The Black Company (The Black Company #1) - Glen Cook7.78

Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead.

Until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more.

There must be a way for the Black Company to find her...

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Release date: May 1984
Genres: fantasydark fantasy
Tags: military
Average rating: 7.78/10
Total ratings: 59
Updated: January 16, 2017

The Black Company :: Series

The series follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, last of the Free Companies of Khatovar, through roughly forty years of its approximately four hundred year history. Cook mixes fantasy with military fiction in gritty, down-to-earth portrayals of the Company\'s chief personalities and its struggles.

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Shadow Games (The Black Company #4)9.10
The Silver Spike9.14
Dreams of Steel (The Black Company #5)9.22
Bleak Seasons (The Black Company #6)8.00
She Is the Darkness (The Black Company #7)8.62
Water Sleeps (The Black Company #8)9.16
Soldiers Live (The Black Company #9)9.50
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10/10 |
June 23, 2011
In my opinion, THE BLACK COMPANY (and the series that follows) is one of the ten best works in all of fantasy fiction. I don't say that lightly, but Cook's deft characterizations and unflinching look at combat are seldom matched. Forget winsome ...