Swords and Ice Magic

Fritz Leiber
fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories
Swords and Ice Magic (Lankhmar #6) - Fritz Leiber

World Fantasy Award nominee 1978.

A collection of linked stories.

  • The Sadness of the Executioner
  • Beauty and the Beasts
  • Trapped in the Shadowland
  • The Bait
  • Under the Thumbs of the Gods
  • Trapped in the Sea of Stars
  • The Frost Monstreme
  • Rime Isle


Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser have traveled the width and breadth of the land of Nehwon, in search of adventure and fortune. Now lost at sea, their ship drawn out on the Great Equatorial Current, their journey brings them to Rime Isle, a tragic island populated by vagabonds and wanderers.

The island is also home to a race of gods, schemers, and manipulators that plague the humans for their amusement. Will Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser be able to escape the island, or be trapped forever as pawns of the gods?

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Release date: 1977
Genres: fantasysword and sorcery, short stories
Average rating: 8.00/10
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Updated: September 10, 2016

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