The Other Lands : Acacia Trilogy

  • by David Anthony Durham
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Acacia Trilogy
  • 23 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A few years have passed since the conquering of the Mein, and Queen Corinn is firmly in control of the Known World---perhaps too firmly. With plans to expand her empire, she sends her brother, Daniel, on an exploratory mission to the Other Lands. There Daniel discovers a lush, exotic mainland ruled by an alliance of tribes that poses a grave danger to the stability of the Known World. Is Queen Corinn strong enough to face this new challenge? Fans of this bold, imaginative series will not be disappointed in the answer.


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Customer Reviews

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The Origins

I enjoyed this as much as the first volume. The preface was excellent is summarizing the story to the point where part two begins. This book explained the origins for the conflicts to come in part three. These books are a great mixture of fantasy, fiction and morality.
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- George

Too Many Plot Holes

Similar to first book in moving point of view across dozens of characters - almost always at some kind of critical point for that character (very irritating). The interesting part of this 2nd book is that it lays down more of the total picture/history of the world. The disappointing part was that there were issues with the plot - the Other Lands are populated by race that is sustained on souls and is supported by a slave quota of children that's said to be in the thousands sent by the "known world." Problem is these slaves can't reproduce and yet you get the impression there are millions of them in the Other Lands... can't get from a few thousand kids a year to millions with people who can't reproduce in a normal lifespan.

I found it frustrating that as the books have continued, the creatures are getting out of proportion to the rest of the environment. I can only guess to emphasize the point that the upcoming war will be hopeless for the people outside the Other Lands. It's now to the point that creatures of dinosaur size apparently exist alongside everything else - why?. Human-type races range from normal size to 8 foot - why? Would be more enjoyable if the created world had had a little editing applied.

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- John "jwhouston22"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio