Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

This weeks can't wait to read selection is:

The Sacred Band by David Anthony Durham
Doubleday
October 4, 2011
576 pages

With the first two books in the Acacia Trilogy, Acacia and The Other Lands, David Anthony Durham has created a vast and engrossing canvas of a world in turmoil, where the surviving children of a royal dynasty are on a quest to realize their fates—and perhaps right ancient wrongs once and for all. As The Sacred Band begins, one of them, Queen Corinn, bestrides the world as a result of her mastery of spells found in the ancient Book of Elenet. Her younger brother, Dariel, has been sent on a perilous mis­sion to the Other Lands, while her sister, Mena, travels to the far north to confront an invasion of the feared race of the Auldek. Their separate trajectories will converge in a series of world-shaping, earth-shattering battles, all ren­dered with vividly imagined detail and in heroic scale.

David Anthony Durham concludes his tale of kingdoms in collision in an exciting fashion. His fictional world is at once realistic and fantastic, informed with an eloquent and dis­tinctively Shakespearean sensibility.


I'm going on vacation in two weeks and I'm devoting the whole trip to this series. I can't wait!

9 comments:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i'd never seen this! great cover!

Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer said...

Looks like an interesting series, I must check it out. =]
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Michael Offutt said...

I hope it's a good book because if you recommend it, I'm going to read it. I have nothing but bad reads lately and really want a fantasy to sink my teeth into.

Jan von Harz said...

Have not read this series but it sound epic. great pick!

Sally Bibrary said...

Okay, I really need to get cracking on the first 2 books - they've been sitting on my shelf forever.

Here's my WOW for this week.

Lori said...

I hope that when you get it, that it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

The Happy Booker said...

Great choice. I tried starting the first Acacia book but just couldn't get into it for some reason. I do plan on trying again because I've heard that these books are amazing.

Donna @ The Happy Booker

SweetSwan said...

Wow i love your logo thing... So cute.... :D Ive never heard of this book, but it sounds and looks interesting!

My wow: http://lovelylit.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

SweetSwan said...

Thanks for visiting Lovelylit! I loved Across the Universe!! Its very mixed genre....sort of dystopia plus science fiction and romance then a little mystery! Wonderful I think!!