The Steel Remains
When a man you know to be of sound mind tells you his recently deceased mother has just tried to climb in his bedroom window and eat him, you have two options. You can smell his breath, take his pulse and check his pupils to see if he's ingested anything nasty, or you can believe him. Ringil... show more
When a man you know to be of sound mind tells you his recently deceased mother has just tried to climb in his bedroom window and eat him, you have two options. You can smell his breath, take his pulse and check his pupils to see if he's ingested anything nasty, or you can believe him. Ringil Angeleyes had already tried the first course of action with Bashka the Schoolmaster to no avail, so he put down his pint with an elaborate sigh and went to get his broadsword. And he's not the only one to be dragged from the serious business of drinking for something as mundane as the walking dead. Archeth - pragmatist, cynic and engineer - is called from her work at the whim of the most powerful man in the Empire. Ekar Dragonbane finds himself entangled in a small-town battle between common sense and religious fervour. And after a personal encounter with the vengeful gods Poltar the Shaman is about to be an awful lot more careful who he prays to. Anti-social, anti-heroic, and decidedly irritated, all four of them are about to be sent unwillingly forth into a vicious, vigorous and thoroughly unsuspecting fantasy world.
Publish date: August 7th 2008
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: A Land Fit for Heroes (#1)
Books—the warm, leather-skinned weight of them in your hands, the way they smelled when you lifted them close to your face. The unfeasibly heart-jolting shock once, as a tome fell heavily open at some much-visited page, divided itself neatly in two blocky halves along the spine—and you thought, guil...
„The Steel Remains“ ist ein Buch, das bei mir einen Anfall akuter, inbrünstiger Gier auslöste. Cover und Titel hätten mich fast sabbern lassen. Ich wollte es unbedingt haben, sodass im Klappentext wohl auch der letzte Quatsch hätte stehen können, ich hätte es trotzdem gekauft. Der Autor Richard K. M...
"The Steel Remains", the first book in Morgan's "A Land Fit For Heroes" series, is sword and sorcery for grown ups: people who can imagine what a broad sword does when it connects with a body and what it does to a man to be standing at the end of a battle, covered in the blood of his enemies, surrou...
The Steel Remains by Richard K Morgan What on earth did I just read? First off, the disclaimers. Disclaimer #1: this is a Morgan book. Thus, my review will contain profanity. Disclaimer #2: I'm writing this right after I finished the book, and it's past midnight. Do not expect coherence. I got...
A fantasy book that simultaneously shatters fantasy clichés as well as portraying the most pathetic of them. An openly gay and prosecuted for it war hero (shattered and clichéd) goes off to save a damsel in distress (cliché) and dark forces awaken and yada yada. Nothing particularly striking and the...