Black Company
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  • 1
    The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1 | Glen Cook

    The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    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....

    Captivating

    This had been on my list of things to read or listen to for a long while before I found it on Audible. I was a bit put off by the reviewer who said it..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 March 2011 by John (LondonUnited Kingdom)
  • 2
    Shadows Linger: Black Company | Glen Cook

    Shadows Linger: Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lady is evil, but so, too, are those who falsely profess to follow the White Rose, reincarnation of a centuries-dead heroine. Yet now some of the Company have discovered that the mute girl they rescued and sheltered is truly the White Rose reborn. Now there may be a path to the light, even for such as they. If they can survive it.

    Turning into something special

    Different from the first story – but not in a bad way at all

    Story – 4.5/5

    Where the first in the series has a constant retreat from..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 March 2014 by Christopher (Telford, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The White Rose: Black Company | Glen Cook

    The White Rose: Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    She is the last hope of good in the war against the evil sorceress known as the Lady. From a secret base on the Plains of Fear, where even the Lady hesitates to go, the Black Company, once in service to the Lady, now fights to bring victory to the White Rose. But now an even greater evil threatens the world. All the great battles that have gone before will seem a skirmishes when the Dominator rises from the grave.

    Great Ending!


    A fantastic ending to the initial trilogy of the Black Company. Trilogy endings can sometimes be a bit underwhelming but it certainly wasn’t an i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 April 2014 by Christopher (Telford, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Shadow Games: The Fourth Chronicles of the Black Company | Glen Cook

    Shadow Games: The Fourth Chronicles of the Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. Every step of the way, the Company is hounded by shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march every southward, through bug infested jungle; rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates; and cities, dead and living, haunted by the passage of the Company north, their numbers grow. But always they are watched by the Shadowmasters, a deadly new enemy.

    A great sequel

    Not quite as enjoyable as the initial trilogy, but still a fantastic read

    Story – 4/5

    There wasn’t as much intrigue and new fantasy ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 August 2014 by Christopher (Telford, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    The Silver Spike: The Chronicles of the Black Company | Glen Cook

    The Silver Spike: The Chronicles of the Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Defeated by the Lady and cast from this world, all that was left of him was a foul trace of lingering evil. But the graveyard that was once the Barrowland contains more secrets than dead. All who would possess the power of the Dominator are drawn to the spike. A foolhardy band of thieves is the first to reach it, and a rapacious and malign spirit is unleashed on an unwary world. The forces gather, sides are drawn, and mortal men can only die as the Dark Lords battle for domination.

    A nice little spin-off


    Story – 4/5

    This is a nice little spin-off from the main Croaker story arc; following Darling, Raven and Silent instead. This book can p..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 October 2014 by Christopher (Telford, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    Dreams of Steel: The Fifth Chronicle of the Black Company | Glen Cook

    Dreams of Steel: The Fifth Chronicle of the Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Rachel Butera
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    Croaker has fallen and, following the Company's disastrous defeat at Dejagore, Lady is one of the few survivors--determined to avenge the Company and herself against the Shadowmasters, no matter what the cost. But in assembling a new fighting force from the dregs and rabble of Taglios, she finds herself offered help by a mysterious, ancient cult of murder--competent, reliable, and apparently committed to her goals.

    A shame about the change of narrator


    Story - 4/5

    A great conclusion to the Books of the South. There wasn't as much action as in previous books, which has been one of this s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 January 2015 by Christopher (Telford, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Bleak Seasons: Black Company | Glen Cook

    Bleak Seasons: Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness and await the reemergence of their ancient gods.

    Not as good as the others but still great

    found this one a little hard to follow, still very much enjoyed it just jumped around a little too much

    Reviewed on 25 April 2016 by Matt ()
  • 8
    She Is the Darkness: Chronicles of The Black Company | Glen Cook

    She Is the Darkness: Chronicles of The Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    The tale again comes to us from the pen of Murgen, Annalist and Standard Bearer of the Black Company. Led by the wily commander, Croaker, and the Lady, the Company is working for the Taglian government, but neither the Company nor the Taglians are overflowing with trust for each other. Arrayed against both is a similarly tenuous alliance of sorcerers, including the diabolical Soulcatcher, the psychotic Howler, and a four-year-old child who may be the most powerful of all.

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  • 9
    Water Sleeps: Black Company | Glen Cook

    Water Sleeps: Black Company

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    For years, Glen Cook's Black Company series has built a major audience among fantasy fans. Told from the "worm's-eye" view of the soldiers and functionaries who fight in the trenches of vast sorceress wars, this epic has riveted a generation of readers. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books.

    Back to form

    I very much enjoyed Water Sleeps after not quite the same enthusiasm for Bleak Seasons and She is the Darkness. It is not the best paced story but it ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 April 2015 by Martin (PontypriddUnited Kingdom)
  • 10
    Soldiers Live: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 10 | Glen Cook

    Soldiers Live: Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    As Soldiers Live opens, Croaker is military dictator of all the Taglias, and no Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. He's right. For, of course, many of the Company's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter - actually the offspring of Croaker and the Lady - hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Other old enemies like Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler are also ready to do the Company harm.

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