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The Tyranny of the Night: Book One of the Instrumentalities of the Night

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Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night. And at the world's center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics. Over the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to claim the Wells from the Pramans, the followers of the Written. Now an uneasy truce extends between the Pramans and the West, waiting for a spark to start the conflict anew.
 
Then, on a mission in the Holy Land, the young Praman warrior Else is attacked by a creature of the Dark-in effect, a minor god. Too ignorant to know that he can never prevail over such a thing, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, sets the terrors of the night against him.
 
As a reward for his success, Else is sent as a spy to the heart of the Patriarchy to direct their attention away from further ventures into the Holy Lands. Dogged by hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses senseless butchery and surprising acts of faith as he penetrates to the very heart of the Patriarchy and rides alongside their armies in a new crusade against his own people. But the Night rides with him, too, sending two of its once-human agents from the far north to assassinate him.
 
Submerged in his role, he begins to doubt his faith, his country, even his family. As his mission careens out of control, he faces unanswerable questions about his future. It is said that God will know his own, but can one who has slain gods ever know forgiveness?
 
In The Tyranny of the Night, Glen Cook introduces a new fantasy epic for the ages.

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Beginning a new fantasy epic from the creator of the Black Company and the Dread Empire, rich as history and deep as the night sky.

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Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night. And at the world's center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics. Over the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to claim the Wells from the Pramans, the followers of the Written. Now an uneasy truce extends between the Pramans and the West, waiting for a spark to start the conflict anew.
 
Then, on a mission in the Holy Land, the young Praman warrior Else is attacked by a creature of the Dark-in effect, a minor god. Too ignorant to know that he can never prevail over such a thing, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, sets the terrors of the night against him.
 
As a reward for his success, Else is sent as a spy to the heart of the Patriarchy to direct their attention away from further ventures into the Holy Lands. Dogged by hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses senseless butchery and surprising acts of faith as he penetrates to the very heart of the Patriarchy and rides alongside their armies in a new crusade against his own people. But the Night rides with him, too, sending two of its once-human agents from the far north to assassinate him.
 
Submerged in his role, he begins to doubt his faith, his country, even his family. As his mission careens out of control, he faces unanswerable questions about his future. It is said that God will know his own, but can one who has slain gods ever know forgiveness?
 
In The Tyranny of the Night, Glen Cook introduces a new fantasy epic for the ages.

About the Author

The author of many novels of fantasy and science fiction, including the bestselling Chronicles of the Black Company series, Glen Cook lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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samsmith61, April 19, 2010 (view all comments by samsmith61)
Glen Cook breaks the set simple style of writing, that has become far to common in todays fantasy novels. Far removed from the classics suck as Lord of the Rings and other deeply emersing books. He breaks new ground, in almost pushing the realism to far, painting a wartorn landscape of demons and mankind caught in an epic and tiring battle for balance. The setting and planning of the key characters is only really felt at the utmost climatic parts of the story. The full span of the plays, being made throughout by the characters, are only truely understood by deeply understanding them from the protagonist's point of view. It is in my humble opinion one of the best of its time, although not for the casual reader, it is a true embodyment of Fantasy where the lines almost seem to be crossed and lost between where you read and where you dream. This book will inspire or it will turn you off from it, My only sujestion is to not simply skim it like you would any other book. But rather breath it and understand the role you play as the reader, for you are the key that unlocks this novel, not the words on the page.
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traviesita, April 13, 2010 (view all comments by traviesita)
I've read a variety of Glen Cook's work with reactions ranging from interest to fun read to great enjoyment. This one, though, baffled and frustrated me. Is this some reworking of medieval wars among German prinicipalities, Cooks's prequel or sequel to the world of Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing, or simply a mishmash of everything Cook has ever done that left me forcing myself to read it to the end to see if anything would happen, and it didn't.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765345967
Author:
Cook, Glen
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Instrumentalities of the Night
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Beginning a new fantasy epic from the creator of the Black Company and the Dread Empire, rich as history and deep as the night sky.
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Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night. And at the world's center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics. Over the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to claim the Wells from the Pramans, the followers of the Written. Now an uneasy truce extends between the Pramans and the West, waiting for a spark to start the conflict anew.
 
Then, on a mission in the Holy Land, the young Praman warrior Else is attacked by a creature of the Dark-in effect, a minor god. Too ignorant to know that he can never prevail over such a thing, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, sets the terrors of the night against him.
 
As a reward for his success, Else is sent as a spy to the heart of the Patriarchy to direct their attention away from further ventures into the Holy Lands. Dogged by hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses senseless butchery and surprising acts of faith as he penetrates to the very heart of the Patriarchy and rides alongside their armies in a new crusade against his own people. But the Night rides with him, too, sending two of its once-human agents from the far north to assassinate him.
 
Submerged in his role, he begins to doubt his faith, his country, even his family. As his mission careens out of control, he faces unanswerable questions about his future. It is said that God will know his own, but can one who has slain gods ever know forgiveness?
 
In The Tyranny of the Night, Glen Cook introduces a new fantasy epic for the ages.
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