Acacia Trilogy

3 books in series
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The War with the Mein Publisher's Summary

Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, has inherited generations of apparent peace and prosperity, won ages ago by his ancestors. A widower of high intelligence, he presides over an empire called Acacia, named after the idyllic island from which he rules. He dotes on his four children and hides from them the dark realities of traffic in drugs and human lives on which their prosperity depends.

Leodan hopes that he might change this, but powerful forces stand in his way. A deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan in the heart of Acacia while the Mein also unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to his separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire, this time on the basis of universal freedom.

Acacia is a thrilling work of literary imagination that creates an all-enveloping and mythic world that will carry readers away. It is a timeless tale of heroism and betrayal, of treachery and revenge, of primal wrongs and ultimate redemption. David Durham has reimagined the epic narrative for our time.

©2007 David Anthony Durham (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The War with the Mein

    • Book One of the Acacia Trilogy
    • By: David Anthony Durham
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 564

    A deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, while the Mein also unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to his separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire, this time on the basis of universal freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Glen on 07-28-07

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 2

    • The Other Lands

    • Book Two of the Acacia Trilogy
    • By: David Anthony Durham
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 23 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 304

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Origins

    • By George on 11-21-09

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 3

    • The Sacred Band

    • Book Three of the Acacia Trilogy
    • By: David Anthony Durham
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 28 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 318

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Series

    • By Keith on 01-10-12

    Regular price: $39.95