SDCC 2011 Video Interview: David Anthony Durham


The Sacred Band by David Anthony DurhamDavid Anthony Durham is one of the best epic fantasy writers in the last ten years.

When Acacia was released in 2007, I immediately saw it as something special. Take David’s love of historical novels and add George R. R. Martin, and you get Acacia. The Other Lands pushed the story forward and in October 2011, finally, we get the conclusion to the epic, The Sacred Band

Yes, that’s right. A completed epic fantasy series. Can I get an amen!?

David took time from his busy schedule at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con to sit down with me and talk about the Acacia series, his convention, and what he has in store for the future.

First, here is a bit more about The Sacred Band:

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 mis sion 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 ren dered 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.

Here is the video with David Anthony Durham:

SDCC 2011 Video Interview: David Anthony Durham from Unbound Worlds on Vimeo.

The Sacred Band by David Anthony Durham will be on sale October 4, 2011.

And if you haven’t read Acacia, definitely read it!

It could be one of your favorite epic fantasies!