Neil Gaiman Presents: the fourth book in Fritz Leiber's classic sword-and-sorcery series.
In Swords Against Wizardry, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, sent by a witch on a foolhardy journey, return to the icy reaches of the north in search of dubious treasure.
There, they are seduced by the glittering attractions of an ice woman, who brings them with her to her shadowy lair. The brothers-in-arms are overwhelmed by intimations of power and rise to become the overlords of Quarmall, a dangerous region of lies, magic, and swords.
The late Fritz Leiber's tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser launched the sword-and-sorcery genre, and were the inspiration for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.
BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by Neil Gaiman.
About the Author
Fritz Leiber (1910-1992) was an American author, actor, and chess expert. He wrote primarily in the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He is best remembered for his fantasy series Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser which is credited with originating the Sword and Sorcery genre. In 1958 his book The Big Time won the Hugo Award for best novel, which he would go on to win again in 1964 withThe Wanderer. He was posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2001.