The Black Company (The Black Company, #1)
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The Black Company

by Glen Cook
Release date: May 1984
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasydark fantasy
Tags: military

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...

(updated 2017-01-16)

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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 Elves and stoic Dwarves banding together to save the Fair Lands from the dark-lord-of-the-week. These are people fighting for their lives. They aren't good people. They aren't bad people (well, some are). They're both. I read this book more than 20 years ago, and Croaker's voice still sounds in the back of my mind. Read it. You won't be sorry.
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