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Glen Cook

Autor(a) de The Black Company

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Obras de Glen Cook

The Black Company (1984) 2,934 cópias
Chronicles of the Black Company (1986) 1,855 cópias
Shadows Linger (1984) 1,465 cópias
The White Rose (1985) 1,357 cópias
Shadow Games (1989) 1,040 cópias
Dreams of Steel (1990) 1,013 cópias
Bleak Seasons (1996) 989 cópias
The Silver Spike (1989) 934 cópias
Sweet Silver Blues (1987) 907 cópias
Water Sleeps (1999) 855 cópias
The Books of the South (2002) 845 cópias
She Is the Darkness (1997) 838 cópias
Soldiers Live (1989) 804 cópias
The Tyranny of the Night (2005) 665 cópias
Bitter Gold Hearts (1988) 638 cópias
Cold Copper Tears (1988) 620 cópias
Old Tin Sorrows (1989) 574 cópias
Faded Steel Heat (1999) 555 cópias
Dread Brass Shadows (1990) 526 cópias
Angry Lead Skies (2002) 519 cópias
Whispering Nickel Idols (2005) 518 cópias
Petty Pewter Gods (1995) 511 cópias
Red Iron Nights (1991) 499 cópias
Deadly Quicksilver Lies (1994) 481 cópias
The Dragon Never Sleeps (1988) 464 cópias
The Tower of Fear (1994) 458 cópias
The Swordbearer (1982) 437 cópias
Cruel Zinc Melodies (2008) 429 cópias
Lord of the Silent Kingdom (2007) 408 cópias
The Garrett Files (2003) 383 cópias
Passage at Arms (1985) 348 cópias
Shadowline (1982) 347 cópias
Gilded Latten Bones (2010) 315 cópias
Stars End (1982) 266 cópias
Starfishers (1982) 247 cópias
Reap the East Wind (1987) 238 cópias
Port of Shadows (2018) 226 cópias
An Ill Fate Marshalling (1988) 225 cópias
Doomstalker (1985) 221 cópias
A Matter of Time (1985) 220 cópias
A Shadow of All Night Falling (1979) 219 cópias
Garrett, P.I. (2003) 205 cópias
Wicked Bronze Ambition (2013) 185 cópias
Ceremony (1986) 184 cópias
Warlock (1985) 178 cópias
Garrett Investigates (2004) 173 cópias
October's Baby (1980) 171 cópias
All Darkness Met (1984) 166 cópias
Sung In Blood (1990) 145 cópias
With Mercy Toward None (1985) 142 cópias
The Fire in His Hands (1984) 132 cópias
A Path to Coldness of Heart (2012) 130 cópias
Darkwar (2010) 127 cópias
Working God's Mischief (2014) 107 cópias
The Heirs of Babylon (1972) 97 cópias
Garrett on the Case (2005) 73 cópias
Water Sleeps, Part 1/2 (2005) 41 cópias
Winter's Dreams (2012) 40 cópias
The Starfishers Trilogy (2017) 37 cópias
Water Sleeps, Part 2/2 (2005) 37 cópias
Soldiers Live, Part 1/2 (2006) 36 cópias
Soldiers Live, Part 2/2 (2006) 33 cópias
A Pitiless Rain 32 cópias
Severed Heads 3 cópias
Raker {Short Story} (1982) 3 cópias
Ghost Stalk 3 cópias
Shadow Thieves (2011) 3 cópias
Filed Teeth 3 cópias
The Good Magician (2009) 3 cópias
Quiet Sea 2 cópias
The Seventh Fool 2 cópias
Silverheels 2 cópias
The Swap Academy 2 cópias
Ezüstszegek 1 exemplar(es)
Hell's Forge 1 exemplar(es)
Shaggy Dog Bridge 1 exemplar(es)
Bone Candy 1 exemplar(es)
A Rosa Branca - eBook 1 exemplar(es)
Castle Of Tears 1 exemplar(es)
The Recruiter 1 exemplar(es)
Gryphon's Eyrie 1 exemplar(es)
Sunrise 1 exemplar(es)
The Devil's Tooth 1 exemplar(es)
Finding Svale's Daughter 1 exemplar(es)
Enemy Territory 1 exemplar(es)
Appointment In Samarkand 1 exemplar(es)
The Sword Bearer 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Sword and Sorceress I (1984) — Contribuinte — 701 cópias
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Contribuinte — 632 cópias
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Contribuinte — 503 cópias
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010) — Contribuinte — 292 cópias
Dragons of Darkness (1981) — Contribuinte — 170 cópias
The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (2012) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
Fearsome Journeys (2013) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Shattered Shields (2014) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues (2015) — Prefácio, algumas edições77 cópias
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Clarion (1971) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Clarion II (1972) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 (2011) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice from the Pros (2013) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 2 (1980) — Autor — 27 cópias
Space Dogfights (1992) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction August 1982, Vol. 63, No. 2 (1982) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Tomorrow Today (Planet Series) (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
BSFAN: Balticon 31 Convention Souvenir Book (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Bonds of Valor (2023) 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



I enjoyed the characters and the different feel of this novel. It isn't a Black Company novel, or Dread Empire, but a new world with new characters. Good, Cook-style fantasy.
Karlstar | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |
I gave up. I have really enjoyed reading the previous books about the Black Company, but I think Cook lost his way somewhere between # 7 and #8.
dolfor | outras 12 resenhas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Conclusion to the adventures of benRabi and Mouse.

What I like when it comes to Glen Cook is that author gives what you might call open ending - I am yet to read one of his books that would end with a full stop. Reason is very simple (as far as I can tell) - these books are about people not about struggle for its own sake, so struggle can continue even after main characters find their closure and strength to keep on going. Author's stories are very humane in a way that people interactions are normal, everyday. Spies fall in love with wrong people, people die in hundreds due to misunderstandings, families are put to sword and survivors are sworn to never ending vendettas that can only result in the more cataclysmic events and destruction, aliens behave as actual aliens, even when they are biologically very similar to humans (just look at the Sangaree for this or Dragon/Fishes or even Stars' End over-mind for the other end of spectrum).

All of this takes place against the backdrop of ancient mysteries, unimaginable merciless enemies, politicking and backstabbing in human universe and epic battles ..... but again, let me repeat, people are focus. People that do heroic stuff but eventually end up pretty much damaged after years of undercover (Manchurian Candidate type) work amongst the people they finally fall in with or after years of pursuing blood vengeance and then losing the reason to continue living or having to live with the ones actions that have sentenced billions to death. Maybe most important message from the book is how fixation on only one aspect of existence can spell doom to the entire species.

When it comes to action, shadowy spy work, agents and commandos chasing one another, hijackings for information, psychological programming and various other deadly technology available to operators - all of this is something that would not be out of place in stories about Alpha Legion in W40K.

What I especially like in Glen Cook's SF is realism of space combat. Maybe only Neal Asher and Iain M. Banks come near when depicting insanely fast, combat engagements lasting seconds and spanning thousands of miles.

Book has a bitter sweet ending, but after all, when one looks at it through prism of danger lurking on the horizon, everything seems justified (even that research base destruction - although I am still divided on this one). It kinda brings back the belief that humans are not wolves to each other, which is something that last decades seem to just desire to imprint on everyone. Here we have various societies working together, interacting (again in normal way without too much drama) and coming to the solutions that will benefit everyone (again, this is fiction but again, considering the enemy not something unimaginable). Most importantly all characters are reasoning and coming to solutions, yes there are emotions and some actions do come out of them (aforementioned vendetta), but main focus is on reasoning and not allowing emotions to decide on a species wide decisions.

Only element I have a problem with is role of Sangaree - it seems like author wanted to do something with this violent offshoot of humanity but decided not to. I wonder how would the story shape itself if this approach was more developed.

In any case this is great book, great story, highly recommended to fans of SF action/adventure.
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Zare | Jan 23, 2024 |
Story takes place years after the great mercenary war on Blackworld. Mouse Storm is back to Confederation Lunar Command and serves as a special operator in the Confed's intelligence service. Here he is paired with his colleague from Academy, man living under so many names that he is on verge of forgetting his real name. Man now known as Moyshe benRabi.

Story starts with Mouse and benRabi entering the service with Sainers, legendary Starfishers, in role of tekkies. Reason is that Seiners need people to help them around their ships for the time being. Result is not that good for Seiners - instead of expected thousands only several hundreds signed in. And in these hundreds majority are members of intelligence services from all over - Confed, Sangaree and various other corporations and mercenary/pirate outfits.

All of these espionage elements have the same goal - find out the secrets of Seiners and how they manage to get to the "gold" from the dragons, "gold" (I truly cannot remember the name of the materiel) that is basis of advanced technology for all species in the universe.

Of course, since we are talking about Mouse Storm, things get complicated with entrance of mysterious Sangaree woman, agent from one of Sangaree Families or maybe the ruling council itself. And here we get a background on the conflict and we are presented with how Mouse fights his own vendetta against Sangarees even while working on other tasks.

Suffice to say (because I do not want to spoil anything, book and trilogy in general is excellent) things get .... problematic (?) .... for our duo and very soon they will come to realize that Seiners are not just dragon herders but there is something more in their actions, actions with which they try to hold something more sinister at bay. And Mouse..... well there is more about him too, but we are yet to found out what exactly is his goal.

As always this is great action SF. Technology is integral part of the story and it is very cyberpunky but it does not run the show. People and story do - and here I have to say author's military background comes to the front - entire plot, action and espionage sound and feel very authentic and real (entire SF setting not withstanding).

Excellent book. Only minus that I see is that it does not have a definitive end (it is book number two after all) and it ends on a cliffhanger.

Now to read that final book in the series :)

Highly recommended.
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Zare | 1 outra resenha | Jan 23, 2024 |



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