2011-04-17 · in Books, Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser · 69 words

The third Fafhrd/Grey Mouser book, collecting together a set of previously-published stories, with some glue and minor tweaks. Most of this is excellent; creative, entertaining storytelling that managed to simultaneously define and send up the genre. It's only let down by the last third, a novella written considerably earlier than the other stories, set on Earth rather than Nehwon and lacking Leiber's usual dry humour. Recommended nonetheless.