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June Deals

The following daily specials will be available from all US outlets this month: West of January on June 8 at $1.99 The Reaver Road on June 25 at $1.99 The Destiny of the Sword on June 29 at $1.99 Three of my best books and all very different!

Posted: June 2, 2017

Maps: Portal and others

If you purchased Portal of a Thousand Worlds  in any form of e-book you will receive within a few days a notice of a corrected free download, which will include the map that was accidentally omitted. If you bought a paper copy, that correction isn't possible.  However, the map of the Good Land has now been added to the Maps page of this website.  If you right-clink on the map you want and then left-click on "copy Image", you can post it to any file you want and print it out. It's not a perfect solution, but it is the best we could manage.

Posted: March 11, 2017

YES, there is a map!

Only a couple of weeks after PORTAL OF A THOUSAND WORLDS was released did I get to see a copy, and only now am I free to do something about the problem.  Why ORIM chose to publish this great, complicated tale without a map escapes me completely.  I am truly sorry that so many of my fans have already had to struggle through the book without its aid.  They are selling cars without the steering wheels. I hope to have a downloadable version available by tomorrow.  

Posted: March 7, 2017

Hot review!

Publishers Weekly has given a red-hot review to Portal of a Thousand Worlds, due out on St. Valentine's Day.  Read it here.

Posted: December 8, 2016

New Blades Book

I have just sold a new story about the King's Blades to Five Rivers Publishing.  Title is One Velvet Glove. Fans will recall that a Blade hero named Sir Spender turned up very early in Lord of the Fire Lands while returning the swords of two Blades who had died defending their ward in a faraway land.  He never reappeared and we never learned the details. But hang in there, and in a year or so all will be revealed!  I had great fun revisiting Chivial and all my first reader friends did too.  

Posted: September 21, 2016

About Dave Duncan

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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 www.CurtisAgency.com.

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Dave Duncan Book Titles

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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

    Ironfoot

  • One Velvet Glove

    One Velvet Glove

The Seventh Sword


  • 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

  • The Reluctant Swordsman

    The Reluctant Swordsman

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

    Wildcatter

  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

A Man Of His Word


  • Faery Lands Forlorn

    Faery Lands Forlorn

  • Perilous Seas

    Perilous Seas

  • Emperor and Clown

    Emperor and Clown

  • Magic Casement

    Magic Casement

A Handful Of Men


  • Upland Outlaws

    Upland Outlaws

  • The Stricken Field

    The Stricken Field

  • The Living God

    The Living God

  • The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge

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