Swords and Deviltry
The first book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Wherein the two greatest heroes in the annals of fantasy meet for the first time. Here is the beginning of the legendery epic that has become a classic of fantasy adventure. At first, they seemed an unlikely pair: Fafhrd, the white-robed princeling of... show more
The first book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
Wherein the two greatest heroes in the annals of fantasy meet for the first time.
Here is the beginning of the legendery epic that has become a classic of fantasy adventure. At first, they seemed an unlikely pair: Fafhrd, the white-robed princeling of the barbaric cold waste; the Gray Mouser, a wizardling suspended between magic white and black.
Little did they realize, as they suspiciously eyed each other that night in murky Lankhmar, that they were two long-sundered, matching halves of a greater hero -- that they would be comrades through a thousand quests and a hundred lifetimes of adventures, with their
Swords and Deviltry
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1970-04-01
Pages no: 254
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 ...