Monday, October 29, 2007

The Black Company - Glen Cook

The Black Company is a mercenary for hire unit with a lot history and traditions. One of these is recording its own exploits and personnel via the Annals - which also provides commanders a reference and advice for future situations.

What is different with the setup for this book is that the company in question have chosen to sign up with a woman that is actual an undead sorceress, and she has friends. As in, she is an evil overlord type, and so are the 9 others, but worse things exist. The Company is part of a fight to put down a rebellion.

The Company is famous for fulfililng its contracts, but when they find out the nasty situation they are in some hard choices and quick actions need to be taken.

Military adventure and dark fantasy you would call this, I suppose. Excellent and gripping, and the start of a long series.

4.5 out of 5

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