Books by David Anthony Durham

THE SACRED BAND by David Anthony Durham
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A close, yes—but with wiggle room for more Acacian adventures. At any rate, on the strength of this installment, Durham's many fans will be clamoring for more."
Durham (Gabriel's Story, 2002, etc.) brings his sci-fi Acacia Trilogy to a satisfying close. Read full book review >
THE OTHER LANDS by David Anthony Durham
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Desperately needs an annotated list of characters and a detailed glossary distinguishing various tribes and factions. But little else is missing from this ambitious work, which boggles the mind and transcends genre."
Old wars are re-fought, new alliances and conflicts arise in the middle volume of a fantasy trilogy set in the embattled land that calls itself the Known World. Read full book review >
ACACIA by David Anthony Durham
Released: June 19, 2007

"Heavy going, but Durham has imagined its landscape and ethnography in persuasive detail. Many readers will eagerly await the continuation of Acacia's story."
Something genuinely new from the author of historical novels about the black American experience (Gabriel's Story, 2001; Walk Through Darkness, 2002) and the Second Punic War (Pride of Carthage, 2005). Read full book review >
PRIDE OF CARTHAGE by David Anthony Durham
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"One of the best of the current crop of historical novels, and a career-making march forward for Durham."
The Second Punic War of the third century b.c., which pitted the republic of Rome against the African empire of Carthage, is the rich subject of Durham's latest. Read full book review >
WALK THROUGH DARKNESS by David Anthony Durham
Released: May 1, 2001

"The sheer power of its core material makes Walk Through Darkness intermittently gripping and affecting, but far too much of its content simply defies credibility. One wonders if it's actually Durham's first novel."
The long arm of coincidence and an overload of what seems very like wish-fulfillment mar this potentially moving story of a runaway slave's northward odyssey, the successor to Durham's flawed but deservedly praised first novel Gabriel's Story (2001). Read full book review >
GABRIEL’S STORY by David Anthony Durham
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A brilliant example of how to assimilate and transmute powerful literary influence. And what a movie this dark, haunting tale will make."
Intensely dramatic debut, set in Kansas and points west and southwest during the 1870s: a direct homage to Cormac McCarthy's highly praised fiction (both his Blood Meridian and the recent Border Trilogy) but also an original work of high distinction. Read full book review >