In the Eye of Heaven

In the Eye of Heaven

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Baker & Taylor
Losing his inheritance when a knight's believed-dead son turns up alive, Durand inadvertently participates in a murder and finds himself in the service of a duke's disgraced son, a situation that eventually causes him to participate anonymously in a series of tournaments. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
From a strong new voice in epic fantasy comes the tale of Durand, a good squire trying to become a good knight in a harsh and unforgiving world.

Set to inherit the lordship of a small village in his father's duchy because the knight of that village has been bereaved of his own son, Durand must leave when the son unexpectedly turns up alive.

First he falls in with a band of knights working for a vicious son of a duke and ends up participating in the murder of the duke's adulterous wife. Fleeing, he comes into the service of a disgraced second son of a duke, Lamoric, who is executing a long subterfuge to try to restore his honor in the eyes of his father, family, and king. By entering tournaments anonymously as "The Red Knight," Durand will demonstrate his heroism and prowess and be drafted into the honors of the king.

But conspiracies are afoot--dark plots that could break the oaths which bind the kingdom and the duchies together and keep the banished monsters at bay. It may fall to Durand to save the world of Man…

Authentic and spellbinding, In the Eye of Heaven weaves together the gritty authenticity of a Glen Cook with the high-medieval flair epitomized by Gene Wolfe's The Knight, to begin an epic multi-volume tale that will take the fantasy world by storm.

A fiercely original epic fantasy debut


Holtzbrinck
From a strong new voice in epic fantasy comes the fiercely original tale of Durand, a good squire trying to become a good knight in a harsh and unforgiving world.

Set to inherit the lordship of a small village in his father’s barony because the knight of that village has been bereaved of his own son, Durand must leave when the son unexpectedly turns up alive.

First he falls in with a band of knights working for a duke’s vicious son and ends up participating in the murder of the duke’s adulterous wife. Fleeing, he comes into the service of another duke’s disgraced second son, Lamoric, who is carrying out a complex subterfuge to try to restore his honor in the eyes of his father, family, and king.

But greater conspiracies are afoot—dark plots that could break the oaths which bind the kingdom and the duchies together and keep the Banished at bay. It may fall to Durand to save the world of Man…

Authentic and spellbinding, In the Eye of Heaven weaves together the gritty authenticity of a Glen Cook with the high-medieval flair epitomized by Gene Wolfe’s The Knight, to begin an epic multi-volume tale that will take the fantasy world by storm.

A fiercely original epic fantasy debut


Blackwell North Amer
From a new voice in epic fantasy comes the tale of Durand, a good squire trying to become a good knight in a harsh and unforgiving world.
Set to inherit the lordship of a small village in his father's barony, because the knight of that village has been bereaved of his own son, Durand must leave when the son unexpectedly turns up alive.
First, Durand falls in with a band of knights who are working for a duke's vicious son and ends up participating in the murder of the duke's adulterous wife. Fleeing, he comes into the service of Lamoric, another duke's disgraced son, who is carrying out a complex subterfuge in an attempt to restore his honor in the eyes of his father, his family, and the king.
But greater conspiracies are afoot - dark plots that could break the oaths that bind the kingdom and the duchies together and keep the Banished at bay. It may fall to Durand to save the world of Man.

Publisher: New York, NY : Tor, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765313201
0765313200
Characteristics: 412 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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