Acacia: Book One: The War with the Mein

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Anthony Durham

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: July 2007

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

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, 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. He hopes that he might change this, but powerful forces stand in his way. And then 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 they 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.

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  • lorin

    For the life of me, I cannot understand how I missed this author. I found this book listed in the top 10 fantasy books of all time. This is simply an amazing book. Complex yet easy to read. No Tolkienesk English. Durham sees the world as more than simple good and evil. He sees we all have flaws. This story will grip you from the start. And the story is told from numerous perspectives, not an easy accomplishment. The reader comes to admire and understand the 'bad' guys as much as the so called 'good'. And Dick Hill does a very good job with the read. He does not overdo the characters which some readers, actually MANY readers do. Anyway, my suggestion is put this on the top of your list if you are a scifi/fantasy fan.

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