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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)

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

TBC cover comparison

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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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.

Character Poll

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

The poll was created at 00:36 on May 7, 2018, and so far 177 people voted.

Book Poll

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

The poll was created at 00:36 on May 7, 2018, and so far 94 people voted.

Featured Images

  • 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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Recent Changes

  • discussion page Talk:Roses
    new comment by Blue Rook 5 days ago
    Comment: I've always wonderrf if the "free republic" distinction of Roses was inspired by the real Free City of Danzig.
  • edit Great river
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    Summary: bullets into sub-headings
  • edit Silent
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  • edit One-Eye
    edited by Blue Rook 6 days ago diff
    Summary: rewriting intro
  • edit Oar
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    Summary: add new TWR section, details to intro

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