Glen Cook's Black Company novels are some of the best fantasy books on the market. Gritty, fast-paced, humorous, and realistic, the books are definitely page-turners. When I was just getting into Bleak Seasons, I was disappointed to realize that much of it would concern the same events that occurred in Dreams of Steel, but from a different perspective. It was better than I expected though. Some questions from the previous book are answered while new questions come to light. Cook's dark humor, largely absent from Dreams of Steel, is definitely back in Bleak Seasons. I also love the mysterious voice (I won't spoil it by revealing who the voice belongs to) that welcomes Murgen back when he has his mental trips into the past. Black Company fans will enjoy the book. Readers unfamiliar with the Black Company owe it to themselves to get the first book, The Black Company, and read the entire series.