The Coming of Wisdom (Seventh Sword Series #2)

The Coming of Wisdom (Seventh Sword Series #2)

by Dave Duncan

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Overview

A barbarian warrior faces the forces of the Fire God in this thrilling adventure from the acclaimed author of Children of Chaos.

Wallie Smith is staring death in the face; only a miracle can save him. And then one does! The Goddess appears to preserve his soul, but she does much more than that. She promises to bestow upon him a new and powerful body, and, more important, to endow him with the fabled Sapphire Sword of Chioxin. But nothing in this world or any other comes without a price. The Goddess demands that, for her services, Wallie become her champion. It will be an honor to serve such a presence, to have the chance to be victorious over all challengers. But Wallie and his sword quickly find themselves outmatched in a world of high‑stakes magic. Even the Goddess’s priests cannot offer any resistance to the invading sorcerers and their quest to conquer souls for the Fire God. Wallie will need to find in himself and in the world the powers that will save all mortals. He will need to find the Coming of Wisdom. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497640290
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Series: Seventh Sword Series , #2
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 536,358
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dave Duncan (1933–2018) was born in Scotland, and 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 lived with his wife. Duncan 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.
 
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. In May 2013, Duncan, a 1989 founding member of SFCanada, was honored by election as a lifetime member by his fellow writers, editors, and academics. He passed away in 2018. Visit https://www.daveduncanauthor.com/ for more information on the author.

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Anonymous 12 months ago
Love this series. My third re-ready. I was saddened to hear the author had died.
Temporalis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Was a good book - not great, along the same lines as the previous in the saga (The Reluctant Swordsman). There's not much to say - the book was decent and I really enjoyed it, but it wasn't outstanding literature. I likened this one less to the "Landover" series, as the main character doesn't interact a lot with his "past", and when he does he rehashes things that went on in the first book
EowynA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again, I like the world, and the conceit that we have a modern American's mind and soul in the body of a mighty thewed barbarian hero. Lots of swashbuckling, some magic to figure out, some interesting characters. A book complete in itself, revealing more information in the overall story arc. Not just a place holder in a trilogy. Stuff happens, individuals change, the world changes.
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Awesome book series!
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