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The Return of the Black Company is a softcover omnibus of the Black Company series. It includes the novels Bleak Seasons and She Is The Darkness and is the first half of the Glittering Stone tetralogy.


Let me tell you who I am, on the chance that these scribblings do survive...

I am Murgen, Standard-bearer of the Black Company, though I bear the shame of having lost that standard in battle. I am keeping these Annals because Croaker is dead, One-Eye won't, and hardly anyone else can read or write. I will be your guide for however long it takes the Shadowlanders to force our present predicament to its inevitable end...

–From the back cover