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The Books of Glittering Stone comprise the third of three story arcs of the Black Company series. It is a tetralogy, consisting of the final four novels:

  1. Bleak Seasons
  2. She Is the Darkness
  3. Water Sleeps
  4. Soldiers Live

This story arc describes the Black Company's participation in the Shadowmaster wars from the Siege of Dejagore onward, and next, their subsequent journeys across the glittering plain and three of the worlds interconnected by it: the homeworld, Hsien, and the Voroshk world.

2-volume omnibuses Edit

Most omnibuses encompassing the Books of Glittering Stone are divided into two volumes. They are grouped below by languages; the languages with the earliest publications are listed first.

English omnibuses Edit

The first pair of omnibuses of the Books of Glittering Stone in any language was the Science Fiction Book Club's English-language hardcovers. Released in 2000, they were available only to SFBC members. They received very limited distribution and are no longer in print:

Glittering Stone Vol 1


Glittering Stone Vol 2


The next pair of English-language omnibuses are still in print (released in 2009 and 2010 respectively) from Tor Books and are widely available in e-book format:

The return of the black company


The Many Deaths of the Black Company


French omnibuses Edit

The French L'Atalante trade paperbacks, published in 2007 and 2008 respectively:

Books of Glittering Stone Part 1 (L'Atalante 2007) Cover
  • Title: Les Livres de la Pierre Scintillante 1
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert, Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: L'Atalante
  • Pub date: 23 May 2007
  • Cover art by: Didier Graffet
  • ISBN: 9782841723669 (paperback)


Books of Glittering Stone Part 2 (L'Atalante 2008) Cover
  • Title: Les Livres de la Pierre Scintillante II
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: L'Atalante
  • Pub date: 28 March 2008
  • Cover art by: Didier Graffet
  • ISBN: 9782841724253 (paperback)


The French J'ai Lu trade paperbacks (published in 2016) are still in print and both are available in e-book format:

Books of Glittering Stone Part 1 (J'ai lu 2016) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire: L'Intégrale 3
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert, Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: February 2016
  • Cover art by: Johann Blais
  • ISBN: 9782290102404 (paperback); 9782290102411 (e-book); 9782290102428 (PDF)


Books of Glittering Stone Part 2 (J'ai lu 2016) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire: L'Intégrale 4
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Frank Reichert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: September 2016
  • Cover art by: Johann Blais
  • ISBN: 9782290102435 (paperback); 9782290102442 (e-book); 9782290102459 (PDF)


Polish omnibuses Edit

The Polish paperbacks, published by Rebis:

Polish omnibus 3 Rebis


Polish omnibus 4 Rebis


Russian omnibus Edit

The Russian hardcover, published by Азбука:

Russian omnibus 3 Glittering Stone 1 front
  • Title: Возвращение Черного Отряда
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Виталия Волковского (Vitaly Volkovsky), Дмитрия Старкова (Dmitry Starkov)
  • Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус (ABC-Atticus)
  • Pub date: 7 June 2019
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9785389114807 (hardcover); 9785389168558 (e-book)


1-volume omnibus Edit

Spanish omnibus Edit

The Spanish-language e-book bundle containing all 4 volumes of the Books of Glittering Stone (Estación en Penurias, Ella es la oscuridad, El agua durmiente, y El retorno de los soldados):

Glittering Stone Spanish ebundle
  • Title: Saga la piedra reluciente
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Spanish
  • Translator: Antonio Calvario Márquez; José Quiroga Fernández; Raquel Faes Díaz; David Cruz Acevedo
  • Publisher: La Factoría de ideas
  • Pub date: 15 March 2015
  • Cover art by: Jan Patrik Krasny; Nicholas Jainschigg
  • ISBN: 9788490187753 (e-book)
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