By Richard K. Morgan
With The metal Remains, award-winning technology fiction author Richard ok. Morgan became his abilities to sword and sorcery. the end result: a genre-busting masterwork hailed as a milestone in modern epic fable. Now Morgan maintains the riveting saga of Ringil Eskiath—Gil, for short—a peerless warrior whose love for different males has made him an outcast and pariah.
Only a decide on few have earned the precise to name Gil pal. One is Egar, the Dragonbane, a fierce Majak fighter who involves recognize a center as savage and dependable as his personal. one other is Archeth, the final last daughter of an otherworldly race referred to as the Kiriath, who as soon as used their complex expertise to save lots of the realm from the darkish magic of the Aldrain—only to leave for purposes as mysterious as their arrival. but even Egar and Archeth have realized to worry the doom that adheres to their pal like a grim shadow . . . or the curse of a sour god.
Now one of many Kiriath’s uncanny computer intelligences has fallen from orbit—with a message that humanity faces a grave new probability (or, fairly, an old one): a creature referred to as the Illwrack Changeling, a boy raised to manhood within the ghostly between-world realm of the gray locations, domestic to the Aldrain. A human raised as one in every of them—and, a few say, the sweetheart of 1 in their maximum warriors—until, in a time misplaced to legend, he used to be vanquished. Wrapped in sorcerous shut eye, hidden away on an island that drifts among this international and the gray areas, the Illwrack Changeling is stirring. And while he wakes, the Aldrain will rally to him and go back in force—this time with out the Kiriath to prevent them.
An excursion is built for the lengthy and onerous sea trip to discover the misplaced island of the Illwrack Changeling. Aboard are Gil, Egar, and Archeth: each one fleeing from ghosts of the previous, every one looking redemption in no matter what lies forward. yet redemption doesn’t come affordable nowadays. Nor, for that topic, does survival. now not even for Ringil Eskiath. Or anyone—god or mortal—who could search to exploit him as a pawn.
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