Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Black Company by Glen Cook

First sentence:

"There were prodigies and portents enough."


"Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead.

Until the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more.

There must be a way for the Black Company to find her. . ." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this first book of the Black Company series. I especially liked how the members learned about the White Rose and the powers of the Circle of Eighteen. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Shadows Linger.

Date read: 7/21/2010
Book #: 42
Challenges: Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge
Series: Chronicles of the Black Company, #1
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fantasy

ISBN-10: 0812533704
ISBN-13: 9780812533705
Publisher: TOR
Year: 1984
# of pages: 319
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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