Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures #1)
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 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
Now while "fun" isn't the word I'd use to describe most books in the fantasy gen...more
A fairly basic novel, pretty short too, but entertaining from beginning to end. The book is filled with comic banter between the two main characters, Ahaz and Skeeve, two unlikely companions who are forced into each other's company because of Garkin, Skeeve´s teache...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
This book reminds me a bit of Piers Anthony's Xanth (before he got all weird) but with somewhat fewer puns. Very lighthearted, VERY comical, very silly, with a main character who pretty much has no idea what's going on, ever. Allied with the fearsome demon cum mag...more
This is the first book in the series. Skeeve is studying magic under Garkin, when they get into a fuss about Skeeve not practicing as he should. So, to prove a point, Gharkin summons a demon - unfortunately, an assassin finds Gharkin at the same time. The demon summoned is an inhabitant of Perv (a Pervect), a fr...more
I'd liken this book (and I'm assuming the rest of the series) to the Dexter books. This was a light, fun read, although the Myth book is rather more overtly humourous with a predilection for sarcasm and a lot of the puns edge into breaking the fourth wall. There is also some rather time-specific humour sprinkled around that is showing its age (i.e. the re...more
I loved all the characters in this book, I appreciated that the author let readers get to know them as they got to know each other it was a gre...more
Asprin's universe is really, thoroughly entertaining. He takes basic myths, and re-interprets them in a universe of practically limitless worlds. Demons, instead of being from hell, are actually just creatures from other dimensions. Moving from one dimension to another (d-hopping) is actually real...more
The dialogue is the most off-putting quirk of the book. While most any other fantasy wri...more
Suffice it to say that Asprin maintained an exceptionally high standard throughout this series, which gained a new lease of life when he started to collaborate with Jody Lynn Nye after an enforced absence.
Asprin takes the fantasy tropes and revisits them with some always amusing twists, but at heart the story is about Skeeve and Aahz, the always-reliable Odd Couple pairing who learn just...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
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
Skeeve is a sweet and naive young man (sweet considering that prior to his...more
This is where it all started, the first Myth Adventures book. I’ve been reading and re-reading this series for years...more
After his mentor is assassinated while summoning a demon, Skeeve is apprenticed to said demon (short for 'dimension hopper'), a green-scaled, worldly-wise, and very sarcastic fellow named Aahz, who lost his powers in the summoning. Together they must take on the assassin, while saddled with a would-be demon hunter named Quigley (currently...more
While I enjoyed reading this, I probably won't continue with the series.