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For story arc, see: Books of the South

The Books of the South is a softcover omnibus of the Black Company series. 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.


Marching south after the ghastly battle at the Tower of Charm, the Black Company is hounded by shadowy figures every inch of the way.

The game is on: the Company versus the Shadowmasters, deadly creatures that deal in darkness and sorrow.

When hope dies, there's still survival. And there's still the Black Company.

–From the back cover

Errata Edit

The back cover description incorrectly states that the Black Company left the north after the Battle of Charm. The Company left following the Battle of the Barrowland.