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Offline Stone

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 Publisher: Tor Fantasy; 1st edition (April 15, 2001)

From the Back Cover:

When sorcerers and demigods go to war, those wars are fought by mercenaries, "dog soldiers," grunts in the trenches. And the stories of those soldiers are the stories of Glen Cook's hugely popular "Black Company" novels. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books. There is nothing else in fantasy like them.

Now, at last, Cook brings the "Glittering Stone" cycle within the Black Company series to an end . . . but an end with many other tales left to tell. As Soldiers Live opens, Croaker is military dictator of all the Taglias, and no Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. He's right.

For, of course, many of the Company's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter--actually the offspring of Croaker and the Lady--hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Other old enemies like Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler are also ready to do the Company harm. And much of the Company is still recovering from the fifteen years many of them spent in a stasis field.

Then a report arrives of an evil spirit, a forvalaka, that has taken over one of their old enemies. It attacks them at a shadowgate--setting off a chain of events that will bring the Company to the edge of apocalypse and, as usual, several steps beyond.

Glen Cook is the leading modern writer of epic fantasy noir, and Soldiers Live is Cook at his best. None of his legion of fans will want to miss it.


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« Last Edit: Oct11-2009, 02:00:54 by Mocker »
Anyone got a copy I could borrow? Only one I have left to read.

UPDATE: Nevermind just bought a copy for $3.50 ;).
« Last Edit: Dec04-2009, 01:11:01 by Blackfoot »

Offline Seniram

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Offline Tekerton

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and done!

Outstanding!  Send a PM to your DivComm so they can update your Service Record Book (SRB) and the Awards By Member post.  Once they do that, they'll notify you that your ribbons can be updated.

Welcome Home, Sen.

stocky170

jut finished, amazing ending

Offline Tekerton

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aye, best I've ever read actually.     I'm torn on whether or not Cook ever intended to write more TBC books or not.   It ends being able to go either way, Perfectly.   Rarely has an author ever managed to wrap up such an incredibly journey with such closure.   

Congrats, stocky...it is without a doubt, one hell of a ride.

Offline Seniram

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I will say this, I miss the crowd that started the books.  I was rather pissed at the attitude and treatment at them.  Glad some of those displaying the attitude were offed.

Offline Tekerton

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I love the fact that quite a number of folks die throughout the journey.  Makes it feel real, more appreciative of the time spent with them. 

stocky170

i have to agree cap. with ppl dieing makes it seem like a true story then a fiction one
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Offline Laotzu

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Oh man, I truly missed the fallen brethren.. reading about their demises was always sickening for me.

Offline Stone

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Chop chop Patches ... you got this one left to go ...

It's a been a coons-age since we gave out a historian badge!
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Offline Algheri

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Chop chop Patches ... you got this one left to go ...

It's a been a coons-age since we gave out a historian badge!

Aye, I've got an eight hour shift today with nothing to do but read. Methinks, I'll finish in the first four.