Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser :: Profile :: Dark Horse ComicsBy most reckonings, the three biggest names in the sword and sorcery sub-genre are Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, and Michael Moorcock. Add to Bag. As I explained in another post, Robert E. It is said that they loosely based the towering barbarian and short-statured thief on themselves Leiber was the tall one. Through unpublished stories and letters, they developed the two characters and the world where they lived, Nehwon, and Lankhmar, its greatest city.
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Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser
A new edition of the classic science fiction novel retells the story of Fafhrd and Gray Mouser as they travel through the land of Lankhmar, encountering many individuals who help them to understand the strange and exciting world around them. Author of a prodigious number of stories and novels, many of which were made into films, he is best known as creator of the classic Lankhmar fantasy series. Fritz Leiber has won awards too numerous to count, including the coveted Hugo and Nebula, and was honored as a lifetime Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in Convert currency. Add to Basket.
In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life, while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon, facing thieves, wizards, princesses, and the depths of their desires and fears. The late Fritz Leiber's tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser launched the sword-and-sorcery genre, and were the inspiration for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses, and the depths of their desires and fears. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser journey from the ancient city of Lankhmar, searching for a little adventure and debauchery to ease their broken hearts.
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are two sword-and-sorcery heroes appearing in stories written by American author Fritz Leiber. They are the protagonists of what are probably Leiber's best-known stories. One of his motives in writing them was to have a couple of fantasy heroes closer to true human nature than the likes of Howard's Conan the Barbarian or Burroughs's Tarzan. Fafhrd is a very tall nearly seven feet and strong northern barbarian , skilled at both swordsmanship and singing; the Mouser is a small not much more than five feet mercurial thief, gifted and deadly at swordsmanship often using a sword in one hand and a long dagger or main-gauche in the other , and a former wizard's apprentice who retains some skill at magic. Fafhrd talks like a romantic, but his strong practicality usually wins through, while the cynical-sounding Mouser is prone to showing strains of sentiment at unexpected times. Both are rogues, living in a decadent world where to be so is a requirement of survival.
Swords and Deviltry
If you don't know it, Fritz Leiber invented the "Sword and Sorcery" subgenre. Besides entertaining millions of readers, the two characters have influenced at least three or four generations of fantasy writers. Fafhrd is about seven feet and Mouser matches his name being small. Their barbaric, swashbuckling world called Nehwon radiates from a teaming city called Lankhmar. No, they are not super heroes with magical powers or possess super human strength like their pulp rival, Conan the Barbarian. Fafhrd and Mouser use brains and guile over mere brawn.
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Series. Book 1. Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber. For the first time-the story of how the greatest… More. Want to Read.