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What did you love best about Soldiers Live?
The return of Croaker as annalist of The Black Company and also Marc Vietor as narrator.
I soldiered through the last four books just to get to this one, because I knew The Black Company that I fell in love with in the first four books would finally return.
Who was your favorite character and why?
It was Croaker by far. His annals/perspective of The Black Company, to me, is why I fell in love with the series in the first place.
Which character – as performed by Marc Vietor – was your favorite?
Marc Vietor, to me, is the best narrator of the series. He adds grittiness to The Black Company that the other narrators of the series could not match. His portrayal of Croaker is simply perfect.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I found the phrase: "Soldiers live..." uttered throughout the book by Croaker, to be deeply profound. And it particularly moved me when Croaker uttered it for the last time: "Soldiers live and wonder why."
Any additional comments?
I now understand why Glen Cook wrote the last four books with different annalists. I think it was to give this well seasoned version of Croaker more flavor to contrast the younger Croaker from the earlier books.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is about as good as it gets for epic fantasy series. On the same level as wheel, thrones, first law, blood song.
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