Saturday, May 5, 2018

Black Company Reread: prelude

A few weeks ago I wrote I was about to start rereading Glen Cook's classic Black Company series. Whelp, week after next, I'm the reviews are going to start. I'll read the original trilogy - The Black Company (1984), Shadows Linger (1984), and The White Rose (1985) - and The Silver Spike (1989), a pendant that ties up several major loose ends. The main reviews will be up at Black Gate, but I'll probably do some extra stuff here. After some breaks for short stories and Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, I'll come back and tackle the remaining six books.

Cook's an author whose works have meant a lot to me over the years, and he's someone people feel passionately about as fans and as anti-fans (that's a thing, right?), so I'm curious to see what sorts of reactions and comments I get. It's got the possibility of being a lot of fun.

Scrolling back through posts here and at Black Gate, I've written about him more than I remembered. There are some covers posts, but some actual story/book reviews as well. To get a sense of what I think of Cook, here are all my Cook links for your perusal.