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
3.64
· 890 Ratings · 58 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
· 596 Ratings · 24 Reviews · published 1980 · 8 editions
Cradled in swords, the war-child comes October. Wh…
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Book 3

All Darkness Met
3.94
· 547 Ratings · 17 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
3.92
· 413 Ratings · 13 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
· 411 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
· 684 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 1987 · 1 edition
It has ended. It begins again.

In Kavelin: Lady Ne…
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Book 7

An Ill Fate Marshalling
4.00
· 550 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
4.04
· 445 Ratings · 28 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
4.16
· 67 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 2019 · 4 editions
The best short fiction of legendary author Glen Co…
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Book 1-3

A Cruel Wind
3.88
· 1472 Ratings · 75 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
4.14
· 678 Ratings · 22 Reviews · published 2007 · 8 editions
Once a mighty kingdom reigned, but now all is chao…
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Book 6-8

Wrath of Kings
4.30
· 47 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 2018 · 5 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
4.11
· 500 Ratings · 30 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
3.77
· 13 Ratings · published 1980 · 1 edition
Contains -

Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted With …
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Sword and Sorceress
3.98
· 2653 Ratings · 39 Reviews · published 1984 · 8 editions
The author of the marvelous Darkover novels and of…
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