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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Anthony Durham Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781400183517
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Thrilling.... Durham's new world---like our old one---is crawling with wickedly fascinating [characters]. Entertainment Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Summers.Stay | 2/9/2014

    " I finally forgave the author for killing off one of my favorite characters in the previous book. I thought his descriptions of the monsters were very thrilling, and his characterization of the royal family is very good. The villains weren't as believable or well motivated. I worry that the queen's magic book gives her too much power-- the ability to wish for whatever you want and get it always dooms a plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sardonyx | 2/9/2014

    " This series continues to surprise me with its ability to make me want to read more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/7/2014

    " Just couldn't muddle through anymore of it, the characters simply seem kinda' dull and the creatures and magic uninteresting and almost too simple or trying too hard. Just seems forced and feels like hard work to keep reading... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tbloxham | 2/7/2014

    " An awesome tale of betrayal, and a fine continuation of the epic world created in Acacia. Some of the best fantasy I've read all year "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron McVey | 1/25/2014

    " Liked this one better than the first. Was hesitant to pick it up after reading a few reviews of it but did so eventually. The characters are older and, for me, more interesting now. I continue to be fascinated by the magic in this series. Looking forward to the third volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Orea | 1/21/2014

    " I just finished this book last night. I took my time reading it and throughy enjoyed it. The charachter development was great but there was not nearly as much action in this book as the first one. It seemed that this book was just setting the stage for the third and final book. I just hope we do not have to wait too long for the third volumne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 1/20/2014

    " Wow, I have never so eagerly awaited a friggin book to be published (perhaps maybe A Dance of Dragons), great book, love the characters, love Aliver's revival in Barad, excited to learn more about the Other Lands "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 12/24/2013

    " Meh. So so 2nd book in this fantasy Trilogy. I may read the last book in the series but no rush. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wm | 12/9/2013

    " It would seem to have all the elements -- deep worldbuilding, charismatic characters, major plot twists -- but there's some element soul or daring or depth or grace missing that tamps it down to just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grant Massey | 11/28/2013

    " I enjoyed it better than the first one, but thought the ending was incredibly abrupt. The twist was nice, though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Woodge | 9/25/2013

    " Loved the first one but this one moved too slow and I was not as invested in the characters in this go-round. Dropping it half-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 5/23/2013

    " good follow up to book #1, like most middle trilogy books it moves the story along. this one does so and doesn't fall flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jai | 3/13/2013

    " Better than the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Chamberlain | 3/8/2013

    " I loved this book. It takes me to another world that I would never be able to imagine on my own. I am getting ready to start reading the 3rd book in this series and can't wait to see what happens next. Durham makes this world seem so real, I can almost imagine that I in Acacia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 11/20/2012

    " Probably deserves 3 1/2 stars. Still takes a while to get into the story, but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 11/17/2012

    " I feel I need to read the third in the trilogy before I can review this properly. I liked it in a strange sort of way since none of the main characters are that likeable. Hmmm "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Lovatt | 5/15/2012

    " I wasn't a huge fan of how this book started; everything seemed to be moving a bit too slow, however once the story started moving it became a fantastic book. It's a great continuation of 'War with the Mein', continuing the tale of the Akaran family, the Known World and the Other lands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milton | 2/29/2012

    " A good follow up to the first novel. I actually enjoyed this book more. The characters have been changed by their esperiences and are growing into adults. Worth the read. Durham is a great writer with fresh ideas for the fantasy genre "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darshan Elena | 8/4/2011

    " A great fantasy from an author whose prose is as sumptuous as the worlds he imagines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 7/5/2011

    " durham is a captivating writer. for anyone who likes stephen lawhead - you will like david durham "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 6/30/2011

    " It's not quite as fast-paced as the first of the trilogy, but Durham's world is truly unique and different. It's nice to see a fantasy world that is not so much based on a Western European sort of setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/5/2011

    " Probably liked Acacia, the first book in the series, better. But this is a pretty awesome fantasy/intrigue series, sort of Game of Thrones style (tho not as good as those books = love). Can't wait for the next one.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 4/3/2011

    " This book was better than the first book in the series, but still not as good as the Wheel of Time Series or The Song of Ice & Fire Series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/2/2011

    " Second book, as good as the first.

    Eagerly awaiting the third. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoff | 9/20/2010

    " It is still a fascinating world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/22/2010

    " As with many book sequels or movie sequels, nothing really happened in this book. Nothing was really resolved and I was a bit bored. If I wasn't listening to it on tape, it probably would have taken me a while to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 7/19/2010

    " durham is a captivating writer. for anyone who likes stephen lawhead - you will like david durham "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wm | 5/28/2010

    " It would seem to have all the elements -- deep worldbuilding, charismatic characters, major plot twists -- but there's some element soul or daring or depth or grace missing that tamps it down to just okay. "

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About the Author
Author David Anthony Durham

David Anthony Durham earned an MFA from the University of Maryland. His first novel, Gabriel’s Story, was published to wide acclaim in 2001. He has won several awards, including the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Fiction Award, a First Novel Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and a Legacy Award. His short fiction appears in Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing. He lives with his wife and two children California and teaches creative writing at Cal St. Fresno.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.