- Series: Chronicles of The Black Company (Book 5)
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; Reissue edition (April 15, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812502108
- ISBN-13: 978-0812502107
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
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 SF 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 SF 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.
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This is that book for me. I have been working on how to talk about it for a week without giving everything away and I’m pretty sure that is practically impossible.
Here is what you need to know:
• Your favorite characters are probably alive….at least for the moment.
• There is a new chronicler for the Black Company And she is AMAZING
• There is a new god Kina and I’m pretty sure that she and The Lady are not going to get along long term.
• That person that showed up at the end of Shadow Games….has a plan and it totally worries me.
• Rule #1 of this series has been….DO NOT CROSS THE LADY. Characters still do it and they pay dearly. Some are probably already dead they just don’t know it yet.
• I caught on to one of the twists pretty early but that little gem is going to lead to some great things going forward I can already tell. It also didn’t quite go like I’d imagined.
• The down time of the last book is over. We know where we are. We know who the players are so most of the time the book is just getting down to business.
• There is a smidgen of a love story….It’s Glen Cook so please there isn’t much time for romance but I still hold out hope for the only Ship worth having in the series….you know who they are
Everything else is spoiler this and spoiler that so I can’t say more. But Kina…I’m pretty sure that you are going down and it will be brutal.
The Lady is the new Annalist and the new captain of The Black Company, and she is out for blood and revenge.
We are missing a few from the company, One-Eye, Goblin, Croaker and we met new people, Narayan and the Goddess Kina. I'm scared of where that is going to go. She has some crazy psychotic followers and all that s*** going on in the temple. We have some characters show up that I thought long gone, and I feel like this one is leading to a long fight ahead.
Oh man, how I love this series. Read it if you want dark and gritty and super trippy. I feel like I'm on acid while reading this series, even though I have never tried it! The Black Company is like no other band of bad boys I have ever come upon.
This book picks up right after the events in Shadow games, where we learn that once again dead isn't dead in the black company universe, with numerous Taken reappearing, including the decapitated Soulcatcher.
Viewpoint is written mainly from that of the Lady, with smaller parts by secondary characters, of which Croaker is now one. Plot involves more deific mysticism than previous novels, including a death-goddess intent on using the Lady for nefarious ends.
Adequate story, which he then dropped for 6 years.