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The first novel in the eponymous series that sparked a genre and gave birth to writers such as George Martin and Joe Abercrombie, The Black Company is a first-hand look at the historical records of the titular group of mercenaries. Author Glen Cook graces this dark tome with his first-hand experiences in the trenches of war and creates an understandably nihilistic group of would-be heroes that bounce around from place to place in the employment of darkness and cutting out their own justice.
After being hired by “the Lady” to participate in her war, The Black Company discovers, amongst the cinders of a fallen village and surrounded by villains, ”The White Rose.” The Rose is this story’s would-be messianic hero, prophesized to eventually beat the lady in open war. Will she be able to do it? This is a satisfying, yet vicious and dark ride that will leave the reader with a lasting impression that will be with them for years to come.