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
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
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
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
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
the obvious remedy is to either write a story so broad and deep in scope that you really can't laugh at it at all (like the golden co...more
This is where it all started, the first Myth Adventures book. I’ve been reading and re-reading this series for years...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
The first Myth Adventure is a...more
Decently written, snappy dialogue, but 2D characters and ludicrous situations characterize the entire series. No real plot or character development, no growth...more
Mýtická série celkově má velmi specifický styl humoru i postav, a hned v prvním dílu na oboje velmi záhy narazíte. Někomu to nesedne a knížku po chvíli čtení odloží. Pokud ale patříte k té druhé skupině, užijete...more
Hilarious then and hilarious still.
I decided to take a trip down memory lane and reread this one from years gone by.
What i consider a spoof of the mainstream conception of Demons, devils, imand and magicians.
The totally humours adventures of our intrepid heroes, Skeeve and Aahz as they tankgle with interdemnsional travel and insane magicians trying to take over the worlds.
you will enjoy this tremendously and you will get more...more
For me, it has held up well over the years, and while the story is fairly simple and straightforward, it is very entertaining.
Humor is a very personal thing, one person's hilarious has another person rolling their eyes in disgust, so I'd advise checking out the first chapter if possible to see if...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
Asprin writes a lot like I do: His characters all sound the same. Funny, but the same. And I don't actually...more