The Books of the South (2020)

The Books of the South Glen Cook The Books of the South 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 creatur
  • Title: The Books of the South
  • Author: Glen Cook
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  • Page: 171
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The Books of the South Glen Cook 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 This omnibus edition collects Shadow Games, Dreams of SteelMarching 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 This omnibus edition collects Shadow Games, Dreams of Steel, and The Silver Spike.
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  1. Markus

    3.5 stars based on my individual ratings for all three books The heart is stilled but the corpse stumbles on The Company is dead in fact but not in name.And we, O merciless gods, stand witness to the power of names.After decades of fighting in the dark empire of the north, the huge and devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, and the awakening of an ancient evil in the Barrowland, the Black Company turns south in a quest to find its mysterious origins and the long lost city of Khatovar.Shadow G [...]

  2. ijeoma Agbaje

    Book 4 Shadow Games3.5 StarsWell well well Who would have thought my feelings towards the black company would be overwhelmingly positive Not me that s for sure Books 1 3 left me kind of having a love hate relationship with the series, mainly because i felt the characters were less than developed, Croaker was very sparse with information and the timeline was all wonky Black Company series kinda has a bad rep with most of my friends on GR but i m here to tell you if you can make it out of the mess [...]

  3. Eric

    We returned to the river and sailed down to the Second Cataract Faster traffic had carried the word that the boys were back Idon, a bizarre strip of a town, was a ghost city We saw not a dozen souls there Once again we had come to a place where the Black company was remembered That made me uncomfortable What had our forebrethren done down here The Annals went on about the Pastel Wars but did not recall the sort of excesses that would terrify the descendants of the survivors forever.Below Idon, w [...]

  4. Adrienne

    Well % This compilation made me angry and sad Not because it was bad, necessarily, but because I d gotten attached to our narrator And then, after the first book, he was narrator no longer But I couldn t stop reading it On the other hand, I don t think I m ready to forgive the author for switching it up on us yet.I m a self stated lover of the first person voice I like getting close to my narrator and following him through his life I can deal with the third person interludes those are okay and, [...]

  5. Joshua Simon

    The second omnibus both wraps up some loose ends from the end of Book 3 and sets the stage for the Black Company s next adventure.The Silver Spike which follows Raven, Silent, and Darling is probaby the weakest book in the series to me I think this is because as minor characters or seen in brief glimpses during the first 3 books, they work well But on center stage, they have a tendency to falter and can become boring at times Nonetheless, the story itself is pretty good and gives closure to thos [...]

  6. Alissa

    We re going to have such fun The whole world thinks we re dead You can get away with anything when you re dead.

  7. Christine

    From the first page of The Black Company to the last page of the Silver Spike this series has been a rollercoaster I struggled to get into the first book, but then was dragged along, a willing partner in a gang of mercenaries escapades Sometimes it s hard to watch characters change and evolve when we like them from the beginning and it was But, none changed in a way that was out of place or made me feel like they were being driven by the outside force of a writer not totally set on who his chara [...]

  8. John

    Thus begins the overlong tale of the Black Company s search for their origins as the last of the Free Companies of Khatovar This collection follows up where the first trilogy collected in Chronicles of the Black Company leaves off Twice actually, as the first two books cover the Black Company itself, while the third deals with what happened back North after they left.As I write this I realize that I actually enjoyed the books in this collection nearly as much as the original, it s just that they [...]

  9. Brandon

    Like many others I liked the first two books in this volume, and since they carried on the storyline from the previous volume I did not find it too incongruous when Lady became the narrator In fact since Croaker had regularly pointed out that he was getting old and had exceeded the life expectancy of one in his line of work I had always assumed that at some point a change in narrators would be necessary.Also like others I found the third book in this volume jarring though It ties in to the worl [...]

  10. Spencer

    This book matched the other Black Company books pretty closely in quality I thought this was an easy read, but none of the books in particular stood out as being outstanding or poor , although the Silver Spike seems to be the most memorable, in retrospect.I thought the order of the books was a bit odd, as the first two books follow the Company south and then the third jumps back to the North Reading book 3, followed by book 1 and then 2 seems like it would have been appropriate, as the travel t [...]

  11. Jake

    The Books of the South Tales of the Black Company Glen Cook Publisher Tor Books 1st edition June 10, 2008 The Books of the South is an omnibus that collects three books in the Glen Cook s Black Company Series The first two books, Shadow Games and Dreams of Steel, deal with the company s journey south after the events of the White Rose The last book, the Silver Spike, deals with the titular object, and events surrounding it s fate.Shadow Games picks up shortly after the end of the White Rose, wit [...]

  12. Peter

    Another three books of The Black Company series, and I m still loving it At first, I was a bit slow getting into it, because there were new characters that didn t seem as interesting as some of the side characters introduced previously Still, the main group is fun to read about, the battles are well done, and the Company has its normal trickery to keep me going By the time I hit the second book, though, there was a clear over arching story happening, and the side characters that I wasn t in love [...]

  13. F.T.

    The first two books in this get into a thorny quest for the Black Company s roots, the perils of which every shifty character in the book seems to know except the Black Company Add to that the return of some old villains and a bloodthirsty destroyer goddess and this is good stuff I did make a frowny face when the narration shifted from Croaker to Lady in the second book, but I liked her and it worked Dreams of Steel ended on a mean ass cliff and off I went hoping to get closure.However The third [...]

  14. Mark Howell

    This book it s actually 3 in 1 in case ya somehow missed that in the description is kinda difficult for me to rate On the one hand, I LOVED the first two books and especially the opportunity to get inside Lady s head , I have to agree with virtually everyone else who rated this, that Silver Spike simply is the odd man out After finishing Dreams of Steel, well, one naturally assumes that hey, ok, finally we get to find out what happens when Lady and Croaker reunite, tie off the Shadowmaster story [...]

  15. Travis Orders

    Unlike many people, I cannot rate the individual books, I can only rate the series as a whole I read them all in omnibus form, one following the other, and enjoyed pretty much every page of them I have read a good deal of reviews, where the later books are panned, but I thoroughly enjoyed the gritty writing style throughout The characters DO write in a somewhat similar tone, but I dont find that to be a detractor They do serve together, and are bound to share attributes I was impressed with how [...]

  16. Farès

    A lot of good things to like in this book The characters were pragmatic, funny and interesting, some stuff that were bothering me have been corrected such as the super inflated reputation of Raven, turns out he s as stupid and normal as the next guy Didn t like some of the so called killed characters of the previous books turning up back again, but the author kept it all so logical that you couldn t fault or blame him.Case was a hoot, Smeds, I wa rooting for all along even if he didn t deserve i [...]

  17. Troy

    Again, it s great to have the Black Company books bound up in these collections Tales of the south is a great continuation of the Black Company It s good to see the Company begin to re accumulate members and build in mass, like a cartoon snowball rolling down hill Not often before did we see many people enrolled in, and integrated into the Black Company Here s it s insightful to see how new people are gathered up and quickly become true brothers.It s heart rending to see The Lady and Croaker fin [...]

  18. Rick

    Too bad that instead of finishing the first 2 books of the south Glen Cook used the third book to finish up some loose ends up north Not that there where any loose ends but Cook managed to come up with some With brings me to the next big letdown The super evil guys don t die, this is now the third time the taken are being dragged from the grave and I m afraid it won t stay that way.After all an entertaining read but not much then that I think I ll just leave the black company alone for quit a w [...]

  19. Derek

    Glen Cook does a great job with the continuing stories of the Black Company The only thing that seems odd about this Omnibus is the 3rd book The Silver Spike While a decent book on its own, it seems fairly out of place with the other 2 books the first two books follow Croaker and the Lady into the South, while the third book follows Darling, Silent, Razor and the others than didn t leave with Croaker.All 3 books are enjoyable, and typical non stop Glen Cook action the entire way A great read for [...]

  20. S.C. Parris

    Took me a while to get used to the way it was written and things were presented, but I absolutely fell in love with this book and the series, and plan to get the third one whenever I can A very well put together fantasy, one that I can revisit time and time again.The characters were incredibly interesting, the magic sublime, the plot easy to follow and I did want to follow it Recommend to all who love smart epic fantasy novels that aren t just fantastical tales of magic and swordplay.

  21. Matthew

    The first and second book in this omnibus are by far the best in the series to date Glen Cook gives us the close ups we wanted for all three of the first books and a big enough struggle to keep us intrigued The third book seemed much scrapier and less put together, which I can understand may have been a literary device due to a change in narrator, but it made it a less enjoyable read.Worth reading through all three though So glad I have another two omnibusses left.

  22. Randy Daugherty

    This is a compilation of Shadow Games,Dreams of Steel and Silver Spike and is the follow up to the books of the north.Cook has a way of weaving a story line that catches you.The characters are intriguing and he follows their different stories very well.The ending ofDreams of Steel was great and left you wanting to know the rest which of course leads the way to another series.Cook knows how to write a fantasy story and I would recommend this to anyone.

  23. Sydney Sykes

    Glen Cook was already my favorite author before I started this book, and continually through the series he reminds me why I love his books so much This continuation of the Black Company was absolutely perfect Nothing about it is like anything I ve read before His characters are so intricate and multi faceted, I just can t get over my amazement for this series

  24. Michael

    I m completely addicted to Cook s characters and despite the love I have for his plotting I feel this series has lost just a little of the shimmer it had in the first couple of entries I m going to keeo reading because I m hopelessly in love with the Lady and Croaker Oh, and the Silver Spike is my favorite Black Company novel.

  25. Wm

    Excellent and not quite as punishing as The Books of the North which is a good thing in this case Taken together The Books of the North and South form one amazing feat of storytelling and especially of characterization Highly recommended for anyone who can handle their fantasy gritty or their gritty with fantasy.

  26. Derek

    I m not sure why this series grabs me so completely, but every book besides the first one has been great On a related note, I went from this book back to Wheel of Time, and Robert Jordan s writing style is so different it feels almost like a different language I might have to take a day off from reading so that I can recalibrate to a world that has extraneous things like scenery.

  27. Troy G

    This is a collection of great books Unfortunately, the collection includes one book that doesn t belong, and won t make sense unless you ve read the books that go before in the series That book is The Silver Spike For details see my reviews of each of the individual books.

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