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  • David Anthony Durham
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The Other Lands Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free “David Anthony Durham has serious chops I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next George R R MartinDavid Anthony Durham’s gripping Acacia Trilogy continues with an epic novel where loyalties are tested new worlds are discovered and battle lines. 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 hereWe pick up nine years after Corinn s coup and reclamation of the Akaran throne from her husband What we get is very much a middle novel as the characters work through the tumultuous events of the previous book and how or if those events have changed them Mena has been tasked by her sister to track down and destroy the horrific foulthings spawned by the unleashed fury of Santoth magic and she still struggles with her desire for love and family as well as her violent role as the goddess Maeban on Earth Dariel bears the guilt of his actions following Aliver s death when he foreswore his brother s word and attacked the Meinish army and has thrown himself into helping the common folk rebuild after the war Summoned back to his sister s side he is uickly tasked to journey across the sea to the titular Other Lands and meet with the mysterious Lothun Aklun Corinn meanwhile has grasped the control of the Empire with an iron fist becoming something of a distant figure willing to use anyone and everyone to guide her empire to the destiny she foresees In the process she now wields powerful magic capable of both creation and destructionThe Other Lands is a transitory novel On the one hand Corinn makes claim to follow through with some of her brother Aliver s wishes but in truth become a tyrant whose lies and subterfuge are as great as any of her ancestors While there is a perceived sense of change in leadership and governance is in truth of the same tyranny that existed before On the other hand the war of the previous volume and Aliver s actions have allowed the cunning League of Ships to set into action and chain of events that will change things forever As the various main characters work through what has happened to them in the past each either begins to affirm who they believed they are or begin to forge a new destinyDariel is perhaps the greatest example of this The guilt of his final actions in the war rests heavy on his shoulders He is pushed to contemplation and introspection where as pirate he has been prone to action He is confronted with conseuences with his actions when Sire Neen a leader in the League reminds him that the League platforms he destroyed not only contained League members but their families and the uota slaves as well Later Dariel is captured by individuals looking in exact vengeance on his family for the uota trade a levy of child slaves given over to the League who traded them to Lothun Aklun who traded them in to their clients all for a drug called mist that kept the population of the Akaran empire docile and is again brought face to face with the past actions of his family This time however Dariel is uestioned by and in turn uestions his captors in a fascinating use of or at least something similar to the Socratic method While this manages to gives a nice bit of exposition regarding the history of his captors it also allows for some significant development on Dariel s part the conclusion of which I thought was ironic intellectual discourse thought not action leads a man to realize he is defined by what he does not what he saysCorinn s narrative was eually fascinating though spoiled somewhat when another character Barad the Lesser uickly dissects her motives and personality The analysis is spot on but I think it denies the reader their own discovery of the same facts She is a hard woman but is hardness that is brittle and prone to cracking I read her section with trepidation waiting for the moment when she finally breaks While there was one close call in that regard it never really comes to fruition but some late revelations by the Santoth later in the novel followed by some clever language in Corinn s last chapter or two manage to evoke a nice sense of dread about what is to comeI may have mentioned this in other reviews but I always find the introduction of certain Lovecraftian elements endear to fiction Intentional or not that is the case hear as well not only in the foulthings Mena fights but in certain revelations late in the novel as well I don t want to spoil it though I hinted at it above There are other elements of horror hear as well particularly as we learn how Lothun Aklun magic actually functions While not as ground breaking and engaging as I had hoped The Other Lands is still an exciting well crafted read that leaves me eager to see if things explode uite as large as I expect them to in the next volume In addition to a fascinating plot and tangled in a good way politics Durham has created what I think is an excellent study on the nature of leadership and family particularly as the two pertain to one another in additional to providing some vibrant portraits of our three main characters and their relationship to one another If there is one thing that Durham and the Acacia series at large does is craft a narrative that is both epic in scope and intimate in nature a saga of family and empire that I highly recommend fans of fiction from all genres experience

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The Other Lands Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ds There he discovers an alliance of tribes that have no interest in being ruled by ueen Corinn and the Akarans In fact Dariel’s arrival ignites a firestorm that once exposes The Known World to a massive invasion one unlike anything they have yet face. A brilliant seuel to AcaciaReally looking forward to its completionThe apocalyptic struggle against the conuering Mein has ended and a victorious Corinn Akaran reigns over the Acacian Empire of the known world Bolstered by her growing mastery of the forbidding sorcerous powers contained in the BOOK OF ELENET she rules with an iron handThe Other Lands follows on nine years after the events of the excellent Acacia In this seuel we see Corinn Akaran firmly established as ueen of Acacia alongside her son by Heinish Mein Prince Aaden Princess Mena is out in the Known World with her husband Melio defending the land from the creatures known as the foulthings The foulthings are abominations left over from the Santoth involvement in the war at the end of AcaciaNews also reaches the court from the mysterious Other Lands ueen Corinn dispatches her brother Prince Dariel to act as her emissary along with Sire Neen of the League of Vessels and soldiers of the Numrek to make greetings with the Lothan Aklun From the moment Dariel sets sail across the Grey Slopes the Known World will never be the same againRead the rest of the review herehttpwwwfantasybookreviewcoukDa

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The Other Lands Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Are being drawn A few years have passed since ueen Corinn has usurped control of the Known World and she now rules with an iron fist With plans to expand her empire she sends her brother Dariel on an exploratory mission across the sea to The Other Lan. Just wasn t all that interested in finishing the book after all Maybe just my mood but it never clicked with me like the first one I made it about halfway through but none of the characters besides Dariel were all that interesting Wolf Creek Widow expand her If I Cant Let Go If You Come Back To Me #2 empire she sends her brother Dariel on an Coming Home for Christmas exploratory mission across the sea to The Other Lan. Just wasn t all that interested in finishing the book after all Maybe just my mood but it never clicked with me like the first one I made it about halfway through but none of the characters besides Dariel were all that interesting