Water Sleeps

Water Sleeps Regrouping in Taglios the surviving members of the Black Company are determined to free their fellow warriors held in stasis beneath the glittering plain Journey there under terrible conditions they

  • Title: Water Sleeps
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • ISBN: 9780812555349
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Regrouping in Taglios, the surviving members of the Black Company are determined to free their fellow warriors held in stasis beneath the glittering plain Journey there under terrible conditions, they arrive just in time for a magical conflagration in which the bones of the world will be revealed, the history of the Company unveiled, and new world gained and lostl atRegrouping in Taglios, the surviving members of the Black Company are determined to free their fellow warriors held in stasis beneath the glittering plain Journey there under terrible conditions, they arrive just in time for a magical conflagration in which the bones of the world will be revealed, the history of the Company unveiled, and new world gained and lostl at a terrible price.At the publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software DRM applied.

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    • Glen Cook

      Glen Cook was born in New York City, lived in southern Indiana as a small child, then grew up in Northern California After high school he served in the U.S Navy and attended the University of Missouri He worked for General Motors for 33 years, retiring some years ago He started writing short stories in 7th grade, had several published in a high school literary magazine He began writing with malicious intent to publish in 1968, eventually producing 51 books and a number of short fiction pieces He met his wife of 43 years while attending the Clarion Writer s Workshop in 1970 He has three sons army officer, architect, orchestral musician and numerous grandchildren, all of whom but one are female He is best known for his Black Company series, which has appeared in 20 languages worldwide His other series include Dread Empire and and the Garrett, P.I series His latest work is Working God s Mischief, fourth in the Instrumentalities of the Night series uscmillan author glencook



    963 thoughts on “Water Sleeps

    • ● The Search and Rescue Mission is On Buddy Read (SaRMiOBR™) with my fellow mercenaries Evasive, Slowpoke and Cleaver ●Actual rating: 3.5 stars. No, intergalactic amazement is not me this time. It's okay. I can do this. I rated a book in this series less than 18 stars. But it's okay. I can do this. Of course I can. I am strong. I am invincible. I have survived Stupidly Stupid Highly Flammable Ground-Breaking Crap (SSHFGBC™), I can surely survive a less than perfect instalment in the Most [...]


    • A group read with my fellow mercenaries Choko, Eilonwy, andSarah.The surviving members of the Black Company (this seems to be a common theme for the start of all books of the series) slowly biding their time carefully planning revenge on everybody who betrayed them in the last book. They keep reminding everybody the Company is beaten, but not killed. "Water sleeps, but your enemies don't" is the main theme of the book. Two very unlikely people had to fill the positions of Company's Captain and L [...]


    • *** 4 ***Mercenaries, we are almost there!!! A buddy read at BB&BWe have been through a lot. War is tough on everybody. It has been especially devastating on the once vast and powerful, legendary Black Company. It has been 14 years since the core of the company, including the brains of Croacker, the Talent of Lady and the heart of Murgen, walked into the trap set for them by Soulcatcher in the Glittering Stone Plain. Everyone presumes they are dead and the remnants of the Company scattered t [...]


    • The books must be written. The truth must be recorded even if fate decrees that no man ever reads a word I write. The Annals are the soul of the Black Company. They recall that this is who we are. That this is who we were. That we persevere. And that treachery, as it ever has, failed to suck the last drop of our blood.Fourteen years ago, the last of the Free Companies of Khatovar marched out onto the Plain of Glittering Stone. After the most devastating incident in its history, carefully execute [...]



    • Well, what's not to like?- I always enjoyed reading about a women disguised as a men living among the guys and succeeding there.- Imagine fighting guerilla/partisan war having two old mischievous wizards Goblin and One Eye on your team, not to mention the usual Black Company's bag of tricks - it's just pure fun.- Mind blowing revelations about the Plain of the Glittering Stone.- Encounters with semi-gods and demons.- Dungeons'n'Dragons/ horror type adventure in Icy Caverns.And all that spiced up [...]


    • This was one of the best books in the series so far. It was entertaining and compelling from start to finish. Things pick up 14 years after the shocking events that ended She is the Darkness. Sleepy is now annalist, standard bearer, and acting captain of what remains of the Black Company. The Company are in Taglios working to undermine the rule of Soulcatcher and the Radisha. The days of armies in the field are gone. The Black Company works from the shadows. The main goal is to discover a way to [...]


    • Another great entry in the ten-book Black Company series. Glen Cook certainly threw the familiar characters and places into a blender. I enjoyed the creativity he used in continuing to shape the universe this late in the series. The book has a tight and fast-moving plot.Other reviewers have expressed disappointment with the book, comparing it to “homework” and stating the narrator was flat and boring. I disagree. (view spoiler)[ I will agree that Cook did use more exposition than in past boo [...]


    • Surprised this happened 15 years after book 7. And not much expectations, after the problems I had with the ending of the previous book as well.But this was really good. I loved the "urban guerrilla and infiltration" style of this one. The sabotages and terror tactics were both good and at times downright amusing.Also, a lot of answers for a lot of questions that tormented me for a lot of books. The scope and worldbuilding were increased a lot, but the answers kept everything pretty tight and co [...]


    • They call me Sleepy. I was withdrawn as a child, hiding from the horrors of my childhood inside the comfort and emotional safety of daydreams and nightmares. Any time I did not have to work, I went away in there to hide. The evil could not touch me there. I knew no safer place till the Black Company came to Jaicur.My brothers accused me of sleeping all the time. They resented my ability to get away. They did not understand. They died without ever understanding. I slept on. I did not waken fully [...]


    • Finally done!Kids, I gotta be honest. This one felt kinda like homework.Sleepy is our narrator this time. She's not fun or funny, which is a drag. But she is a genius at guerrilla warfare, and that is pretty great. She is in charge of a tiny ragtag bunch - Company members not cocooning under the Glittering Plain. We have the ancient but antic loving wizards One Eye and Goblin, Murgen's wife and son, and a few other newbies.They are in the capital city, living in a super secret hideout, wearing d [...]


    • After finishing this book, and gathering my thoughts regarding the black company books I have read so far, I think this has got to be by far the best book in the series after Shadows linger.Cook has experimented a lot with the way he has written the books, in a way that the narrator for the company keeps changing.Also some books had two parallel story lines, finally merging at convergence.For the first few books we had Croaker as our annalist cum physician for the company, then we had Lady doing [...]


    • A bit slow going and reads more like a history lesson than a novel. Loads of backstory and questions answered but not a lot of actual plot or intrigue.There are some interesting parts, The Black Company doing a bit of the back alley warfare it does best. I enjoyed Sleepy as the Annalist more so than I did Murgen. She's a bit shaper than Murgen and not distracted by emotional attachments. I think this one is very important to the story, and I believe it's leading up to a brillaint finale! All the [...]


    • The gist of this book is: the black company survives. I expected this as part of the story, because I knew there were 2 more books, but what I didn't expect was how well the series did without its major characters in a narrative sense.The narrator of this book is Sleepy. She was mentioned in the pervious book, and appeared once or twice, but was a very minor character. Now, she is pretty much the only character left, and so keeping up the story is up to her. The shift in narrative style and vena [...]


    • Water Sleeps was actually pretty good, which was a nice change. Sleepy is a much, much better narrator than Murgen, and the immediacy of the guerilla campaign is much more interesting than the previous book's long march to nowhere. I did not love the increasingly obvious parallels to India - maybe I am misremembering, but they didn't seem so lazy in previous books, I mean, use some new names at least - and once they leave the city it starts to have some of the same problems with immediacy as the [...]


    • Series: 11/27/2005 5/10The Black Company series' premise was very interesting - a gritty dark take on the ins and outs of a military company in a fantasy world. It didn't really live up to expectations though. I would've preferred to see more of the company rather than the focus on one individual. The series definitely has it's ups and downs. Some books are decent and others are pretty bad - it seemed to get worse as it went on. The plotting was pretty poor and the characters were one-dimensiona [...]


    • Great book. I really like seeing these epic battles between the forces of good and evil through the eyes of fairly ordinary participants. Looking forward to the next book.



    • Another book, another Annalist. This time around the reader gets to read the writings of Sleepy, Murgen's chosen successor. We learn right off the bat that Croaker & co didn't actually die when Soulcatcher attacked at the end of She is the Darkness, but were rather frozen in stasis. And also it's 15 years later. And before I get any further, what a start this book gets:In those days the Black Company did not exist. This I know because there were laws and decrees that told me so. But I did no [...]


    • I have rated this notable fantasy series with five stars before, but those accolades went always to “Books of the North”. Since the overthrow of Lady’s Evil Empire® and the beginning of the Company’s quest to return to Khatovar I find their adventures a quite a bit less engaging than its predecessors. Part of it is I didn’t care much for the changes in world-building, which from that point on draws heavily on Indian culture, myths and religions, from caste systems to names suspiciousl [...]


    • We return to Taglios only to learn that fifteen years have come and gone since we left Croaker, Lady, and Murgen on the glittering plain. Most of the Black Company has perished and living in secret under Soulcatcher's rule. She's given herself the ironic title "Protector" and believes she had no living enemies.Sleepy has taken over the duties of the Company's Annalist, so we have yet another voice and character to learn. She's clever and curious, but comes across as a bit flat and monotone. She' [...]


    • I found the first 40 pages or so slow going. I put the book aside for a while but my faith in Cook’s previous books got me to try again. The extensive out-of-body sections were the problem. Anyway, after the first few chapters the story got going and it was enjoyable to follow Sleepy’s development. Soulcatcher is fun as always and the wee wizards were stronger presences. I look forward to “Soldiers Live”!!


    • Back to form. Following the rebuilding (yet again) of the Black Company is great. I loved the plots in Taglios, and the way Sleepy keeps her eyes on the main goal.Still not a big fan of spying using people unmoored from place and time, but ok, it was less of a plot device.Great ending.


    • After finding the last few a bit of a letdown, Water Sleeps is a great recovery. Maybe the best in the series so far, although it's difficult to compete with the first three books. Definitely has me looking forward to the conclusion.


    • Wow. Just wow. The twists and turns of this book made for an amazing end to the series. It was a wonderful rollercoaster the whole way through.



    • Wow. Another great book in the Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook. I definitely believe that his writing got better the more books he wrote. In later Black Company books, the writing is better, the plotline and stories are more thought out and full, we continue to meet new characters as old ones evolve, and the books get longer as well. This was by far one of the best books in the series. It is Book 3 of Glittering Stone, and book 8 of the Chronicles.In this book we once again get a ne [...]


    • With the cliffhanger ending of She is the Darkness, we take up many years later with the surviving remnants of the once great Black Company living in hiding within Taglios. The company, now led by the pair of Sleepy, doubling as Annalist, and Sahra, buried Murgen's Nyueng Bao wife, must live a guarded existence. They protect their meager numbers while maintaining their image through acts of terrorism.The world had changed greatly, with Soulcatcher standing as the true power of a new Taglian empi [...]


    • I really enjoyed reading Water Sleeps. It was much better than some of his other novels in this series, and I really liked having Sleepy as the narrator. Once I started reading I couldn't believe how much time had passed. I believe there was a fourteen year gap between the two novels; little baby Tobo (Murgen's son) is fourteen now!I thought this book moved at a pretty decent pace. There were times when it slowed down but it never got boring. The main reason for it moving a little slower is the [...]


    • I gave up. I have really enjoyed reading the previous books about the Black Company, but I think Cook lost his way somewhere between # 7 and #8.


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