"Chasing Midnight: The Dark Lord as a Teen" is the most recent of the 7 short stories of Glen Cook's Black Company series. It was published in the 2019 anthology The Best of Glen Cook.

It is one of the three short stories (the others being "Shaggy Dog Bridge" and "Bone Eaters") that was not adapted as a chapter in a subsequent Black Company novel.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Chasing Midnight, the young witch from "Bone Eaters", has just deserted the New White Rose Rebellion and has separated herself from the protection of the Black Company. In hiding from dangerous gangsters in the strange city of Rue, she and her loyal cousins desperately seek to find her missing twin brother, Chasing Moonlight. When they discover him, they find a dramatically changed person and make a brand new enemy.

Narrator[edit | edit source]

Unlike the other novels and short stories of the series, "Chasing Midnight" is written exclusively in the third-person narrator style. And, while both The Silver Spike and Port of Shadows feature chapters written from an ambiguous third-person perspective, they are otherwise grounded by a narrative composed in the first-person perspective (Case the diarist and Croaker the Annalist, respectively).

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