The Company, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Hoping for a better life, five war veterans colonize an abandoned island.

They take with them everything they could possibly need - food, clothes, tools, weapons, even wives.

The colonists feel sure that their friendship will keep them together.

But an unanticipated discovery shatters their dream and replaces it with a very different one.

Only then do they begin to realize that they've brought with them rather more than they bargained for.

For one of them, it seems, has been hiding a terrible secret from the rest of the company. And when the truth begins to emerge, it soon becomes clear that the war is far from over. With masterful storytelling, irresistible wit and extraordinary insight into human nature, K.

J. Parker is widely acknowledged as one of the most original and exciting fantasy writers of modern times.

THE COMPANY, K. J. Parker's first stand-alone novel, is a tour de force from an author who is changing the face of the fantasy genre.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781841495101



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This book relies on the characters and the story of their interactions together. I like that there is a lot of room given for the tale to unfold. It is certainly a while until you even learn what they did in the war. In many cases you don't get all the explanations in one place and the pieces are dotted around. Mostly from the current day being mixed up well with the back story of their war exploits/ the forging of the team dynamics which makes it feel more complex that the actual bare plot really is at the end. There are nice twists and surprises even to the last.

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