One Velvet Glove: A Tale of the King's Blades

One Velvet Glove: A Tale of the King's Blades

by Dave Duncan


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So what happens next?

Sir Rhys, Sir Sharp, and Sir Trusty—three of the world’s greatest swordsmen―are released from the Royal Guard in their twenties with no pension, no job, and no money. Rhys’s father is the great Blade hero, Sir Spender, who finds himself in the same predicament. Spender knows of a fabulous treasure that was lost more than thirty years ago and thinks he knows where it may be. Why shouldn’t the four of them go and look for it?

But King Ambrose also remembers that treasure and believes it belongs to him. Why shouldn’t he try to stop them?

A fabulous new tale in Dave Duncan's King's Blades series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988274324
Publisher: Five Rivers Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Series: Tales of the King's Blades , #5
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 630,169
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan has lived all his adult life in Western Canada, having enjoyed a long career as a petroleum geologist before taking up writing. Since discovering that imaginary worlds are more satisfying than the real one, he has published more than forty-five novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also young adult, science fiction, and historical. He has at times been Sarah B. Franklin (but only for literary purposes) and Ken Hood (which is short for "D'ye Ken Whodunit?")

His most successful works have been fantasy series: The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Wordand its sequel, A Handful of Men, and six books about The King's Blades.

He and Janet were married in 1959. They have one son and two daughters, who in turn are responsible for a spinoff series of four grandchildren. Dave now lives in Victoria, BC.

His website is at

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One Velvet Glove: A Tale of the King's Blades 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kitty_ranma 11 months ago
Thrown away at 30. It strikes me that there doesn't seem to be a explanation for the stars that are given. So I thought I'd start giving my take on it. 1 horrible no redeeming qualities. 2 there are redeeming qualities. 3 good worth reading, or well written but not my cup of tea. 4 great but there's something off. 5 loved it. So now about this story. This is the first book by Dave Duncan, I couldn't stop listening, I can't wait for more of this series. I want to say more about this story but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I won't do it to you by going into details. The narrator brings the story to life. Reasons I enjoyed this audio book: Happily Ever After, Witty, Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Unpredictable, Original, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Action-packed, Whimsical. Bookshelves/tags: adventure, fantasy, magic, recorded, romance, series, ships, witch This Audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.