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The Other Lands: Book Two of the Acacia Trilogy

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ISBN13: 9780385523325
ISBN10: 0385523327
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The thrilling new installment in the ambitious Acacia trilogy, praised by the Washington Post as “gripping and sophisticated.”A few years have passed since the conquering of the Mein, and Queen Corinn is firmly in control of the Known World-perhaps too firmly. With plans to expand her empire, she sends her brother, Daniel, on an exploratory mission to the Other Lands. There Daniel discovers a lush, exotic mainland ruled by an alliance of tribes that poses a grave danger to the stability of the Known World. Is Queen Corinn strong enough to face this new challenge? Readers of this bold, imaginative sequel will not be disappointed in the answer.

Review:

"The power and originality of Durham's impressive fantasy debut, 2007's Acacia: The War with the Mein, isn't quite matched by this sequel, though it still features intelligent, well-crafted prose and complex characters. After a political assassination led to the overthrow of the Acacian Empire, the murdered king's children were split up and found very different destinies. The focus here is on the oldest, Corinn, now queen. She is a morally ambiguous figure, fiercely guarding her secrets of magic, willing to drug her subjects to stifle dissent and sacrifice her own siblings for power. Her depiction is the book's strength, as many of the other plot elements — betrayals, close brushes with death, terrifying monsters — are standard fare. Fans will still look for book three, but with diminished enthusiasm. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Durham offers the thrilling new installment in the ambitious Acacia trilogy, praised by the "Washington Post" as "gripping and sophisticated."

About the Author

DAVID ANTHONY DURHAM earned an MFA from the University of Maryland and is the author of Gabriel's Story, Walk Through Darkness, Pride of Carthage, and Acacia. Durham lives with his wife and children in California and teaches writing at the University of California, Fresno.

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Kalia, October 8, 2009 (view all comments by Kalia)
Great epic fantasy! Acacia is a complex and fabulous world that is a pleasure to spend time in. I love these books and recommend them to anyone who likes fantasy or adventure stories. David Durham is a masterful storyteller and his characters stay with you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385523325
Subtitle:
Book Two of the Acacia Trilogy
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Durham, David Anthony
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Series:
Acacia
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20090915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.45 x 1.3 in 1.75 lb

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Product details 480 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385523325 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The power and originality of Durham's impressive fantasy debut, 2007's Acacia: The War with the Mein, isn't quite matched by this sequel, though it still features intelligent, well-crafted prose and complex characters. After a political assassination led to the overthrow of the Acacian Empire, the murdered king's children were split up and found very different destinies. The focus here is on the oldest, Corinn, now queen. She is a morally ambiguous figure, fiercely guarding her secrets of magic, willing to drug her subjects to stifle dissent and sacrifice her own siblings for power. Her depiction is the book's strength, as many of the other plot elements — betrayals, close brushes with death, terrifying monsters — are standard fare. Fans will still look for book three, but with diminished enthusiasm. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Durham offers the thrilling new installment in the ambitious Acacia trilogy, praised by the "Washington Post" as "gripping and sophisticated."
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