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.


splatteredbits said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm always looking for good fantasy books.

StephenB said...

I just picked up the first one after finishing The Ruling Sea. Excellent so far!

Robert VS Redick said...

Hope you enjoy Acacia as much as I did, Stephen. RR