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CAUTION: The Black Company series contains mature themes and content (15+ recommended)

About the Series

The Black Company series of novels and short stories by Glen Cook 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 1980s, 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.

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The Forvalaka by krukof2

Forvalaka by krukof2

The 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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Recent News

  • New Portuguese translation: the first novel of the series has been translated into European Portuguese by the publisher Saida de Emergência. The brand new paperback (ISBN: 9789897731648) was released on 2 August 2019! External link to the publisher's page here.
  • New Spanish edition: a new Spanish-language publication of the third novel of the series was released 5 September 2019! The ISBNs are: 9788417671716 for the paperback, and 9788417773632 for the ePub e-book.
  • Brand new novel!: Port of Shadows has finally been released after long 18 years! It is available in hardcover, e-book, and audio-book formats. Go forth and read! The Polish translation is projected to be released 1 October 2019.
  • 2017 TV series announcement: a TV adaptation of the Black Company series with Eliza Dushku starring as the Lady has been announced.


Fortune smiles. And then betrays.

Mogaba, Soldiers Live
Chapter 8 - Trouble Follows

About the Author

Glen Cook 2001

Glen Cook

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.

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Which is your favourite Black Company wizard from the Books of the North?

The poll was created at 00:36 on 2018 May 7, and so far 135 people voted.

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Which is your favourite novel from the Books of the North?

The poll was created at 00:36 on 2018 May 7, and so far 68 people voted.

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  • Shapeshifter by Mikey PatchGo to Mikey Patch
  • Elmo (Sergeant) by Виталий СтрелецGo to Виталий Стрелец
  • Croaker by Didier GraffetGo to Didier Graffet
  • "Return of the Black Company" by Raymond SwanlandGo to Raymond Swanland
  • Black Company Campaign Setting by Wayne ReynoldsGo to Wayne Reynolds
  • Willow Swan by Jonathan KirtzGo to Jonathan Kirtz
  • Soulcatcher in Dreams of Steel


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