The Black Company fantasy series could well be called the defining dark fantasy series. It paved the way for many other such dark fantasies. This is the Black Company reading order. Enjoy!
What’s on the Black Company Reading Order?
This is the unofficial Black Company reading order, featuring the books by Glen Cook. As always, we arrange them in internal chronological order. The series also includes a number of short stories.
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Where to start reading the Black Company series?
This is one instance where the answer to this question is simple. Start at the beginning. The chronological and release date order for these books coincide (for the most part).
|1||The Black Company||Novel||Glen Cook||1984-05-01||Books of the North|
|2||Port of Shadows||Novel||Glen Cook||2018-09-11||Books of the North||A reworking of the short stories "Tides Elba", "Smelling Danger", and "Bone Candy".|
|3||Shadows Linger||Novel||Glen Cook||1984-10-01||Books of the North|
|4||Shaggy Dog Bridge||Short Story||Glen Cook||2013-05-28||Books of the North||Published in Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy|
|5||Bone Eaters||Short Story||Glen Cook||2015-03-01||Books of the North||Published in Operation Arcana|
|6||The White Rose||Novel||Glen Cook||1985-04-01||Books of the North|
|7||The Silver Spike||Novel||Glen Cook||1989-09-01||Spin-off|
|8||Shadow Games||Novel||Glen Cook||1989-06-01||Books of the South|
|9||Dreams of Steel||Novel||Glen Cook||1990-04-01||Books of the South|
|10||Bleak Seasons||Novel||Glen Cook||1996-04-01||Books of the Glittering Stone|
|11||She Is the Darkness||Novel||Glen Cook||1997-09-01||Books of the Glittering Stone|
|12||Water Sleeps||Novel||Glen Cook||1999-03-01||Books of the Glittering Stone|
|13||Soldiers Live||Novel||Glen Cook||2000-07-01||Books of the Glittering Stone|