- 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.
When hope dies, there's still survival. And there's still the Black Company.
–From the back cover