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The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan
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Dec 05, 11

Read in December, 2011 — I own a copy

Make no mistake – Richard Morgan writes fantasy and sci-fi for grown ups. Heaps of swearing, gratuitous violence. In a sense, it’s refreshing because he’s in the minority. Most of the sci-fi and fantasy I read is sanitised or for the YA market. I love his sci-fi stuff – action packed with realistic fight scenes. This series is his first foray into the fantasy genre. The first in the trilogy (The Steel Remains), I thought was great. On an epic scale with a great climax. The Cold commands, whilst still excellent, had that feeling that Morgan was treading water, biding his time. He’s clearly setting it up for the big finale and so this book seemed like a bit of a filler. Still great though. He’s an excellent wordsmith and once again his fight scenes are written with confidence and aplomb. I’m looking forward to the final book and a return to the epic scale that featured in the Steel Remains.
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message 1: by Jeremy (new) - added it

Jeremy Your Right Phillip make no mistake Richard Morgan writes sci-fi for grown ups. I am reading Steel Remains and every chapter I read I have to stop and catch my breath so I can go onto to the next chapter. So I cannot wait till the next to books.

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