A Pitiless Rain will be the title of the forthcoming twelfth novel of the Black Company series. No publication date has yet been announced.
Series author Glen Cook mentioned A Pitiless Rain shortly after the 20:00 minute mark in a 2011 interview (external link to YouTube). He confirmed that the novel will take place after Soldiers Live and will involve "the children" and "the god Croaker". Speculatively, "children" may refer to the offspring of Shukrat and Tobo, and/or Arkana and Suvrin. It could also refer to the Daughter of Night (Croaker and Lady's only child).