The Tower of Fear

The Tower of Fear

by Glen Cook

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ISBN-13: 9781466831155
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Born in 1944, GLEN COOK grew up in northern California, served in the U.S. Navy, attended the University of Missouri, and was one of the earliest graduates of the well-known "Clarion" workshop SF writers. Since 1971 he has published a large number of SF and fantasy novels, including the "Dread Empire" series, the occult-detective "Garrett" novels, and the very popular "Black Company" sequence that began with the publication of The Black Company in 1984. Among his SF novels is A Passage at Arms.

After working many years for General Motors, Cook now writes full-time. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol.


Born in 1944, Glen Cook grew up in northern California, served in the U.S. Navy, attended the University of Missouri, and was one of the earliest graduates of the well-known "Clarion" workshop SF writers. Since 1971 he has published a large number of Science Fiction and fantasy novels, including the "Dread Empire" series, the occult-detective "Garrett" novels, and the very popular "Black Company" sequence that began with the publication of The Black Company in 1984. Among his science fiction novels is A Passage at Arms.

After working many years for General Motors, Cook now writes full-time. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol.

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1944

Place of Birth:

New York City, New York

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The Tower of Fear 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TheTruthDC More than 1 year ago
An excellent stand alone book, not one of his series books.  This isn't you usual run of the mill good guys vs. villains.  There are at least 4 partisan sides conflicting in the same city.  And of course, they all think they are the good guys.  And the viewpoints aren't necessarily directly opposing.  The characters have their own goals which may or may not be absolutely counter to someone else's goal.  Well worth the read.
saltmanz on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Following a slow-ish start, this book has completely blown me away. I love Cook's Black Company stuff (the only other Cook books that I've read) and this might be even better. Cook shows that he's the master of the "gray" character, filling the book with multiple, overlapping POVs from all factions involved. Barring one or two characters who are just plain jerks, there are no real bad guys here; just men and women doing what they feel they need to for a cause that they feel is just.The plot revolves around the middle-east-flavored city of Qushmarrah, formerly ruled by the dark lord Gorloch and his sorceror Nakar, now occupied by the monotheistic Herodians and their mercenary Dartar tribes. Throw in an underground Qushmarrahan rebellion called The Living, who seek independence for their city; and Nakar's widow, intent on resurrecting her deceased husband. Then put a carpenter and his family smack in the middle of all of it.All of this in a standalone novel under 400 pages. Wow.
CountGrey More than 1 year ago
One of his few stand alone novels, this book is a perfect introduction to Cook's writing style. Instead of jumping into a series - an intimidating prospect for some - you can read and enjoy this story at your leisure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago