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Swords Against Death by Fritz Leiber
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Jun 06, 11

bookshelves: anthologies, fantasy, sword-sorcery, partial-review
Recommended for: Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser fans
Read in June, 2011, read count: 1

Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser are well-known characters of Fritz Leiber and Sword & Sorcery. I've read plenty of these shortstories to really like the witty bantering of the two antiheroes.

This anthology surprised me by giving emotional depth to the characters. They are not just traveling warriors who steal and kill.

This is a review-in-progress and I will add reviews of each of the stories as I read them.

The Circle Curse is the story about how Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser left Lankhmar after their loves had been killed. They had sworn never to return, but could they really keep that promise? A different kind of story that showed me some new sides to Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser. I really liked it. (4 stars)

The Jewels in the Forest tells the tale of how Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser fought a band of brigands and... a house! This story is more classic S&S, but introduces some nice ideas. (2.5 stars)
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