Swords and Deviltry
One of the most influential and critically acclaimed fantasy writers of all time, Fritz Leiber pioneered the sword-and-sorcery genre! In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life... show more
One of the most influential and critically acclaimed fantasy writers of all time, Fritz Leiber pioneered the sword-and-sorcery genre! In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses and the depths of their desires and fears. Superb writing and brilliant, believable characterizations highlight the first entry in Leiber's seminal series.
Publish date: December 1st 2006
Publisher: DH Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (#1)
Not any too deep, the characters barely defined, and the word usage sometimes making me wonder if English was Leiber's second language. But perhaps entertaining enough.The book is made up of three parts: one apiece for the previous history of both characters, and the final one in which they meet. Bu...
This book is a collection of three short stories that reveal the origins of Fafhrd (story one), the Gray Mouser (story 2), and how they got to meet (story three). There isn't much for me to say here apart from the fact that I didn't like these much. However, that's not because I though the stories...
Re-reading this book 30 years after first reading it as a teen, it has not aged as well as I expected. This is likely due to the book's deep influence in the evolution of role-playing games (especially the original Dungeons and Dragons) and subsequent computer games. This has rendered the story tr...
I enjoyed every page of this book.From the great northman(Fafhrd)to the smaller thief/magic-user apprentice(Gray Mouser)and their meeting each other.
Leiber is one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fiction, and it shows. Reading these stories feels a little like sitting at the feet of an old, old storyteller while he reminisces about childhood heroes. There's a feel of both age and timelessness about these stories--tall, fur-clad barbarian and ...