The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan
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A dark lord will rise. Such is the prophecy that dogs Ringil Eskiath—Gil, for short—a washed-up mercenary and onetime war hero whose cynicism is surpassed only by the speed of his sword. Gil is estranged from his aristocratic family, but when his mother enlists his help in freeing a cousin sold into slavery, Gil sets out to track her down. But it soon becomes apparent that more is at stake than the fate of one young woman. Grim sorceries are awakening in the land. Some speak in whispers of the return of the Aldrain, a race of widely feared, cruel yet beautiful demons. Now Gil and two old comrades are all that stand in the way of a prophecy whose fulfillment will drown an entire world in blood. But with heroes like these, the cure is likely to be worse than the disease.



About Richard K. Morgan

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Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of Woken Furies, Market Forces, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book that also won the Philip K. Dick Award. Morgan sold the movie rights for Altered Carbon to Joel Silver and Warner Bros. His third book, Market Forces, has also been sold to Warner Bros. He lives in Scotland. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 20, 2009 by Del Rey. 404 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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After five science-fiction novels that explored the seamier side of corporate machinations in grittily realised futures, Morgan turns his hand to classic fantasy, with barbarians, assassins, warlords and demon hordes.

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I hope Morgan writes that story at some point, as it's going to be all action and a wonderful read with his writing style.

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Dark fantasy in a tightly-woven shell, Richard Morgan's 'The Steel Remains' is at once brilliant and over-the-top.

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The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan is his first book in fantasy.

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A noir light is shining over fantasy — many of the best fantasy books on the shelves right now feature bloody-minded, morally gray protagonists battling their way through rotten cities and bleak landscapes.

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Strange Horizons

The book's epigraph is taken from Poul Anderson's The Broken Sword, which is one cue to the kind of raw, kinetic world Morgan wants to depict.

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When fallen mercenary Ringil Eskiath's estranged mother asks him to track down a missing family member, he uncovers a conspiracy involving the beautiful demon race, the Aldrain. It's g

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