First published in 1970 by Ace as a Paperback

The first of the Swords series (In the Lankhmar chronology) containing stories mainly pertaining to the childhood and finally the meeting of Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser in the Nebula award winning story Ill met in Lankhmar.

Review at SF Site

Review by The Little Red Reviewer

Review at Conceptual Fiction

Review at The Quill and Keyboard

Review by Bruce Durham

Notable Editions: First edition is Ace no. 79170. Gregg Press HB. Mayflower also did a box set. George Prior HB. Also available as Kindle and an Audiobook

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

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