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Chronicles of The Black Company

From Glen Cook, the father of Grimdark, comes the Chronicles of The Black Company—an epic military fantasy series following a group of hard-bitten mercenaries waging war on behalf of The Lady, who may be the very infestation of evil itself. But the reincarnation of the heroine known as The White Rose may be the company’s salvation.

“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 cliché archetypes of princes, kings, and evil sorcerers. Reading his stuff was like reading Vietnam War fiction on peyote.”—New York Times bestselling author Steven Erikson

  • Soldiers Live
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    • Soldiers Live

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 11)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • Glen Cook's epic fantasy noir Chronicles of the Black Company continues with Soldiers Live.

      When sorcerers and demigods go to war, those wars are fought by mercenaries,...

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  • Water Sleeps
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    • Water Sleeps

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 10)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • One of the greatest fantasy epics of our age continues in Water Sleeps, the ninth installment of Glen Cook's Chronicles of the Black Company.

      Regrouping in Taglios,...

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  • She Is The Darkness
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    • She Is The Darkness

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 9)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • Glen Cook's She is the Darkness is the second book in the fast-paced Glittering Stone military fantasy series.

      The wind whines and howls with bitter breath. Lightning...

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  • Bleak Seasons
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    • Bleak Seasons

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 8)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • "Let me tell you who I am, on the chance that these scribblings do survive....I am Murgen, Standard bearer of the Black Company, though I bear the shame of having lost that standard in battle. I...

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  • The Silver Spike
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    • The Silver Spike

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 7)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • ...embedded in the trunk of the scion of the godtree, it contains the essence of the maddest of the Ten Who Were Taken...The Dominator. Defeated by the Lady and cast from this world, all that was...

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  • Dreams of Steel
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    • Dreams of Steel

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 6)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • Dreams of Steel is Book 5 in Glen Cook's fantasy masterpiece, The Chronicles of the Black Company.

      Croaker has fallen and, following the Company's disastrous defeat at Dejagore, Lady...

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  • Shadow Games
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    • Shadow Games

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 5)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. The Annals will be returned to Khatovar, eight thousand...

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  • The White Rose
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    • The White Rose

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 4)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • The third volume in an epic military fantasy series following a group of hard-bitten mercenaries caught in the middle of a war between The Lady and The White Rose

      She is the...

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  • Port of Shadows
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    • Port of Shadows

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 3)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • Glen Cook, the father of Grimdark, returns to the Chronicles of the Black Company with a military fantasy adventure in Port of Shadows.

      The soldiers of the Black Company...

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  • Shadows Linger
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    • Shadows Linger

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 2)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • The second volume in an epic military fantasy series following a group of hard-bitten mercenaries waging war on behalf of The Lady, who may be the very infestation of evil itself

      The...

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      • eBook
  • The Black Company
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    • The Black Company

    • Chronicles of The Black Company (Volume 1)
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they...

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  • Annals of the Black Company
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    • Annals of the Black Company

    • Chronicles of The Black Company
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • In this action-packed fantasy series, darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten mercenaries of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their...

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  • The Many Deaths of the Black Company
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    • The Many Deaths of the Black Company

    • Chronicles of The Black Company
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • The fourth omnibus of novels from one of the greatest fantasy epics of our age, Glen Cook's "Black Company" series, containing the novels Water Sleeps and Soldiers Live.

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  • The Return of the Black Company
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    • The Return of the Black Company

    • Chronicles of The Black Company
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • The third omnibus of novels from one of the greatest fantasy epics of our age, Glen Cook's "Black Company" series, containing the novels Bleak Seasons and She is the Darkness.

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  • The Books of the South: Tales of the Black Company
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  • Chronicles of the Black Company
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    • Chronicles of the Black Company

    • Chronicles of The Black Company
      Glen Cook
      Tor/Forge

    • One of the great fantasy epics of our age returns to print in an omnibus edition

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Glen Cook

Born in 1944, Glen Cook grew up in northern California, served in the U.S. Navy, attended the University of Missouri, and was one of the earliest graduates of the well-known "Clarion" workshop SF writers. Since 1971 he has published a large number of Science Fiction and fantasy novels, including the "Dread Empire" series, the occult-detective "Garrett" novels, and the very popular "Black Company" sequence that began with the publication of The Black Company in 1984. Among his science fiction novels is A Passage at Arms.

After working many years for General Motors, Cook now writes full-time. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol.