A collection of linked stories.
In the far northern wastes of Nehwon stands the unscaleable peak called Stardock. Demons and evil gods make their home in it's heights, guarding the fabulous treasure hidden there. Undaunted by the enormity of the forces ranged against them, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser decide to make the treasure their own...
But one adventure leads to another, and the two heroes pledge themselves to plunder the riches of the terror-shrouded kingdom of Quarmall, lair of man's most ancient and evil sorceries. But there they learn that, more often than not, what lies in the end of a quest is not treasure – but treachery!
Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (1910–1992) was an American author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. The son of a pair of Shakespearian actors, Leiber was also an actor, expert chess player, and champion fencer. Born in Chicago in 1910, Leiber spent his youth touring with his parents' theater company. He graduated with honors in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1932. Leiber married Jonquil Stephens in 1936. In 1938, their son Justin was born. After Jonquil's death in 1969, Fritz Leiber moved to San Francisco, where he died on September 5, 1992.
Fritz Leiber's formative sword-and-sorcery story, "Two Sought Adventure," was published in Unknown magazine in 1939. Subsequent stories and novels would ... (more)