Summary

With the first two books in the Acacia Trilogy, Acacia and The Other Lands, David Anthony Durham has created a vast and engrossing canvas of a world in turmoil, where the surviving children of a royal dynasty are on a quest to realize their fates - and perhaps right ancient wrongs once and for all.
As The Sacred Band begins, one of them, Queen Corinn, bestrides the world as a result of her mastery of spells found in the ancient Book of Elenet. Her younger brother, Dariel, has been sent on a perilous mission to the Other Lands, while her sister, Mena, travels to the far north to confront an invasion of the feared race of the Auldek. Their separate trajectories will converge in a series of world-shaping, earth-shattering battles, all rendered with vividly imagined detail and in heroic scale.
David Anthony Durham concludes his tale of kingdoms in collision in an exciting fashion. His fictional world is at once realistic and fantastic, informed with an eloquent and distinctively Shakespearean sensibility.
©2011 David Anthony Durham (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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“A truly epic fantasy... with a rich world and nuanced characters. Superbly written." (Fantasy magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By rayavargas on 17-09-16

So sad it's ended, what a brilliant yarn

Fully recommending this story, it kept me spellbound, beautifully read, amazingly read! Wonderful tale, so rich , emotional, humorous and most importantly believable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 10-01-12

Good Series

Would you listen to The Sacred Band again? Why?

Yes, To hear the things I may have missed that could have led me to the conclusion.

What other book might you compare The Sacred Band to and why?

I would choose the original Draganlance series for the story. It was just enjoyable to listen to.

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Scott on 22-02-13

Great Series

The series ended as great as it started. I was locked in from the start of Book 1 to the end of Book 3. While Book 3 of Game of Thrones may be the best fantasy book on a stand alone basis, this is the best fantasy trilogy I have yet to come across. Highly recomended for anyone who loves the darkness of fantasy series.

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