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This part also happened to be quite sexist. Ill Met in Lankhmar was a much better story than the first two and I can see how it won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella. Leiber seems to have his own sty The only story i have read of Lieber before this collection was “Ill Met in Lankmar” in some fantasy masters short story collection.
Mar 22, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: Cross posted at devilrty Within two minutes, I was completely enthralled. The volumes are ordered chronologically by their position in the saga, not the date of their composition, and this volume features some of Leiber’s most mature works. April 1, Imprint: This was an acceptably enjoyable fantasy tale, but its quality seems to have withered a bit as time has passed.
John Harrison 1 M. This first collection presents the way in which Leiber’s most famous creations, Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, met; and also presents stories of their origins before their portentous meeting. Mothers plot the death of sons, husbands are brutally killed, even a child is run through by one of the protagonists at one point.
Blaylock 1 James S. May 12, Gary rated it really liked it Shelves: Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon.
Swords & Deviltry, by Fritz Leiber | the Little Red Reviewer
A good beach or lunch break read The Red Threads of Fortune. However, he dwviltry struggle portraying the female characters, who inevitably sound shrill and foolish. The seven Narnia novels by C.
The two women sat on the couch, giggling and talking of girlish things. This page was last edited on 1 Mayat However, we should also take a further lesson, and recall that Leiber was not satisfied to simply rewrite Howard’s tales, but also looked to change and challenge his own style. Our Lady of Darkness.
Swords and Deviltry
Chapman 1 Jason M. Jun 09, Bogdan rated it really liked it Shelves: He is an idealistic youth of 18, but is already betrothed to Mara, a demanding young woman, and is dominated by his powerful mother Mor, since his father Nalgron died climbing an icy mountain.
Phillifent 1 John W. A solid three and a half stars. Or the Barney and Fred of fantasy writing. Fafhrd defies his tribe and runs away with Vlana. The only story i have read of Lieber before this collection was “Ill Met in Lankmar” in some fantasy masters short story collection. Leiber has found a knack for telling just enough to stand your hair on end but not so much as to become boring with all of the finite detail of some of his compatriots.
If it was a longer book it probable wouldn’t have been that good. May 01, Stuart rated it liked it Shelves: He is responsible for Thieves’ Guilds and Wizard Scrolls, as well as numerous elements of characterization and tone. 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.
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. None can inflict suffering without enduring the same. Still, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are fairly sardonic and jaded about their own exploits, so they feel like real characters with complex motivations even if they are mainly intent on thieving, swindling, brawling, wenching, etc.
Finally, “Ill-Met in Lankhmar”, the meeting of the pair and the birth of their long, fruitful relationship. This was the longest novella and also the most boring one.
Those who come to the Leiber tales after reading The Lord of the Rings and Leibber series will be struck by the frjtz and lascivious behavior—indeed, by a general tone of naughty playfulness and irreverence not found in those other works. The vengeful Mouser was very good read and dark,moody story.
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