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    The Silver Spike – Fantasy Book Review

    Alchemical Words reviews the epic fantasy novel The Silver Spike by author Glen Cook. The Silver Spike is the fourth book in The Black Company series by Glen Cook. Many consider this book to be an outrider story, a spin-off book rather than a continuation of the story line established in the first two books. It picks up the story of Raven and Darling after the events of Shadows Linger. Synopsis of The Silver Spike: …embedded in the trunk of the scion of the godtree, it contains the essence of the maddest of the Ten Who Were Taken…The Dominator. Defeated by the Lady and cast from this world, all that…

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    The White Rose – Fantasy Book Review

    Alchemical Words reviews The White Rose by author Glen Cook. The White Rose is the third book in The Black Company fantasy book series by Glen Cook. Following the debacle at Juniper, the Black Company has fled, hiding from The Lady in a place known as The Plain of Fear, a vast desert plain that is literally chock-full of magical, non-human creatures. We are introduced creatures such as Old Father Tree, a god manifested as a tree planted in the exact center of the plain, Menhirs, monolithic stones that move and speak when they choose, gaseous windwhales and enormous manta rays that fly and a whole host of fascinating creatures…