I absolutely adore Glen Cook’s The Black Company series and his Garrett P.I. series, so I figured I’d tackle some of his other works. I had already bought some of his other books, but I was really interested in his The Instrumentalities of the Night series. I couldn’t find physical copies of all his books, so I bought it as an omnibus e-book instead.
The Tyranny of the Night is the first book in the four-book series.
The Patriarchy of the West and the Pramans – followers of The Written – have always warred about the control of the site of the greatest magics; Wells of Ihrain in the Holy Land. These days an uneasy truce keeps war at bay – but not for long. The Patriarchy is itching for another crusade, while the Pramans too are scheming. And all the while the Instrumentalities of the Night are swirling around the dark places, eager for a taste of ruling again.
A Praman warrior named Else Tage is tasked with infiltrating The Patriarcy and learning of their plans, and does so with shrewdness and abandon. But what he doesn’t know if that The Instrumentalities of the Night have sent their chosen after him. After all, they couldn’t let him live after he killed one of their own. After he killed a god. Continue reading