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Chronicle of the Black Company #05: Dreams of Steel


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Chapter One



Many months have passed. Much has happened and much has slipped from my memory. Insignificant details have stuck with me while important things have gotten away. Some things I know only from third parties and more I can only guess. How often have my witness perjured themselves?

It did not occur to me, till this time of enforced inactivity befell me, that an important tradition was being overlooked, that no one was recording the deeds of the Company. I dithered then. It seemed a presumption for me to take up the pen. I have no training. I am no historian nor even much of a writer. Certainly I don't have Croaker's eye or ear or wit.

So I shall confine myself to reporting facts as I recall them. I hope the tale is not too much colored by my own presence within it, nor by what it has done to me.

With that apologia, herewith, this addition to the Annals of the Black Company, in the tradition of Annalists before me, the Book ok Lady.

--Lady, Annalist, Captain


Copyright © 1990 by Glen Cook

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Cook, Glen
Tor Books
New York, N.Y. :
Science Fiction - General
Fantastic fiction
Science fiction
Fantasy - General
Fantasy - Epic
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
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Chronicle of the Black Company
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"Synopsis" by ,
Dreams of Steel is Book 5 in Glen Cook's fantasy masterpiece, The Chronicles of the Black Company.
Croaker has fallen and, following the Company's disastrous defeat at Dejagore, Lady is one of the few survivors—determined to avenge the Company and herself against the Shadowmasters, no matter what the cost.
But in assembling a new fighting force from the dregs and rabble of Taglios, she finds herself offered help by a mysterious, ancient cult of murder—competent, reliable, and apparently committed to her goals.
Meanwhile, far away, Shadowmasters conspire against one another and the world, weaving dark spells that reach into the heart of Taglios. And in a hidden grove, a familiar figure slowly awakens to find himself the captive of an animated, headless corpse.
Mercilessly cutting through Taglian intrigues, Lady appears to be growing stronger every day. All that disturbs her are the dreams which afflict her by night—dreams of carnage, of destruction, of universal death, unceasing...
"Synopsis" by , The Company is decimated, the Lady is in command, a sinister cult offers alliance, and the Shadowmasters still scheme--against each other and the world. Can the Company survive? Hard-edged and heartstopping adventure from a master of fantasy.
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