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In the Eye of Heaven

(2006)
(The first book in the Tales of Durand series)
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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.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Exceptional." - Steven Erikson


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Used availability for David Keck's In the Eye of Heaven

Hardback Editions

April 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Eye of Heaven
Author(s): David Keck
ISBN: 0-7653-1320-0 / 978-0-7653-1320-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Eye of Heaven: The Tales of Durand, Book One
Author(s): David Keck
ISBN: 1-250-17252-7 / 978-1-250-17252-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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March 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: In the Eye of Heaven
Author(s): David Keck
ISBN: 0-7653-5169-2 / 978-0-7653-5169-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Kindle Editions

March 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In the Eye of Heaven: The Tales of Durand, Book One
Author(s): David Keck
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA