The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 04 February 2007]

Review: The Tyranny of the Night

First book in Glen Cook’s The Instrumentalities of the Night series. Good stuff.

The Tyranny of the Night is the first book of Glen Cook’s new series, The Instrumentalities of the Night.

Cook is best known for his woefully under-appreciated and masterful Black Company series, which I think should be turned into a mini-series for HBO. The Tyranny of the Night doesn’t reach those heights, and suffers from a sputtering and confusing beginning where he presents his new world and how it works. If you get through the rough start, though, it becomes an effective beginning of a new saga laden with the trademark Cook world-weary cynicism and meaty action.

Definitely worth checking out if you like your fantasy dark and raw.

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