Land of the Giants
(Book Two Chronicles of Acadia)
By D.M. Almond
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Ages long past, forced to abandon the surface, mankind descended into the core of Acadia, fleeing impending xenocide at the hands of the cruel invading ice giants, the Jotnar. There, under the light of the Crystal god, Baetylus, they settled a new homeland among the deep forests and wide caverns of Vanidriell.
~Enter the Fourth Age of Acadia.~
The highly anticipated second chapter in the Chronicles of Acadia is here. Follow the Walker brothers and their stalwart gnome companion Bipp as they journey to the surface of Acadia in search of the mysterious Isaac, the one person who may hold the key to overthrowing the dark sentient Crystal. Along the way they will forge alliances with brave new allies and cross paths with some of the deadliest forces they have ever faced in the Land of the Giants.
I was very eager to read this second book in the Chronicles of Acadia trilogy because the author had sucked me into his fantasy story with his imaginative underground setting in the first book, Secrets of the Elders. Right from the start we meet a powerful female character, Kyra, who becomes an integral part of the plot. D.M. Almond gives us more epic characters, creatures, and in the attempt of power being overthrown, they battle to (co)exist. It's well-written, colorfully descriptive and the author leaves us wanting the third book asap.
D.M. Almond has been working in the restaurant and IT industry for the last 19 years. Over the last two, he has made time to focus on his true passion, writing stories. D.M. grew up in the small Upstate NY city, Utica (home to such rare delicacies as Tomato Pie, Utica Greens, Pusties, and Chicken Riggies) and attended "Buff State" in the amazing city Buffalo NY, where he would eventually return to run his bakery café, meet some of the best people in the world, and fall in love with his wife Julie. D.M. currently lives in beautiful Monkton, Vermont and would love to hear from you...