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An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat The Dread Empire, A Gritty World Of Larger Than Life Plots, Nation Shattering Conflict, Maddening Magic, Strange Creatures, And Raw, Flawed Heroes, All Shown Through The Filter Of Glen Cook S Inimitable War Correspondent Prose The Dread Empire, Spanning From The Highest Peaks Of The Dragon S Teeth To The Endless Desert Lands Of Hammad Al Nakir, From Besieged Kavelin To Mighty Shinshan, The Empire Unacquainted With Defeat, With Its Fearless, Masked Soldiers, Known As The Demon Guard An Empire Unacquainted With Defeat Collects All Of Glen Cook S Short Fiction Set In The Vast World Of The Dread Empire, From The Nights Of Dreadful Silence , Featuring The First Appearance Of Bragi Ragnarson, Mocker, And Haroun Bin Yousif, To The Culture Clashing Novella Soldier Of An Empire Unacquainted With Defeat From Silverheels , Cook S First Published Work Of Fiction, To Hell S Forge , A Haunting Tale Of Cursed Pirates And Strange Lands, Appearing Here For The First Time Also Including A Detailed Introduction And Extensive Story Notes By Glen Cook, An Empire Unacquainted With Defeat Charts The Development Of This Influential American Author And The Massive, Multifaceted World That He Created.Skyhorse Publishing, Under Our Night Shade And Talos Imprints, Is Proud To Publish A Broad Range Of Titles For Readers Interested In Science Fiction Space Opera, Time Travel, Hard SF, Alien Invasion, Near Future Dystopia , Fantasy Grimdark, Sword And Sorcery, Contemporary Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Alternative History , And Horror Zombies, Vampires, And The Occult And Supernatural , And Much While Not Every Title We Publish Becomes A New York Times Bestseller, A National Bestseller, Or A Hugo Or Nebula Award Winner, We Are Committed To Publishing Quality Books From A Diverse Group Of Authors.


10 thoughts on “An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat

  1. says:

    A collection of Cook s hard to find short fiction set in the world of the Dread Empire Some of the stories areloosely affiliated than others and, because this is his earlier work, some of them are stronger than others But the best of them Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted With Defeat , Severed Heads...


  2. says:

    This is a collection of ten short stories set in Dread Empire universe with short comments by the author for each one Some familiar faces appear I counted five characters from the main series with twomentioned briefly Actually one of the stories explains what happened to a fairly important guy who disappeared without a trace in the last trilogy of Dread Empire On the other hand, there are several stories which relate to the universe only in the loosest sense in fact a couple of storie This is a collection of ten short stories set in Dread Empire universe with short comments by the author for each one Some familiar faces appear I counted five characters fro...


  3. says:

    Glen Cook s Dread Empire series has always been in my eyes the poor cousin to the Black Company Many of the tropes found in the latter make an appearance here 1 A vast empire ruled by ancient evils Shinsan, the Dread Empire of the series The Lady s Empire 2 A proto Lady figure Mist, the deposed princess of Shinsan and a formidable wizard3 A focus on soldiers warriors4 A cynical weltanschauung that sees the ultimate motive for even the best rulers is getting and keeping power5 Even th Glen Cook s Dread Empire series has always been in my eyes the poor cousin to the Black Company Many of the tropes found in the latter make an appearance here 1 A vast empire ruled by ancient evils Shinsan, the Dread Empire of the series The Lady s Empire 2 A proto Lady figure Mist, the deposed princess of Shinsan and a formidable wizard3 A focus on soldiers warriors4 A cynical weltanschauung that sees the ultimate motive for even the best rulers is getting and keeping power5 Even the darkest dark lord had a mother at some pointWhat s always kept the Dread Empire from enjoying as high a status on my shelf is that I never identified all that much with the characters Cook chose to focus on Bragi Ragna...


  4. says:

    I started out a fan of Cook s Black Company books and the started searching forfrom him This is a collection of short stories set in the world of his Dread Empire series, and I enjoyed it very much I partic...


  5. says:

    I rather enjoyed this collection Especially stories of the Vengeful Dragon It s been too long since I ve read a Glen Cook book Time to remedy that some .


  6. says:

    An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat collects 10 Glen Cook s short stories from the 1970 s and early 80 s These stories all take place in the world of the Dread Empire For anyone who is familiar with this Black Company series, these stories should look familiar, for the ideas and tones of these tales would coalesce into his Black Company novels.The stories vary in tone and engagement Some are harder toned than others, somemythic, and someengaging Almost all fall clearly under the s An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat collects 10 Glen Cook s short stories from the 1970 s and early 80 s These stories all take place in the world of the Dread Empire For anyone who is familiar with this Black Company series, these stories should look familiar, for the ideas and tones of these tales would coalesce into his Black Company novels.The stories vary in tone and engagement Some are harder toned than others, somemythic, and someengaging Almost all fall clearly under the sword and sorcery milieu, with their gritty feel, petty quarrels, ambiguous protagonists, and rampant, unbridled, and unapologetic sexism.The collection opens with Soldier of an Empire Unac...


  7. says:

    What can I say, it s Glen Cook Empire Unacquainted collects his short stories set in the Dread Empire one of his earlier settings The quality varies His early, lighter,humorous material is fun, but not nearly as engaging as some of the bleaker fare Cook s comedy is most successful when it comes from the mouths of some very dark f...


  8. says:

    This is first Glen Cook book I have read It has short stories from the Dread Empire series These stories are all in the classic swards and sorcery still, at times rather hardhitting and brutal A few of the stories were quite good Standouts include two of the three about the Vengeful Dragon ship Ghost Stalk and Call for the Dead the third Vengeful Dragon story was a real disappointment Another ...


  9. says:

    This collections of tales from the world of the Dread Empire is fantastic Finally a glimpse into the origins of some well known characters, and some new ones The fact that much of this work was written ages before the bulk of the work was published really speaks the world creation Cook had done in his head ahead of time so much of it was fleshed out early on I also liked the anecdotes of where when the tales were written it gives a glimpse into the creative process and authors life i ve n This collections of tales from the world of the Dread Empire is fantastic Finally a glimpse into the origins of some well known ...


  10. says:

    I have been a fan of cook for the past couple of decades For me, this book was great because it finally pulled together some of his short fiction that I was unable to track down when it was coming out The sto...