Swords Against the Shadowland

by Robin Wayne Bailey
Swords Against the Shadowland (Lankhmar #8) - Robin Wayne Bailey N/A

The Legacy of Fritz Leiber Lives – Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are Back!

Lankhmar, an ancient and decadent city of magic, where witches and sorcerers scheme, where gods and ghosts walk the streets and shadow-haunted alleys, where violence and death dance together like lovers in the darkness. Lankhmar – a city of plague!

Years ago, two rogues bound together by friendship and a shared destiny neither understood met in Lankhmar. Living by their swords, their wits and their daring, they sought adventure and love. Adventure they found, but love – they lost. In despair, they left the city, vowing never to return.

Yet vows are made to be broken. Once again, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are drawn back to Lankhmar and quickly ensnared in its wizard-games as one jealous mage turns on his rivals and unleashes a black force not even he can control, a power that threatens the city itself.

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, two of the greatest and most beloved characters in fantasy literature, return in this novel-length adventure by Nebula Award nominated author Robin Wayne Bailey. SWORDS AGAINST THE SHADOWLAND, authorized by series creator Fritz Leiber, is a direct sequel to Leiber’s famous story, “Ill-Met in Lankhmar!”


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Release date 1998
Details updated August 24, 2022

Lankhmar :: Series

Series contains 8 primary works and has 8 total works.

These are probably the best known stories that Fritz Leiber wrote spanning 50 years of his life. The first appeared in Unknown Magazine around 1940 and the last installment appeared in The Knight and Knave of Swords around 1990. The stories follow the various adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, two characters created by Fritz and his friend Harry Fischer.

Also known as the Swords Series.

Related series Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
Related series Lankhmar (omnibus editions)

Swords and Deviltry (Lankhmar #1) 6.80   71
Swords Against Death (Lankhmar #2) 7.00   4
Swords in the Mist (Lankhmar #3) 6.00   1
Swords Against Wizardry (Lankhmar #4) 9.00   1
The Swords of Lankhmar (Lankhmar #5) 8.00   1
Swords and Ice Magic (Lankhmar #6) 8.00   1
The Knight and Knave of Swords (Lankhmar #7) 7.00   1
Swords Against the Shadowland (Lankhmar #8) N/A