The Three of Swords Author:Fritz Leiber All his your life Fafhrd had hungered for it; in his mind, the Eight Cities were places of wonder, and he meant to see them one day. Neither the potent magic of his mother and the other Snow Women, nor the passion of his betrothed would keep him in Cold Corner. — Cold Corner was no fit place for a man with adventure in his soul. Its women chain... more »ed men to their will, destroying inner fire with spells cast with chilling ferocity. Fafhrd's father had escaped...for a while. Defying his wife, he'd left home for the distant mountains he loved. But he died when a preternatural cold shattered his rope on a peak called White Fang-a message not lost on his son.
Witchy cold might follow him, Fafhrd knew; wherever ice once flowed, magic cold send it again. Yet the youth remained undaunted, determined to fulfill his dream. It was only a matter of when and how.
He never expected opportunity to present itself in the form of a seductive actress from the south-a beautiful thief who would introduce him to the glorious perils of the fabled city of Lankhmar.« less