Journey with Dave Duncan into the world of THE CURSED. There are several issues that I didn't notice when reading when younger. While there are women in power in this book, they are still second to men in many cases, and several of the cultures mentioned will never accept a woman ruler. Bulion's family is no exception - as a group leaves for a journey he muses that the men's wives are already pregnant, so there will be no 'missed conceptions'. All of the main characters and most of the people in power are all white
The Cursed - Dave Duncan. Daling drove all the survivors out, whether they were Cursed or not. We thought some of them might have come here.
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.
View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. A complex and gripping story of plague, prophecy, and a woman’s quest for freedom from the author of Portal of a Thousand Worlds (Booklist). Her children died of Star Sickness. Even her work at the hostel was in jeopardy because the politicians had it out for her. The cursed Gwin, therefore, had nothing to lose. When she took in the girl, a survivor of the Star Sickness, it was a dreadful crime. Gwin was at the end of her rope, and possibly the end of her life if she was found out.
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A complex and gripping story of plague, prophecy, and a woman’s quest for freedom from the author of Portal of a Thousand Worlds ( Booklist ). The world was desperate.
Every survivor would be cursed, and each would become outcast, for the curses were more deadly than the plague itself. Some survivors would gain powers of healing-and equally the power to inflict disease at the merest touch. Some would see the future-and it would drive them mad. And some curses were even worse. Under the law, no one could shelter the Cursed, but Gwin took in a young girl. Who could predict that her simple act of outlaw kindness would change her life-and her world-forever? Full Synopsis.
In Duncan's new fantasy (The Living God, 1994, et., few who contract & sickness'' survive; those who do are Cursed, afflicted with wild, uncontrollable magic talents that may be destructive or beneficial, or both. By ancient decree, the Cursed face banishment. Attractive widowed innkeeper Gwin Solitb, pestered by numerous unpleasant suitors, illegally shelters a young Ivielscath-she can cure all manner of diseases with a touch, or equally easily inflict them. Thereafter, Gwin is beset by inexplicable events.
Common folk such as Gwin struggled on as best they might. Now a distant war had claimed Gwin's husband's life, and a plague of the star sickness had carried off her little babies. Left alone and desolate, she struggled on, nursing her neighbors through the foul disease. It was a thankless task, for wherever the plague touched, it either killed or cursed - and who could say which fate was worse? Each.
by Duncan, Dave, 1933-. Publication date 1995. Publisher New York : Ballantine Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on December 6, 2012.