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The Reign of the Departed

(2018)
(The first book in the High and Faraway series)
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A young man looking for death finds purpose in a world beyond our own in this sweeping fantasy from Greg Keyes (The Briar King, Newton's Cannon).

Errol Greyson hadn't intended to commit suicide. Or so he told himself. But waking up after his "cry for help" in the body of a wood-and-metal construct magically animated by Aster?the strange girl from school?was not a result he could have imagined.

Aster's wild explanations of a quest to find the water of health that would cure her father seemed as unreal as her description of Errol's own half-dead existence, his consciousness stuck in an enchanted automaton while his real body was in a coma from which it might never wake. And of course, they would need to recruit a girl?a virgin, no less?who had been dead for thirty years, to lead them through something called the Pale, beyond which a bunch of magical kingdoms existed. Plus, the threat that Aster could turn him off like a light switch, sending him into a hellish oblivion, was a convincing incentive to cooperate.

It all seemed quite mad: Either Aster was nuts, or Errol was hallucinating. But if it meant a new chance at life, he reckoned it was worth playing along.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Greg Keyes has always been both a skilled storyteller and fine writer of exciting tales. I plan to get my pre-order in early." - Terry Brooks


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Used availability for J Gregory Keyes's The Reign of the Departed

Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reign of the Departed: The High and Faraway, Book One
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-59780-937-3 / 978-1-59780-937-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Reign of the Departed (High and Faraway)
Author(s): J Gregory Keyes
ISBN: 1-5436-8031-3 / 978-1-5436-8031-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Reign of the Departed (The High and Faraway)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-5436-8030-5 / 978-1-5436-8030-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reign of the Departed: The High and Faraway, Book 1
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Reign of the Departed: The High and Faraway, Book 1
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Reign of the Departed: The High and Faraway, Book 1
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Reign of the Departed: The High and Faraway, Book 1
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reign of the Departed (The High and Faraway Book 1)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA