Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

by Howard Chaykin, Mike Mignola, Al Williamson
     
 

Since their first appearance in 1939, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser have ranked among the most beloved characters in fantasy. Their rollicking adventures in the fantastic land of Nehwon have influenced the work of some of the best in modern fantasy, including Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett and countless others.

Overview

Since their first appearance in 1939, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser have ranked among the most beloved characters in fantasy. Their rollicking adventures in the fantastic land of Nehwon have influenced the work of some of the best in modern fantasy, including Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett and countless others.

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Library Journal
A hulking barbarian from the northern wastes and a lithe, wily southerner team up in the fantasy world of Nehwon, all aglow with skulduggery, sorcery, and wine. Their rollicking saga begins with "Ill Met in Lankhmar," when the two rogues first join hands and fates while robbing two members of the Thieves' Guild. Alas, they run afoul of the guild's potent sorcerer but wreak satisfying vengeance. Their swashbuckling exploits run to brawling, boozing, and (offstage) wenching rather than epic quests, as the plots satirize love, power, materialism, and cheap salvation in a rather sad sous-text. Yet good humor and drollery surround them throughout. Regrettably, the witty adaptation seems overly condensed, and Lieber's original prologs about the two men's pasts are omitted. The lovely art is stylish and fluid, with Art Deco touches and moody coloring. Lieber was a founding father of the sword-and-sorcery genre, and these seven tales from his beloved Fafhrd/Gray Mouser collections were adapted originally in the 1980s. Dark Horse is also republishing all the original stories and planning a film version. Recommended for older teens up.-M.C. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593077136
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
03/21/2007
Series:
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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