Happy Friday Everybody!
The weekend is coming and here’s another recommendation for your reading pleasure.
Dave Duncan’s “The Seventh Sword” Series
The first book of the series is “The Reluctant Swordsman”
I found the first three books of this series at a garage sale before the turn of the century (I’ve always wanted to say that). I liked them so much that every couple years or so, I’ll pull them out and re-read them. They were written back in the 1980’s but I just found out that there was a new addition to the series added in 2012. So it looks like I’ll be dragging my worn and tattered old paperback versions back out and brushing up so I can read the new one!
This series is about a guy named Wally who awakens from his possible death into a new world of swords and sorcery in the body of a master swordsman. The Goddess runs this world and has chosen him to be her champion and save the world from the invading Sorcerers who worship the Fire God.
These books aren’t high art or anything. This isn’t epic fantasy. It is adventure, and swashbuckling, and hunky guy get’s the girl, kind of old fashioned good time. Written before the age of PC if you know what I mean. I give the first three books a hearty two thumbs up and highly recommend you go hunt around and find a set at a garage sale this weekend. Or failing that hop onto Amazon and buy them the easy way!
The Seventh Sword Series:
“The Reluctant Swordsman”
“The Coming of Wisdom”
“The Destiny of the Sword”
“The Death of Nanji” (new novel published in 2012)