I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I found this copy at my local used book store!

Today we have:

Swords Against Death

by Fritz Leiber

 

 


 

 

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My Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser paperback collection!

 

 


 

 

The second book in Fritz Leiber’s classic sword-and-sorcery series. In Swords Against Death, 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. 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.

Contents

  • “The Circle Curse” (1970)
  • “The Jewels in the Forest” (1939; originally titled “Two Sought Adventure”)
  • “Thieves’ House” (1943)
  • “The Bleak Shore” (1940)
  • “The Howling Tower” (1941)
  • “The Sunken Land” (1942)
  • “The Seven Black Priests” (1953)
  • “Claws from the Night” (1951; originally titled “Dark Vengeance”)
  • “The Price of Pain-Ease” (1970)
  • “Bazaar of the Bizarre” (1963)