Acacia (The War With The Mein Book 1), by David Anthony Durham, paperback fantasy novel
“Welcome to Acacia . . .
Born into generations of prosperity, the four royal children of the Akaran dynasty know little of the world outside their opulent island paradise. But when an assassin strikes at the heart of their power, their lives are changed forever.
Forced to flee to distant corners and separated against their will, the children must navigate a web of hidden allegiances, ancient magic, foreign invaders, and illicit trade that will challenge their very notion of who they are. As they come to understand their true purpose in life, the fate of the world lies in their hands.”
“David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next.
–George R. R. Martin