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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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The Howler by Mikey Patch.

The Howler was one of the original Ten Who Were Taken and one the main villains in the Black Company series. He was a tiny man covered in a bundle of dirty indigo rags, known for random outbursts of screams and as well as a formidable wizard. Despite his strength and incredible old age, Howler had little ambition and was largely driven by his wish to be cured of his affliction. He had no concept of loyalty, and above all else was driven by self-preservation. He would willingly ally with whoever held the greatest power and influence at the time...Read More


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About the Author

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Glen Cook

Glen Cook (born July 9, 1944) is the author of the Black Company series, along with numerous other Science-Fiction / Fantasy Novels. This includes The Dread Empire Series, Garrett P.I. and The Instumentalities of the Night.

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