SDCC Ask the Author: David Anthony Durham


sdcc-daviddurhamGeeks from all over the world will descend on San Diego in one week for Comic Con!

And Unbound Worlds will be there in all our geeky glory!

We aren’t the only ones getting ready though. Authors are gearing up for this as well. In the last week, Unbound Worlds has been lucky enough to have a number of sci-fi/fantasy authors sign up for video interviews while inside the convention center. I had a lot of fun talking to the best writers in this great industry last year, and I thought it would be fun to do the same this year.

That said, I wanted to extend fan involvement—your involvement—this year. Many of you can’t attend the convention for various reasons. And if there is one thing I hope Unbound Worlds does is bring fans closer to the creators they love to read.

Therefore, I am opening up this post to questions directed to author David Anthony Durham!

David burst onto the scene several years ago with Acacia, where a great many people compared his debut fantasy novel to a more historical A Song of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin. High praise, indeed. The third book in his series, titled The Sacred Band is publishing later this year and David is attending Comic Con in support of it.

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 dis tinctively Shakespearean sensibility.

If you have a question for David, please post it in the comments below. I will be compiling the questions before leaving for San Diego and then sitting down with David for a video interview.

Then that video will be uploaded, for you all to enjoy!

More soon! Get to questioning David!