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Game of Thrones not set to return to the TV screens for ages and hungry for more dark heroic fantasy with a similar penchant for stark action and seductive thrills? Seek no more and read Richard Morgan's Land Fit for Heroes trilogy (The Steel Remains, The Cold Commands, The Dark Defiles) of which this is the final volume. Morgan who began his career as a prime exponent of action-filled cyberpunk SF is equally at ease in the realms of imagined worlds with heroes who sweat and bleed and love like no other. Meticulous world-building, a plethora of unforgettable characters, towering barbarians, dragons, swordfights, aliens and monsters, mighty warriors, weapons as porn and action that never ceases, it's a box of mighty wonders for a strictly adult readership and a terribly guilty pleasure. Could this ever be made for TV? The results would be awesome.
Compared to Michael Moorcock and Joe Abercrombie alike, Richard Morgan's fast moving and brutal science fantasy reaches its final volume as Ringil comes to his final reckoning and sees the world tipping into another war with the dragon folk. And, most terrifying of all, the prophecy of a dark lord come to rule may be coming true very close to home...THE DARK DEFILES is a supremely fast moving 240,000 word epic. A massive yet tight story that both shines a light on some mysteries from earlier volumes and reveals deeper mysteries yet. We encounter the artifacts of an ancient race, learn the true story of the ghostly Dwenda and follow three old friends as they face their greatest test yet.
'The Dark Defiles is best of the series. Morgan built a fascinating world, dirt and all, and populated it will heroes that were also real people. Morgan dissects the idea of hero and looks at it from every angle. Our three protagonists aren't anti-heroes they are just flawed. While they deal with their flaws they realize that in the end heroes don't get to live happily ever after.' Buzzy Mag
Publication date: 20/11/2014
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||20th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Fantasy,|
Richard Morgan is 39 and was, until his writing career took off, a tutor at Strathclyde University in the English Language Teaching division. He has travelled widely and lived in Spain and Istanbul. He is a fluent Spanish speaker. Below is a Q & A with this author. Who’s your favourite author?Haruki Murakami.What’s the first book you remember reading?First adult book – Ian Fleming's From Russia with Love.What's the greatest influence on your writing?Probably the noir crime tradition. That, coupled with an intense political rage at the way the world is ...More About Richard Morgan