Swords Against Wizardry

Fritz Leiber
fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories
Swords Against Wizardry (Lankhmar #4) - Fritz Leiber

A collection of linked stories.

  • In the Witch's Tent
  • Stardock
  • The Two Best Thieves in Lankhmar
  • The Lords of Quarmall

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!

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Release date: 1968
Genres: fantasysword and sorcery, short stories
Average rating: 9.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 26, 2021

Lankhmar :: Series

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
Swords Against Death (Lankhmar #2)7.00
Swords in the Mist (Lankhmar #3)
Swords Against Wizardry (Lankhmar #4)
The Swords of Lankhmar (Lankhmar #5)
Swords and Ice Magic (Lankhmar #6)
The Knight and Knave of Swords (Lankhmar #7)
Swords Against the Shadowland (Lankhmar #8)