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Join 2, other followers. There’s not even anything notably interesting about the fantasy world being presented in these two stories.

Swords and Deviltry

A solid three and a half stars. Published December 1st by DH Press first published But as a shortish story it serves as a refreshing pallet cleanser to the very dark Abercrombie books I’m reading and enjoying at the moment.

The Moon Is Green. Also, the first two stories establish the backgrounds of Fafhrd, the hulking northern barbarian with a lust for travel and a hunger to see the sights of the world and learn as much as he can, and the diminutive Gray Mouser, a wily and cunning rogue who started off as a magician’s apprentice but soon turned to thievery and underhand means to get by in the teeming city of Lankhmar. But he can tell a good story and the characters and the world are well-drawn and certainly imaginative.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I learned after listening to it that it is composed of three I was searching my audible library for the books I have not yet read most are on an i-pod that died and I never got swordds to redownloading them and found this one.

I figured i should write a review giving my reasoning for such a low rating. Vlana has been around the block a few times, and she displays a mercenary tendency to attach herself to any strong-seeming man that can advance her agenda.

But then I often ignore the labels that attempt to pigeon hole everything. The book was first published in paperback form during by Ace Books company, which reprinted the title numerous times through November ; later paperback editions were issued by ibooks and Dark Horse For the first time-the story of how the greatest heroes in fantastic literature first met.

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser 9 books.

Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

His writings are highly influenced by spending his youth around Shakespearian actors, his formal studies, his love for Lovecraftian literature, and a passion for all things unusual. The Science Fiction Archive 4. The Creature from Cleveland Depths. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser 1. No, not the cat, schwiiiiiing!

The title should be at least 4 characters long. Michael Straczynski 4 J. More action packed in the end, with some turn-ups around, convinced me that I will be returning in the near future to see what other adventures the famous duo has swrods get into. His origin story is pretty flat and disappointing. View all 7 comments.


It is definitely a standout story and well worth your time. View devilty 5 comments. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This shows a side of the Gray Mouser we don’t often get to see, and it’s strange to see Leiber put him under so much stress so early on. He took Thieves’ Guilds from an adventure story of Cervantes himself the innovator of the modern novel and adventure storytaking hold of a disparate and forgotten thread and weaving it back into the pattern.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Especially when the two get drunk before embarking on a stealth mission. Ill Met in Lankhmar and Ship of Shadows.

I can now add one more flag on the road mapping the transition from Poe to Howard, to Thieves World to [for example] Riyria. Views Read Edit View history. While these are decent stories, the real magic is when the two meet for the first time in Ill Met In Lankhmar which is a superb story in the classic sword and sorcery meets buddy book genre.

Read this if you are interested in a snapshot of the past and want to explore the roots of this genre.