Dread Empire is a series of fantasy novels by American author Glen Cook. The series started out with a trilogy (three books published from 1979-80), which were followed up by two prequels in 1984 and 1985, followed by three sequels (the three most recent novels). Unfortunately, the original manuscript to the conclusion of the series was stolen.

Dread Empire began in 1979 with A Shadow of All Night Falling and concluded with A Path to Coldness of Heart in 2012. You may read the series in either the publication or chronological order. Below is a list of Glen Cook’s Dread Empire books in order of when they were first released (as well as in chronology):

Publication Order of Dread Empire Books


A Shadow of All Night Falling(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
October's Baby(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Darkness Met(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fire in His Hands(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With Mercy Toward None(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reap the East Wind(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Ill Fate Marshalling(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Path to Coldness of Heart(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Dread Empire Books


The Fire in His Hands(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With Mercy Toward None(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Shadow of All Night Falling(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
October's Baby(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Darkness Met(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reap the East Wind(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Ill Fate Marshalling(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Path to Coldness of Heart(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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