A masterful world-builder and award-winning fantasist nonpareil, Dave Duncan carries us through the hidden portals that link two war-wounded worlds...into a miraculous realm where mortals become gods.
The Great Game is afoot!
In the midst of the horror of the first World War, a stranger falls from nowhere into the mud and death of the Flanders battlefield—bruised, babbling, and stark naked...with a remarkable story to tell.
Wrongly accused murderer Edward Exeter has reappeared on this Earth hearing scars and secrets. From somewhere he calls next door—a place old godly intrigues and an ancient prophecy that he wants no part of. But powerful forces on both sides of a mystical border have other plans for the young fugitive. And now, in the company of loyal comrades, he must flee murderous pursuers from two separate worlds. But there is no escape from his destiny. For Exeter has obligations to the past and the future that must be met...if myriad civilizations are to survive.
About the authors
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
Mark Ashby is a voiceover artist, audiobook narrator and producer. He has narrated two titles from Orca's Seven series.