The Great Game Round One
By Dave Duncan
The Great Game of Gods is afoot.
In a world on the brink of madness...
In the summer of 1914, a young man of reputation beyond reproach awakens under police guard - grievously injured and accused of heinous, impossible murder.
And in a strange, distant place...
The youngest member of a penniless acting troupe has been taken prisoner by the loyal minions of a corrupt, vengeful goddess. For an ancient prophecy has divided the realm's ruling Deities into warring factions - a prophecy that mentions the crippled captive child and a youth recovering from inexplicable wounds in a British hospital bed. The game weaves through worlds and through dimensions as it has since time immemorial - a deadly contest of skill and manipulations that ruthlessly creates wizards, destroys human pawns and transforms ordinary men, women and children into something more.
Dave Duncan, born in Scotland in 1933, is a Canadian citizen. He 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 still lives with his wife. He has three grown children and four grandchildren. He 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.His website is DaveDuncan.com.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.
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02 Jul 2012
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