[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 05 February 2007]
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.