Port of Shadows is the eleventh novel in the Black Company series. Published in 2018, it appeared 18 years after the release of the previous novel, Soldiers Live. It is an interquel which chronologically takes place during the six-year gap between the first two Books of the North: The Black Company and Shadows Linger (both published in 1984).

Port of Shadows incorporates edited versions of three short stories which were published beforehand: "Tides Elba" (2010), "Smelling Danger" (2011), and "Bone Candy" (2014).

From the back cover[edit | edit source]

The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs, and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all.

The one person who was taken into The Lady’s Tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as The Ten Who Were Taken. Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. However, Croaker doesn’t trust any of the Taken, especially not ones that look so much like The Lady and her sister…

List of editions[edit | edit source]

Polish[edit | edit source]

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  • Title: Port Cieni
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Polish
  • Translator: Tomasz Nowak
  • Publisher: Rebis
  • Pub date: 1 October 2019 (hardcover); 2019 or 2020 (e-book)
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9788380625242 (hardcover); 9788380626539 (e-book)

Russian[edit | edit source]

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  • Title: Портал Теней
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Юрий Павлов (Yuri Pavlov)
  • Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус (ABC-Atticus)
  • Pub date: 2020
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9785389171220 (hardcover)
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