Dave Duncan fans: one last time into the fray!

The last and final novel in Dave Duncan‘s hugely popular Tales of the King’s Blades series, The Ethical Swordsman, releases August 1, 2019, and is now available for pre-order in both trade paperback and ebook through Five Rivers, and your favourite online bookseller. In this final installment, written just before Dave died, he examines the meaning of personal integrity in the face of political expedience. Niall’s father taught him about honour, about the value of a man keeping his…

Pillar of Darkness now available

One of the novels the much-missed Dave Duncan wrote before he hied himself off to the great Unknown was Pillar of Darkness.  Two hundred miles wide and higher than the moon, Sungoback has stood over central Africa for thirty years, a pillar of light by night and of darkness by day. Science cannot explain it; it destroys technology. What secret lies at its centre: aliens, eternal life, distant past, or far future? Most who venture inside…

Dave Duncan’s novels continue

The edit he never saw Dave Duncan had finished The Traitor’s Son and sent it to his editor, Robert Runte just hours before he died, and Robert returned it just hours before Dave’s death was announced. The Traitor’s Son is one of two finished novels, but the other one, Corridor to Madness, has an unfinished sequel, so The Traitor’s Son really is Duncan’s last completed work. A standalone novel The Traitor’s Son is a standalone SF novel about…

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…