The Steel Remains, following the same cast.
This is essentially bringing what I tend to think of as the William Gibson plot
structure to dystopic fantasy, with a sprawl of largely-unrelated stories that
converge on an appropriately epic ending.
There's a lot of interesting complexity in this series' world, and some neat
structural tricks in the writing that had me reading back to check details
several times; this feels like it's a lot further into the story than just the
On the other hand, being a Richard Morgan book, this pulls no punches, and
would be a deeply depressing (and, sometimes, disturbing) work — if it
weren't so well-crafted.
The third volume's due this year. It's on my buy-immediately list already.