Dreams of Steel

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 1990 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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 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.

Meanwhile, far away, Shadowmasters conspire against one another and the world, weaving dark spells that reach into the heart of Taglios. And in a hidden grove, a familiar figure slowly awakens to find himself the captive of an animated, headless corpse.

Mercilessly cutting through Taglian intrigues, Lady appears to be growing stronger every day. All that disturbs her are the dreams which afflict her by night—dreams of carnage, of destruction, of universal death, unceasing...

 

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User Review  - NineLarks - LibraryThing

Not really a review, just a note to self. I dropped the series somewhere along this book. It's not that I didn't like it. I loved the writing since book one all the way up till now. However, things ... Read full review

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User Review  - AshleyMiller - LibraryThing

Due to the dramatic ending of the previous book, I had to start Dreams of Steel right away! Although not the best in the series, it is still good and gives us a new perspective into the Black Company ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
36
Section 3
52
Section 4
60
Section 5
68
Section 6
78
Section 7
84
Section 8
100
Section 16
210
Section 17
224
Section 18
232
Section 19
236
Section 20
248
Section 21
250
Section 22
256
Section 23
264

Section 9
108
Section 10
118
Section 11
124
Section 12
128
Section 13
142
Section 14
180
Section 15
186
Section 24
278
Section 25
280
Section 26
292
Section 27
296
Section 28
302
Section 29
308
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

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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