Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Last Pre-Pub Review

There was only one of the big four pre-publication reviews that I hadn't seen. I couldn't really track it down, though I knew it existed. Then, to my surprise, Bill Schafer from Subterranean Press dropped me an email that included it. Thanks, Bill!

With it, I think it's safe to say that the early reception of the book has been very good. Here's hoping the actual readers feel the same!

And herewith, what Booklist had to say about The Sacred Band:

Durham’s sprawling epic fantasy trilogy comes to an end with this final volume, which follows The Other Lands (2009). The Acacians are preparing for war with their enemies, the fierce Auldek, and Queen Corinn Akaran has mastered a powerful weapon: The Song of Elenet. Not only does the Song allow her to lay waste to her enemies on the battlefield, but it also gives her the ability to resurrect her older brother, Aliver—and control him. Her sister, Mena, is scouting ahead in preparation for the coming war, while their younger brother, Dariel, remains separated from his siblings and his lover. As she prepares for Aliver’s coronation so that he can rule with her, Corinn is blindsided by the return of the exiled Santoth, a band of sorcerers who put a deadly curse upon her in order to harness the power of the Song. Readers who began the Acacia trilogy with the first book, when the Akaran siblings’ father was overthrown by a warlord, will find themselves immersed in this absorbing, far-reaching conclusion and the many story lines it wraps up.

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2 Comments:

Blogger David said...

Very excited! When you pulled off the second of three (which usually falters save for Empire Strikes Back) so well i don't think anyone had any doubt the third would be amazing.

9:26 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

The Empire Strikes Back... awesome middle volume.

6:59 AM  

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