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For the paperback, see: The Books of the South

The Books of the South comprise the second of three story arcs of the Black Company series. The cycle is comprised of the books Shadow Games and Dreams of Steel, with the The Silver Spike included alongside them in published omnibuses.

The first two novels describe the adventures of the Black Company after their departure from the Lady's Empire as they journey through the southern continent in search of Khatovar. The Silver Spike – which is not narrated by a Black Company Annalist – describes the lives of characters like Darling, Raven, and Case, who remained behind in the northern continent after the Battle of the Barrowland.

The following omnibuses encompass the Books of the South. They are grouped by languages; the languages with the earliest publications are listed first.

English omnibuses Edit

The first omnibus of the Books of the South in any language was the Science Fiction Book Club's English-language hardcover. Released in 2002, it was available only to SFBC members. It received very limited distribution and is no longer in print:

The black company goes south
  • Title: The Black Company Goes South
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club
  • Pub date: 2002
  • Cover art by: Koveck
  • ISBN: 9780739428436 (hardcover)


The next English-language omnibus is still in print from Tor Books and is widely available in e-book format:

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  • Title: The Books of the South
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Pub date: 10 June 2008
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9780765320667 (paperback); 9781466831117 (e-book)


French omnibuses Edit

Books of the South (L'Atalante 2006) Cover
  • Title: Les Livres du Sud
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: L'Atalante
  • Pub date: 24 May 2006
  • Cover art by: Didier Graffet
  • ISBN: 9782841723355 (paperback)


Books of the South (J'ai Lu 2015) Cover
  • Title: Les Annales de la Compagnie Noire: L'Intégrale 2
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: French
  • Translator: Alain Robert
  • Publisher: J'ai lu
  • Pub date: 2 September 2015
  • Cover art by: Johann Blais
  • ISBN: 9782290102374 (paperback); 9782290102381 (e-book); 9782290102398 (PDF)


Polish omnibus Edit

Polish omnibus 2 Rebis
  • Title: Księgi Południa
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Polish
  • Translator: Grażyna Sudoł, Jan Karłowski
  • Publisher: Rebis
  • Pub date: April 2010
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9788375104691 (paperback)


Russian omnibus Edit

Russian omnibus 2 Books of the South front
  • Title: Книги юга. Хроники Черного Отряда
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Геннадия Корчагина (Gennady Korchagin), Дмитрия Прияткина (Dmitry Priyatkin), Дмитрия Старкова (Dmitry Starkov)
  • Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус (ABC-Atticus)
  • Pub date: 24 December 2018
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9785389114784 (hardcover); 9785389160989 (e-book)
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