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This review is from: The Steel Remains (Gollancz) (Paperback)
I really do like Morgan....
But this one feels like he's trying too hard.
The sex is full on and explicit but... is it really needed?
The language used is adult to say the least but it becomes intrusive and doesn't feel natural or fluid
and part of any effective dialogue.
The whole fantasy genre has recived a major and much needed kick from the likes of Abercrombie and in general the
quality of writing has improved across the boared....to be frank I was sick to death of lazy piss poor writing
and 'Book 8 of 17 of the Legend of Sad Scribes makring time' type of books.
Morgan produced good challenging books in sci fi and produced a good three book series that built on and
developed upon each volume. But this book doesnt reach those heights, it doesn't add to or challenge the genre
in the same way.
It feels forced and the writing feels... strained....looking for 'effect' rather than telling a
good story. Feels like an author 'reaching' to confront a genre rather than develop it....