Raymond Swanland

Raymond Swanland is the cover artist whose 5 original artworks represent the new face of the entire Black Company series for English, Polish, and Russian readers.

His art is featured on the covers of all four omnibuses plus the newest novel of the series, Port of Shadows, for the latest: English editions by Tor Books; Polish editions published by Rebis; and Russian editions published by Азбука.

His art for the first omnibus was also used for the Tor 2007 reprint of the first novel, The Black Company, in mass market paperback format. The cover art for the 2018 ebundle Annals of the Black Company is a composite of his spine artworks for the 4 Tor omnibuses it encompasses. His art also appears on the covers of other translations shown below.

He is also the illustrator for both Glen Cook's The Dread Empire and Instrumentalities of the Night series covers.

Four of Raymond Swanland's artworks, on the Annals of the Black Company e-book compendium

English editions[edit | edit source]

The Black Company[edit | edit source]

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  • Title: The Black Company
  • Page shown: Front cover (see also back cover)
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Pub date: February 2007
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9780812521399 (mass market paperback); 9781466831094 (e-book)


Port of Shadows[edit | edit source]

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  • Title: Port of Shadows
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Pub date: 11 September 2018 (hardcover & e-book); 9 March 2019 (paperback)
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9781250174574 (hardcover); 9781250174581 (paperback); 9781250174567 (e-book)


Omnibuses[edit | edit source]

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  • Title: Chronicles of the Black Company
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Pub date: 13 November 2007
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9780765319234 (paperback); 9781466831087 (e-book)


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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)


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  • Title: The Return of the Black Company
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Pub date: 15 September 2009
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9780765324009 (paperback); 9781429985475 (e-book)


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  • Title: The Many Deaths of the Black Company
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Pub date: 5 January 2010
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9780765324016 (paperback); 9781466831131 (e-book)


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  • Title: Annals of the Black Company
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: English
  • Translator: (none)
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Pub date: 14 August 2018
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9781250305619 (ebundle)


Polish editions[edit | edit source]

Omnibuses[edit | edit source]

Raymond Swanland's cover art also appears on the Polish-language translations of the 4 omnibuses, published by Rebis.

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  • Title: Księgi Południa (The Books of the South)
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Polish
  • Translator: Grażyna Sudoł (Grażyna Sudoł); Jan Karłowski (Gry cienia & Sny o stali)
  • Publisher: Rebis
  • Pub date: April 2010 (paperback); 2019 (e-book)
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9788375104691 (paperback); 9788380626683 (e-book)


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Port of Shadows[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)


Romanian edition[edit | edit source]

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  • Title: Compania Neagră
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Romanian
  • Translator: Mircea Pricăjan
  • Publisher: Millennium Books
  • Pub date: 2010
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9786068113166 (paperback)


Bulgarian edition[edit | edit source]

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  • Title: Войниците са живи: Четвърта книга за Блестящия камък (Хрониките на Черния отряд X) (Soldiers Live)
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Bulgarian
  • Translator: Пепа Соколова (Pepa Sokolova)
  • Publisher: Лира Принт (Lira Print)
  • Pub date: 2014
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9789548610988 (paperback)


Persian editions[edit | edit source]

Portions of Raymond Swanland's cover art also appear on two Persian-language translations, published by Tandis Publishing.

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  • Title: گروهان سياه (کتاب جهارم بخش اول) سرنيزه نقره اي (The Silver Spike)
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Persian
  • Translator: آيدا کشوري (Aida Keshvari)
  • Publisher: کتابسرای تندیس، (Tandis Publishing)
  • Pub date: 2016
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9786001821967 (paperback)


Persian She Is the Darkness cover.jpg
  • Title: گروهان سياه کتاب هفتم (او تاريکي است) (She Is the Darkness)
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • Language: Persian
  • Translator: آيدا کشوري (Aida Keshvari)
  • Publisher: کتابسرای تندیس، (Tandis Publishing)
  • Pub date: Unknown (between 2016 and 2019)
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9786001825620 (paperback)


Russian editions[edit | edit source]

Omnibuses[edit | edit source]

Russian omnibus 1 Chronicles front.jpg
  • Title: Хроники Черного Отряда (Chronicles of the Black Company)
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Андрея Новикова (Andrey Novikov), Данизля Смушковича (Danizlya Smushkovich), Максима Шведова (Maxim Shvedova)
  • Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус (ABC-Atticus)
  • Pub date: 18 July 2018
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9785389114777 (hardcover); 9785389152106 (e-book)


Russian omnibus 2 Books of the South front.jpg
  • Title: Книги юга (Books of the South). 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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  • Title: Возвращение Черного Отряда (The Return of the Black Company)
  • 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)


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  • Title: Хроники Черного Отряда. Книги Мертвых
  • Page shown: Front cover
  • Author: Глен Кук (Glen Cook)
  • Language: Russian
  • Translator: Беллы Жужунавы (Bella Zhuzhunava), Андрея Новикова (Andrey Novikov)
  • Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус (ABC-Atticus)
  • Pub date: 5 February 2020
  • Cover art by: Raymond Swanland
  • ISBN: 9785389114814 (hardcover); 9785389178779 (e-book)


Port of Shadows[edit | edit source]

Russian Port of Shadows front.jpg
  • 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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