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- Publisher: Tor Books
- Format: Paperback | 704 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 34mm | 640g
- Publication date: 13 November 2007
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0765319233
- ISBN 13: 9780765319234
- Sales rank: 5,874
Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead. Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more... This omnibus edition comprises "The Black Company," "Shadows Linger," and "The White Rose"--the first three novels in Glen Cook's bestselling fantasy series.
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Glen Cook lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
By Chris Blyth 28 Nov 2011
Writing from a first person perspective is something not all that common in the fantasy genre, and I had my reservations going into the first few chapters, however after a half dozen it really grew on me and it adds a lot to the way the reader visualises the events throughout. The fact that it's so gritty and harsh helps the reader to put themselves into the characters, this isn't a fantasy epic of good versus evil, it's soldiers fighting because it's their life, and that adds a lot of realism that's often missing in fantasy novels.
"With the Black Company series Glen Cook single-handedly changed the face of fantasy--something a lot of people didn't notice and maybe still don't. He brought the story down to a human level, dispensing with the cliche archetypes of princes, kings, and evil sorcerers. Reading his stuff was like reading Vietnam War fiction on peyote." --Steven Erikson, author of "Gardens of the Moon""