The Black Company: The First Novel of 'The Chronicles of The Black Company'

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Tom Doherty Associates, Mar 15, 1992 - Fiction - 320 pages

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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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

This book has been languishing in my pile of mount unread books for years. I finally dug it out, and found a well written, but dark, story about a mercenary group called 'The Black Company', that has ... Read full review

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User Review  - sinceyouasked - LibraryThing

This is probably kind of a backwards way to think about it, but this read to me like a proto-Malazan book. It's not as grim and adjective-obsessed as Erikson's stuff, so it's a bit less work to get ... Read full review

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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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