WorldCat Identities

Duncan, Dave 1933-

Overview
Works: 191 works in 686 publications in 6 languages and 18,428 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Musician
Classifications: PR9199.3.D847, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Dave Duncan
 
Most widely held works by Dave Duncan
The gilded chain : a tale of the King's Blades by Dave Duncan( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swordsman Durendal of the fantasy land of Chivial investigates a monastery whose monks are immortal cannibals. Durendal is a member of a brotherhood of swordsmen, orphans raised by the king
The alchemist's apprentice by Dave Duncan( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working non-stop to make astrology calculations and master arcane magic, young swordsman Alfeo Zeno, an apprentice to legendary clairvoyant Nostradamus, seeks to clear his master's name when the seer is falsely accused of murdering a high-ranking noble in order to fulfill one of his prophecies
Sky of swords : a tale of the king's blades by Dave Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and French and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her father, King Ambrose, is murdered, Princess Malinda must try to hold the kingdom together against a rebellion with only the mystical Blades of the Royal Guard to protect her
Paragon lost : a chronicle of the King's Blades by Dave Duncan( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of King Athelgar's Blades escort his elderly former henchman Wassail on a dangerous mission to Skyrria
Children of chaos by Dave Duncan( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the start of a stirring, intrigue-filled quest duology
Lord of the fire lands : a tale of the King's Blades by Dave Duncan( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sword-and-sorcery novel in which a young man sets out to avenge his family. He is Wasp, a swordsman with magic powers who was orphaned by Viking-like pirates from the land of Baelmark. By the author of The Gilded Chain
Impossible odds : a chronicle of the King's Blades by Dave Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and German and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Grand Duchess Rubin, posing as a man to protect her identity, seeks the assistance of the realm's best swordsmen to regain her throne from an evil sorcerer, she finds assistance from two haphazard companions
Speak to the devil by Dave Duncan( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton, an ambitious young knight, and Wulfgang, an amiable teenager who hears Voices that may belong to the devil or saints (depending on who tells the tale), join Cardinal Zdenek's forces with the assignment to take the strategic fortress at Cardice, command the army there, and hold Cardice against neighboring enemies
The alchemist's code by Dave Duncan( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired by Venice's ruling Council of Ten to uncover a foreign spy, seer Maestro Nostradamus soon discovers that the spy can only be caught by occult means and must turn to Alfeo Zeno, a swordsman in possession of some unique talents, to solve the mystery
Mother of lies by Dave Duncan( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"But there are a few great hopes for the future of the city. The Mutineer, Marno Cavotti, will not stand to see his hometown destroyed and is massing a powerful liberation movement inches beyond Stralg's grasp. And the four heirs of Celebre - each with god-given expertise in their respective fields of artistry, combat, wisdom, or death - are wending their way back over the Edge to their birthplace. Of course, even as Marno and the Celebre children work toward the common goal of defeating the Hrags, they're all painfully aware that once that hurdle is crossed, only one of them can wind up on Celebre's throne."--Jacket
The alchemist's pursuit by Dave Duncan( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hampered by arthritis, Nostradamus is in no mood for granting favors or running about looking for trouble. But when his apprentice Alfeo's mistress asks him to investigate the murder of her beloved courtesan mentor--and promises a fortune in payment-he comes around. It appears that someone is murdering the courtesans of Venice. All were well-known, admired for their skills-and somehow connected by a sinister event involving one of the great families of the city. While Nostradamus attempts to use the dark arts to solve riddles which confound explanation, Alfeo finds himself led by a possibly demonic force through a maze of deceit and death. And when the master and apprentice come to the end of their intertwined paths, there may be hell to pay
The Jaguar Knights : a chronicle of the King's blades by Dave Duncan( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realm's most feared swordsman, Sir Wolf has earned his name, the "King's Killer," well. Unlike many of his brother Blades, however, Wolf detests his sworn duty to do the bloody bidding of a liege he can never respect. But when an impregnable fortress is breached and a former royal mistress is abducted by brazen assailants, Wolf must leap into the fray. Burdened with the company of his disgraced brother, Sir Lynx'the only Blade ever to lose his ward and live'and shadowed by a mysterious Inquisitor with a secret agenda, Wolf must make his way across a landscape of nightmares vivid and terrible enough to chill any fearless heart. For somewhere in this dark, unfamiliar world, the fate of all Chivial hangs in the balance'and it is the destiny of one reluctant Blade to tip the scales to salvation . . . or doom
When the saints by Dave Duncan( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Brothers Magnus assemble in Cardice to defend a castle from attack, Wulfgang Magnus finds himself falling in love with a woman already betrothed to someone else, as well as being confounded with strange rules of magic that command the battlefield
The cutting edge by Dave Duncan( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great adventure had ended happily. The good folk of Krasnegar discovered that a beautiful princess could, indeed, succeed her royal father and rule in her own right, and rule very well, too. And when Queen Inos married Rap, the former stableboy, he turned out to be a very good king. He never admitted that he was a sorcerer, and everyone knew that Rap was a Man of His Word, so that was all right. The years passed. Rap and Inos raised a family, prospering in their remote little kingdom. But trouble was brewing in the great world outside. The aged Imperor grew ever more erratic, more tyrannical. His grandson Shandie, the boy Rap had befriended, was now a great soldier, struggling to suppress ever-growing upheaval in the borderlands while he waited to inherit the throne. Strange prophecies of upheaval and disaster spread. When the rumors reached even to Krasnegar, Rap scoffed at them as superstition--until one night a god appeared and confirmed that the truth was likely to be far worse. On his travels long ago, Rap himself had made a terrible blunder. Because of that, the world of Pandemia was now poised on the brink of utter disaster. The last thing Rap wanted was another adventure, and that might be the last thing he would ever get
Ill met in the arena by Dave Duncan( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young man is bested in a gladiatorial contest by an older Quirt, he insists on finding out where Quirt came from--a quest that will lead him into a familial scandal generations deep
Upland outlaws by Dave Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deposed Imperor has somehow escaped the power-mad sorcerer who has siezed his throne. However, with few allies, and few free sorcerers left in the world, the problem will be remaining free himself
Past imperative by Dave Duncan( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wacky tale on a man who is transported into a world where mortals are transformed into gods. But being a god is a bore and he sets out to return to the world of the mortals. By the author of The Cursed
The cursed by Dave Duncan( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a people who suffer from star-sickness, an illness which gives them magical powers for both good and evil. Outcasts like our lepers were, they too get their Doctor Schweitzer in the person of Gwin Nien Solith, but unlike him her mission is in constant danger
The living god by Dave Duncan( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wicked dwarf-sorcerer has taken control of the world and only Rap, a stableboy turned king, stands in his way, but Rap's army is outnumbered. The fourth volume in the Handful of Men series
The stricken field by Dave Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paranoid but almighty, the sorcerer Xinixo had seized control of the Impire. But ruling the imps and most of the world was not enough. He would never feel safe until he was universally loved, so he would smash everything and then rebuild the whole world in his own insane image. Who could resist him? King Rap of Krasnegar and Shandie, the rightful imperor, were still at large and determined to resist the evil, however slender their chances. Their one, faint hope was to enlist the help of the remaining free sorcerers of the world, those not already spellbound by Xinixo. Their quest soon ran into
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityFranklin, Sarah B., 1933-

Dave Duncan kanadischer Fantasy-Autor

Dave Duncan kanadyjski pisarz fantasy

Dave Duncan Scottish Canadian fantasy writer

Duncan, D. J

Duncan, D. J. 1933-

Duncan, D. J. (Dave J.), 1933-

Duncan, Dave

Duncan, Dave 1933-

Duncan, David J.

Duncan, David John.

Duncan, David John 1933-

Franklin Sarah B. 1933-....

Hood, Ken

Hood Ken 1933-....

Дейв Дънкан

Дункан, Дейв канадский писатель фэнтэзи

ダンカン, デイヴ

Languages
English (202)

German (11)

French (8)

Dutch (8)

Russian (7)

Spanish (4)

Covers
The alchemist's apprenticeSky of swords : a tale of the king's bladesParagon lost : a chronicle of the King's BladesChildren of chaosLord of the fire lands : a tale of the King's BladesImpossible odds : a chronicle of the King's BladesSpeak to the devilThe alchemist's code