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Shadows Linger

av Glen Cook

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Serier: Chronicles of the Black Company (2)

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Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lady is evil, but so, too, are those who falsely profess to follow the White Rose, reincarnation of a centuries-dead heroine. Yet now some of the Company have discovered that the mute girl they rescued and sheltered is truly the White Rose reborn. Now there may be a path to the light, even for such as they. If they can survive it.… (mer)
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This started a little slow but once it picked up it didn't stop. Really enjoyed how the plot developed and thought it built well on the first book. ( )
  EdwardL95 | Jan 7, 2020 |
There's an appealing goofiness to this and The Black Company that helps keep it a little lighter than some other similar works. It shows up mostly in the sorcery stuff, but the characters display some as well. I'll keep reading, probably. ( )
  sinceyouasked | Mar 17, 2017 |
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com & Bookstooge's Reviews on the Road Facebook Group by Bookstooge's Exalted Permission.
Title: Shadows Linger Series: The Chronicles of the Black Company Author: Glenn Cook Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars Genre: Fantasy Pages: 320 Synopsis: The Black Company must hump it to the back end of the world where the Dominator sleeps and is trying to rise again. And guess where Raven and the little deaf girl have gone? To the end of the world, because who would look for them there? So Croaker and the others must stop the Dominator from arising, keep Raven safe and keep the Lady from knowing they are actively working against her in this regards. That is a lot of knives to juggle. And the Black Company gets cut, badly. My Thoughts: Not quite as interesting as the former book, but it deals with a smaller cast of crew for the larger part of the book, so that was nice. A small town occupation with its own issues that simply bleed over and cause problems for the Black company. Raven trying to survive. Lots of bloody action from from one on one action to a large magical battle with the whole town involved. And it all ends with the Black Company being almost destroyed and on the run from servants of the Dominator AND the Lady herself. Not a good place to be in. I think I enjoyed this just as much as the previous book though. " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Chronicles of the Black Company (1-3) is a very unique, dark, violent, and engaging fantasy book. It follows a group of mercenaries, the Black Company, through an ongoing war with the Lady and the Rebles. Though the beginning of the book is confusing because the Company is really unaware of where they are fighting or who they are fighting for, they eventually follow the Lady and the book becomes easier to read (after a few chapters). The book is written in first-person in the form of annals by Croaker, the Company’s physician and annalist. After the first book you get to read from Croaker’s point of view, as well as a few others.

The novels are more character detailed than scenery detailed due to the writing style. As a result, many of the characters (probably about ten) surrounding Croaker are very well developed, and the others are pretty vague. The characters have distinct personalities and are extremely fascinating. A couple of the characters are even hilarious. After the first book there are a few more details about people and places because there are a few extra people telling their stories as well.

The interesting aspect of these novels is that the main characters are bad guys (due to their actions) instead of the good guys that many fantasy novels follow. I think Glen Cook is a talented writer because he makes me fall in love with these characters even though I know how cruel some of them are. I also enjoyed the unpredictability of the novels. I could rarely guess what was going to happen and when I did I usually ended up being wrong. There are many twists throughout each book,which really kept me interested, and the ending of the third book was a huge surprise. I never saw that coming! There is also the non-existence of the typical fantasy stereotypes such as fairies, dragons, swords, or the boy who becomes a wizard, that make this book even more interesting. Instead there are just normal war-going men with a few of them who know how to do a little magic. It brings the story down to a more human level.

Due to the writing style there are some gaps in the knowledge about some of the characters in the story on the other side of the war. Since we only follow the black company, very little is said about the history of Rebles, the White Rose, or the Circle of Eight that are mentioned throughout the books. Another critique I have is that there is no map to follow while reading. There are so many different places that the Company travels it is hard to keep it all straight and I believe that a map would really help in following the story.

Overall, I really enjoyed these novels and I cannot wait to continue the second volume! I would recommend reading the entire volume, and to anyone who loves fantasy, a bit of magic, and is over 18 years old.

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  AshleyMiller | Sep 10, 2014 |
The second in the Chronicles of the Black Company Trilogy. Not a bad read overall, but I did prefer the first book for a couple of reasons. For one, the narrators alternate and I found myself missing Croaker, who I found to be a lot more interesting than the slowly corrupted everyman Shed. There was a lot less of the subtle introspection on human nature and the horrors of war in this one. A lot less war period. Mostly, it was the story of how the Company ended up cutting ties with the Lady (and even that was a little ambiguous--mostly, they just wanted out).
Basically, the stuff I was really interested in (Elmo's time in the Black Castle, the Plains of Fear stuff, military badassery, Raven being Raven) went off to the side and instead we got some fairly predictable story about heading to town and ending up stumbling on a weirdly contrived plot by the Dominator to come and mess stuff up.
Now, I'm mostly being harsh because I was disappointed from the first book. Shadows Linger isn't bad--it's a far sight better than a lot of fantasy on the market--but it's not immersive and fascinating like The Black Company was. Read it to continue the story, not because you're probably after a slow-paced story of a lot of people trying to cover up a lot of different things by not doing very much at all.
Plus, SPOILER (do not read ahead if that's not your thing), two of my favorite characters died, and without much fanfare. I am mildly concerned about how the story will continue without them and if it can recover to the heights of The Black Company. ( )
  Inkwind | Jan 5, 2014 |
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Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lady is evil, but so, too, are those who falsely profess to follow the White Rose, reincarnation of a centuries-dead heroine. Yet now some of the Company have discovered that the mute girl they rescued and sheltered is truly the White Rose reborn. Now there may be a path to the light, even for such as they. If they can survive it.

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