After my initial discovery of heroic fantasy, via The Hobbit and Dungeons & Dragons, my next step was borrowing the books of Fritz Leiber from one of our local libraries. Now, I can't remember what, exactly, brought me to the tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser before Conan or Elric, or other of the usual suspects. Maybe it was because there were two heroes instead of just one. Maybe it was the cover art. Maybe the library just had the whole series on its shelves. Whatever the initial draw, I know what hooked me.