A Land Fit for Heroes

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 593 ratings

The Steel Remains Summary

Ringil, the hero of the bloody slaughter at Gallows Gap, is a legend to all who don't know him and a twisted degenerate to those that do. A veteran of the wars against the lizards, he makes a living from telling credulous travellers of his exploits. Until one day he is pulled away from his life and into the depths of the Empire's slave trade. There, he will discover a secret infinitely more frightening than the trade in lives.

Archeth - pragmatist, cynic and engineer, the last of her race - is called from her work at the whim of the most powerful man in the Empire and sent to its farthest reaches to investigate a demonic incursion against the Empire's borders.

Egar Dragonbane, steppe-nomad and one-time fighter for the Empire, finds himself entangled in a small-town battle between common sense and religious fervour. But out in the wider world, there is something on the move far more alien than any of his tribe's petty gods.

Anti-social, anti-heroic, and decidedly irritated, all three of them are about to be sent unwillingly forth into a vicious, vigorous, and thoroughly unsuspecting fantasy world.

©2009 Richard Morgan (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Steel Remains

    • By: Richard Morgan
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    Ringil, the hero of the bloody slaughter at Gallows Gap, is a legend to all who don't know him and a twisted degenerate to those that do. A veteren of the wars against the lizards, he makes a living from telling credulous travellers of his exploits. Until one day he is pulled away from his life and into the depths of the Empire's slave trade. There, he will discover a secret infinitely more frightening than the trade in lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Up there with Hoffman, Lynch and Rothfuss,

    • By B on 12-01-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • The Cold Commands

    • By: Richard Morgan
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Ringil Eskiath, scarred wielder of the kiriath-forged broadsword Ravensfriend, is a man on the run - from his past and the family who have disowned him, from the slave trade magnates of Trelayne who want him dead, and apparently from the dark gods themselves, who are taking an interest but making no more sense than they ever have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ground breaking fantasy

    • By Janine on 11-07-14

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • The Dark Defiles

    • By: Richard Morgan
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good read

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-02-16

    Regular price: £24.99