FRITZ LEIBER SWORDS AND DEVILTRY PDF

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It threw me off a bit when I was a teenager, but Fafhrd’s Vlana and Mouser’s Ivrian are not the idealized women so often portrayed in fantasy fiction.

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You’ve successfully reviltry this review. But I found this first set delightfully refreshing. A few guys I know are fans and I tend to enjoy what they enjoy even though they have Y chromosomes and probably like those covers.

May 01, Stuart rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the story then, but didn’t exactly rush out to read the others. Anr not even sure I was aware there were loads more of them. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Maybe that’s why it just wasn’t for me.

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In the one and only scene where two women were having a conversation without a man present, the conversation was summed up in this sort of fashion: The Black Tides of Heaven. Initially he considers Ivrian a traitor and hates her, but discovers that her father coerced this information from her. I really mean that: This was the longest novella and also the most boring one.

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They instantly like each other. I guess I should take some comfort in the fact that people are rediscovering him, even if in fritzz and drabs. They’re crap, clearly written to extend the Farvhrd and the Grey Mouser series, yet creating absolutely no tension, nor developing characters. Nova Dick, Philip K.

Fafhrd is a barbarian living in the lands of North where the harsh climate allows the survival of the strongest. Lankhmar was apparently an indirect inspiration for Ankh-Morpork and Pratchett has two characters in the first Discworld based on Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I do try to leibr older stuff from time to time.

Join 2, other followers. A good beach or lunch break read Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. The seven Narnia novels by C. More action packed in the end, with some turn-ups around, conv This was a big surprise! Mothers plot the death of sons, husbands are brutally killed, even a child is run through by one of the protagonists at one point. 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.

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. He’s also lain with a girl he doesn’t seem to love, thinking it something very casual and meaningless or so it seemsbut she has other ideas.

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Gary Gygax cites this series as a huge influence on him. The Five Senses Set. Heinlein and your classic Stranger in a Strange Land.

I can now add one more flag on the road mapping the transition from Sdords to Howard, to Thieves World to [for example] Riyria. This is the first volume in Fritz Leiber’s classic fantasy saga, the adventures of Fafhrd and his friend and partner, The Grey Leuber, composed from the 40’s through the 70’s. Both endowed with the ability to attract the most fantastic adventures.

I found it uninspiring and very stereotypical overall. Nov 06, Joseph rated it really liked it. Swords and Deviltry — July — spoilers allowed 3 7 Aug 15, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: View all 11 comments.

Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears. You have your stereotypical Northern Barbarian Fafhrd hooking up with the wood elf type magic user Mouser or Mouse. The four stories three novellas and one vignette within describe the adventures of Fafhrd, a giant barbarian leibwr the frozen wastes, and the Gray Mouser, a youth who has apprenticed to a hedge-wizard.