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READ Ill Met in Lankhmar and Ship of Shadows î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Fritz Leiber’s iconic sword and sorcery adventurers Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser share the pages with drunkard turned unlikely hero Spar in this pairing of award winning novellas Gentleman barbarian Fafhrd son of a northern Snow Witch A better future no concerns other than how to obtain his next drink A good day is one when he can avoid the abuse of his barkeep boss aboard the Windrush But when a mysterious talking cat starts putting ideas into Spar’s head things begin to change There’s a larger universe out there than Spar has ever dreamed of His destiny beckons if only he can escape the ship of shadows. Ill Met in Lankhmar was good and unusual for the language if for nothing else Ship of Shadows was even better

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Fritz Leiber’s iconic sword and sorcery adventurers Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser share the pages with drunkard turned unlikely hero Spar in this pairing of award winning novellas Gentleman barbarian Fafhrd son of a northern Snow Witch flees his family’s homeland to join a foreign lover and escape his mother’s control Cynical thief the Gray Mouser has a mysterious past but n. Open Road Media has collected two unrelated novellas by Leiber for re release in this packageIll Met in Lankhmar is one of Leiber's most famous pieces of writing and I was uite certain that I'd read it before However I think I was wrong it didn't seem familiar at allThis story relates how Leiber's notorious duo the barbarian Fafhrd and the thief known as The Gray Mouser first metAlthough far from being first in publication order Leiber started writing about these two in 1939; this story came out in 1970 it's a good introduction to both characters This story won both a Nebula award and a Hugo award Honestly I feel that the award may have been partly in recognition of the body of work rather than solely in consideration of the story's indvidual merits The Fafhrd the Gray Mouser stories are widely acknowledged to have been the origin of many of the commonly accepted tropes of a certain brand of sword and sorcery fantasy that persist to this day just as Tolkien's ideas spread throughout high fantasyIn this tale Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser working separately mug a couple of members of the Thieves' Guild and make off with their ill gotten loot Partying with their girlfriends their success spurs them to essay a drunken and ill advised assault on the Guild's stronghold The tragedy that ensues binds the two together in shared griefShip of Shadows came out in 1969 and it's got a slightly trippy feel that might be associated with that era On a decaying aimless generation ship the inhabitants are focused on booze and drugs when they're not worried about being attacked by witches or vampires Our protagonist Spar is the janitor at a 'moonmist' bar freuented by addicts whores and low lives He's toothless half blind and seems generally confused and possibly mentally disabled He's got a goal to get a doctor to help him but along the way ends up getting caught up in a bizarre criminal conspiracy and discovering that not all is as it might seemIt's a weird one interesting but I didn't love itMany thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read As always my opinions are solely my own

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Ill Met in Lankhmar and Ship of ShadowsO one doubts his deadly skill at swordsmanship When the two meet each recognizes a kindred spirit in the other No gem dealer’s stock is safe and no gambler will go unfleeced while Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser live but the deadly chain of events that forges their adventurous partnership means they are truly ill met in Lankhmar   Spar has no memory of his early life no hope for. Collects not back to back ala an old Ace Double but side by side Leiber's back to back Hugo winning novellas Both are excellentI'm not a huge fan of sword and sorcery in general and I've tried to read Lankhmar many times before to no avail But after reading Leiber's Selected Stories which contains 3 such Fahfrd and Grey Mouser tales I sort of enjoyed them Usually when I read a tale my mind works in the background trying to figure out what's going on You know what's the gimmick here I discovered that that it not the way to enjoy these stories and Leiber in general One needs to relax and sit back and enjoy the tellingShip of Shadows gives us both Way Too Much and Way Too Little explanation at the end It wraps up uickly like many old pulp stories did 30 years before this was written I was loving its weirdness completely until then