The Cold Commands

By Richard K. Morgan; Simon Vance (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, MP3 CD, 9781400168446)

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description
With "The Steel Remains," award-winning science fiction writer Richard K. Morgan turned his talents to sword and sorcery. The result: a genre-busting masterwork hailed as a milestone in contemporary epic fantasy. Now Morgan continues the riveting saga of Ringil Eskiath Gil, for short a peerless warrior whose love for other men has made him an outcast and pariah.
Only a select few have earned the right to call Gil friend. One is Egar, the Dragonbane, a fierce Majak fighter who comes to respect a heart as savage and loyal as his own. Another is Archeth, the last remaining daughter of an otherworldly race called the Kiriath, who once used their advanced technology to save the world from the dark magic of the Aldrain only to depart for reasons as mysterious as their arrival. Yet even Egar and Archeth have learned to fear the doom that clings to their friend like a grim shadow...or the curse of a bitter god.
Now one of the Kiriath's uncanny machine intelligences has fallen from orbit with a message that humanity faces a grave new danger (or, rather, an ancient one): a creature called the Illwrack Changeling, a boy raised to manhood in the ghostly between-world realm of the Grey Places, home to the Aldrain. A human raised as one of them and, some say, the lover of one of their greatest warriors until, in a time lost to legend, he was vanquished. Wrapped in sorcerous slumber, hidden away on an island that drifts between...



About the Author
Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of "Market Forces", "Broken Angels", and "Altered Carbon", a "New York Times" Notable Book that also won the Philip K. Dick Award. Morgan sold the movie rights for "Altered Carbon" to Joel Silver and Warner Bros. He lives in Scotland.

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.
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