Dread Empire Series

8 primary works • 16 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
· 796 Ratings · 46 Reviews · published 1979 · 10 editions
The War That Wizards Dread

Across the mountains…
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Book 2

October's Baby
3.76
· 555 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 1980 · 8 editions
Cradled in swords, the war-child comes October.…
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Book 3

All Darkness Met
3.93
· 506 Ratings · 13 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
3.94
· 371 Ratings · 10 Reviews · published 1984 · 8 editions
Once a mighty kingdom reigned—now all is chaos…
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Book 5

With Mercy Toward None
3.95
· 375 Ratings · 10 Reviews · published 1985 · 7 editions
The holy wars had begun, his family was…
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Book 6

Reap the East Wind
3.88
· 628 Ratings · 32 Reviews · published 1987 · 8 editions
It has ended. It begins again.

In Kavelin: Lady…
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Book 7

An Ill Fate Marshalling
4.00
· 510 Ratings · 17 Reviews · published 1988 · 9 editions
Rejecting the advice of the wizard Varthlokkur…
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Book 8

A Path to Coldness of Heart
4.05
· 399 Ratings · 26 Reviews · published 2012 · 8 editions
At long last, the conclusion to Glen Cook's Dread…
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Book 1-3

A Cruel Wind
3.85
· 1348 Ratings · 65 Reviews · published 2006 · 10 editions
A Cruel Wind: A Chronicle of the Dread Empire…
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Book 4-5

A Fortress in Shadow
4.13
· 624 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 2007 · 7 editions
Once a mighty kingdom reigned, but now all is…
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Book 6-8

Wrath of Kings
4.21
· 24 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 2018 · 4 editions
An omnibus edition of the final three Dread…
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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1978
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An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat
4.09
· 454 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 2008 · 8 editions
The Dread Empire, a gritty world of…
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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction July 1980
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The Berkley Showcase: Vol. 2
3.77
· 13 Ratings · published 1980 · 1 edition
Contains -

Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted With…
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Sword and Sorceress
3.99
· 2614 Ratings · 30 Reviews · published 1984 · 8 editions
The author of the marvelous Darkover novels and…
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