An Ill Fate Marshalling

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An Ill Fate Marshalling

By Glen Cook

Night Shade Books, Paperback, 9781597803205, 368pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

Description

King Bragi Ragnorson decides to join Chatelain Mist’s coup against the Dread Empire. Varhlokkur the King’s wizard tries to dissuade Ragnorson from this chosen path, but only the drum-beat of war is heard. The King’s Spymaster Michael Trebilcock joins with the wizard to stave off The Ill Fate Marshaling, to no effect.
Many of the characters from past volumes take center stage, and the climatic events of this book shake the world of the Dread Empire to its very core, creating A Path to Coldness of Heart. Glen Cook’s final Dread Empire novel was to have been published 20 years ago, but the manuscript was stolen, and the fate of The Dread Empire has been in Limbo until now! Night Shade is proud to present the long delayed final Dread Empire Trilogy, of which An Ill Fate Marshaling is Volume 2.



About the Author
Born in 1944, Glen Cook grew up in northern California, served in the U.S. Navy, attended the University of Missouri, and was one of the earliest graduates of the well-known "Clarion" workshop SF writers. Since 1971 he has published a large number of Science Fiction and fantasy novels, including the "Dread Empire" series, the occult-detective "Garrett" novels, and the very popular "Black Company" sequence that began with the publication of "The Black Company" in 1984. Among his science fiction novels is "A Passage at Arms."

After working many years for General Motors, Cook now writes full-time. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol.