The Black Company Goes South is a hardcover omnibus of the Black Company series from SFBC Fantasy Publishing. It includes the novels Shadow Games, Dreams of Steel, and The Silver Spike. The first two follow the Black Company as it journeys towards Khatovar and into its past. The Silver Spike is a standalone novel that tells the story of those who stayed behind.
It was published by SFBC out of chronological order, in 2002, about two years after the Books of Glittering Stone hardcovers were already published. The text on the front flap of the dusk jacket acknowledges this:
- "At long last, the story is complete! Now SFBC members can read the chronicle of events that brought the tough-as-nails mercenary Black Company from the northern Dominion (Annals of the Black Company) to the southern land of Taglios (The Black Company: Glittering Stone I & II)."
From the back cover Edit
|“||After the Black Company has taken care of the Dominator in the north, the few survivors choose to go south to find out the real history of the Black Company and to find fabled Khatovar, the origin of the Black Company itself. On their travels south they find new friends and old and new enemies, but looming over everything is the fact that their name, the sole uttering of the Black Company, seems to strike fear into the hearts of those who hear it. It seems, the real history of the Black Company is darker than everyone could have imagined.||”|
–From the back cover