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The Blades Have Escaped!

One Velvet Glove, although scheduled for release in February, 2018, is already available as an e-book from Amazon. (Kindle).  Consider it an accidental Christmas gift. Enjoy!

Posted: December 20, 2017

Home again

I was released from hospital last week.  Am taking it easy at home, still trying to persuade my left hand to help with typing.  It's coming around—slowly!  Thanks for all the best wishes.

Posted: November 23, 2017

Best-Laid Schemes....

I did not attend my planned signing in Calgary on Oct. 19th, because on the 14th I suffered a mild stroke. This was not the first I have had in recent years, all of which affected my left hand only—a phenomenon that has the neurologists beating their own heads against the walls. (After all the weird stuff my brain has turned out in the last thirty years, why should it stop now?) The latest one also impacted my leg and arm slightly, which justified hospitalization, so here I am, in the rehab section. I am happy to report that I am making very good progress, and expect to be released later this month. Meanwhile, both the second and third parts of “The Enchanter General” have been turned in to the publisher, and One Velvet Glove is even farther along the road—I have actually received my complimentary copies! I also have a couple of half-written books that I hope to complete before I sign off.

Posted: November 4, 2017

Ironfoot released!

Ironfoot small I began writing this book in September, 2011, and it ultimately turned out to be the start of a trilogy. It feels like a long time, but at last Durwin can limp out, onto the public stage.  He's only an apprentice enchanter still. In BOOK TWO, he will return as a full qualified sage. Read more about him HERE.

Posted: October 11, 2017

Great Reviews

I hate to see August leave without any posts, but I can solve that by mentioning that Ironfoot has received great reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.  Those are both well renowned and notoriously hard to please, friends!  And so on into September, with Ironfoot itself ever closer to publication.

Posted: August 31, 2017

About Dave Duncan


Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan has lived all his adult life in Western Canada, having enjoyed a long career as a petroleum geologist before taking up writing. Since discovering that imaginary worlds are more satisfying than the real one, he has published more than fifty novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also science fiction, young adult, and historical. Thanks to the arrival of digital publishing, all of his books are now available in e-book and POD formats.

His most successful works have been fantasy series: “The Seventh Sword”, “A Man of His Word” and its sequel, “A Handful of Men”, and seven books about “The King’s Blades”

He and Janet have been married since 1959. They have one son and two daughters, who in turn are responsible for a spinoff series of four grandchildren. Dave now lives in Victoria, BC.

He is both a founder member and honorary lifetime member of SFCanada, and a member of the CSFFA Hall of Fame.

His agent is Richard Curtis at


Dave Duncan Book Titles


View all of Dave Duncan's titles arranged by series. Click on the book covers for more information about individual titles.

New & Forthcoming

  • Portal of a Thousand Worlds

    Portal of a Thousand Worlds

  • Ironfoot


  • One Velvet Glove

    One Velvet Glove

The Seventh Sword

  • The Reluctant Swordsman

    The Reluctant Swordsman

  • The Coming of Wisdom

    The Coming of Wisdom

  • The Destiny of the Sword

    The Destiny of the Sword

  • The Death of Nnanji

    The Death of Nnanji

Recent Standalone Fantasy

  • Against the Light

    Against the Light

  • ILL Met In The Arena

    ILL Met In The Arena

  • Irona 700

    Irona 700

  • The Eye of Strife

    The Eye of Strife

Recent Science Fiction

  • Pock‘s World

    Pock‘s World

  • Wildcatter


  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

A Man Of His Word

  • Magic Casement

    Magic Casement

  • Faery Lands Forlorn

    Faery Lands Forlorn

  • Perilous Seas

    Perilous Seas

  • Emperor and Clown

    Emperor and Clown

A Handful Of Men

  • The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge

  • Upland Outlaws

    Upland Outlaws

  • The Stricken Field

    The Stricken Field

  • The Living God

    The Living God

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