The Other Lands by David Anthony Durham

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“David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next."
—George R. R. Martin

David Anthony Durham’s gripping Acacia Trilogy continues with an epic novel where loyalties are tested, new worlds are discovered, and battle lines are being drawn.
A few years have passed since Queen Corinn has usurped control of the Known World—and she now rules with an iron fist. With plans to expand her empire, she sends her brother, Dariel, on an exploratory mission across the sea to The Other Lands. There, he discovers an alliance of tribes that have no interest in being ruled by Queen Corinn and the Akarans. In fact, Dariel’s arrival ignites a firestorm that once more exposes The Known World to a massive invasion, one unlike anything they have yet faced . . .


About David Anthony Durham

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David Anthony Durham received the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of Science Fiction for Acacia and The Other Lands (the first two volumes of the Acacia trilogy). He is also the author of the historical novels Gabriel's Story, Walk Through Darkness, and Pride of Carthage.
Published August 31, 2009 by Anchor. 642 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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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 i

Jul 13 2009 | Read Full Review of The Other Lands

While The War with the Mein, the first installment of David Anthony Durhams sprawling epic fantasy saga Acacia, showed a world shuffling about after the fall of a great leader, The Other Lands could be seen as a novel about the weight of leadership and how easily a leader can become corrupt.

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Fantasy Literature

Add in conspiracies among the Numrek and the League of Vessels, a lizard/bird creature that Mena befriends, a nine-year-old girl who journeys in search of the Santhoth, Dariel’s trials faced in the Other Lands, and shocking revelations about the Auldek, Lothan Aklun, and what happens to the slave...

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Bookmarks Magazine

When the Santoth unleashed their “twisted magic” on the world, it caused the maiming and deaths of human beings and animals and the creation of the foulthings Mena hunts [p.

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Strange Horizons

The map at the front of the book, which used to show only the spur of land arrogantly called the Known World by its residents, now sprawls westwards, across the ocean of the Gray Slopes to the other land we learn to call Ushen Brae.

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