"e;Let me tell you who I am, on the chance that these scribblings do survive. . .
"e;I am Murgen, Standardbearer of the Black Company, though I bear the shame of having lost that standard in battle. I am keeping these Annals because Croaker is dead, One-Eye won't, and hardly anyone else can read or write. I will be your guide for however long it takes the Shadowlanders to force our present predicament to its inevitable end. . ."e;
"e;The Return of the Black Company"e; comprises the novels "e;Bleak Seasons"e; and "e;She is the Darkness"e; the third omnibus volume of Glen Cook's fantasy epic Chronicles of the Black Company."e;