Dread Empire Series

8 primary works • 17 total works
Before the Black Company, there was Dread Empire. Contains 3 books in the main trilogy, 2 prequels and 3 sequels.
The prequels can be read in the publishing order - after the main trilogy.

Night Shade Books released the books as Omnibus volumes as well -

Main trilogy: A Cruel Wind
Prequels: A Fortress in Shadow
Sequels: Wrath of Kings

Book 1

A Shadow of All Night Falling
3.65
· 830 Ratings · 52 Reviews · published 1979 · 10 editions
The War That Wizards Dread

Across the mountains cal…
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Book 2

October's Baby
3.76
· 565 Ratings · 21 Reviews · published 1980 · 8 editions
Cradled in swords, the war-child comes October. Wh…
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Book 3

All Darkness Met
3.93
· 515 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1980 · 9 editions
At empire's end war is not all hell. Mocker finds …
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Book 4

The Fire in His Hands
3.93
· 388 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 1984 · 8 editions
Once a mighty kingdom reigned—now all is chaos and…
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Book 5

With Mercy Toward None
3.95
· 387 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 1985 · 7 editions
The holy wars had begun, his family was slaughtere…
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Book 6

Reap the East Wind
3.87
· 654 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 1987 · 8 editions
It has ended. It begins again.

In Kavelin: Lady Ne…
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Book 7

An Ill Fate Marshalling
4.01
· 523 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 1988 · 9 editions
Rejecting the advice of the wizard Varthlokkur and…
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Book 8

A Path to Coldness of Heart
4.05
· 414 Ratings · 27 Reviews · published 2012 · 8 editions
At long last, the conclusion to Glen Cook's Dread …
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Book diffirent short stories

The Best of Glen Cook: 18 Stories from the Author of The Black Company and The Dread Empire
The best short fiction of legendary author Glen Co…
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Book 1-3

A Cruel Wind
3.86
· 1398 Ratings · 69 Reviews · published 2006 · 11 editions
A Cruel Wind: A Chronicle of the Dread Empire coll…
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Book 4-5

A Fortress in Shadow
4.13
· 645 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 2007 · 2 editions
Once a mighty kingdom reigned, but now all is chao…
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Book 6-8

Wrath of Kings
4.22
· 36 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 2018 · 4 editions
An omnibus edition of the final three Dread Empire…
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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1978
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An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat
4.09
· 476 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 2008 · 8 editions
The Dread Empire, a gritty world of larger-than-li…
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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction July 1980
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The Berkley Showcase: Vol. 2
3.93
· 15 Ratings · published 1980 · 1 edition
Contains -

Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted With …
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Sword and Sorceress
3.99
· 2643 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 1984 · 8 editions
The author of the marvelous Darkover novels and of…
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