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Dave Duncan


Born
in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1933

Died
October 29, 2018

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Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan 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 were more satisfying than the real one, he published more than 60 novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also young adult, science fiction, and historical.

He wrote at times under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin (but only for literary purposes) and Ken Hood (which is short for "D'ye Ken Whodunit?")

His most successful works were 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. His books have been translated into 15 languages, and of late have been appearing in a
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Average rating: 3.9 · 49,845 ratings · 2,481 reviews · 89 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Reluctant Swordsman (Th...

3.91 avg rating — 4,175 ratings — published 1988 — 23 editions
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The Gilded Chain (The King'...

3.91 avg rating — 3,296 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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Magic Casement (A Man of Hi...

4.02 avg rating — 3,150 ratings — published 1990 — 22 editions
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The Coming of Wisdom (The S...

3.98 avg rating — 2,883 ratings — published 1988 — 21 editions
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The Destiny of the Sword (T...

4.03 avg rating — 2,825 ratings — published 1988 — 22 editions
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Faery Lands Forlorn (A Man ...

3.98 avg rating — 2,171 ratings — published 1991 — 19 editions
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Perilous Seas (A Man of His...

4.07 avg rating — 2,056 ratings — published 1991 — 18 editions
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Lord of the Fire Lands

3.89 avg rating — 2,148 ratings — published 1999 — 25 editions
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Emperor and Clown (A Man of...

4.15 avg rating — 1,999 ratings — published 1991 — 19 editions
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Sky of Swords

3.87 avg rating — 2,087 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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The Gilded Chain Lord of the Fire Lands Sky of Swords Paragon Lost Impossible Odds The Jaguar Knights Sir Stalwart
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The Reluctant Swordsman The Coming of Wisdom The Destiny of the Sword The Death of Nnanji
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Magic Casement Faery Lands Forlorn Perilous Seas Emperor and Clown
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The Cutting Edge Upland Outlaws The Stricken Field The Living God
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Past Imperative Present Tense Future Indefinite
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“Friends are harder to make than enemies, but they are more useful.”
Dave Duncan, The Coming of Wisdom

“Faith was praiseworthy, but should be seasoned with intelligence.”
Dave Duncan

“belief begins with the wish”
Dave Duncan, The Alchemist's Apprentice

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Preliminary Poll for Series to Start February 1, 2021

The Lightbringer Series (5 books) by Brent Weeks, starting with The Black Prism
 
  23 votes, 42.6%

Legends of the First Empire (6 books) by Michael J. Sullivan, starting with Age of Myth
 
  9 votes, 16.7%

The Collegia Magica series (3 books) by Carol Berg, starting with The Spirit Lens
 
  6 votes, 11.1%

The Queen’s Thief series (6 books) by Megan Whalen Turner, starting with The Thief
 
  4 votes, 7.4%

The Fortress series (5 books) by C.J. Cherryh, starting with Fortress in the Eye of Time
 
  4 votes, 7.4%

The Seventh Sword series (4 books) by Dave Duncan, starting with The Reluctant Swordsman
 
  4 votes, 7.4%

The Wounded Kingdom trilogy (3 books) by R.J. Barker, starting with Age of Assassins
 
  4 votes, 7.4%

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