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The Return of the Black Company has ratings and 93 reviews. Let me tell you who I am, on the chance that these scribblings do surviveI am. Readers’ questions about Kroniki Czarnej Kompanii (Czarna Kompania #). 1 question answered. Kompanii (Czarna Kompania #). by Glen Cook. Buy Powrot Czarnej Kompanii by Glen Cook from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.

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This omnibus comprises the first two books of the four-book Glittering Stone quartet, and while the end of this volume isn’t a cliffhanger in the strictest sense, it’s close. She Is The Darkness falls to a bit more familiar territory, in terms of the Company’s entering headlong into another campaign, and ends on a cliffhanger that all but demands jumping straight to the next book. Any book that makes me want to drop my relatively comfortable life to join a mercenary company with at best a cooo sense of morality is doing something right.

Having said that, I feel that Cook did an awesome job portraying the bleakness of life in a besieged city. Case in point, his description of the battle in Rusts “Weapons Clanged.

Our annalist is not privy to the big picture, and lacks the benefit of time’s distance and omniscience–I say all the better!

You put a roof over your head cxarna. Return to Book Page. We are our own mourners. Other books in the series. There were several in the east, around Rust, where the fighting is more bitter and sustained than here.

Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook

For example, we had an all-seeing eye cough, eye of Sauron, cough? Feb 16, Simon Raistrick rated it really liked it Shelves: His other series include Dread Empire and and the Garrett, P. I could get NO feeling for any of the characters so far, not kompnaia the narrator – they all felt flat and contrived and empty.


His other series include Dread Empire and and the Garrett, P. It left the men disdainful of women warriors, despite their having fought better than their male compatriots. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

These men, scoundrels, desperadoes, and grim bastards through and through, with nothing else in their lives, yet have a family and a reason to endure in each other.

Cook does not give every detail away, nor does he demand the reader wade through expositional digression and missives concerning the world — yet it feels fully developed, fleshed out, vibrant and unique, yet familiar. There isn’t much I can say that will surprise Glen Cook’s readers. The story would hook and reel me in, then suddenly I would lose interest or feel like the story was incomplete at parts and stop reading for a week or two.

I would have preferred more description about the world in the collection as a whole, as I certainly couldn’t picture the settings at all from the writing. I could never get a real grasp of the world. The first thing that stood out to me was the disjoint The rest of the characters were great too.

Chronicles of the Black Company

There are no good guys, just a band of mercenaries always trying to make a choice between a bad side copk a very bad side – they work with a lesser evil to prevent the comeback of a greater one. In my humble opinion, Croaker has always been the true voice of the Black Company.

Well despite Cook’s best attempts and believe me he went hard to sabotage himself, brilliant story telling does manage to shine through especially when Croaker wasn’t narrating kompanis. I love the characters. I see that several reviewers complain about it being overly choppy a. And the hottest villain ever!!! There are some fantastic lines, and the by-play between the Old Crew members is wonderful.


He just does not have much stomach for plunder and rape, much as they are part of our business. I’d imagine that when this came out it was quite different to other styles of fantasy on the market as I recall from the early 80s.

The Salient had been secure till Shapeshifter and the Limper got into the act.

While i no longer blacklist books yes, i was that finicky simply for being in first person narrative, i absolutely do not understand why every single thing has to be from Croaker and there’s a shit load of characters in the book. The Captain and the lieutenant were the only people worth mentioning? Imagine someone opens up a door and slams it shut before you get your bearings, that’s how you get to view this book.

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I’m not sure why Glen Cook made a central character who for all intents and purposes didn’t care enough to give us the facts on the matter. The tone they took, that things weren’t overly detailed.

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