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Katherine Kurtz

American fantasy writer

1944   -  

genre: fantasy
country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: novelist, writer
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Katherine Irene Kurtz is an American fantasy writer and author of sixteen historical fantasy novels in the Deryni series. She also wrote several occult alternate history novels in her Templar series, and urban fantasy novels in her Adept series.Her 1970 debut novel, Deryni Rising, was one of the first fantasy novels written in a mode closer to historical fiction than to mythology or legend, as was common in the then-popular high fantasy works such as those by J. R. R. Tolkien. Writing in Strange Horizons, Kari Sperring calls Kurtz the "first writer of secondary-world historical fantasy", noting her close attention to the importance of faith in pre-modern Western societies and her portrayal of magic as a formal, ritual practice as opposed to the "picaresque and informal" way magic was depicted in other fantasy of the time.Kurtz's works were popular in the 1970s until the early 1990s, but are no longer widely read.
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works

17

Deryni Rising

book by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1970

King Javan's Year

book by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1992

Deryni Checkmate

book by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1972

The King's Justice

book by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1985

The Quest for Saint Camber

novel by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1986

The Bishop's Heir

book by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1984

The Harrowing of Gwynedd

book by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1989

Camber of Culdi

book by Katherine Kurtz

author: Katherine Kurtz

1976

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