The second anthology of short stories placed sequentially through the life of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser shortly after Swords & Deviltry.
I enjoyed the mellifluous writing and the adventures themselves. The climax for each short story was usually thrilling however the general flow was slow and that made it easy for your mind to wander. Each story introduction leaned toward loquaciousness.
It was gratifying to read more of the tales that are the foundation of Sword & Sorcery as well as the D&D RPG (specifically the Gygaxian versions). I will certainly read more from Leiber however this book was a pale comparison to the first.
I would guess if you were reading these stories as separate entries in a monthly magazine, one might eagerly devour them, but as compiled they are often dreary and difficult to plow through.
Prodigious literature of a classic sort that many a sybarite will love despite it's laggardly pace.