The Silver Spike

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The Silver Spike
The Silver Spike.jpg
Author Glen Cook
Cover artist Keith Berdak
Country United States
Language English
Series The Black Company
Genre Epic fantasy, Dark fantasy
Publisher Tor Fantasy
Publication date
September 1989
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 313
ISBN 0-8125-0220-5
OCLC 20269842
Preceded by The White Rose

The Silver Spike is a spin-off from Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The story combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows two former members of The Black Company and the formerly renowned "White Rose" down their own path after parting ways with the company following the events at the conclusion of The White Rose.

Plot summary[edit]

The Dominator was a wizard of immense power who could not be killed by his enemies. He was, however, defeated and his evil essence imprisoned in a silver spike. The power inherent in the spike is so greatly feared and desired that some try to steal it, while others try to keep it from falling into anyone's hands.

Characters in "The Silver Spike"[edit]

Spike Hunters[edit]

  • Tully Stahl
  • Smeds Stahl – Tully's cousin
  • Old Man Fish (Forto Reibus)
  • Timmy Locan

The Rebellion[edit]

  • Darling (Tonie Fisk) – The White Rose
  • Silent – Wizard formerly of The Black Company
  • Bomanz the Wakener (Seth Chalk)
  • Brother Bear Torque
  • Donkey Dick “Stubby” Torque
  • Paddlefoot Torque

The Empire[edit]

  • Brigadier Wildbrand
  • Gossamer – Wizard and Spidersilk's twin
  • Spidersilk
  • Exile – Imperial wizard from Charm


  • Philodendron Case
  • Raven – formerly of The Black Company
  • Toadkiller Dog
  • The Limper – one of The Ten Who Were Taken

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