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.

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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 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.

Featured Article

A survey of 3 covers of the first novel

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.


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Plain of Glittering Stone by Didier Graffet.jpg
The Wicker Man by Didier Graffet.jpg
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Grove of Doom by Didier Graffet.jpg
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Recent News

  • Coming soon... new Portuguese translation: the publisher Saida de Emergência in Portugal continues with its translation of the Black Company series... The White Rose will be published in European Portuguese on 25 September 2020! View the cover here or visit the external link to the publisher's pre-order page.
  • New Persian translation (July 2020): Tandis Publishing in Iran continues with its translation of the Black Company novels... Water Sleeps has now been published in Persian!
  • Wiki exclusive: as of 7 March 2020, the short story "Bone Eaters" now has a comprehensive summary article!
  • 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.


There is no vengeance as terrible as the vengeance a coward plots in the dark of his heart.

Croaker, referring to Marron Shed, Shadows Linger

About the Author

Glen Cook

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.

Featured Images

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Elmo (Sergeant) by Виталий Стрелец.jpg
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Character Poll

Book Poll



Blue Rook Blue Rook 25 May 2018

2 page moves: proposal

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Bitterwood Bitterwood 18 May 2018

Top 3 Novels

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Blue Rook Blue Rook 14 March 2018

DoS cover image is depicting what scene, exactly?

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