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By Fritz Leiber

Swords and Deviltry, the 1st publication of Leiber's landmark sequence, introduces us to an odd international the place our strangers locate the typical in themselves and detect the icy energy of woman magic. 3 master-magician femme-fatales and a sprightly lad light up the bonds among father and son, the connection among the bravado of the mind's eye, and the braveness of fools. A hedge wizard explains the chilly struggle among the sexes. Mouse and Fafhrd meet back and examine the reality of ways Mouse turned the grey Mouser. jointly they traverse the smoke and mirrors of Lankhmar studying increasingly more of the foggy global during which they dwell, mapping the sinister silent signs of the endless night-smog. They stick with the night-smog's relation to the region's eager for larceny and the hazy opiate of shallowness. final yet by no means least, they event the pleasures and pains of town of Sevenscore Thousand people who smoke that may cause them to numerous extra adventures and misadventures.

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Felix understood suddenly why Max hadn’t mentioned this earlier. He wouldn’t have got Gotrek in the coach. ” The elf rose, inclining his head respectfully. He was tall, and as slender as a willow branch in his flowing white robes, but there was an air of youth and nervousness about him that made him look more awkward than graceful. He had the long, haughty features of his kind, but the nervousness showed also in his cobalt-blue eyes, which flicked about the room as he spoke. “I am honoured, friends.

Felix took advantage of Euler’s distraction to roll out from under the point of his sword and stand. Euler was beside himself. ” he cried. “My panelling! ” He turned on Felix, eyes blazing. ” He thrust at Felix with his cane-sword and Felix blocked and kicked the footstool at him. ” he called. ” The Slayer swung around and started towards him. One of the fallen men tried to rise, lifting a dagger at him. Gotrek backhanded his face with his cast and kept walking. The strike sounded like a pistol shot, and Felix thought for a moment that he had shattered the man’s skull.

Euler leapt in his path, twisting the head of his cane and drawing forth a slim blade. “No, Herr Jaeger,” he said, levelling the sword-cane at Felix’s chest. Felix stepped back, then cuffed an Estalian vase off a table, right at Euler’s face. When he raised his sword to block it, Felix dived forwards and tackled him to the ground, pinning his sword arm with a knee and punching him in the face. The merchant bucked and twisted under him, surprisingly strong. “Harald! ” Euler called, struggling to get his sword free.

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