Swords and Deviltry

Swords and Deviltry

For the first time-the story of how the greatest heroes in fantastic literature first met.

'The two thieves had themselves been robbed by two youths, who eyed each other suspiciously over the sprawled, senseless bodies.

Fafhrd said: 'Our motives for being here seem identical.' 'Surely, they must be!' the Mouser answered curtly, fiercely eyeing his huge, potential foe.

Fafhrd glanced down at the belts and money-pouches of the fallen thieves. Then he looked up at the Mouser with an honest, open, ingenuous smile.

'Sixty-sixty?' he suggested.

Thus was born the most improbable relationship in the whole history of swords and sorceries.


7 • Induction • [Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser] • (1957) • shortstory by Fritz Leiber
11 • The Snow Women • [Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser] • (1970) • novella by Fritz Leiber
91 • The Unholy Grail • [Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser] • (1962) • novelette by Fritz Leiber
123 • Ill Met in Lankhmar • [Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser] • (1970) • novella by Fritz Leiber

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    Swords and Deviltry Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    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. The volumes are ordered ...

  • carol.

    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 he...

  • Lyn

    Wayne’s World!Wayne’s World!Wayne’s World!Party on! Excellent!Wayne: OK, welcome to our show, today we’ll be talking about some swingalicious sword and sorcery action, specifically Fritz Leibe...

  • Karl

    This beautifully, illustrated by Tom Kidd, version of the book also contains additional material.007 - Introduction by Michael Moorcock015 - The Original Appearance of the Grey Mouser and Fafhrd of th...

  • Markus

    Fritz Leiber is another of the early defining authors in fantasy, mostly because of the coining of the term 'Sword & Sorcery'. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser is the tale of a companionship between a mount...

  • Kat  Hooper

    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.I must confess that I had some preconceived notions about Fritz Leiber’s work. Because he’s credited with coining the phrase “Sword & Sorcery,” and beca...

  • Allison Hurd

    I'm sorry, I have nothing good to say about this. ETA let it not be said I don't listen. I will say something nice. I can see in this the seed that so many people watered into the staple of troupe bas...

  • HBalikov

    "In the midst of the table an alembic was working. The lamp’s flame—deep blue, this one—kept a-boil in the large crystal cucurbit a dark, viscid fluid with here and there diamond glints. From ou...

  • Michael

    Ah, sexism, we meet again. And in such an unexpected location: a pulp fantasy novel!I don't know what Leiber looked like, but I'm picturing that sickly-skinny kid from The New Guy. This book is every ...

  • Evgeny

    This is the first book of the series which gave us term and fantasy sub-genre Sword and Sorcery. It consists of 3 novellas which talk about the background of the main characters, Fafhrd and Gray Mouse...