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.... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1990-04-15
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of the Black Company (#2)
This series focuses on the exploits of a mercenary company (the black company) that at the start of the first book gets roped into serving a force of evil. We then follow said company through the eyes of its annalist as they fulfill their tour. The first thing that stood out to me was the disjoint...
While retaining the first person narrative style when we’re seeing things from Croaker’s point of view, this second installment differs from the first in that it also shifts to a third person perspective to tell of events Croaker is not present for. For many readers, I suspect that is a relief, for ...
Something about Cook--he just has a way of weaving a story that keeps me interested, even when I'm not altogether enjoying it. It can be difficult to read about desperate innkeepers, snitches needing to make a buck and a mercenary company, because none of the protagonists truly seem likeable. Cook ...
This really picks up from where the first book left off...The company sees a lot more variety of action as they come up against the Lady's husband, the Dominator...who is SUPPOSED to be buried very deep....Frankly, the first book and its setting up of the characters and the world was a little confus...