Welcome to the Black Company Wiki
The free and unofficial encyclopedia of the Black Company series that anyone can contribute to.
Established in February 2012.
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)
Port of Shadows
The new 11th novel in the Black Company series.
"Reading his (Glen Cook) stuff is like reading Vietnam War fiction on peyote."
The Black Company
"They are complete barbarians, living out their cruelest fantasies..."
Books of Glittering Stone
The third story arc in the series.
About the Series
The Black Company, a series of novels and short stories by Glen Cook, which charts the exploits of a mercenary band fighting in various bloody wars and conflicts. Its claim to fame is the voice in which it is told – real soldiers talking like real soldiers. First published in the 1980's it was a forerunner in Dark Fantasy/ Grimdark fiction, which includes George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones Series, Steven Erikson's Malazan Novels and Kentarou Miura's Berserk.
Featured ArticleThe forvalaka are "wereleopards" from D'loc Aloc, an expansive jungle region on the southern continent. During the day, they appear like humans, and at night they turn into black leopards. However, some forvalaka only live in their leopard form. The forvalaka are predators which feed on humans. They inflict very specific wounds, drink the blood of their prey, and when possible, eat the internal organs including the heart and liver. Due to the beasts' superhuman speed, it is almost impossible to defeat them with conventional weapons, and, magic attacks from all but sorcerers of the highest magnitude are also ineffective...
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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 / Fantasy Novels. This includes The Dread Empire Series, Garrett P.I. and The Instumentalities of the Night.
- Port of Shadows has been released! It is available in print, for ebooks, and as an audiobook. Go forth and read!
- Port of Shadows, the 11th installment in the Black Company series will be published and for sale this month.
- A preview of the upcoming novel, Port of Shadows has been released by Tor.
- A TV adaptation of the Black Company series with Eliza Dushku starring as the Lady has been announced.
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