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About the Series

The Black Company, a series of novels and short stories by Glen Cook, which charts the exploits of a mercenary band fighting in various bloody wars and conflicts. Its claim to fame is the voice in which it is told – real soldiers talking like real soldiers. First published in the 1980's it was a forerunner in Dark Fantasy/ Grimdark fiction, which includes George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones Series, Steven Erikson's Malazan Novels and Kentarou Miura's Berserk.

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Lady's Taken by Jonathan Kirtz

The Lady's Taken by Jonathan Kirtz

The Lady's Taken, also called the New Taken, were eight sorcerers of immense strength and skill who were enslaved by The Lady using the Rite of Taking. They were "Taken" to serve as replacements for the nine of the original Ten Who Were Taken who were killed or who fled The Lady's Empire during the time of Croaker's first chronicle...Read More


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