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About the AuthorDave Duncan (1933-2018) was born in Scotland, and received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. He moved to Canada in 1955, where he lived with his wife. Duncan spent thirty years as a petroleum geologist. He has had dozens of fantasy and science fiction novels published, among them A Rose-Red City, Magic Casement, and The Reaver Road, as well as a highly praised historical novel, Daughter of Troy, published, for commercial reasons, under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin. He also published the Longdirk series of novels, Demon Sword, Demon Knight, and Demon Rider, under the name Ken Hood. In the fall of 2007, Duncan's 2006 novel, Children of Chaos, published by Tor Books, was nominated for both the Prix Aurora Award and the Endeavour Award. In May 2013, Duncan, a 1989 founding member of SFCanada, was honored by election as a lifetime member by his fellow writers, editors, and academics. He passed away in 2018. Visit https://www.daveduncanauthor.com/ for more information on the author.
Author 1Dave Duncan
Editorial ReviewMassively satisfying plot twists . . . [Duncan] does a better job than most in his genre at creatively restructuring historical gender roles, and his bone-dry wit is at the top of its class. Song of Ice and Fire fans should take note. -Publishers Weekly, , "A complex tapestry . . . woven with great skill. . . . Readers who enjoy alternate history, a touch of otherworldliness, and the Far East will be enthralled with this book." -Booklist, , Praise for Dave Duncan, "Duncan's people are marvelously believable, his landscapes deliciously exotic, his swordplay breathtaking. . . . [A] handsomely crafted commentary on honor and betrayal." -Publishers Weekly on The Gilded Chain, , "An authoritative reworking of history. . . . Deft handling of magic and character-driven action." -Kirkus Reviews on When the Saints, , "[Duncan writes] great fantasy. . . . He always manages to come up with a new twist on magic."-SFSite on the Great Game trilogy, , "Massively satisfying plot twists...he does a better job than most in his genre at creatively restructuring historical gender roles, and his bone dry wit is at the top of its class. Song of Ice and Fire fans should take note."-Publishers Weekly
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOpen Road Media