The cover art and description for David Anthony Durham’s sequel to Acacia, The Other Lands have been making the rounds today. You can check both out over a Suvudu here. Acacia was one of my favorite reads in 2007 and despite being well received in most corners never seemed to get quite as much attention as I think it deserved. It is out in mass market now so don’t be give it a try, escpecially if you’re in the mood for quality epic fantasy with well-realized characters, intense political meneuvering, and a fascinating and unique world. Durham is well-known as a writer of historical fiction (primarily Pride of Carthage) and the same high detail and lyric storytelling indicitive of that genre work equally as well in a fantasy setting.