Dave Duncan is a popular and award winning science fiction and fantasy writer who lives in Canada by way of Scotland. He’s known for his world building series such as King’s Blade and The Seventh Sword.

Duncan was born in Scotland and attended college at the University of St. Andrews. He moved to Canada in 1960 where he pursued a career in petroleum as a geologist for three decades before trying his hand as a science fiction writer. After nearly 31 years as a geologist he sold his first novel at the age of 53 and has been publishing novels ever since.

Publication Order of Seventh Sword Books

The Reluctant Swordsman(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coming of Wisdom(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Destiny of the Sword(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of Nnanji(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Man of His Word Books

Magic Casement(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faery Lands Forlorn(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perilous Seas(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emperor and Clown(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Handful of Men Books

The Cutting Edge(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Upland Outlaws(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stricken Field(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Living Gold(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omar Books

The Reaver Road(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunter's Haunt(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Years of Longdirk Books

Demon Sword (as by Ken Hood)(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demon Rider (as by Ken Hood)(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demon Knight (as by Ken Hood)(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Great Game Books

Past Imperative(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Present Tense(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Future Indefinite(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of King’s Blades Books

The Gilded Chain(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Fire Lands(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sky of Swords(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paragon Lost(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Impossible Odds(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jaguary Knights(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Velvet Glove(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of King’s Daggers Books

Sir Stalwart(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crooked House(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silvercloak(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dodec Books

Children of Chaos(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mother of Lies(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Venice Trilogy Books

The Alchemist's Apprentice(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alchemist's Code(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alchemist's Pursuit(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Brothers Magnus Books

Speak to the Devil(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Saints(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Starfolk Books

King of Swords(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of Stars(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Enchanter General Books

The Enchanter General(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trial by Treason(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Rose-Red City(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
West of January(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strings(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hero!(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cursed(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughter of Troy (as by Sarah B Franklin)(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ill Met in the Arena(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pock's World(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Against the Light(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wildcatter(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Runner and the Kelpie(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Eye of Strife(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Ivor(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Irona 700(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eocene Station(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portal of a Thousand Worlds(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Runner and the Wizard(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Runner and the Saint(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Dave Duncan Books, You’ll Love…

The Reluctant Swordsman is the first book in the Seventh Sword series. It focuses on Wallie Smith, a man who only remembers pain, hospitals and doctors before he wakes up in the body of a barbarian. He thought it was a dream, but when someone explains to him that the Goddess needed a swordsman and that this is no dream. He’ll receive a legendary sword and a mission that comes in the form of a riddle, a mission the original owner of this body failed. Reading this book makes it clear why Duncan is considered a master of epic fantasy.

Another great read is The Gilden Chain the first book in the Tales of the King’s Blade series. This book tells the story of a group of unruly boys who enter Iron Hall to become swordsman. Durendal has dreamt his whole life of becoming a great swordsman and protecting his liege from monsters and enemies. His hopes are seemingly dashed when he’s bound to an effete noble fop at the king’s orders. He’ll find that his original assumptions are wrong though as he is soon caught up in court politics and foul intrigues.

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