Myth Conceptions (Myth Adventures #2)
Skeeve is invited to try out for the position of court magician by his master Aahz, who claims it will be an easy job. It's not of course, and before long Skeeve finds himself having to defend the whole kingdom against a massive invading army with only the few magical tricks he has mastered so far. Lucky ...more
In this second installment, Skeeve, an apprentice magician, and his teacher Aahz, a demon from another dimension summoned in the first book by Skeeve's dead master, along with ...more
Set in another dimension where magic, or magik, as Asprin spells it here, (strictly of the incantati ...more
Looking forward to starting the next book.
Rating 3.5 stars.
Is the story as good as I remember? – Yes
What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up. While ten to twelve might enjoy it, there are many ideas they will not understand. Though, they will certainly get many of the jokes.
Length? – Reasonable for an afternoon.
Characters? – Memorable, several characters.
Setting? – Fantasy, alternate dimensions.
Written approximately? – 1980.
Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.
Any issues the ...more
The story is told with the same style and level of humour as Another Fine Myth (the main thing that there is to enjoy about this book) and is pretty similar in plot come to that. I know that these books are meant to be light comic relief (well, I th ...more
A definite i ...more
This is assembly line stuff, but it's good assembly line stuff. Asprin knows how to crank out light entertainment. Don't expect philosophical epiphanies or nev ...more
Now while "fun" isn't the word I'd use to describe most books in the fantasy gen ...more
From the opening line, Asprin had me laughing: "Of all the various unpleasant ways to be aroused from a sound sleep, one of the worst is the noise of a dragon and a unicorn playing tag."
What's supposed to be a cushy position as Court Magician, lea ...more
Myth Conceptions is the second book in the Myth Series series written by Robert Asprin. The increasingly powerful Skeeve gets a job as court magician but soon finds out that it is a setup as the court is facing a massive invasion. Skeeve and Aahz must hire a rag-tag band of mercenaries to save the kingdom of Possiltum and they manage to do so with their customer bumbling and good humor.
The second book pretty much uses the same styles as the first relying on humor and good spirits to entertain th...more
While the characters are the same, and the level of humour remains, this is no rehash. An excellent way to watch Skeve's abilities grow, Myth Conceptions, follows his bumbling path through ever more strange worlds.
New friends and enemies meet him and just like Aahz, you are never t ...more
I loved that King Rodrick was able to trick the tricksters into wanting the job he offered. And I loved that Aahz and Skeeve were able to enlist the help of their friends, one-time enemies, and new acquaintances (for Skeeve, at least) to march forward in the biggest battle that they've sen in recent years.
This book reinforced the idea that there's no mes ...more
Fun, good-natured, brisk romp through fantasy realms inhabited by humor of situational, character, anachronistic and punning varieties. And by original takes on traditional fantasy creatures.
I'm reading the books out of sequence, and it's ...more
This is one of the better episodes. Skeeve is hired on as a court magician, and his first assignment is to stop or divert a massive invasion army.
Skeeve has to recruit mercenaries--but he also has to come up with a way of changing the invading army's motivation.
One point: there's a significant lacuna in this volume, which is filled in in later volumes. It's never explained who hir ...more