Re-reading this book 30 years after first reading it as a teen, it has not aged as well as I expected. This is likely due to the book's deep influence in the evolution of role-playing games (especially the original Dungeons and Dragons) and subsequent computer games. This has rendered the story tropes and plots that seemed fresh to me a 16 to seem over-used now, as people have been beating them to death for well on 30 years.The sentences sparkle, as one would expect with Leiber, the humor is nicely understated, the male characters the exact sort that appeal to adolescent male egos, and the women sadly disposable. But the murkly morality still seems somewhat ahead of its time, and the lightness of Leiber's wit feels like a breath of fresh air compared to grimdark fantasy. I also rather love the way the characters mostly flee from danger, and turn to fight it only when cornered or enraged.