We will miss you, Dave

It is with the greatest sadness I have to write about the passing today of one of Canada’s legendary SF&F writers, Dave Duncan. We go through life knowing we are born to die, but some people we come across are legendary, and so we forget they are mortal also. Dave was one such. A gentleman, crusty at times if you didn’t understand his background or culture, a storyteller of great skill. In fact, I’d come…

King’s Blades series coming soon in audiobook

Dave Duncan fans to be thrilled with new audiobooks Five Rivers is pleased to announce we’ve successfully signed a deal with Dave Duncan and his agent, Richard Curtis, to produce and release the entire King’s Blades series in audiobook. There are seven novels in the previously published series, which include: The Gilded Chain Lord of the Fire Lands Sky of Swords The Monster War Paragon Lost Impossible Odds The Jaguar Knights New Tales of the…

Jeff Minkevics discusses art

January 1, 2019, Dave Duncan’s latest SF novel, Pillar of Darkness, releases in print and eBook. Cover designer, Jeff Minkevics, took the time to discuss the concepts and vision behind this glorious, hot cover. Jeff says: The basic premise for this cover design was to do up an imagined moment that, while not explicitly described in the book, might have occurred at some point in the story. The theoretical scene involves Rita, our main character (described to…

Allow me to introduce: Dave Duncan

As part of Five Rivers’ 10th Anniversary celebrations, we’ve been showcasing the authors we’ve been pleased to publish, how that association came to be, the books and novels they’ve written, the adventure. I remember reading a Dave Duncan fantasy back in the 1980s, long before Five Rivers was even a thought. Duncan’s novel was an irreverent tale about a sorcerer’s apprentice, told with wit and cutting humour. Fast forward to 2013. Five Rivers publishes it’s…

The Eye of Strife now in audiobook

The Eye of Strife, Dave Duncan’s masterful sleuthing fantasy is now available as an audiobook through iTunes, Amazon, and Audible. Narrated by Anthony Lee, the tale of The Eye of Strife takes listeners, and readers, through sword fights and romance, miracles and mystery, treachery and sly humour. A god summons a curious assortment of witnesses to his temple to testify on what they know about a jewel that was lost 1,000 years ago. At least one of them…