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The Island of Dr. Some great slap sticky style humour. Fafhrd is a barbarian living in the lands of North where the harsh climate allows the survival of the strongest. How to write a great review.

Swords & Deviltry, by Fritz Leiber

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.

The final of the three stories, “Ill-Met in Lankmar,” is definitely the high point. View all 4 comments. 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 around to redownloading them and found this one. Lankhmar is a city run by guilds, and like any good sword and sorcery city, it has leiger healthy thieves guild, and a healthier beggars guild.

Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

I’m not even sure I was aware there were loads more of them. Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. It doesn’t stand up to other genre classics or newer fantasy books, and I would only recommend it to those who, like me, want to read the whole fantasy canon. If it was a longer book it probable wouldn’t have been that good.


Somtow 1 Saad Z. However, when they return to their lair later, they discover [spoiler removed]. The language is quite flowery and full of adjectives, but I got used to it very fast and I was able to enjoy the scenery and the action.

Bullet With His Name. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You can read this item using any of the following Leibr apps and devices: Swords and Deviltry is the first book actually first collection of short stories in the series, and introduced leibber two protagonists with one origin story each, then ends with Ill Met in Sworesthe 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.

If this series was the father of sword and sorcery, then earlier written Robert E. This page was last edited on 1 Mayat Feminists might be turned off by the portrayal of some characters, ranging from harpies to temptress, and Leiber seems quite fond of the fantasy equivalent of strip joints, but once again toward the end, the feminine characters gain depth and subtlety. None can inflict suffering without enduring the same.

The women of the Snow Clan are domineering, shrewish, and dabble in dark magic as well. Finally, I just love reading short stories; it isn’t that I haven’t the attention span for novels, but I enjoy reading things in a single sitting and I like to take stories with me on trips, or even on my way to work in the mornings as I ride public transit.


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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The story turns a lot darker toward the end, showcasing the full range of the author abilities. Not much happened except for Fafhrd’s brooding and longing to see the civilized lands.

At first, they seemed like an unlikely pair: Thanks for telling us about the problem. The stories are warm, rich in sentiments, with very vivid and colorful imagery, and have the potential to appeal the tastes of any avid fantasy reader. Leibdr title should be at least 4 characters long.

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This introductory collection of stories presents the her I picked this up in order to fill one of the gaps in my fantasy education. They could also be like the Laverne and Shirley of swords and sorcery.

I can’t find you on twitter! There are a lot of them here, but there’s so much more to the stories in general. Pages to import images to Wikidata. There’s a feel of both age and timelessness about these stories–tall, fur-clad barbarian and short swordsman-thief who can vanish in the shadows–this is like reading the origin myth for characters we’ve known for decades.