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The Steel Remains By Richard K. Morgan 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 estrange

  • Title: The Steel Remains
  • Author: Richard K. Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780575084810
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Steel Remains By Richard K. Morgan 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 thatA 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 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.
    The Steel Remains By Richard K. Morgan

    The Steel Remains The Steel Remains A Land Fit for Heroes Morgan, Richard The Steel Remains is the first book of the Land Fit for Heroes trilogy which is about the aftermath of a massive fantasy war We get frequent reference to the war against the Scaled Folk, battles where dragons were slain, and all sorts of tales which indicate they had a The Steel Remains by Richard K Morgan Aug , Into every life a book that destroys the rating system must come The Steel Remains is leading for Naomi and I were looking for a buddy read, and this was on both of our TBR lists It was on mine because I generally enjoyed Morgan s science fiction Kovacs series Still, I ve been off on fantasy lately, unless it s the genre bending type. The Steel Remains Richard K Morgan The Steel Remains is a tightly woven, fast paced action fantasy with deep echoes of science fiction Its author, Richard Morgan, pulls no punches when it comes to explicit content The book is at once terrifically violent, and uncomfortably sexual Erik Kain, Forbes The Steel Remains by Richard K Morgan, Paperback Barnes Jan , Praise for The Steel Remains The award winning author of Altered Carbon and Market Forces brings the same iconoclastic approach to his fantasy debut as he did to his sf technothrillers. The Steel Remains A Land Fit for Heroes The Steel Remains is the first book of the Land Fit for Heroes trilogy which is about the aftermath of a massive fantasy war We get frequent reference to the war against the Scaled Folk, battles where dragons were slain, and all sorts of tales which indicate they had a The steel remains Book, WorldCat An epic tale of gods and magic, betrayal and survival The Steel Remains will not disappoint Morgan writes with an immediacy and frankness often hard to come by in fantasy, and his themes have Notes from New Sodom The Steel Remains Feb , Time and again The Steel Remains asserts the modernity of its outlook, the fact that what it really all comes down to is survival and living with The Steel Remains Land Fit for Heroes Jul , The Steel Remains Land Fit for Heroes Paperback July by Richard Morgan Author . out of stars ratings Book of in the A Land Fit for Heroes Series What Still Remains Aug , Directed by Josh Mendoza With Lulu Antariksa, Colin O Donoghue, Mimi Rogers, Dohn Norwood After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles

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    1. Brad on said:

      I have too much to write about The Steel Remains to put it all into a coherent paragraph by paragraph review, so I am just going to ramble around a bit and write what I need to write.Mind Blowing That s my instant reaction after finishing this book But the mind blowingness began in the midst of the first chapter I intentionally slowed down my reading so that I could savour every word, but by the time Ringil came out of the grey mists with his dwenda lover, Seethlaw, and his lover s gang of futur [...]

    2. Carol. on said:

      Into every life a book that destroys the rating system must come The Steel Remains is leading for 2016 Naomi and I were looking for a buddy read, and this was on both of our TBR lists It was on mine because I generally enjoyed Morgan s science fiction Kovacs series Still, I ve been off on fantasy lately, unless it s the genre bending type Once I and heard that two of the leads were gay, I was curious to see how that would play out.The Steel Remains opens in a scene familiar to many an aging, som [...]

    3. Mayim De Vries on said:

      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 only have two basic 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 You need to admit that as far as epic opening sentences go, this one scores pretty high It promises you a rich world, a solid narrator with just the right touch of dry sarcasm, and a constant action Steel [...]

    4. Sandi on said:

      I wanted to like The Steel Remains so much than I actually did I was so looking forward to reading it I ve read two of Richard K Morgan s science fiction novels, Thirteen and Altered Carbon and thought they were unique and amazing Morgan takes sex and violence to a level I would never be able to tolerate in a movie and manages to glamorize neither He reveals the damage violence does to those who commit it, even the bad guys He really understands socio politics and is great at extrapolating the [...]

    5. Felicia on said:

      I really wanted to like this book than I did I loved his Sci Fi stuff, but this fell flat to me It felt like he was trying to break the cliches of fantasy novels but just doing the opposite of the cliche, rather than dig deep into the characters to make them real and believable I wanted to love this book, with a gay male protagonist, but I never believed him as a character Same for the other characters, they were missing heart and a sense of reality that could have take it from reverse cliche t [...]

    6. Kaora on said:

      When a man you know of sound mind tells you his recently deceased mother has just tried to climb in his bedroom window and eat him, you only have two basic options You can smell his breath, take his pulse, and check his pupils to see if he s ingested something nasty, or you can believe him.And thus begins The Steel Remains, a whirlwind of sex, violence and sorcery that sucked me in and left me wanting 390 pages later.Where other men see only the rim of the world, you must look beyond You must l [...]

    7. Alex Ristea on said:

      This is going to sound like a total cop out and the worst description ever, but if I had to explain this book it would simply be a modern fantasy It s full of the world building tropes maps magical swords creepy demons that keep us coming back to the genre, but written in a style that hasn t impressed me this much since I first read Abercrombie s First Law trilogy.There is swearing Lots of it There is blood Lots of it There is fucking Lots of it See where I m going with this I know this has sort [...]

    8. Stephen on said:

      5.5 stars Richard Morgan is one of my favorite authors so needless to say I am a big fan of his writing style, his characters and his very gritty, violent stories I thought this was a brilliant fantasy noir novel that was never boring I thought Morgan took some real chances in this book most notably the graphic sexual descriptions involving the main character but Morgan has never been one to shy away from telling a story his way HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Voted to SFSite Reader s Poll Top 1 [...]

    9. Alissa on said:

      Abercrombie s, Lawrence s especially , Salyards s and Weeks s fans, this may be the next grimdark series for you There is irony in all its forms, gallows humor, smoke gray morality, swearing, religious satire, subverted fantasy heroes, assorted trigger warnings and bucket loads of cynicism.Speaking about this first book what I liked the most are the opening line, the world building and the presence of well rounded adult characters The protagonists are not in their twilight years of course, but t [...]

    10. Cathy on said:

      A very interesting book His website calls it noir fantasy I guess I kind of get that It s certainly not the lovely elves dancing under the moon kind of book War, violence, intolerance, politics, and religion all play a part There is a lot of crude language and some sexually explicit scenes The main character Ringil, is a self proclaimed queer If you find homosexuality, or outright heterosexuality, both in scenes and language, to be offensive, this is not the book for you I actually found it refr [...]

    11. Robin Hobb on said:

      An engrossing read Sometimes fate just won t leave you alone Excellent.

    12. Stephen on said:

      5.0 stars would give it if I could Incredible fantasy novel by one of my favorite authors Morgan s first fantasy novel is an outstanding accomplishment Stands beside 1 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, 2 the Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch and 3 the First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie as the most entertaining fantsy novel to come out in the last 5 years Highly recommended

    13. Liviu on said:

      I ve been a big fan of R Morgan ultra violent, ultra dark and quite explicit novels since his extraordinary debut Altered Carbon Though in his last novels the repetitions of themes, plot and gimmicks became a bit tiresome, in The Steel Remains Mr Morgan moves to epic adventure fantasy and reinvigorates said themes While longtime readers of his novels will be less surprised at the twists and turns of this novel because of the echoes of previous works, there is a lot of new stuff here and the 3 ma [...]

    14. BookBandit on said:

      This was my first Richard Morgan fantasy novel and it won t be my last.Take 1 part grimdark add 1 part epic fantasy blend well bake 45 mins bloody corpses, ghouls, sex sexual violence, multiple races, broadswords, axes, politics and political maneuvering, potassium sorbate to preserve freshness and science magic The book can fall into the occasional lull however, as a whole, it is a strong 1st novel of a series It is a no holds barred introduction into a dark and epic world which has you wanting [...]

    15. Shaitarn . on said:

      Another grimdark fantasy novel The three main characters of this book are veterans from a war against the lizard folk over a decade ago All of them are damaged in some way Ringil, our nominal hero, is gay in a culture where gay men are publicly executed Egar Dragonbane is a steppe nomad chieftain having seen the world as a young mercenary he s frustrated and feels trapped in his clan, unable to leave and surrounded by people who don t look any further than the horizon, Archeth is a half human, l [...]

    16. Ben Babcock on said:

      Goodness, it s been a long time since I read Altered Carbon, and nearly as long since I heard about The Steel Remains, Richard K Morgan s foray into fantasy, and knew I needed to give it a try I was intrigued by the promise of a gritty approach to epic fantasy Much like in the shooter genre of video games, the term gritty as applied to fantasy can get tossed around a lot without much accuracy But I was pretty certain Morgan would deliver In this respect he did As a novel, however, The Steel Rema [...]

    17. Wealhtheow on said:

      Basically, this book takes high fantasy tropes and screws with them This is not a parody it s not so facile But the author has clearly read and loved a great deal of fantasy in his life, and knows the basic stories well And when he grew tired of the easy answers and Light vs Dark epic battles, he created this The elves have left Middle Earth but they were actually aliens, driven half mad by their flight across the stars, and the half Elven Princess they leave behind them is a black lesbian with [...]

    18. Xabi1990 on said:

      Comentario de Joe Abercrombie en la portada del libro Descarada, brutal y sin reparos No es que Morgan refuerza los clich s de la Fantas a, es que los parte a hachazos Y luego los prende fuego Resumen perfecto, me da casi verg enza a adir nada Digamos que unos personajes son mejores que otros y que la historia tiene algunas costuras sueltas que tal vez desarrolle en una posible aunque no necesaria continuaci n, pero el resultado es m s que recomendable % estrellas un poco justas, pero cinco Ah , [...]

    19. James on said:

      Before you ask, I got my copy of this book through , where the book is in print today This is my habit with Morgan s books, rather than waiting another year for them in the United States.Traditionally, in Noir, it s customary to have a protagonist who is morally compromised, but who at least tries to better himself herself, the world, etc Morgan seems to have missed that point with the utterly unlikable Ringel, protagonist of The Steel Remains Ringel is an empty husk of a human being, a war hero [...]

    20. Perry Whitford on said:

      Richard K Morgan has made quite a name for himself as a hard edged, contemporary science fiction novelist, winner of a good number of the awards available after just a handful of publications Here he tries his hand at writing a fantasy with a grim, visceral presentation and a couple of unusual, contemporary tropes To give due, The Steel Remains is fairly strong on narrative drive However, it is simply horrid when it comes to dialogue Clearly Morgan wants us to like his main characters though he [...]

    21. Monica on said:

      End of the year reviews have me swamped, but expect reviews for all three books in this series soon Until then this novel is an incredibly original fantasy with a complex protagonist with a strong and engaging narrative voice The secondary POV characters give the reader a glimpse of the complexity and intricacies of Morgan s world building, and once the plot grabs your attention it will not let go until the novel s end.

    22. Marc Aplin on said:

      The Steel Remains is an interesting book to say the least It seems to be the results of renowned Sci Fi author Richard K Morgan s attempt to shake up the at times stale Fantasy Genre In traditional fantasy we tend to expect a hero who is loved and admired, merciful, an honorable and triumphant past, women to swoon over him and of course a noteworthy quest he must complete.Well, The Steel Remains gives us a character who is pretty much immoral, bloodthirsty, hated among his people, gay and willin [...]

    23. Jason on said:

      5 StarsMove over Takeshi Kovacs, I will take Ringil Eskiath as my hero to follow I loved every bit of this book and was equally enad with conclusion and the epilogue This is Richard Morgan s foray into the realm of epic fantasy, a huge leap from the futuristic cyberpunk that he has previously written This book like all his book is an action novel done up to its setting This means that his books are easy to chew up as they are never dull and there is little introspective time It was just what I n [...]

    24. Michael on said:

      Richard K Morgan has made a career of taking the familar elements of science fiction, breaking them down and building them into something that respects its past but it willing to challenge readers by trying something new After a successful and award winning run in sci fi, Morgan is now turning to the world of fantasy to take the familar and make it new and fresh again The Steel Remains is the first of a new trilogy by Morgan The story has the usual fantasy tropes on display a hero with a gloriou [...]

    25. Stefan on said:

      If you re familiar with Richard K Morgan s other works, you ll be pleased to know that The Steel Remains combines many strong points of his Takeshi Kovacs novels, but places them in a fantasy setting instead of SF This is a very recognizable Richard K Morgan novel in an unrecognizable setting Ringil Eskiath, son of a wealthy merchant family, has made a name for himself in several ways before the start of the story For one, he is a hero of a past war, in which humanity had to defend itself agains [...]

    26. Emma Sea on said:

      15 Sept 2012I was not destined to ever read this book First I had a buddy read set up with Moss, for which I ordered the paperback from the other side of the world It arrived about two days after Moss deleted her GR account forever Then I lent the book to someone, who subsequently had a bad breakup and had to walk away without her furniture, or my book So, I can see this isn t going to happen.13 July 2015then I got the book back So I guess this means it goes back in the queue

    27. Alexander Páez on said:

      3,80La primera mitad de la novela es un 5 5 estrellas bastante claro, pero a partir del 70% el ritmo baja bastante con uno de esos viajes de la fantas a esta vez no a caballo de puro rellenaco que se me ha hecho bastante cuesta arriba El desenlace es brutal, eso s , y en general me he quedado con la sensaci n de haber le do una novela grimdark EXCELENTE Muy, muy recomendable.

    28. Kenchiin on said:

      This is far from being an easy going story At some points I had to stop and think what I had just read, not only for how it was written, but also for WHAT was written The story mixes some unusual tropes, sex, and violence in a very interesting way, and even though it takes some time to adapt to Richard s writing style it was a pleasure to read.

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