Friday, September 16, 2011

Library Journal

Library Journal have weighed in on The Sacred Band. Rather nicely, in fact. I'll include the full review below, but if you don't want any plot details you could just read this part:

Strong writing, intriguing characters, and a richly detailed background—along with the possibility for future development of Durham's scenario—make this fantasy epic a winner for those who enjoy large-scale fantasy along the lines of George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series.

HERE's the place to go to see this month's batch of SFF reviews, including some really interesting ones, like Alex Bledsoe's The Hum and the Shiver and Kate Elliott's Cold Fire.

Here's the full review of The Sacred Band:

Having discovered the magic contained in the long-lost Book of Elenet, Corinn, now Queen of the Known World, unwisely demonstrates her godlike powers. Her brother Dariel, sent on a dangerous mission to the Other Lands, contends with a number of exotic tribes who could either pose a threat or become an asset to the Known World. Corinn's sister Mena and her sentient flying companion, Elya, travel to the northern lands to confront the dangerous Auldek, whose alliance with slavers provides them with the source of their apparent immortality. The conclusion of Durham's trilogy (The War with the Mein; The Other Lands) ties the threads of these separate stories unto a satisfying climactic world-changing battle. VERDICT Strong writing, intriguing characters, and a richly detailed background—along with the possibility for future development of Durham's scenario—make this fantasy epic a winner for those who enjoy large-scale fantasy along the lines of George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous fantasy books fan said...

Congrats on the nice Library Journal write up David. Not that you don't deserve it - I've been enjoying your books for some time now. Glad I found your blog.

12:33 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

I am too! Thanks for stopping by, and for reading my work. Much appreciated.

4:08 AM  

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