Chronicles of the Black Company
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Chronicles of the Black Company

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 34mm | 639.56g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765319233
  • 9780765319234
  • 6,896

Review quote

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"show more

About Glen Cook

Glen Cook lives in St. Louis, Missouri.show more

Rating details

17,371 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (6,202)
3 14% (2,504)
2 3% (565)
1 2% (265)

Our customer reviews

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.show more
by Chris Blyth
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