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The Bastard Prince

The Heirs of Saint Camber, Volume Three

Katherine Kurtz


my very dear friend,


Prince of Connacht.

If Ireland were still a monarchy,

he would be High King.


Prologue He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him; he hath broken his covenant.

Psalms 55:20

I Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

Psalms 73:6

II Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

I Corinthians 15:34

III And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

I Corinthians 16:4

IV Miss not the discourse of the elders: for they also learned of their fathers, and of them thou shalt learn understanding, and to give answer as need requireth.

Ecclesiasticus 8:9

V There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.

I John 4:18

VI Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice.

Job 4:15–16

VII Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.

II Corinthians 9:15

VIII Who causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit.

Proverbs 28:10

IX Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.

Micah 7:8

X Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

II John 1:8

XI Keep thee far from the man who hath power to kill … lest he take away thy life presently.

Ecclesiasticus 9:13

XII Whereas thy servant worketh truly, entreat him not evil, nor the hireling that bestoweth himself wholly for thee.

Ecclesiasticus 7:20

XIII Rejoice not over thy greatest enemy being dead, but remember that we die all.

Ecclesiasticus 8:7

XIV I have seen the foolish taking root.

Job 5:3

XV And that we may be delivered from unreasonable men.

II Thessalonians 3:2

XVI With arrows and with bows shall men come thither.

Isaiah 7:24

XVII Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.

Psalms 144:1

XVIII For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

Ecclesiasticus 2:5

XIX Who will bring me into the strong city?

Psalms 60:9

XX Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Proverbs 16:13

XXI And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

II Thessalonians 2:11

XXII They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Psalms 94:21

XXIII Keep thee far from the man that hath power to kill … lest he take away thy life presently.

Ecclesiasticus 9:13

XXIV Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.

II Timothy 3:4

XXV And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent.

Hosea 6:9

XXVI For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

II Timothy 4:6

XXVII I have seen the wicked in great power.

Psalms 37:35

XXVIII A wicked messenger falleth into mischief; but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 13:17

XXIX For she is privy to the mysteries of the knowledge of God, and a lover of his works.

Wisdom of Solomon 8:4

XXX And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you.

II Peter 2:3

XXXI His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not.

Job 14:21

XXXII Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains.

Acts 21:33

XXXIII I speak of the things which I have made touching the king.

Psalms 45:1

XXXIV Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.

Ecclesiasticus 44:14

XXXV But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Galatians 5:15

XXXVI And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.

Deuteronomy 19:20

Appendix I: Index of Characters

Appendix II: Index of Places

Appendix III: Partial Lineage of the Haldane Kings

Appendix IV: The Festillic Kings of Gwynedd and Their Descendants

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