Monday, January 10, 2011
Durham's Acacia #3 A Big Step Closer
This is less a posting than a personal yelp of joy. Fantasy and historical novelist David Anthony Durham has just announced that the third & final book in his Acacia trilogy has been delivered to his editors.
If you haven't read Acacia or The Other Lands (Books I & II respectively), you've got something special waiting for you. David writes with terrific flair, intelligence & generosity. His characters are complex & mercurial; heroes erode into villains; villains compete for our sympathies even when their actions make us cringe. The world they inhabit is fascinating and diverse. The books show just how much epic fantasy can accomplish, how resonant it can be with our own lives. I can't wait for the final installment.
Book III's provisional title is The Sacred Band. You can read about the trilogy over at David's blog.