David Anthony Durham, author of Acacia: The War with the Mein, sent me the beautiful cover for his upcoming novel, The Other Lands, the second novel in the Acacia Trilogy.

The Other Lands by David Anthony Durham

Also included was a synopsis of the novel:

The apocalyptic struggle against the conquering Mein now won, Queen Corinn rules over the Acacian Empire of the Known World with a stern hand—aided by increasing mastery of the occult powers contained in the Book of Elenet. But far across the seas the mysterious inhabitants of the Other Lands seemingly control the fate of her empire—supported as it is by an underground trade in drugs and slaves. When she sends her brother Dariel on a secret mission across the hazardous Grey Slopes to investigate, it begins another cycle of world-shattering and shaping events.

I loved Acacia: The War with the Mein and cannot wait to get my hands on The Other Lands. Durham says he’s just putting the finishing touches on the manuscript and that a Septermber release is looking likely!

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  • Jeff C February 12, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I like that cover better than the one for the first book. I bought Acacia in both hardcover and mmpb, but have yet to read it. I plan to remedy that soon..was waiting for the 2nd book to come out.

  • aidan February 12, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I liked the cover for the first novel, but this one is simply sublime.

    As for The War with the Mein, it is more or less a stand alone story. The plot is started and wrapped up in that volume with a few things left open for the further novels in the trilogy.

    I urge you to give it a chance as soon as possible.

  • Jeff C February 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    thanks for the info, Aidan. I had heard that the book 1 could stand on its own, so I’m glad to hear you confirm it. I’ll go ahead and plan to read Acacia in the next couple of weeks.

    I think I still owe you a book choice from The Ten Thousand challenge. I know you picked one, but i had already read that one. Do you have another book you want to make me read?

  • aidan February 12, 2009 at 3:11 pm


    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. My favourite book ever. Read it, you won’t be sorry.

  • Shawn February 13, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Amusing, since that cover art was used for the German edition of Acacia, I think. :)

  • aidan February 13, 2009 at 11:23 am

    It was. I’m glad they pulled it out for a NA release. It’s absolutely fantastic and captures the feeling of Durham’s novels.

  • edifanob February 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Acacia: The War with the Mein is on my shelf — still unread.

    And yes, This is the cover of the German edition of Acacia: The War with the Mein Cover German Edition

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