|Knight and Knave of Swords, the (1988) [Collection]|
by Fritz Leiber
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(From the publisher):
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 Grey 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.
This book contains the short story Sea Magic (1977), the novelette The Mer She (originally appearing in Heroes and Horrors, 1978), the novella The Curse of the Smalls and the Stars (originally appearing in Heroic Visions, 1983), and the complete novel The Mouser Goes Below (portions of which appeared in Terry's Universe 1988 and Whispers 1987).
Original title: The Knight and Knave of Swords
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery
The following works are contained within this one:
Curse of the Smalls and the Stars, the (1983) [Short Story]
Author: Fritz Leiber