Author: Glen Cook.
Title: Chronicles of the Black Company.
Publisher: Tor Publishing.
Copyright: 2007 (originally 1984, 1984. 1985)
Chronicles of the Black Company is a reissue of Glen Cook's first three books, The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose. The story is told by Croaker, the chronicler of the Black Company. They are a group of competent mercenaries hired by the godlike Lady to crush a rebellion against her authority. After a group of hair raising adventures, the members of the Black Company come into possession of the infant White Rose, a female messiah who will eventually break the Lady's tyrannical reign.
Along the way, the Lady falls in love with Croaker. He has a hard time dealing with it. I won't spoil anymore of the plot. Needless to say, there are at least ten Black Company books. You'll see lots more of Croaker, Lady, and One Eye, a crazy old wizard.
Give Chronicles of the Black Company a try. It's different and the stories read fast. I enjoyed them when I first read them back in the 1990s. But the later books I found weren't as good as the first three novels. Still, recommended. Besides, Glen Cook is a local St. Louis writer.