The Cold Commands

by Richard K. Morgan

The Cold Commands

Hardcover, 496 pages, Del Rey, List Price: $26 | purchase

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Relates the story of aging warrior Ringil Eskiath, whose return to the violent life of a hero is further complicated by a major threat that compels Ringil to forge uncomfortable alliances.

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Normally we wouldn't include the second book in a series in a best-of list, but we're making an exception. Picking up right after its predecessor, The Steel Remains, The Cold Commands is an epic fantasy for the 21st century. Protagonist Ringil is a gay warrior whose swordsmanship is legendary — when he's not struggling with PTSD from the biotech dragon wars, or having sex with a magical alien from another

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