Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,631 ratings

Swords and Deviltry Publisher's Summary

Neil Gaiman Presents: the first book in Fritz Leiber's classic sword-and-sorcery series, which includes the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella, Ill Met in Lankhmar.

In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life, while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon, facing thieves, wizards, princesses, and the depths of their desires and fears.

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.

©1995 The Estate of Fritz Leiber (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Swords and Deviltry

    • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
    • By: Fritz Leiber
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 694
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 695

    In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life, while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses, and the depths of their desires and fears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fafhrd/Gray Mouser

    • By melody333 on 08-21-08

    Regular price: $24.05

  • Book 2

    • Swords Against Death

    • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
    • By: Fritz Leiber
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 312

    Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser journey from the ancient city of Lankhmar, searching for a little adventure and debauchery to ease their broken hearts. When a stranger challenges them to find and fight Death on the Bleak Shore, they battle demonic birds, living mountains, and evil monks on the way to their heroic fate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classical rogue

    • By Katherine on 09-28-10

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Swords in the Mist

    • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
    • By: Fritz Leiber
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    In Swords in the Mist, lean times in Lankhmar force brothers-in-arms Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser to part ways. Only after a joust of wits and swords do the friends join together again, stealing the ship the Black Treasurer and sailing round and through The Claws. Fighting sea kings, curses and seven-eyed wizards, the pair set out on their heroic wanderings through the wilds of Nehwon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Mixed Bag of Bantering, Stylish Sword & Sorcery

    • By Jefferson on 04-13-14

    Regular price: $24.05

  • Book 4

    • Swords Against Wizardry

    • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
    • By: Fritz Leiber
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 'The time has come for sorcery and swords.'

    • By Jefferson on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • The Swords of Lankhmar

    • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
    • By: Fritz Leiber
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    In The Swords of Lankhmar, a plague of rats overruns the capital city and glittering gem of the land of Nehwon. Commissioned to guard a ship of grain from the cursed rodents, brother-in-arms Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser soon discover the plague has progressed to a fatal point. Mustering the strength of sorcery, they descend into the depths of Lankhmar and rise to battle in order to save the soul of the ill-fated city.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It may be Book 5, but start with this one!

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-21-08

    Regular price: $24.05

  • Book 6

    • Swords and Ice Magic

    • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
    • By: Fritz Leiber
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    In Swords and Ice Magic, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser have traveled the width and breadth of the land of Nehwon in search of adventure and fortune. Now lost at sea, their ship drawn out on the Great Equatorial Current, their journey brings them to Rime Isle, a tragic island populated by vagabonds and wanderers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The sixth Lankhmar collection

    • By Katherine on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • The Knight and Knave of Swords

    • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
    • By: Fritz Leiber
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser's journeys have taken them from one side of Nehwon to the other, facing life-risking peril at every turn. Now, in a set of stories that feature the adventurers on their own and together, they will face some of their most challenging obstacles. Against assassins, angry gods, and even Death himself, the duo must battle for their very lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Goodbye, Fafhrd and Gray Mouser!

    • By Katherine on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $22.46