The Other Lands
David Anthony Durham
Durham, known for his historical fiction novels, burst onto the fantasy scene in 2007 with Acacia: The War with the Mein the first in a new fantasy series. Released back in September The Other Lands is the second book in Durham’s Acacia series continuing the saga of the Akaran family and their empire. Like the first book The Other Lands is a different from many fantasy novels today and its pacing, structure, and themes all seem informed by Durham’s experience with historical fiction. If you’ve yet to read the first book there are definite spoilers here.