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Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM By Glen Cook

Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night And at the world s center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the grWelcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night And at the world s center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics Over the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to claim the Wells from the Pramans, the followers of the Written Now an uneasy truce extends between the Pramans and the West, waiting for a spark to start the conflict anew Then, on a mission in the Holy Land, the young Praman warrior Else is attacked by a creature of the Dark in effect, a minor god Too ignorant to know that he can never prevail over such a thing, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, sets the terrors of the night against him As a reward for his success, Else is sent as a spy to the heart of the Patriarchy to direct their attention away from further ventures into the Holy Lands Dogged by hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses senseless butchery and surprising acts of faith as he penetrates to the very heart of the Patriarchy and rides alongside their armies in a new crusade against his own people But the Night rides with him, too, sending two of its once human agents from the far north to assassinate him Submerged in his role, he begins to doubt his faith, his country, even his family As his mission careens out of control, he faces unanswerable questions about his future It is said that God will know his own, but can one who has slain gods ever know forgiveness In The Tyranny of the Night, Glen Cook introduces a new fantasy epic for the ages.
  • Title: The Tyranny of the Night
  • Author: Glen Cook
  • ISBN: 9780765345967
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Evgeny Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
A buddy read with my friends whose names I will add later as I still hope some of them might join even if quite late.The best-known series of Glen Cook is The Black Company. In case you have not read it: what are you waiting for? It is not for everybody, but if you have even passing interest in fantasy you really owe it to yourself to see what all the fuss is about. Fans of that series know that even though it is finished Glen Cook stated that he had plans for two more books. The series the firs [...]
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Choko Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
*** 4.25 ***A buddy read with my friends @ BB&B!I wonder how boring the world would be if there were no writers like Glen Cook in it Actually, I refuse to even imagine such HORROR! If there was no Glen Cook, then there wouldn't be the Black Company, and there would not be this Alternative History Fantasy, The Instrumentalities of the Night, which is another enthralling and mind-boggling Tour de Force by one of the most deceptively simplistic authors I have ever read! For the ease and accessi [...]
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Bookwraiths Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews I'm a big fan of Glen Cook and have been since I was a know-it-all teenager, so whenever he puts out a new book, I eventually get around to reading it. Usually I love the thing, because I just enjoy the way the man tells stories. But even I have to say this book/series was difficult to get real excited about. However, since Cook wrote it, I finally gave it a try and was glad I did so.With The Tyranny of the Night, Cook takes us to a thinly concealed 13t [...]
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
☠ I Am Only a Month Late for this Oh Please Fellow Mercenaries Don't Sever My Little Head Just Yet Buddy Read (IAOaMLftOPFMDSMLHJYBR™) without My Dearest of Wives, My Elephantine Canadian Nemesis and The Girl Formerly Known as Slowpoke over at BB&B ☠This is Glen Cook, ergo this is slightly awesome. And thus was very scientifically proven the undeniably scrumptious greatness of this book. You are very welcome.The end.(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]Also: Else is MINE (view spoiler)[MINE [...]
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E. Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
I am a huge Glen Cook fan. My love for the Black Company series is far beyond irrational, I recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy with an enthusiasm that borders on fanatical. But, as much as I am loathe to admit it, I really just did not like this book. Firstly, one of the very compelling parts of the Black Company is that it is written largely from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground. The Company, if you haven't read the books, is a mercenary band, and they really don't care much [...]
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Art Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
There is a lot to recommend this book, especially to those who are sick and tired of the typical High Medieval might and magic type of effluvium that saturates the SciFi/Fantasy bookshelves these days. Cook is in his usual form, gritty and realistic, yet able to find glimmers of something good even in his vilest villains. However, this particular book suffers from an overwhelming complexity of places, names, religions and characters. Cook makes it worse by being disingenuous: after a short while [...]
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Ryan St george Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Only reason this doesn't get five stars is because it can be extremely complex and confusing in the beginning. If you want to read military fantasy with strong influences of the Crusades, Islam, Odin and Norse religion, Christianity, 13th century Europe, Byzantium/Constantinople, Cathars/Albigensian, Mystic Judaism, and a bunch more other awesomeness this is the series for you! History buffs will love this! I know I did! Can't wAit for book two.
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Jacob Proffitt Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
A straight-forward political fantasy by Glen Cook, this book had a huge cast and moved to a ton of different places and it was very easy to become lost and confused by all the names. Fortunately, perhaps, much of the geopolitics mirror medieval Europe and the Middle East (with all the names changed—probably to avoid all the emotional baggage if it had been set there) and once I made that connection it became much easier to keep track of everything going on. Not nearly as dark or depressing as [...]
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Eilonwy Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
As usual with Glen Cook, the story line in this book is pretty complex and twisty, and hard to summarize. So let’s talk about the world the story is set in. It’s an alternate version of our earth, taking place around the time of the Christian Crusades, the East/West Christian Schism, and the spread of Islam, so approximately 1200 CE. All these religions and a few others (various Jewish sects, even Norse mythology) are followed by the characters, who all, naturally, believe they are on the On [...]
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Psychophant Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
This book annoyed me a lot. It still annoys me when I think about it. It is well written, specially the soldiering bits, which is not surprising considering Glen Cook's mastery of that aspect. It is the worldbuilding what irritates me. This is supposedly a fantasy world. With strong sorcery and interventionist supernatural forces. And yet when you start reading you realize the world itself is basically ours by the beginning of the XIIIth century AD, with all the names changed. Both religion, pol [...]
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Randall Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Having read Mr. Cook's "Black Company" series, I looked forward to reading the start of the Instrumentalities of the Night series, "The Tyranny of the Night."I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed by this book during the first couple hundred pages. I found it quite difficult to separate the characters and the religions to which they belonged and the religions seemed to play quite an important part.After awhile the book started to get a bit clearer or I started to become more acclimated to [...]
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John Shaw Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Glen Cook became one of my favorite authors when I rad the 1st book of the Black Company(but that's another post)Cook specializes in grittydarmfantasythat feels very realno white wizardsor elvesor any of that tired rubbishjust plain old peoplebeating the shit out of each otherAn intense book set in an alternate yet entirely believable version of 15th(?) Century EuropeExciting military fantasythat is simultaneously clevera trick that most"mens adventure" booksmiss
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Kelly Flanagan Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
so far this book is just as all the reviews state too much info! The Author doesn't allow you to fill in any detail of the political aspects of life within this world, and not just one kingdom, but the entire world. dialog though sparse is well written, and there seems to bee a good story in there. I hope to find it before I am tempted to shelve the book.
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Pavlo Tverdokhlib Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
This is arguably Cook's best. Unlike the Black Company, which created its own world with a long history that the reader had to try to piece togetehr slowly themselves, here we have our history. Well, kind of. The parallels are real and deliberate, giving us a 12th century Europe and the surrounding Mediterranean states. Crusades are in full swing, and a new ambitious "Patriarch" (read: Pope) wants to launch another one. Oh, and crush the local variant of the Cathar heresy in what-should-be South [...]
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malynosorozec Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
„-Wróg twojego wroga jest twoim sprzymierzeńcem.-Ale nigdy przyjacielem” Studnie Mocy słabną. Lód w coraz szybszym tempie pokrywa świat. Delegatury Nocy wykazują niespotykaną od dawna aktywność. Starzy Bogowie ponownie dobijają się do bram świata. Wielkie religie zajmuje walką ze sobą. Królowie, wodzowie i przywódcy religijni chcą za wszelką cenę na trwałe odcisnąć swój ślad w historii. Krwawy ślad. Następne lata na zawsze zmienią oblicze świata… …A w pierwsz [...]
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Nathan Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
In a very thinly veiled version of high middle ages Mediterranean, various factions from nations standing in for France, Egypt, the Holy Roman Empire, Byzantium, Tunis, the Vatican and (what!?) viking Scandinavia come together and plot, fight, backstab, manipulate and manoeuvre for the various purposes of themselves, their rulers, their gods and their demons (the latter pairing being the Instrumentalities of the title).This one takes a fairly long run to get going, as the various settings and ch [...]
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Drunkenness Books Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Voilà une chronique difficile à faire… Ce premier tome des Instrumentalités de la Nuit est tellement riche et complexe que je ne sais par quoi commencer. D’autant plus qu’au final, je ne sais pas trop quoi en penser non plus ! Mais bon, je vais essayer de vous donner un avis le plus construit possible.J’ai découvert l’auteur, Glen Cook, il y a plusieurs années avec son cycle de La Compagnie Noire et j’avais vraiment adoré. Les 13 tomes avaient été lus en moins de 15 jours tan [...]
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Adrian Diglio Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
INTRO: The Tyranny of the Night is the first book of Glen Cook's newest series: The Instrumentalities of the Night. It's a fantasy novel that is targeted toward an adult audienceOT: It tells the tale of how a soldier named Else encounters a minor god, but doesn't know that it is beyond something he can kill. Ignorant to the strength of the creature, he fights it and wins. This draws him much unwanted attention from the creatures of the Night as they send two of its once-human agents to try to hu [...]
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Pat Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
The first of a new series by veteran fantasy maestro Glen Cook, Tyranny of the Night centers upon an elite soldier named Else, who's been sent by the potentates back home (i.e. the Holy Lands) to spy/sow dissent in the already-quarrelsome West. The names took a little getting used to, as did the world, but after about the first hundred pages I was fully immersed in the world and gleefully blazed through this one at top speed. As far as historical references go, I couldn't hazard a guess as to da [...]
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Andy Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Definitely some interesting building blocks for a great story, but there were some hard to ignore stumbles. It seems like this is supposed to be a realistic world, though with magic and magic beings. The story seems relatively historic, with the church clearly standing in for the Catholic Church, the Patriarch clearly being the Pope, and the Pramans clearly acting as Muslims. There are other groups as well. The Andorayans are Norse, though I'm less clear on the counterparts for the Maysaleans, N [...]
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Terence Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
It's really a 2.5 but since I don't have a half-star option, I'm rounding up.I actually read book one several years ago when it first came out but I've reread it in order to have a handle on what's happening in the second installment. I remember being very disappointed in the first read; on the second read I liked it better but it's still something of a disappointment.I suppose in my case it's a matter of having read the same type of story before in Cook's Black Company series or Dread Empire no [...]
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Alexkerr Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Finally! I've had this book on my shelf for nearly two years. And now it is finished. I am a huge fan of Glen Cook. His "Black Company" series was amazing. It is actually the reason I came back to Fantasy novels. What I loved most about them is that he just throws you into the story. There is little to no back-story, or introduction to characters. You are forced to, or slowly come to know all of the characters through scenes. It might not seem like this is novel, but it feels very disconcerting, [...]
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astaliegurec Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
If you sort the reviews for this book on by Lowest Rating First, you'll get a good idea of what's wrong with this book. Essentially, it reads like a text book on Medieval History with all the names changed (except Iceland, oddly). Plus, it has WAY too much geographical, historical, genealogical, political, and religious information in it. After a while, your eyes sort of glaze over and you end up skimming through things. Even after reading the 500 pages in the book, I still couldn't keep the pl [...]
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Ben Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Read this book as reference material for my job, but I think it's time to put it to bed. I don't not finish very many books, but this is going to be one. I've got too much other reading I want to do.Actually, aspects of it were quite interesting. As the title(s) suggest, the night as a potent and magical force plays a role in this book. Sadly, the author presents a fairly compelling idea and then doesn't really do much with it. At least not most of the way through. On top of that, you have to be [...]
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Jason Dias Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
I really just want to read The Black Company, so I admit to a certain amount of bias about Instrumentalities of the Night. I think they're keeping me from Croaker's world.Sorry, Glen. I know you want to write other stuff. I empathize. Three books into an epic fantasy series, I too am distracted by other stories that need telling, and Black Company really is wrapped up well.So. This series sits in a Cookian universe. The world, like all his worlds, is ancient. New cities rest on the bones of old [...]
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Mark Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
At first I thought this book was in dire need of a map, because every fantasy book is better with a map, until I realized that all the places mentioned were just thinly-veiled analogues to real world countries in the time of the crusades. Appreciating the works of Guy Kay, there's certainly some interesting stuff to be found in history-as-fantasy, but for some reason the obviousness of it in this case bothered me a bit and I found myself trying to ignore it when possible. The Lions of al-Rassan [...]
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Sam Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
I loved this book but I recognize it can be quite difficult for some people to get into. It's an examination of the politics, greed, and hypocrisy involved in religious wars and crusades. Like the Black Company books, this is told (mostly) from the viewpoint of soldiers caught up in events much bigger than themselves. How he writes about soldiers, their experiences in wars, and how they handle them is one of the great joys of reading his work so it's nice that he kept that here. The political ma [...]
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Elizabeth Brooks Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
Yet another book that I started with high hopes (I loved Cook's Black Company series) but eventually never even finished because I got bored.Imagine the social, political, and religious situation of Earth in the early Middle Ages, but make magic real. That seems to be Cook's premise for the world -- it's all too easy to pair up assorted religions and leaders and sects, and I'm an indifferent student of history, at best. It's a well-used premise, but one I enjoy when done well (see Guy Gavriel Ka [...]
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Christian Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
If you have a look a the earlier reviews from other readers (which I had not before I started reading the novel), you will get a fairly good idea of whether or not you want to enter the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, seeing as many readers have made the same comments and in my opinion they are spot on.If you can get through the first 50 or 60 pages of name-dropping and quite tedious set up (a somewhat "fantasized" version of Europe in crusade times – some say the 1300's but I can [...]
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Barbora Jan 16, 2019 - 08:44 AM
4,6*Young adult knihy nebo i fantasy s dospívajícími hrdiny můžou být fajn, ale neškodí občas sáhnout i po knize s hrdinou starším. Glen Cook píše fantasy, ale jeho fantasy není v první řadě z pohledu princů nebo čarodějů a už vůbec ne těch legendárních. Cook se věnuje vojákům. Černá legie je vyprávěna z pohledu vojenského lékaře a příležitostného kronikáře působícího v legii žoldáků, Tyrani noci je v er-formě, ale soustředí se na dalšího voj [...]
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The Tyranny of the Night By Glen Cook Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night And at the world s center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the grWelcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night And at the world s center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics Over the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to claim the Wells from the Pramans, the followers of the Written Now an uneasy truce extends between the Pramans and the West, waiting for a spark to start the conflict anew Then, on a mission in the Holy Land, the young Praman warrior Else is attacked by a creature of the Dark in effect, a minor god Too ignorant to know that he can never prevail over such a thing, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, sets the terrors of the night against him As a reward for his success, Else is sent as a spy to the heart of the Patriarchy to direct their attention away from further ventures into the Holy Lands Dogged by hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses senseless butchery and surprising acts of faith as he penetrates to the very heart of the Patriarchy and rides alongside their armies in a new crusade against his own people But the Night rides with him, too, sending two of its once human agents from the far north to assassinate him Submerged in his role, he begins to doubt his faith, his country, even his family As his mission careens out of control, he faces unanswerable questions about his future It is said that God will know his own, but can one who has slain gods ever know forgiveness In The Tyranny of the Night, Glen Cook introduces a new fantasy epic for the ages.

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