Morgan's The Cold Commands UK cover

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Richard Morgan on his latest update about the writing of The Cold Commands (previously named The Dark Commands and previously name The Cold Commands), stated this :

Oh, and I think I’ve found a way to call it The Cold Commands after all.

So, the first cover art of the novel with the final title (the UK cover) was revealed by Pat at the Hotlist. Here you go! I find it nice but I'm not sure about the link between the dagger and the story...

And the blurb you say?

Ringil Eskiath, scarred wielder of the kiriath-forged broadsword Ravensfriend, is a man on the run from his past and the family who have disowned him, from the slave trade magnates of Trelayne who want him dead, and apparently from the dark gods themselves, who are taking an interest but making no more sense than they ever have. Outlawed and exiled from his ancestral home in the north, Ringil has only one place left to turn Yhelteth, city heart of the southern Empire, where perhaps he can seek asylum with the kiriath half-breed Archeth Indamaninarmal, former war comrade and now high-up advisor to the Emperor Jhiral Khimran II. But Archeth Indamaninarmal has problems of her own to contend with, as does her house guest, bodyguard and one time steppe nomad Egar the Dragonbane. And far from gaining the respite he is seeks, Ringil will instead find himself implicated in fresh schemes and doubtful allegiances no safer than those he has left behind. Old enemies are stirring, the old order is rotted through and crumbling, and though no-one yet knows it, the city of Yhelteth is about to explode.


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