Her Worlds: The Work of Katherine Kurtz: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide by Boden Clarke and Mary A. Burgess. (Published 1993 by Borgo Press) Includes an article by Katherine Kurtz, bibliographical data, and a very long interview with her. Fantasy Voices (Borgo Press, 1982), edited by Jeffrey M. Elliott: An earlier version of the interview in the above work appeared in this as well. It is still in print (as of October 1998). 3. Suggested Reading Order of the Deryni Books The order above, the publishing order, is also the order of suggested reading. Deryni Archives and Deryni Magic should be read after the Camber series for complete understanding, but otherwise can be fitted in anywhere. If you want to read them in internal-chronology order, read them thusly: (A * before the name indicates a forthcoming book.) Deryni Archives, The Catalyst Camber of Culdi Saint Camber Deryni Archives, Healer's Song Camber the Heretic The Harrowing of Gwynedd King Javan's Year The Bastard Prince Deryni Archives, Vocation * Killingford Chronicles Deryni Archives, Bethane through end * The Childe Morgan trilogy Deryni Rising, Deryni Checkmate, High Deryni The Bishop's Heir The King's Justice The Quest for Saint Camber * King Kelson's Bride 4. Genetics/Deryni inheritance At the end of _High Deryni_, there is a discussion of precisely how Deryniness is inherited. And yet, this seems, in essence, to make no sense when compared to later books. For instance: There seems to be a definite difference in power that can, if diluted with 'human' blood, decrease from one generation to the next. If a single gene were responsible, this would not happen; you would have either the same amount of power as your parent with the gene, or none. Dhugal MacArdry McLain's mother is thought to be human, yet he is Deryni. According to Kurtz's genetics, this is also impossible. Some indications point at Maryse MacArdry being Deryni; this is not yet proven, and will undoubtedly be revealed in future books. Similar problems arise in other families, however. General tendencies seem to indicate that as she developed the world more, she began to grow away from the single-gene theory. Either several genes are responsible, or there's something even more complex involved. Katherine Kurtz has, in the past, several times stated that the theory advanced in High Deryni is in fact only a theory and should not be considered a definitive look at how things happen; she's indicated that indeed several genes are likely to be responsible, as suggested above, or that things are very complex. 5. There are two entities referred to by the name 'Deryni Archives', and these sometimes produce confusion. One is the Kurtz-written short story collection, spanning the chronology from the year 888 to the year 1118. The other is the magazine 'Deryni Archives, the magazine'. This contains fan fiction. It was originally edited by Kurtz herself, but after 10 issues, she handed it over to someone else to concentrate on her own writing, coinciding with her move to Ireland. She still vets all material published in the magazine. Information about the magazine can be found by sending a SASE to: Deryni Archives c/o Julianne Toomey-Kautz 440 North Ave., Unit 106 Haverhill, MA 01830-1599 Email: Julianne@Kautzlaw.com or Laura Jefferson 75 Meridian Street Melrose, MA 02176 The first issue with the new editor was issue #15. Back issues are available; however, some or all may need to be reprinted for a given order. Julianne Toomey is the appropriate person to contact. Please note that back issue prices do not include mailing prices. The prices most recently provided to me are: Issue 1 $2.40 Issue 6 $2.25 Issue 11 $1.75 Issue 2 $2.30 Issue 7 $2.35 Issue 12 $2.50 Issue 3 $2.35 Issue 8 $2.50 Issue 13 $3.65 (color cover) Issue 4 $2.60 Issue 9 $2.50 Issue 14 $3.90 Issue 5 $2.50 Issue 10 $3.55 Issue 15 $3.30 For issue #16, the current issue: $5.00 PLEASE NOTE: These prices are subject to change, and may not be precisely what are reported here in the FAQ. Contacting Julianne Toomey is the only way to get a current, official price for them. 6. General Timeline This is a basic timeline, describing which books cover which years. 888: _Deryni Archives, Catalyst_ 903-904: _Camber of Culdi_ 905-906: _Saint Camber_ 914: _Deryni Archives, Healer's Song_ 917-early 918: _Camber the Heretic_ 918: _The Harrowing of Gwynedd_ 921-922: _King Javan's Year_ 928: _The Bastard Prince_ 977: _Deryni Archives, Vocation_ 1025: Killingford Chronicles (forthcoming) 1100: _Deryni Archives, Bethane_ 1104-1105: _Deryni Archives, The Priesting of Arilan_ 1105: _Deryni Archives, Legacy_ 1115: _Deryni Archives, The Knighting of Derry_ 1118: _Deryni Archives, Trial_ 1120: _Deryni Rising_ 1121 (March): _Deryni Checkmate_ 1121 (May-June): _High Deryni_ 1123: _The Bishop's Heir_ 1124: _The King's Justice_ 1125: _The Quest for Saint Camber_ 1128: _King Kelson's Bride_ 7. The Eleven Kingdoms This rhyme is at the front of _Camber of Culdi_, and is attributed to the Lord Llewellyn. Now, these are the Names of the Eleven Kingdoms, sung rightly well of old: Howicce, and Llannedd, and fierce Connait; mountainous Meara, the Land Beyond the River; and Kheldour, the windswept; and pastoral Eastmarch; Tolan, and Torenth, and myth-ridden Mooryn; and lost Caeriesse, which sank beneath the sea; and far-reaching Gwynedd, seat of the Haldane Kings. --Lay of the Lord Llewellyn Troubadour to the High King of Mooryn Tolan, Torenth, Caeriesse, Gwynedd, Howicce, Llanedd, Connait, these are all pretty straightward. (It should be noted that the Duchy of Haldane is a part of the Kingdom of Gwynedd. However, a cursory summary of the history of Gwynedd's founding would seem to indicate that the Haldane duchy was, among several other pieces of land, a precursor to Gwynedd rather than absorbed by it.) Mooryn is the original land now comprised of Corwyn and Carthmoor. Meara became Cassan, Kierney, and what's now called Meara. Kheldour became the Duchy of Claibourne and the Earldom of Rhendall. The Earldom of Rhendall, once held by the heir of the Duke of Claibourne as Kierney is held by the heir of the Duke of Cassan, is now in a second branch of the family, by one Duke's will. Also a product of this splitting was the Kheldish Riding, held directly as a Crown territory (I believe). And Eastmarch became Eastmarch and Marley. 8. A depiction of the genealogical relationship between Kelson and the Mearans. This section is provided in toto by Covert C Beach: any reference to 'I' in it refers to him. Partial Descent from the Ancient Princes of Meara and other minor Realms: Notes: * I have broken the Mearan Family Tree into 2 parts to make it fit on a screen; the 2 attachment points are indicated by  and . * Where first names are not mentioned, just gender, it is noted by either a "?" followed by the surname, or just a (sister) or (son) or something similar. * Where the number of generations is unclear I have put a "[???]" While we don't know for sure about the space between Annalind and Catrin, there is some circumstantial evidence that there is one, In the _Bishop's Heir_ Kelson ponders their consanguinity in a way that implies that he and Sidana are of the same generation relative to Jolyon. * In general each generation is a column; however the lines around Jared McLain were stretched to make things link up. * I have shown Kevin McLain and Bronwyn Morgan as having been married, even though the union was not consummated before the tragedy. * This is almost entirely from memory, and the key relationship in Table 1 is an inference from the books and things Katherine has said at cons, so mileage may vary on Table 1. Table 2 is entirely supported by Morgan's statements of the relationships in the _Bishop's Heir_, and other statements in the original Deryni Trilogy. I have assumed that Morgan's statement in Deryni Rising that he and Duncan were 'also 5th cousins on my paternal side' has been superceeded. * In the case of multiple marriages, I have put a number behind the '=' sign. In Table 2 the '=2' between Alaric and Richenda indicates Richenda's second marriage. * Finally, birth order is often distorted to make things link up. Where this has happened, I have put a perenthetical number after the name to indicate the birth order. In the case of Jared McLain's father I have assumed he is the eldest, though this is not expicitly stated. -----Table 1: Early Quinnells of Meara and Cassan ? Quinnell-+-? Quinnell--[???]-------------------------------------Jolyon of Meara | of Meara of Meara | | | +-? Quinnell--[???]--Ambert-----Anne----Tambert--[???]--? McLain of Cassan of Cassan =Fane FitzArthur of Cassan +-FitzArthur | Tammeron-+-Fulk FitzArthur -----Table 2: Partial Quinnells, Haldanes, McLains, MacArdrys and Morgans ---Jolyon---+--Roisian-----+--Donal---+--Brion--------Kelson Quinnell | =Malcolm | | =Jehana of Meara | Haldane +--Richard | (mistress)---(son) | +--Nigel-----+--Conall | =Meraude de| =Rothana-----(son) | +-Traherne | of Nur Halaj | | | | +-Saer de +--Rory | Traherne | | of +--Payne | Rhendall | | +--(sister) | | +--(sister:2)---Judhael | | +--Annalind------[???]---+--Catrin(1)-+--Ithel =? =Sicard(2) | +--(sister:2)--(son) +--MacArdry +--Llewell | | | | | +--Sidana | | | +--Caulay(1)----Maryse------Dhugal | MacArdry =Duncan(2) MacArdry | +--McLain McLain | | +--? McLain(1)---------------Jared----------------+--Kevin(1:*) | of Cassan =2 Vera(2) =Bronwyn(2) | +--(de Corwyn) +--Morgan +--Briony | | | | | +--Alyce de Corwyn(1)---+--Alaric(1)+--Kelric | =Kenneth =2 Morgan +--(sister:3)----------------Morgan Richenda =? Morgan =1 Bran--------Brendan Coris * Kevin McLain was Jared McLain's son by a marriage prior to Vera (de Corwyn). -----Table 3: What we know about the Royal House of Andelon (parents)--+--Thomas Cardiel | +--= (2) Alinor Cardiel --Princes of--(father) +--Sofiana--------(children) Andelon = (1) -- | (unk) | +--Michendra-------Richenda =1 Bran-----------Brendan Coris =2 Alaric------+--Briony Morgan | +--Kelric -----Table 4: What we know about the Royal House of Nur Halaj --Emirs of----+--Hakim----------Rothana--------(son) Nur Halaj | =Conall Haldane | +--Azim ('Ludolphus') Precentor of the Knights of the Anvil In _The King's Justice_ Richenda (from Table 3) stated that there was a tenuous relationship between herself and Azim, but neglected to explain it in in sufficint detail to chart. 9. Mailing Katherine Kurtz Katherine Kurtz has given permission to mail to her directly: Katherine Kurtz Holybrooke Hall Bray, Co. Wicklow IRELAND Remember, Ms. Kurtz lives in Ireland. If you want a response, it'd be a nice, encouraging gesture to include a SASE, using International Reply Coupons - your local post office should be able to help you. ==== From the Netherlands at least it's like this: - Go to the post office and buy an International Reply Coupon. It costs about three times as much as an international letter would. - Address an empty envelope to yourself (and leave it open, of course, I once made the mistake of closing it and putting the IRC inside, and promptly got it sent back to me, IRC and all :-) - Write your letter. - Put the empty envelope and the IRC in with your letter before you close it. - Send your letter. The person who receives the letter takes your IRC to the post office and exchanges it for a stamp that will send your letter to your country. It's valid for a normal-weight airmail or surface mail letter; if you want something heavy sent to you, be sure to include more IRCs. ==== I don't have the Ace address, either email or snail mail. The British publisher used to be Legend; I hear now that the company no longer publishes her books. At least some bookstores are now stocking the US versions of the books. Nevertheless, here is Legend's address: Legend. Random Century Group. 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 2SA UK 10. Official Katherine Kurtz website address The official site is available at: http://www.deryni.net/ Choose the resolution you would like to view the site at. There's an official IRC chat site: the server is chat.psionics.net, and the channel is #Deryni_Destinations 11. Credits and thanks for assistance Thanks and credits are due to the following people: A. Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), for giving me the name and address of the British publisher, for our European readers. Covert C Beach (email@example.com), for retrieving the author's list for Kurtz (providing publishing dates on the books, now added); providing information about the Childe Morgan trilogy. Also for adding several pieces to the timeline. And for correcting the poem naming the Eleven Kingdoms, and providing the names of the Duchy of Claibourne and Earldom of Rhendall. And for three additions to the bibliography, under the anthology section. And reminding me about _At Sword's Point_. And, especially, the genealogy for the Mearans and others. Even better, Covert's the one who contacted Katherine Kurtz for me and sent me her comments about the FAQ and her expansion on some things. Erik Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), for also providing the information for section 7 (the correct poem, and the names of the Duchy of Claibourne and Earldom of Rhendall). And correcting grammar, and reminding me of the Duchy of Haldane. Elizabeth A. Hlabse (eah4@po.CWRU.Edu), for giving me the anthology entry for Once Upon a Time; also for supplying the address of Caer Deryni. Also for the anthology entry for Gods of War (Sir James the Rose). John Hawkinson (email@example.com), for several typoe corrections. Kerrie Bradford (firstname.lastname@example.org), for correcting my faulty memory on the exact rhyme describing the Eleven Kingdoms. Kendall Bullen (email@example.com), for confirming a 4th Adept book, pointing out an embarassing typo, and supplying the address to Del Rey books (or a partial one, at least). Also for confirming the writing of a 4th Adept book. Roger Burton-West (firstname.lastname@example.org), for confirming that the 4th Adept book had been sent to the publisher. Vito Salvaggio (email@example.com), for supplying the Caer Deryni address to confirm the one supplied by Elizabeth Hlabse. Irina Rempt-Drijfhout (firstname.lastname@example.org), for the information about using IRC coupons.