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Publisher's Summary

The wind whines and howls with bitter breath. Lightning snarls and barks. Rage is an animate force upon the plain of glittering stone. Even shadows are afraid. At the heart of the plain stands a vast grey stronghold, unknown, older than any written memory. One ancient tower has collapsed across the fissure. From the heart of the vastness comes a great, deep, slow breath like that of a slumbering world-heart, cracking the olden silence.

Death is eternity. Eternity is stone. Stone is silence. Stone cannot speak, but stone remembers.

So begins the next movement of Glittering Stone....The tale again comes to us from the pen of Murgen, Annalist and Standard Bearer of the Black Company, whose developing powers of travel through space and time give him a perspective like no other.

Led by the wily commander, Croaker, and the Lady, the Company is working for the Taglian government, but neither the Company nor the Taglians are overflowing with trust for each other. Arrayed against both is a similarly tenuous alliance of sorcerers, including the diabolical Soulcatcher, the psychotic Howler, and a four-year-old child who may be the most powerful of all.

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©1997 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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great

loved this book Glen Cook amazing. Johnathan Davis amazing as well. holy crap listen and enjoy

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Excellent performance and a return to form.

If you were turned off by the last book then you may be pleasantly surprised by this one. The story is more linear and focuses on the interesting bits more. The reader also does an excellent job here, really makes you feel like Murgen is reading to you.

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Good story, good enough reader

If you have gotten this far in the Black Company series, you are listening because you are committed to finding out their final fate. In case you came to this book without reading the previous 7 books, this book is in the middle of a very long story line, and even though you can read it as a standalone book, much of the references to prior events won't make sense. As a story, this is not the best nor is it the worst of the series. It is certainly worth a credit. though.

My main problem with this book and its predecessor in the series, Bleak Seasons, is the reader. Jonathan Davis is not the worst reader I have ever heard, and I am not unhappy enough to stop listening. He is, however, uninspiring as a reader. There is very little nuance to his voice, and it is incredibly hard to tell when the main character is thinking to himself or speaking to someone. There is just no aural cue to distinguish between the two. There are some characters where he uses nearly the same accents, so telling who is speaking is only possible by context clues in the dialogue. I would definitely not seek him out as a reader in other books. That said, I haven't been so annoyed that I felt the need to read the paperback copy I have on my bookshelf. So maybe a 5 out of 10.

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Ok this book is the series back at it’s best

Great writing, compelling story, and our hero’s getting ground down that little bit more. This book made the previous two worth getting through

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Good part of series, can't stand reader.

Reader doesn't convey tone of book right. With Murgen especially you're supposed to be able to feel the "this is shit, but here we go!" spirit of The Company, instead the reader drones in a way that just makes you feel like he's complaining all the time. In general his reading is flat and he almost sounds bored. Couldn't get more than a couple hours in. I started listening because I lost my copy, but I'll wait for a replacement at this point.

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still going strong

really enjoy this series even after all they been through the company still has lots to offer

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best yet., Iv followed the Company since the begin

best yet., Iv followed the Company since the beginning , Saw what was left of the Company after the Barrow land and disparaged the end , oh no it's not ending the journey continues How can it actually get better? it has...

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One for the Annals...

After reading so much fantasy over my lifetime, this series has left me firmly at home on the edge of my seat....

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back on the right path

it's back to a much straighter and fast paced narrative than Bleak Seasons. A bit light on describing new places, but This series has always been that way.

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Worst reader ever

Seriously this guy is awful. I don’t need to describe it, just listen. Great story though. I LOVE this series. Bad experience though sadly.