Queen of Stars

Irona 700

The Runner and the Saint

The Runner and the Wizard



I am very happy to announce that I have sold a standalone fantasy novel, Irona 700, to Richard Curtis at E-Reads (which published my Death of Nnanji). This one might best be described as a political fantasy, something out of my usual line, and it will be my fiftieth published book.

There are various ways of counting that. My “King’s Daggers” trilogy was later released as an anthology, The Monster War. I call that three books, but it could be counted as either one or four. And I haven’t included The Runner and the Wizard because there’s more about Ivor still to come.

And after that?  Time will tell.


Comment from Matt Zamori
Time November 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Congratulations! Here’s to fifty more! :)

Comment from Phil C.
Time November 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Hear, hear! Fifty more and many more after that, one hopes.

I’d count the King’s Daggers books as three separate ones (that’s how they were originally written and published, after all). “Monster War” is just a repackaging so it doesn’t count. :)


Comment from Mr Adams
Time November 22, 2013 at 3:39 am

Okay, I finally surrendered and ordered a Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon. Now for the next big decision: what e-book shall be my first? I’m torn! Rap? Wallie? Lord Roland? Dvard Kisster? How do I decide? I’m open to suggestions!

Comment from admin
Time November 22, 2013 at 4:43 am

It sounds as if you’ve read a great many of my books, so why not try some you haven’t? The last few: Pock’s World, Against the Light, The Death of Nnanji, Wildcatter, and King of Swords have all been harder to find in bookstores, so you might want to start with them. Happy reading!

Comment from Mr Adams
Time November 24, 2013 at 3:55 am

Thanks! But I’ve already read those as well. Some of them more than once. They were good, though. The main reason I am buying a Kindle is that I am running out of available space in the house. I have books stacked like bizarre columns in a cathedral of fiction. I doubt that I will ever willingly part with my tree-based books, but I sure could use the elbow room.

You never get a second chance to buy a first e-book, so I’d like to make it epic. I’m leaning towards “The Gilded Chain”, because it is my favorite… or “The Cursed”… or…

Comment from admin
Time November 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Ah, symbolism! Then The Reluctant Swordsman without a doubt. It was my Number 3 and my first success. It has outsold everything else I have ever written, and when Amazon.com promoted it in 2010 it came roaring back as an eBook. Without it, I would not have had a writing career.

Comment from Mr Adams
Time November 28, 2013 at 3:54 am

I took your advice and bought “The Reluctant Swordsman” for my first eBook. In retrospect, that should have been my obvious choice. After all, that book was the first Dave Duncan book I bought, only it was a Del Rey paperback in 1989 or so. After half of the tale was told, the hook was set and I raided the bookstore for “Wisdom” and “Destiny”.
Thanks again!

Comment from Don McKinley
Time April 15, 2014 at 7:49 pm

What now?

I saw the book and read the sample. Then I went to see if I could buy it yet. But, apparently the company you sold it to was itself sold.

After reading the sample, I really wanted to buy the book. Do you know yet how this will effect the release date for Irona 700?

Comment from admin
Time April 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Not exactly, but I have been assured that it will be published, a little later, that’s all. E-Reads has been purchased by Open Road Multimedia. I’ve changed my write-up on the book accordingly. Thanks for reminding me.

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