Seventh Sword

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 970 ratings

The Reluctant Swordsman Publisher's Summary

Wallie Smith can feel the pain. He goes to the hospital, remembers the doctors and the commotion, but when he wakes up it all seems like a dream. However, if that was a dream how do you explain waking up in another body and in another world? Little Wallie finds himself in the physique of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by both an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess and a voluptuous slave girl. Is this a rude awakening or a dream come true?

What in the world will Wallie do now that he's found himself stranded in a strange realm? Well it just so happens that the Goddess is in need of a swordsman. It won't be easy but if he succeeds he will have everything he wants. If he doesn't, things could get ugly.

Wallie is reluctant but sees his chance. If only he had the faintest clue as to the adventure he is about to unleash! If only he could imagine the forces that will be out to vanquish him!

©1988 D.J. Duncan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Reluctant Swordsman

    • By: Dave Duncan
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 389

    Wallie Smith can feel the pain. He goes to the hospital, remembers the doctors and the commotion, but when he wakes up it all seems like a dream. However, if that was a dream how do you explain waking up in another body and in another world? Little Wallie finds himself in the physique of a barbarian swordsman, accompanied by both an eccentric priest babbling about the Goddess and a voluptuous slave girl. Is this a rude awakening or a dream come true?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable listen

    • By Joe on 10-21-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Coming of Wisdom

    • By: Dave Duncan
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    The Goddess had rescued Wallie Smith from certain death, endowed him with a magnificent new body, and gifted him with the legendary Sapphire Sword of Chioxin. She asked only one service in return...So Wallie became the Goddess' champion -- and promptly found himself on the losing side in a battle against magics far beyond any the priests of the Goddess could hope to summon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun story continues!

    • By Skipper on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Destiny of the Sword

    • By: Dave Duncan
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good ending, with minor discrepancies

    • By Skipper on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Death of Nnanji

    • By: Dave Duncan
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    For 15 years the truce has held. Swordsmen of the Tryst of Casr have kept the peace and extended the rule of law over half the World, but now sorcerers have started killing swordsmen again, and swordsmen traitors are aiding them. Shonsu-who was Wallie Smith before he became a swordsman of the seventh rank and liege lord of the Tryst-must once more gird on the seventh sword of Chioxin, and this time he rides out to fight the war that he hoped would never come.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The return of old friends long gone.

    • By David Wood on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95