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The Destiny of the Sword (The Seventh Sword, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback – November 13, 1988
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f the Goddess
Wallie Smith had been dying on another world when the Goddess transferred his mind to the body of the barbarian swordsman Shonsu. Then She gave him the great, magical Sapphire Sword of Chioxin and sent him on a mission.
All he had to do was to lead the arrogant band of swordsmen to destroy the sorcerers and their Fire God.
Now Wallie discovered that he'd already tried it -- and been hopelessly defeated.
A few complications cropped up. Wallie's reputation was in tatters. His best friend and pupil was apparently planning to betray him. And if he won, he would doom all hope of progress and learning in this World of the Goddess -- doom the Goddess Herself.
It made an interesting kind of riddle. All he had to do was find the solution -- and survive, if he could!
About the Author
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. His website is www.daveduncan.com.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The novels in Dave Duncan's "The Seventh Sword" series are:
1. The Reluctant Swordsman (The Seventh Sword Book 1)
2. The Coming of Wisdom (The Seventh Sword Book 2)
3. The Destiny of the Sword (The Seventh Sword Book 3)
4. The Death of Nnanji (The Seventh Sword Book 4)
The first book introduced the swordsman and his world. The second book presented the swordsman’s challenging task. And in this third book, we see how the swordsman puzzles through to fulfill his destiny. I liked the characters, I liked the fanciful world, I liked the way the swordsman figured out the puzzles presented to him and I liked the ending as well. Destiny of the Sword is a top-notch book (and The Reluctant Swordsman is very good series).
This book was complex enough that you have to have some brains to figure out what's going on and keep track of the characters, and enjoyable enough that you don't need to keep crib notes to remember arcane details that detract from having fun. The summary is available above and quite clear. There are swords, there are swordsmen, there are wizards and sorcerers. There is fighting, there is some romance, there is a lot of adventure, and even some mysteries that need to be unlocked.
Just a great adventure, great series, and great read. I think in total for the Kindle this entire series was under ten dollars, and when you consider the amount of fun I had reading it, there's no better deal out there.