The Swords of Lankhmar

Fritz Leiber
fantasy > sword and sorcery
The Swords of Lankhmar (Lankhmar #5) - Fritz Leiber

Expanded from the novella Scylla's Daughter (1961).

Lankhmar – the iniquitous home of all that is earthly and evil; peopled by bullies, pimps, whores, conmen, mountebanks, burglars, cutthroats, swindlers and assassins; where rats hide underground by day and emerge to kill by night. Lankhmar – where the two greatest heroes in the annals of fantasy first formed their formidable alliance.

Now, after their legendary adventures in the northern wastes and trips through space to distant worlds, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are home again, looking forward to the easiest mission they have had in a decade. But Lankhmar is attacked by a weird horde of invaders – Mingols, a two-headed dragon and an army of miniature warriors – and the two swordsmen have to fight as never before to save the city and complete their mission.

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Release date: 1968
Genres: fantasysword and sorcery
Average rating: 8.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 28, 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)