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Acacia (Acacia, #1) WELCOME TO ACACIABorn Into Generations Of Prosperity, The Four Royal Children Of The Akaran Dynasty Know Little Of The World Outside Their Opulent Island Paradise But When As Assassin Strikes At The Heart Of Their Power, Their Lives Are Changed Forever.Forced To Flee To Distant Corners And Separated Against Their Will, The Children Must Navigate A Web Of Hidden Allegiances, Ancient Magic, Foreign Invaders, And Illicit Trade That Will Challenge Their Very Notion Of Who They Are As They Come To Understand Their True Purpose In Life, The Fate Of The World Rests In Their Hands Description From Back Cover Of Mass Market Paperback Edition

David Anthony Durham was born in New York City to parents of Caribbean descent He grew up mostly in Maryland, but has spent the last fifteen years on the move, jumping from East to West Coast to the Rocky Mountains, and back and forth to Scotland and France several times He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland Or actually, no he doesn t He s back in New England at the moment.He is the aut David Anthony Durham was born in New York City to parents of Caribbean descent He grew up mostly in Maryland, but has spent the last fifteen years on the move, jumping from East to West Coast to the Rocky Mountains, and back and forth to Scotland and France several times He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland Or actually, no he doesn t He s back in New England at the moment.He is the author of a trilogy of fantasy novels set in Acacia The Sacred Band, The Other Lands, and The War With The Mein, as well as the historical novels The Risen, Pride of Carthage, Walk Through Darkness, and Gabriel s Story He s won the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a Legacy Award, was a Finalist for the Prix Imaginales and has twice had his books named NY Times Notable Book of the year His novels have been published in the UK and in French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish Three of his novels have been optioned for development as feature films David received an M.F.A in creative writing from the University of Maryland He has taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Massachusetts, The Colorado College, for the Zora Neale Hurston Richard Wright Foundation, Cal State University, and at Hampshire College He s currently on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA Program He reviews for The Washington Post and The Raleigh News Observer, and has served as a judge for the Pen Faulkner Awards He also writes in George RR Martin s weird and wonderful Wild Cards universe He feels like the process makes him exercise a whole new set of creative muscles, and he loves the feeling

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  • Paperback
  • 753 pages
  • Acacia (Acacia, #1)
  • David Anthony Durham
  • English
  • 07 February 2018
  • 0385722524

10 thoughts on “Acacia (Acacia, #1)

  1. says:

    Crazy enough, I actually originally planned on giving this series a pass There s just so much time and so little to read or something like that.But then I read this review of the entire trilogy from a reviewer I highly trust and I decided I should give it a go after all I m so glad I didn t stick to the original plan.Acacia follows the Akaran family, the ruling family of the nation that is Acacia King Leodan is a devoted and loving father to his four children, Aliver, Corinn, Mena, and Dar Crazy enough, I actually originally planned on giving this series a pass There s just so much time and so little to read or something like that.But then I read this review of the entire trilogy from a reviewer I highly trust and...

  2. says:

    When I was asked to review this book, I was less than enthusiastic I ve been reading genre fiction for a long time, and there are things I d decided I was done with Topping that list was High Fantasy Quest Novels, followed almost immediately by Book 1 of a Brand New Series with a special amount of done leftover for Book 1 s in Excess of 500 Pages Still, the book was sent to me by someone I trust, so I decided to give it a go She always was the smart one David Anthony Durham has pu When I was asked to review this book, I was less than enthusiastic I ve been reading genre fiction for a long time, and there are things I d decided I was done with Topping that list was High Fantasy Quest Novels, followed almost immediately by Book 1 of a Brand New Series with a special amount of done leftover for Book 1 s in Excess of 500 Pages Still, the book was sent to me by someone I trust, so I decided to give it a go She always was the smart one David Anthony Durham has pulled off something remarkable a huge, sprawling epic that manages to weave together history, politics, intrigue and thunderous action scenes without ever losing track of the multitudes of finely drawn characters The detail that Durham lavishes on his world is impressive, and it grounds you firmly in this land The author s previous work as an historical novelist is cl...

  3. says:

    3.5 stars This is one of those books I began to likeandAFTER I was finished with it The pacing was a bit uneven and there were some spots that dragged on too long it is large book However, when I finished the book and thought about it, I started thinking, WOW a lot of very interesting, orginal ideas were explored in this book and the world building was very convincing I really liked the set up of the Known World, the exploration of the evil activities used to keep the Akaran emp 3.5 stars This is one of those books I began to likeandAFTER I was finished with it The pacing was a bit uneven and there were some spots that dragged on too long it is large book However, when I finished the book and thought about it, I started thinking, WOW a lot of very interesting, orginal ideas were explored in this book and the world building was very convincing I really liked the set up of the Known World, the exploration of the evil activities used to keep the Akaran empire together i.e., the Quota and the Mist and its effect on the otherwise likeable Akaran family Also, the author did a very good job introducing the evil Lothan Aklun while keeping them mysterious enough to keep us hanging on for the next novel Again, while reading the book, I would have probably rated it on 3 stars However, looking at it in hindsight and thinking about everything that was included in the book, I gave it an extra half star for all of the amazing ideas introduced in the story I will c...

  4. says:

    I should have quit reading this one I kept trying to give it a chance and wondering where it would go I didn t like the world enough or care about the characters enough to have it be worth the time Good people are killed off Realistic I suppose ...

  5. says:

    I can t think of a fantasy book that was less fun to read than this one.I knew I was probably going to be in trouble when the first six chapters were from six different points of view I don t know why every fantasy author thinks a we need that b they have the skills to write that many characters well.Hard to form much empathy with any of the characters At the 50% mark there has been on average 2 chapters per character Character overload That we get a 9 year fast forward and a this is the I can t think of a fantasy book that was less fun to read than this one.I knew I was probably going to be in trouble when the first six chapters were from six different points of view I don t know why every fantasy author thinks a we need that b they have the skills to write that many characters well.Hard to form much empathy with any of the characters At the 50% mark there has been on average 2 chapters per character Character overload That we get a 9 year fast forward and a this is...

  6. says:

    2.5 s The story was good I liked the characters The world was different and robust So why only 2.5 s I think the axiom show don t tell sums it up I felt disappointed at many key action points It was like somebody sent me an email about sitting front row of a performance Beyond that instead of a scene showing why a character was intuitive or graceful we would get two paragraphs describing why There was also portions of the book where it seemed there was little to no dialog for too long 2.5 s The story was good I liked the characters The world was different and robust So why only 2.5 s I think the axiom show don t tell sums it up I felt disappointed at many key action points It was like somebody sent me an email about sitting front row of a perf...

  7. says:

    When it comes to fantasy, I often wonder if writers these days are paid by the pound Glancing over the spines of the novels in the sci fi and fantasy section at the bookstore or library, it certainly seems that way I often wonder if the word epic should be translated book so big you can hurt someone if you dropped it on them from the top of a flight of stairs There are a lot of writers who fall into the category of epic being littlethan an excuse to have a huge page count and to giv When it comes to fantasy, I often wonder if writers th...

  8. says:

    If I wasn t having so much fun buddy reading this book with Cillian, I would ve given up on it around half way through XD Read in February, 2017

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was genuinely excited to read this novel So much so that it was one of the first Kindle novels I purchased, and it was with pleasure that I planned to lose myself in Durham s incredibly long novel The first few pages started off well assassin on the go great Descriptions of how he moves through different climes, adapting his clothing and style to each one so as to blend in Great And then He arrives in his destination city, and suddenly we spin away fro...

  10. says:

    Well, my rating should tell you everything you need to know this read didn t go so well.It was a fucking disaster.Read with Gergana in her group A Land of Fantasy Addicts, AKA Don t know how to bike, but books we like.

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