The Steel Remains
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... show more
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. From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: January 12th 2010
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 432
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...
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