The Knight and Knave of Swords (Lankhmar, #7)
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The Knight and Knave of Swords

by Fritz Leiber
Release date: 1988
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasysword and sorcery, short stories

World Fantasy Award nominee 1989.

A collection of linked stories. Also published under the title Farewell to Lankhmar.

  • Sea Magic
  • The Mer She
  • The Curse of the Smalls and the Stars
  • The Mouser Goes Below

It is an old saying in the world of Nehwon that the fate of adventurers who seek to retire can be excruciatingly dull. So when our two heroes the Gray Mouser and Fafhrd left Lankhmar City to serve the obscure freewomen Cif and Afreyt of remote Rime Isle, wiseacres and trusty gossips alike began to say that the pair were flirting with just such a fate.

Yet the indomitable duo inhabit a world that from time to time imitates that of fancy and romance most cunningly, so as to prevent its creatures sinking into black despair or bored inaction. And it is upon – and indeed above and beneath – the lonely isle of Rime that our heroes meet their most challenging and exciting adventure ever.

(updated 2017-01-16)

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