Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures #1)
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Be warned though - if you like this book and continue reading the series, IMO they go downhill significantly after about book 8 (I'm going from memory here, so it may be slightly earlier/later)(less)
used to be a magician apprentice until an assassin (who paid for the deed with his life right away) brought an untimely end to his master, but not before the latter summoned a demon.
“The Demon curled its lips back, revealing a double row of needle-sharp teeth. I considered changing my chosen course of action; I considered fainting.”
Now Skeeve was stuck with the said demon who seems to have a very nice friendly personality:
“Are you going to sha ...more
Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until the magician got killed that is. Unfortunately he was killed by an assassin just as he summoned a "demon".
"Demon"-that's short for "Dimensional Traveler". Things just go from bad to worse once they find that he (the Dimensional Traveler that is, the demon) is stuck in Skeeve's dimension, a real backwater. See as I said, Skeeve is just an apprentice. The "demon" (Aahv)instead of killing Skeeve explains that he is a wizard in his own dime ...more
The story revolves around the adventures of a young magician's apprentice, Skeeve. Skeeve is a likable character, if a bit naive and the misadventures that he gets into with his friends are a magical romp through a universe of magik, ...more
Skeeve is an apprentice magician who's master is unfortunately assassinated while summoning a demon. Skeeve and the Demon are forced into an unlikely alliance with hilarious consequences and they flee the assassins and plo ...more
3 February 2015
One of the main reasons that I read this book was because it kept on appearing on the Goodread's sidebar entitled 'Readers also enjoyed' which I suspect has something to do with all of the Terry Pratchett books that I have read. Okay, I generally don't pay all that much to Goodreads recommendations, but when I was much younger a friend of mine was really into the series and he had been trying to get me to read them as ...more
Now while "fun" isn't the word I'd use to describe most books in the fantasy gen ...more
Skeeve and his demon master Aahz were both quite funny and likable and I loved their banter. The secondary characters were also quite amusing.
I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in the series.
The narrator ...more
This was a re-read; I read these back in college and liked them. These short little books were perfect for that time in my life--I didn't have a lot of free time but needed some easy escapism. These are nothing but pure escapism. I didn't enjoy the book quite so much this time around; I guess now I ...more
I just listened to Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin, and narrated by Noah Michael Levine. First printed in 1978, I found the series way back then, and have the whole collection in paper. Recently, howe ...more
It holds up surprisingly well. I didn't find it as laugh-out-loud funny as I did when I was kid, but I was stil ...more
Another Fine Myth is the first book in the Myth Series series written by Robert Asprin. It tells the story of young magician’s apprentice Skeeve and the demon, Aahz, summoned by Skeeve’s master.
An assassin murders the magician leaving Aahz stranded and without magic and Skeeve without an instructor so they decided to team up. What follows is a madcap series of adventures in which each relies upon the other to make their way through the many dimensions of the world as they try to restore Aahz’s p...more
This is where it all started, the first Myth Adventures book. I’ve been reading and re-reading this series for years ...more
In Another Fine Myth, Skeeve and Aahz join forces to hunt down Iistvahn, who sent an assassin to kill Garkin, just as Garkin was summoning a 'demon' for his apprentice, while simultaneously 'disenchanting' him.
Aahz, a green, scaly lizard-man with an attitude, takes it u ...more
Skeeve is an apprentice to the magician Garkin. Skeeve is contemplating how he can learn enough magic to be able to get away and use his magic to help him steal enough to get by. Into Garkin's house comes an assassin. The assassin manages to kill Garkin with a crossbow bolt, but at the same time Garkin has loosed a bolt of magical energy that kills the assassin. Moments later a fearsome, reptilian being appears. Skeeve is scared witless.
The new ...more
Robert Asprin’s Another Fine Myth is a very fast read but a one where every moments is great. What I mean is that in books like The Lord of The Rings the author describes every inch of the scene. This description is helpful when pictu ...more
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