Writing Techniques in King Javan's Year

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As in her other Deryni novels, Kurtz uses rituals and intricate visual effects in unfolding the story of King Javan's Year. There is a state funeral, a coronation, a reception and dinner for visiting dignitaries, and a duel. There are also rituals of Deryni magic performed for Javan by Joram and his other mentors.

There is a subtle contrast between these last episodes and those set in Javan's beleaguered court. Events at court seem shrouded in gray. Alroy dies on a sweltering summer day, and drizzle and muggy weather continue until Javan's coronation. The Custodes Fidei habit is black, in keeping with the grim outlook of this order. When Javan goes through a portal to meet Joram and Bishop Niallan Trey after being out of touch for long months, he almost cries to see the bright blue of their Michaeline robes. Other bright and cheerful touches, like birds...

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