Search Results: "Glen Cook"


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BLEAK SEASONS by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Some good ideas, and intriguingly structured, but theatrical and with far too little action to attract readers unfamiliar with the series."
From the author of Tower of Fear (1989), the first hardcover appearance for an established paperback military fantasy series about the Black Company, a sort of extended family of mercenary warriors. Read full book review >

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WATER SLEEPS by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 1999

"Tough, gritty gloom-and-doom that should entertain the fans while remaining impenetrable to outsiders."
This outing for the Black Company—either the eighth or the ninth, depending on how you count—completes the Glittering Stone trilogy (She is the Darkness, 1997; Bleak Seasons, 1996). Read full book review >

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WORKING GOD'S MISCHIEF by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"Presumably, you have to start at the beginning, and readers looking for a lengthy, well-narrated, but rather shapeless immersion should do just that."
Fourth in the series (Surrender to the Will of the Night, 2010, etc.) featuring an alternate-world 13th century, the era of the crusades—along with gods, demons, monsters and wizards. Read full book review >

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SHE IS THE DARKNESS by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Fascinating, no doubt, for the fans; all but impenetrable to outsiders."
Second book in the current trilogy (Bleak Stones, 1996), and eighth overall, about the Black Company, a band of mercenary warriors attempting to survive in a world of contending sorcerers, gods, ghosts, assassins, and whatnot. Read full book review >

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SOLDIERS LIVE: THE BLACK COMPANY by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The adventures of leader Croaker, One-Eye, Sleepy, Tobo the young sorcerer, the Lady, etc, are impossible to summarize: If you're a fan, you'll love this one; if not, you'll wonder what all the fuss is about."
Fourth (and last, we're told) of Cook's Glittering Stone yarns (Water Sleeps, 1999, etc.) about the good-guy warrior Black Company and its diverse foes, among them Narayan Singh and his apocalyptic yearnings, and the magic-powered Shadowcatcher, not to mention Longshadow, Howler, and so forth. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Berger delivers the inside scoop with ample melodrama and star-crossed folly."
A dishy take on the successful yet calamity-prone Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Read full book review >

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TALULLA RISING by Glen Duncan
Released: July 3, 2012

"Duncan leaves no doubt about his commitment to the intellectual and the bestial traditions of werewolves and vampires, for he sustains a tone both brainy and vicious."
Werewolves and vampires are again at each other's throats. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"A book with a pure heart but inadequate guidance."
Hepker explores what it means to live the good life and how one can achieve it. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWMAN’S CHILDREN by Glen Hirshberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Haunting and sharply rendered: a thriller that leaves the reader even more disturbed at story's end."
A chilling debut, inspired by actual events, about a group of friends whose lives become intertwined with the stalkings of a serial killer in 1970s Detroit. Read full book review >

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THE BAD ACTOR by Glen Ebisch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2015

"Laura's return in the role of Auntie Mabel (The Blank Canvas, 2014, etc.) further develops the ongoing characters and relationships, though the culprit is a throwaway."
An advice columnist is threatened when she warns a woman against being taken advantage of by a young playboy. Read full book review >