David Anthony Durham

The Other Lands
  • The Other Lands

  • The apocalyptic struggle against the Mein has ended. A victorious Corinn Akaran reigns over the Acacian Empire of the Known World. Bolstered by her mastery of the sorcerous powers contained in the Book of Elenet, she rules with an iron hand. And rebuilding a war-weary empire is not easy. Disturbing news reaches her court from the mysterious Other Lands and Corinn dispatches her brother, Dariel, as her emissary across the uncharted seas of the Grey Slopes. From the moment he sets foot on that distant continent, this former brigand is caught up in a web of ancient rivalries, resentments, intrigue and burgeoning treachery. His arrival ignites a firestorm that once more threatens the Known World with invasion - one that will surely dwarf anything his homeland had yet faced. It seems the wheel turns again, and a new cycle of world-shattering and shaping events is about to begin...

David Anthony Durham was born in 1969 in New York City to parents of Caribbean ancestry. He is the author of the bestselling historical novel Hannibal: Pride of Carthage and his debut fantasy novel, the first book in the Acacia trilogy, won him the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 2009 Hugo Awards. He lived in Scotland for several years but now lives in Massachusetts where he is working on the final novel in the trilogy.

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