The War with the Mein: Other Lands Bk. 2
by David Anthony Durham
Doubleday Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780385614498
Date: 22 October 2009 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
I don't think I was quite the lone voice in being distinctly underwhelmed by David Anthony Durham's Acacia (see my review here) but it would seem that I was definitely in the minority. Nevertheless I stand by my assessment of that first book and I won't therefore be picking up this second in the Durham's fantasy trilogy. But don't let me influence you! - The Other Lands is a trade paperback from Doubleday.
""...Queen Corinn Akaran is firmly in control of the Known World. Her primary goal is to topple the Lothan Aklun and so she sends her brother Daniel, disguised as a slave, on an exploratory expedition to the Other Lands. Daniel soon discovers a mainland that is a more lush, exotic, and expansive than the Known World; and the ruling tribe, the Auldek, are more numerous and powerful than the Numrek. But unbeknownst to the Corinn and her siblings, the Numrek and Auldek are ancient ancestors and their inevitable alliance could mean the downfall of Acacia. In this bold and imaginative sequel to Acacia, Queen Corinn must unite the battered and abused people of the Acacia Empire against the powerful tribes of the Other Lands."