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Marco John

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ISBN 10: 0756400473 / ISBN 13: 9780756400477
Editorial: Daw Books 1208, 2002
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fine hardcover copy in a fine dustwrapper, scarce in such condition 1st edition. A young king breaks with the past and makes peace with the kingdom his father has fought for years. To seal the bargain he is offered the hand of the kingdom's princess. N° de ref. de la librería FL12.239

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Editorial: Daw Books 1208

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardback

Edición: 1st Edition

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The Eyes of God is the most important work to date from John Marco, the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Jackal of Nar.

The first book in a major new fantasy series, The Eyes of God is a bold, richly textured epic filled with Arthurian elements, diverse magic, war, intrigue, romance and deception.


John Marco, author of the muscular Tyrants and Kings series, departs from the lands of Nar and Lucel-Lor with The Eyes of God--a sprawling juggernaut of high fantasy filled with political intrigue, fairy-tale wonder, flawed heroes, and sympathetic villains. Changing tactics from his Nar books, Marco opens The Eyes of God not with a battle scene but with a peace offering. The young king of Liiria--Akeela the Good--and his champion Lukien, The Bronze Knight, ride into the lands of their ancient enemy Reec to make peace. To seal the deal, Akeela takes a Reecian princess as his Queen, and the stage is set for a full helping of betrayal and woe.

Marco's tale of Akeela and Lukien and the love that destroys them both begins with a deceptively sentimental and occasionally maudlin first act. But just when the reader thinks he or she has inadvertently stumbled into a bodice ripper, Marco brings the hammer down and his idyllic Kingdom of Liiria is twisted without remorse into a decaying kingdom with madness on its throne. Despite some cliché dialogue and a few loose plot ends, this is no lightweight book. Marco's characters are complex and multidimensional, and his seemingly simple story is a rich, complex exposition of high fantasy with an underlying brutal reality. This brutality is punctuated with Marco's skill as a military writer--like his Nar books, the battle scenes in The Eyes of God are massive in scale while remaining rich in exquisite, personal detail. --Jeremy Pugh

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