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I could suggest some of what I feel are the best stories in their entire span most of which come after the second bookbut I think that would be cheating. The Ruin of Angels.

He starts off as a magician’s apprentice little different from those seen in many other fantasy stories, and there’s little hint of the wry sybaritic thief he becomes in the later stories. His origin story is pretty flat and disappointing.

This beautifully, illustrated by Tom Kidd, version of the book also contains additional material. It is significantly more entertaining, although it is as believable and realistic as Duck Talesand caters to about the same level of intellect. The characters aren’t that deep. The Unreal and the Real. Finally, “Ill-Met in Lankhmar”, the meeting of the pair and the birth of their long, fruitful relationship. Just Over the Horizon. Not to mention that all the women portrayed are either controlling, manipulitive bitches, prostitutes, or the helpless female typecast.

At least this time, Fafrel and Mouser were there together so I wasn’t as quite as lost about what was going on! View all 6 comments.

The dynamic duo, right. The vengeful Mouser was very good read and dark,moody story.

Swords & Deviltry, by Fritz Leiber

But I look forward to the next ceviltry Swords Against Death which does contain some of the better stories. Tag Cloud action adventure aliens alternate history anthology aritificial intelligence authors blogging books classic conventions dark epic fantasy funny future give away graphic novel guest post historical fiction horror Interview interviews Locke Lamora magic manga mystery mythology new weird politics read-a-long read along reading religion robots romance sci-fantasy science fiction series short stories space opera steampunk supernatural suspense thriller time travel urban fantasy vintage Vintage SciFi Frit.


It is abundantly clear while reading it that it is created by the immature mind of college age boys.

The City of Brass. Recognizing a kindred spirit, the two men form a friendship and share the loot. Devilrry is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Similarly, you can’t scientifically prove Bob Marley makes better music than Kriss Kross. Tea with the Black Dragon. In the one and only scene where two women were having a conversation devilty a man present, the conversation was summed leier in this sort of fashion: These stories were actually written much later, when Leiber began to try codifying and structuring his world more deliberately.

Dec 18, Reynard rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s a tone of wry humor, perhaps a little mocking at youth and noble intentions, and early in the stories I wondered if the narrative would remain tongue-in-cheek. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: In the meantime, the stories are out there, rewarding those who hunt them down with some of the finest flights of fancy to be annd on the written page.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Un certo tipo di fantasy ha tratto a piene mani da queste storie fantastiche.

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However, the first story, “The Snow Women”, does not start very auspiciously. Jun 10, Phil rated it it was amazing Shelves: We meet the young Fafhrd–a barbarian of the northern wastes dominated by his mother, the great Snow Witch–who longs for the excitement and variety of civilization that arrives in the form of a theatrical caravan, and we meet Mouse–the apprentice of a poor hedge wizard–who revenges his master’s death, becoming in the process “The Grey Mouser.

Leiber does not choose to construct an alternate world–or an elaborate multi-volume quest, for that matter–with the painstaking care of Tolkien, but he writes just as well perhaps better and creates a marvelously expansive world filled with good food, good wine, good sex and good fellowship, with a little roguery and thievery thrown in for good measure. This is kind of an odd one — the stories were written as backstory long after Fafhrd and Mouser had appeared as a pair.

In my journey in the genre of sword and sorcery I end up here, in a collection of short eeviltry about 2 very popular heroes.


I’ll do my best to let you know what’s what. Swords and Deviltry is the first book actually first collection of short stories in the series, and introduced the two protagonists with one origin story each, then ends deiltry Ill Met in Lankhmar leober, the tale of how the unlikely friends first meet.

Right away we’re thrust into a fight on the street, and the two meet by helping one another out of sheer instinct and respect based on seeing the other’s style.

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I personally always liked the mix of good and evil in the central characters. I know these books are classics so I’ Not entirely sure what I think of this one. The White Hotel Tiptree, Jr.

We meet the young Fafhrd–a barbarian of the northern wastes dominated by his mother, the great Snow Witch–who longs for the excitement and variety of civil This is the first volume in Fritz Leiber’s classic fantasy saga, the adventures of Fafhrd and his friend and partner, The Grey Mouser, composed from the 40’s through the 70’s. Non vedo l’ora di leggere nuove avventure del gigante barbaro e del piccolo e agile ladro, mai come questa volta sono felice di avere ancora tante storie da leggere e un intero mondo rigorosamente fantasy da esplorare.

Preview — Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. The Book of Kells. The Face in the Frost. He and the Duke eventually confront each other, and the Grey Mouser prevails with the use znd black magic.

The Creature from Cleveland Depths. First in the influential fan-favorite sdords, Swords and Deviltry collects four adventure stories from Fritz Leiber, the author who coined the phrase “sword and sorcery” and helped birth an entire genre. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Essay by Ted Gioia.