Myth Conceptions (Myth Adventures #2)
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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
27 February 2016
Having somewhat enjoyed the first book, when I was around my friend's house in Adelaide (and he was insisting on lending me as many books as possible, despite my protestations at having a huge TBR pile as it is) I decided to grab the next couple in the series just to see how well Asprin writes his sequels. Mind you, I tend to have a fairly low opinion of sequels, namely because Hollywood tends to have this really bad habit of completely ruining them (or ...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, once again, pits Skeeve ...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
As Robert Asprin becomes more familiar with his characters, the banter between the becomes even more funny. Asprin states that he is trying to capture the feel of Bob and Bing’s dialog in the Road movies . . . and he does a great job of it. Personally, I love the quick, witty dialog and enjoy the way that the story moves along at a fast pace, with no slow spots. I can’t tell you how many times authors get bogged down tryi ...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
Rather than being a brains versus brawn plot, Aspirin's characters rely upon luck and bluff, and the story moves along so quickly that even the readers fall for the con.
I was more interested in the story of some of the side characters, such as Ajax and Brockhurst, but this book is more a heist novel (a group of characters coming together to pull one over on a ...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
Gleep(the dragon) are driving Aahz up the wall with their playing tag all of the time. Skeeve is invited to be hired as a court magician. he goes for the job thinking that he was the only one invited and that it would involve small tricks and be easy money. he is hired and then discovers that he is expected to take on an army by himself. the local army, led by Badaxe, is mad about magic over mil ...more
The story itself is good; young wizard still learning the ropes must save the kingdom from evil hoardes. Pretty straight-forward fantasy stuff. It's maybe not quite as light-hearted and silly as I'd expected from the punny title, but it's an easy read, and the story is mostly easy-goi ...more
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