The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #1)

The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #1) Librarian Note An Alternate Cover For This Edition Can Be Found Here.Some Feel The Lady, Newly Risen From Centuries In Thrall, Stands Between Humankind And Evil Some Feel She Is Evil Itself The Hard Bitten Men Of The Black Company Take Their Pay And Do What They Must, Burying Their Doubts With Their Dead Until The Prophesy The White Rose Has Been Reborn, Somewhere, To Embody Good Once There Must Be A Way For The Black Company To Find Her So Begins One Of The Greatest Fantasy Epics Of Our Age Glen Cook S Chronicles Of The Black Company. DNF 48%THIS BOOK WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEAThis book is utter pus a quote by Lady Luna hater of all things shit. I m actually really sad about this DNF, I wanted to love this book and before I even read it, I knew it was going to be a four or five star read because of the reviews on it that blurb sounds goddamn amazing I, However, can safely say I was wrong and that I absolutely loathed reading this I m sorry I truly tried, however I just didn t care about anything the writing DNF 48%THIS BOOK WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEAThis book is utter pus a quote by Lady Luna hater of all things shit. I m actually really sad about this DNF, I wanted to love this book and before I even read it, I knew it was going to be a four or five star read because of the reviews on it that blurb sounds goddamn amazing I, However, can safely say I was wrong and that I absolutely loathed reading this I m sorry I truly tried, however I just didn t care about anything the writing shudders I tried forcing myself to love this, however my rating on the book kept getting lower lower until it reach a no star rating, that s when I threw in the towel I RARELY DNF books it saddens me to do it But I m not even sorry this one got the can This book tru
Buddy reread with the clueless new mercenary recruits over at BBB And the moral of this reread is There is that, yes Also, my boyfriend Croaker and my girlfriend Lady have been safely stashed away in my High Security Harem for a few decades years now and I think it s high time I discretely kidnapped some of their fellow mercenaries to keep them company They have me to keep them, um, entertained, of course, but what with my other 24,548 harem spouses I can t keep everyone, um, you k Buddy reread with the clueless new mercenary recruits over at BBB And the moral of this reread is There is that, yes Also, my boyfriend Croaker and my girlfriend Lady have been safely stashed away in my
i thought this book was great a strange kind of modern classic, one that influenced many other fantasy efforts by ushering in the genuine darkness, grittiness, and lack of wonder of the military novel the writing is direct, unadorned, choppy a soldier s perspective, i suppose the novel jumps right in the middle of the action and makes no attempt to help readers out, assuming that they will eventually catch up experiencing the lack of poetry and of justice, the anonymity of most of the sold i thought this book was great a strange kind of modern classic, one that influenced many other fantasy efforts by ushering in the genuine darkness, grittiness, and lack of wonder of the military novel the writing is direct, unadorned, choppy a soldier s perspective, i suppose the novel jumps right in the middle of the action and makes no attempt to help readers out, assuming that they will eventually catch up experiencing the lack of poetry and of justice, the anonymity of most of the soldiers, and the dearth of noble sentiment indeed, very little sentiment of any kind whatsoever was like splashing into icy cold water it is startling, at first but you get numbed to it.the beginning was definitely abrupt but i got into the swing of things pretty quickly the novel is an onion that gets increasingly rotten as you peel away every layer but still isn t a completely bad onion you can still use parts of it in a salad don t toss that onion away, it s no
Glen Cook is often called the father of grimdark fantasy This is his most famous series which most definitely helped grimdark to become the dominant sub genre of the modern fantasy A long time ago even way before J.R.R Tolkien created his classic trilogy most of the fantasy or what would later be called such belonged to so called heroic fantasy There was a person, or a group of people who had to perform heroic deeds to save the world most of the time Lord of the Rings firmly falls into th Glen Cook is often called the father of grimdark fantasy This is his most famous series which most definitely helped grimdark to become the dominant sub genre of the modern fantasy A long time ago even way before J.R.R Tolkien created his classic trilogy most of the fantasy or what would later be called such belonged to so called heroic fantasy There was a person, or a group of people who had to perform heroic deeds to save the world most of the time Lord of the Rings firmly falls into this category Conan the Barbarian performed his heroics for personal gains Elric by Michael Moorcock while not being a nice person still saved the world from evil several times Welcome to the world of The Black Company There is no single person in the entire series who could be called nice by any stretch o
Reviewed by Rabid ReadsI went into the reading of THE BLACK COMPANY by Glen Cook nearly blind I knew a lot of people didn t like it I knew it wasn t going to be warm and fuzzy But that was pretty much it.I quickly learned that despite Joe Abercrombie being widely known as Lord Grimdark, it was Cook who gave birth to the subgenre.So that s important to know it it grim and it is dark.But it s also about brotherhood, about family It s about upholding s
No one will sing songs in our memory We are the last of the Free Companies of Khatovar Our traditions and memories live only in these Annals We are our own mourners After only reading the first book in the three part omnibus edition, I can already tell that Glen Cook is an exceptional
After 75 pages, I ve come to the conclusion that life is too short to waste reading bad books Positive praise and reviews caused me to bring the book home against my best judgement The first person style, lack of character de
Three stars ultimately it s just not my kind of book As far as plot, it mostly consists of a series of encounters for the Black Company, starting with getting out of their current contract and accepting employment from the Lady I don t mind this style of plot in my books, but not everyone may enjoy.The pacing of the story was uneven at best Mostly the narrative stopped on plot points germane to their particular tasks for the Lady, but occasionally it takes time to linger on company dynamics Three stars ultimately it s just not my kind of book As far as plot, it mostly consis
Before Abercrombie Before Lawrence Before Martin There was Cook.I loved The Black Company It is dark, entertaining and funny with a hint of epic and it kept me enthralled until the end It s about a group of people with a particular set of skills D fighting for the employer of the day These people are not good or bad They are just people Some are worse than others, but it s all about your point of view I mention this only, because I kept on wondering if I was backing the bad guys her Before Abercrombie Before Lawrence Before Martin There was Cook.I loved The Black Company It is dark, entertaining and funny with a hint of epic and it kept me enthralled until the end It s about a group of people with a particular set of skills D fighting for the employer of the day These people are not good or bad They are just people Some are worse than others, but it s all about your point of view I mention this only, because I kept on wondering if I was backing the bad guys here Turns out, things are
DNF 42% Shoot me, because it seemed that The Black Company was written for me Morally ambiguous Plain bad heroes whose only rules are brotherhood s related and who don t shy away from almost any deed they draw the line at killing children, but everything else is implicitly accepted I ll let you think about what reside

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 319 pages
  • The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #1)
  • Glen Cook
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 0812521390