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)
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 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.
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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- 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.
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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.
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Comment: I've always wonderrf if the "free republic" distinction of Roses was inspired by the real Free City of Danzig.
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