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The Steel Remains (A Land Fit for Heroes series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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""Morgan's storytelling talent and his atmospheric, hard-hitting prose make this a strong addition to mature fantasy collections."" ---Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B002U94SHA
- Publisher : Gollancz (18 September 2008)
- Language : English
- File size : 928 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 404 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 101,538 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Like most of Richard Morgan's characters Gil is fuelled by powerful emotions and resentment at the world he inhabits. Quick to lust and quicker to violence, he carves a swath through all encounters with wit, passion and an unerring ability to tick everyone off...
I loved Morgan's use of a gay protagonist, it refreshes the genre and confronts the reader with how prejudice shapes a person and their response to a hostile cuture. Some reviewers have said Ringil worries about his homosexuality, I completely disagree. Gil is simply unapologetic and uses his hero status to highlight the hypocrisy of a society that lauds him for saving it and reviles him for his sexuality.
A nice twist for the heroic fantasy genre with plenty of standard tropes like ancient enemies/weapons, unknown sorceries, getting the band back together, and hard, Hard violence.
Interesting SF aspects as well as plain old political intrigue
Top reviews from other countries
Ringil is quite amusing and gets in a few good lines.
There is plenty of action and the pace is good.
There are dark and violent aspects to the plot which keep you guessing throughout.
It is slightly spoiled by two things: the first is that the romantic angle is over-played and seems a bit forced, the second is the use of the gods as a crutch, they aren't an integral part of the plot and although there are two involved the motives of one of them doesn't really make sense.
A good book but a little short of great.
It's like a 13th setting, but it could also be some time ahead. It is quite savage
and the words are very much up to-day and earthly as well.