Dave Duncan

Biography

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 forty-five novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also young adult, science fiction, and historical. He has at times been Sarah B. Franklin (but only for literary purposes) and Ken Hood (which is short for “D’ye Ken Whodunit?”)

His most successful works have been fantasy series: The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word and its sequel, A Handful of Men, and six books about The King’s Blades.

He and Janet were married in 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.

Books

Eocene Station
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,610. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
K. N. ‘Cannon’ Ball and his superstar wife, Tempest, are running for their lives. Cannon has exposed a fraud so huge even heads of government are implicated and determined to keep Cannon from ever testifying. Nowhere is safe, so they step out of time to a research station fifty million years in the past.
The Adventures of Ivor
Series: The Adventures of Ivor. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,490. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
At sixteen, Ivor of Bracken is too young to be a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but he has strong legs and a fine memory, so he can serve his lord as a runner, carrying messages. That sounds safe enough, except that this is Dark Age Scotland. Dangerous outlaws and sinister old gods still roam the glens. Fortunately Ivor is a survivor―but sometimes only just!
The Eye of Strife
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,390. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sword fights and romance, miracles and mystery, treachery and sly humour....
The Runner and the Kelpie
Series: The Adventures of Ivor, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,790. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When the wyrd-woman warned Ivor he was going to meet a monster, he didn’t believe her.
The Runner and the Saint
Series: The Adventures of Ivor, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Earl Malcolm has reason to fear the ferocious Northmen raiders of the Western Isles are going to attack the land of Alba, so he sends Ivor on a desperate mission with a chest of silver to buy them off.
The Runner and the Wizard
Series: The Adventures of Ivor, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,670. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Young Ivor dreams of being a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but until he can grow a beard he's limited to being a runner, carrying messages for their lord, Thane Carrak.

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