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by Fritz Leiber
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nente rated it 2 years ago
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...
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Brian's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
The book which introduced Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser as they adventure across Nehwon.Starting with the pair as adolescents in their own lands, it shows how they came to bump into each other one fateful night in Lankhmar and join together for the thrill of adventuring and danger.The prose is a bit ov...
Fantasy Hardships
Fantasy Hardships rated it 5 years ago
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...
scottakennedy rated it 6 years ago
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...
charlton rated it 6 years ago
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.
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book reviews forevermore rated it 7 years ago
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 ...
Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it 9 years ago
In the end, a very nice introduction to Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser that at times, particularly in I'll-met in lanhkmar, felt very howard-esque. It left me impressed and looking forward to more.
kristenrenn rated it 9 years ago
I may pick up the next book in this series, but I wasn't in love with it. I much prefer Leiber's sci-fi and horror stories.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 9 years ago
Though not widely read anymore, Leiber's Fantasy stories have had a huge influence on the genre. There probably would not be Rouge, Thief, or Assassin classes in Dungeons & Dragons if Leiber had not written the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series. The first collection includes "Ill Met in Lankhmar" ...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 10 years ago
Oh man have I been looking forward to reading this.
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