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The Three of Swords

The Three of Swords in volume SFBC Edition Contains the first three Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser Books SWORDS AND DEVILTRY SWORDS AGAINST DEATH SWORDS IN THE MIST

  • Title: The Three of Swords
  • Author: Fritz Leiber
  • ISBN: 9780739430163
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 3 in 1 volume SFBC Edition Contains the first three Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser Books SWORDS AND DEVILTRY SWORDS AGAINST DEATH SWORDS IN THE MIST

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    1. Dan Schwent on said:

      The never-ending re-readBook 1 - Swords And Deviltry:- The Snow Women: Fafhrd, young skald in training, is torn between duty to his pregnant wife to be and his desire to see the world in the company of an actress visiting the Cold WastesAnd here we are again after ten years on the shelf, the first tale in Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar series. Was my love for the series misplaced? It was not.While it's not a magical as later tales in the series The Snow Women does a good job of setting the tone. There [...]

    2. Stephen on said:

      4.0 stars. This review is for the first book of this trilogy, Swords and Deviltry. This novel collects the first of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories. The first two stories, The Snow Women and the Unholy Grail introduce us to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser individually. The real magic is when the two meet for the first time in Ill Met In Lankhmar which is a superb story in the classic sword and sorcery meets buddy book genre. A lot of fun and a quick read.

    3. Jonathan on said:

      “Sword and sorcery” is for nerds of my generation such a ubiquitous concept that we seem to think it’s been around forever. The conceits of the genre are instantly recognizable, from the brash and impetuous young hero turned deadly swordsman to the wizened old wizard dispensing arcane advice. Of course this popularity is due in part to the efforts of the man who coined the term, and coincidentally left some of the most indelible examples of the type, in the forms of the head-strong barbari [...]

    4. Brian Maicke on said:

      A fantasy classic that doesn't get as much exposure as it should. Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser are the non-epic cousins of most main stream fantasy. They go out on adventures but usually with goals no higher than to make some cash, have some fun or drink some liquor. There are no epic fights against great evil. The fate of the world doesn't hang in the balance of their adventures, but all the same it makes for good reading.My only minor gripe is that I did not care much for the origin stories that [...]

    5. Matt on said:

      Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser are absolutely terrific characters. A brilliant reply to Conan-- whom I also like-- they are funny where he is serious, clueless and errant where Conan would be unshakable and solemn. They are still great swordsmen, adventurers, thieves. They are also fools, who are at their best when filling in for each other's inadequacies. They can't do too well without quarreling, they can't win a great treasure without losing it.But they do climb the tallest mountain in the world, [...]

    6. Randal on said:

      Most of this was a re-read for me. I had not previously read the genesis stories of the two heroes; I'm sorry I found them, particularly Fafhrd's story, "The Snow Women." Originally published in 1970 as a novella, it is presented here as the first part of Swords and Deviltry and is frankly misogynist. That's a word I seldom use because I often think it's inaccurately used in place of "sexist" or "male-centric," but here I think it's the correct word.The portrayal of women in the rest of the book [...]

    7. Eric Moebius on said:

      I enjoyed these books, but In the book it talks about how these are the best sword fighters in the world and names off all the folks they could have surpassed had they been compelled to cross swords with them There is also some influence from H.P. Lovecraft, and probably Michael Moorcock. The were okay stories. I enjoyed them, but Once I read one. They became redundant so that the were kinda exactly what you'd expect even when you didn't know what to expect if that makes sense.The Grey Mouser, a [...]

    8. Kevin on said:

      i have known about Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser since i began playing D&D in the early 1980s. they always sounded intriguing and they were obviously influential but i never got around to reading them until now.i have to say that i wish i would have read them years ago. good stuff, this. like a gritty, back-water version of LotR told from the POV of peripheral characters who really have no bearing on the main plot but nevertheless live in the same worldke LotR, this is a tale to be read out lou [...]

    9. Sean on said:

      I finished book one, and so my comments will be regarding that book. If anything changes and the other two books suck it, I will alter my review.What separates Heroic Fantasy and Fantasy, I think, are the efforts you make to have your characters be super cool bad arses. Krynn's Chronicles are not good literature, and yet Raislin, Tanis, Kitiara, and Sturm are so much cooler than Legolas and Stryder. In fact, Raistlin alone is cooler than those guys combined.And so this novel is not so epic as it [...]

    10. intrepideddie on said:

      This book contains the first three books in the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser saga: "Swords and Deviltry", "Swords Against Death", and "Swords in the Mist". These books don't follow a tight timeline; rather, they are collections of short stories that have been arranged in chronological order. Thus, there is no single plot line or sense of climax.The stories themselves are pure pulpy drivel, much along the lines of the "Conan the Barbarian" books -- short on character depth, long on action and adven [...]

    11. Maiya on said:

      This was pretty much a monster-of-the-week TV show. The plots were predictable and grew a bit tiresome, but the stories and characters had charm and the prose was quality, if long winded. For the writers out there, it's also a masterclass on how to write a sword fight and I might recommend it just for that.

    12. Lisa on said:

      Very entertaining, and a perfect example of the classic fantasy novel: imperfect adventuring heroes who overcome the obstacles, but rarely are rewarded for their efforts (at least with material gain). Lots of wit, wry humor, and swordplay. Some of the stories in the collection were written as far back as 1947, and the most recent were written in 1970.

    13. George Christie on said:

      Moments of inspiration. Sadly much of it was unclear or just plain boring. Useful read just for a sense of the history of Fantasy Lit, but beyond that, read Locke Lamora for the same thing done better

    14. Arckhangelos on said:

      Hard to tell what I think about this books. I think I don't like much the novella (short stories) style for Fantasy. But I really enjoy to follow the aventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.Short french review :wp/p1gH27-bI

    15. Jim on said:

      It's been 30 years since I read this the first time, and I remember it being most excellent then. However, on my reread it was ok, but nothing spectacular. Over the years, I have come to dislike short stories.

    16. Brad Johnson on said:

      Supposedly a fantasy classic. Feels more like it was written by a thirteen-year-old that likes ye olde English. Poor pacing, bad structure, and poor language usage all contributes to a rather disappointing read.

    17. Jaime Buckley on said:

      It's been forever since I read this and just came across an old copy in storage during a move. Kept it all these years, since I was a kid. Big fan of the GM and I recommend this book to teens that enjoy a good adventure.

    18. Mimi on said:

      another book I'm reading to see if it's ok for the grandsons. Maybe a 3.4, partially interesting because Terry Pratchett read some of these stories ever so long ago and created Discworld. The parallels are interesting.

    19. Georgene on said:

      I can see where Terry Pratchett got his inspirations for his Discworld. Even the name of the capital has similarities. A birthday gift from my son, Philip. Gotta love a guy who takes his mother book shopping for her birthday/Christmas gifts!

    20. M.A. Ray on said:

      Good stuff, for all it took me so long to read. Grand adventures! The prose is dense, very dense, but beautiful. Recommend for sword-and-sorcery fans, or anyone who wants to see fantasy's roots.

    21. EricThomas on said:

      Other other side of the Coin from Conan, This duo is bar none some of te best adventures one could read.

    22. Rich on said:

      Gray Mauser and Fafhrd Omnibus #1-#3: Swords & Deviltry,Swords Against Death,Swords in the Mist

    23. Anna on said:

      This was an okay book, some of the stories of these two friends was exciting and then other times it was a pretty strange book.

    24. Don Gaitens on said:

      Lieber is one of the greats. The ordeals he puts Fafrd and The Grey Mouser through are both epic and whimsical.

    25. KatHooper on said:

      I've reviewed these separately at FanLit: fantasyliterature/fant

    26. Kurt Bischoff on said:

      Classic Leiber short stories to novella length. Kind of a dark, sardonic sword & sorcery thing and this collection should be enjoyable for those interested in the genre.

    27. Erin on said:

      Not to impressed, maybe if I had read it when younger, but not now. Did not finish the 2nd of the trilogy.

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