What’s on the Black Company Reading Order?
This is the unofficial Black Company reading order, featuring the books by Glen Cook. As always, we arrange them in internal chronological order. The series also includes a number of short stories. However, because I have not read these short stories, they are not (yet) included on this timeline. Additionally, I can’t find a solid source to tell me where they take place. So we’re stuck for now until more information arises. However, you can help with this! Like our other timelines, if you know additional details on the chronology of this timeline, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
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Where to start reading the Black Company series?
This is one instance where the answer to this question is simple. Start at the beginning. The chronological and release date order for these books coincide.
|1||Books of the North||Buy||The Black Company||Novel||Glen Cook||1984|
|2||Books of the North||Buy||Shadows Linger||Novel||Glen Cook||1984|
|3||Books of the North||Buy||The White Rose||Novel||Glen Cook||1985|
|4||Spin-off||Buy||The Silver Spike||Novel||Glen Cook||1989|
|5||Books of the South||Buy||Shadow Games||Novel||Glen Cook||1989|
|6||Books of the South||Buy||Dreams of Steel||Novel||Glen Cook||1990|
|7||Books of the Glittering Stone||Buy||Bleak Seasons||Novel||Glen Cook||1996|
|8||Books of the Glittering Stone||Buy||She Is the Darkness||Novel||Glen Cook||1997|
|9||Books of the Glittering Stone||Buy||Water Sleeps||Novel||Glen Cook||1999|
|10||Books of the Glittering Stone||Buy||Soldiers Live||Novel||Glen Cook||2000|