The Sacred Band
by David Anthony Durham
Ebook, 544 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I found this book much like Acacia: The War with the Mein, in that I had a hard time starting, but the ending was good and I enjoyed the read.
This book definitely moved beyond the fantasy action and delved into optimism, hope, philosophy[undefined] and reason.
It made for a satisfying read, even if it was slow and not gripping.
I found it very uplifting to see the author portraying characters who deliberately broke their cycles of violence and hate and reforged circles of love and hope. Just when you thought someone was a complete badguy, they change, are redeemed and make things better.
THE OTHER LANDS
Thankfully, I was primed to dive into this book, unlike book 1, where I had to try 3 times to get into it.
Lots of action, intrigue, politics and magic. Ends with several world changing events on the horizon.
I really enjoyed this. Where War with the Mein took me a while to get into, I was already hooked and ready to go from page 1 with this book. Follows the 3 royals and the consequences of the Guild poking its nose into business it doesn’t understand. Basically, another war is coming to Acacia, with ALL the clans of the Other Lands instead of just 1. Magic, the book of Elenet, the Santoth and hinted consequences are integral to the story as well. Looking forward to the final book