The Many Deaths of the Black Company is a softcover omnibus of the Black Company series. It includes the novels Water Sleeps and Soldiers Live and is the second half of the Glittering Stone tetralogy.
|“|| In Water Sleeps, the surviving members of the Black Company regroup in Taglios, determined to free their fellow warriors held in stasis beneath the glittering plain. Journeying there under terrible conditions, they arrive just in time for a magical conflagration in which the bones of the world will be revealed, the history of the Black Company unveiled, and new worlds gained and lost... all at a terrible price.
And in Soldiers Live: No Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. Then a report arrives warning of an old enemy newly active. The enemy attacks them at a Shadowgate—setting off a chain of events that will bring the Company to the edge of apocalypse and, as usual, several steps beyond.
–From the back cover