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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    All Cook is Great. It Is Known.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    I never liked winter sleeps. Didn't like the narrator at all. Other then that I loved all of them. The Dragon Never Sleeps is fucking classic. It's Mass effect/revelation space in 300 pages.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Yes somewhere halfway through 2 it all goes CLICK. But its starts off like.....insane. Can't think of the word I'm looking for. Pust if you like TBC you should try Mark Lawrence's Prince of Nothing. Very similar. Also sorry if I spelled your name wrong Mark.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    You could try Cook's (frogive the spelling here) Instrumentalities of the Night series. It's Cook on a vaster scope. They are not for everyone tough, even though I love them to death.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Pffft, those are just urban legends!
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Maybe you shouldn't steal then?
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Ha. I love The Tyranny of the Night to death, but it is DENSE. Winterfail, you must be a big McCarthy fan then, eh?
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    I think I'm alone in having Water Sleeps as my least favorite. The chronicler in that volume just didn't click for me. And he is planning on writing a sequel at some point, in was in a recent interview. I think one is a prequel and one is the final volume? Heck, it's Cook, he may have written them already. He seems to finish like 6 books at once. Or the publishing world is crazy. Or both.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Tor has omnibus editions out of all 10(11?) books. I can't walk into B&N these days without them falling on me.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Erikson certainly helped. I think GRRM mentioned him once too, but I could be wrong.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    I love all the Cook I've read so far, which is a fair amount. Dream Empire is pretty awesome, it's in some ways almost like an earlier version of Bakker. With less dicks.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Dream Empire is a different universe, although there was some vague throw away sentence I think in one of the later ones that suggested they would be connected. If they adapt Black Company for TV i will throw a party.
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    Fantasy and SF Recommendations: Series

    Ahem. Apologies for that. Bit of a knee jerk reaction there. I do not recommend The Runelords. To anyone. It has one of the most godawful, horrifying magic systems ever seen, yet no one in the book seems to notice, calling the characters two dimensional is an insult to that dimension, and it reads like a 12 year old D&D fanfic, complete with giant spiders. i WILL recommend Mark Mark Lawrence's Prince of Thorns, which I found to be a very compelling revenge tale in the Glen Cook mold, although it is very dark and people who need to identify with a character to enjoy a book probably will be turned off. Bakker readers shouldn't have a problem though.
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    How Would You Rate Episode 109?

    You just said everything I was thinking, but better. :cheers: :bowdown: You icon still gives me nightmares though.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Once again, the internet fails at sarcasm. Seriously, we need to invent a sarcasm font, or something. Wait no I didn't say that. *runs off to patent sarcasm font*
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Your extensive and well reasoned arguments have persuaded me. I shall now burn all my Glen Cook books and move to finland.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Yeah, his "War Correspondent" prose has been praised by tons of critics and authors. His style really takes you down to ground level, in the trenches. His non first person prose can be very terse though. You can;t miss a word.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Instrumentalities of the Night is very dense. There's very little info dumb, and there's a LOT going on. It reminds me a bit of Bakker actually, although that may be cause both are based around the crusading era. Cook's is more about the stuff going on back home, and that whole thing were they had two popes. I love how people come in here with OMG COOK IS BAD. Seriously, I've seen Stanek back things up better.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Here it is: http://www.amazon.com/Reap-East-Wind-Glen-Cook/dp/1597803189/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307417367&sr=1-4 Product Description It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe''s new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne - under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer''s son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots in his council and a suicide attack of two million Matayangans on his border. But in the desert beyond the Dread Empire, a young victim of the Great War becomes the Deliverer of an eons-forgotten god, chosen to lead the legions of the dead. And the power of his vengeance will make a world''s schemes as petty as dust, blown wild in the horror that rides the east wind. This volume marks the beginning of the end. Reap the East Wind is the first step on the road to the long-delayed final chapter of Glen Cook''s legendary Dread Empire series.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Nightshade is releasing the last two dread empire books in trade as a ramp up to the final dread empire. I have a link somewhere... Glen Cook also tends to be silent for a few years then have like, 4 books come out in a month. Wonder if that's publisher related or just how he writes. Swords and Dark Magic and Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 both have new Black Company stories. That interview in 09 is when he said he turned in the third Instrumentalities book, and look how long it took to get published. TOR, I poop on you.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    I would assume M. John Harrison craps himself with envy over the fact that other people can write books that AREN'T TOTAL SHIT. And as much as I love Glen Cook and want to marry him, Gene Wolfe writes better prose. :P But I think Wolfe writes THE BEST PROSE EVER WRITTEN IN THE HISTORY OF TIME, so.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    Oh cmon guys, mark the spoilers please. This is a should I read it? thread.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    OK now I'm getting confused and I have a giant statue of Glen Cook I make offerings to. There's 9 books and 1 stand alone. The Chronicles of The Black Company is the first Trilogy The Books of the South are two books plus the kind of stand alone Silver Spike Then there's 2 omnibuses for The Glittering Stone, with 2 books each. Also, if you don;t like Glen Cook, you go to hell and wolves eat you :P
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