Welcome to the Black Company Wiki
Welcome to the encyclopedia of the Black Company series novels and short stories. Established in February 2012, this is a free and unofficial resource that anyone can contribute to. Structured to be a comprehensive "series bible", this project does not contain fan fiction, but talented fan artwork is welcomed.
WARNING: Please be aware this wiki contains UNMARKED SPOILERS! for all books in the series.
CAUTION: The Black Company series contains mature themes and content (15+ recommended)
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About the Series
The Black Company series of novels and short stories by Glen Cook charts the exploits of a mercenary band fighting in bloody wars and dangerous odysseys. Its claim to fame is the voice in which it is told – real soldiers talking like real soldiers. First appearing in 1982 with the publication of the short story called "Raker", the series was a forerunner in dark fantasy / grimdark fiction, which includes George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, Steven Erikson's Malazan novels, and Kentarou Miura's Berserk.
The Black Company series/Cover gallery is a one-of-a-kind survey of the covers of this famous series. It showcases the wide variety of art, the long publication history of the series, as well as the diversity of languages into which these novels have been translated. See all the covers of the individual novels and the omnibuses in one place, organized chronologically and by language.
- New Black Company short story! "Cranky Bitch" appeared in mid-March 2021 in the anthology Songs of Valor. Available now from Amazon/Kindle!
- Wiki exclusives: read comprehensive summaries for all 4 of the Black Company On The Long Run short stories:
- New translations
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About the Author
Glen Cook (born July 9, 1944) is the author of the Black Company series, along with numerous other science-fiction and fantasy novels. This includes The Dread Empire series, Garrett P.I. and The Instumentalities of the Night.
© All works in the Black Company series covered on this wiki are the copyright of Glen Cook. In addition, all images and artwork shown on this wiki are the copyright of the respective artists and creators. Background art is copyright of Johann Blais. The Black Company Badge Icon is the copyright of Green Ronin Publishing.