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For story arc, see: Books of the South

The Books of the South is a softcover omnibus of the Black Company series. It includes both novels of the Books of the South story arc, Shadow Games and Dreams of Steel, as well as the spin-off novel The Silver Spike. The first two follow the Black Company as it journeys toward its fabled roots, the mysterious Khatovar. The Silver Spike is a standalone novel that tells the story of those who remained in the northern continent.

The content of this omnibus is itself included in e-book format in a larger compendium called the Annals of the Black Company, released in 2018. Also included in that digital-only publication are the other 3 Tor Books omnibuses.

From the back cover[]

Marching south after the ghastly battle at the Tower of Charm, the Black Company is hounded by shadowy figures every inch of the way.

The game is on: the Company versus the Shadowmasters, deadly creatures that deal in darkness and sorrow.

When hope dies, there's still survival. And there's still the Black Company.

Other editions[]


The back cover description incorrectly states that the Black Company left the north after the Battle of Charm, which was the climactic battle at the end of the first novel (The Black Company). The Company actually departed the northern continent following the Battle of the Barrowland, which was the battle that occurred at the end of the third novel (The White Rose).