The Cold Commands

Richard K. Morgan
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The Cold Commands: aka The Dark Commands


Extract: Second-book-of-a-trilogy slump. That was my take of Morgan's second installment in his "Land Fit for Heroes" trilogy. It continues the exploits of Ringil, Egan, and Archeth. The first novel, "The Steel Remains", spent a lot of time on world-building, back story, and character development, but it still had a plot within itself. "Cold" lacks much real direction. Its sole purpose seems to be to set you up for the forthcoming third book in the trilogy. That left me as cold as its title...