Dave Duncan to publish new King’s Blade novel with Five Rivers

CSFFA Hall of Fame inductee Dave Duncan, has sold One Velvet Glove, the fourth novel in the Chronicles of the King’s Blades fantasy series, to Five Rivers Publishing. So what happens next in the series? Sir Rhys, Sir Sharp, and Sir Trusty—three of the world’s greatest swordsmen―are released from the Royal Guard in their twenties with no pension, no job, and no money. Rhys’s father is the great Blade hero, Sir Spender, who finds himself…

James Beveridge talks about creative process for Eocene Station

As soon as I heard that this cover was for a Dave Duncan story, my mind went to the covers that he’s had on earlier novels. My memory sees them as having a classic feel. The story was described initially as a time travel romp, and the title placed much of the story in the Eocene Period. I knew that it was going to be a fun place to visually explore. Once I’d read the first…

Dave Duncan talks about Eocene Station

Dave Duncan took time to talk to publisher, Lorina Stephens, about his forthcoming novel, Eocene Station. LJS: Your science fiction novel, Eocene Station, releases October 1, 2016. In this adventure you’re offering a tall tale involving massive government corruption, time travel and monsters in ancient Scotland. High adventure indeed! Whatever went on in that alien universe called Dave Duncan’s mind to combine such a diverse combination of ideas? DD: What you mean is, “Where do you get…

#FTRWeek: Keep Calm and Read On

Web Banner from freedomtoread.ca. // Barbara Klunder (illustration), Reva Pomer (design), Webcom (printing) Another day in Freedom to Read week. What have you been reading? If you need some motivation, we have another concerned letter that you have to read! The writer worries about highly impressionable teens, damn cool pirates and rustlers, and some bad hygiene from church men. Dear Five Rivers: My fourteen-year-old son is not much of a reader, so I was very…

An exciting year ahead in 2016

If you think 2015 was a dynamic year for Five Rivers, wait till you see what’s ahead in 2016. We presently have in production some truly exciting titles, both fiction and non-fiction. And we’re also giving you a sneak peek at some of the fabulous covers Jeff Minkevics has designed for our 2016 catalogue. In addition to what we’re previewing below, we will also release several more books in the Prime Ministers of Canada series….