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Myth Directions

(Myth Adventures #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  11,089 Ratings  ·  124 Reviews
The beautiful Tanda wants the Trophy--and it's up to Skeeve to get it for her. The problem is, getting it will take more than luck. It will take all Skeeve's unproven magical talents, a scaly but clever Pervect, and a charming demon not above a little interdimensional thievery.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 28th 2006 by Ace (first published 1982)
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Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This review is dedicated to Iceland team of UEFA Euro 2016. Guys, you showed everybody you do not have to be a high-paid pro to play a good game.

Iceland team

“When old friends get together, everything else fades to insignificance."- War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.

Every chapter of all the books of the series starts with a funny epigraph; I could not resist using one of them above. Anyhow, Skeeve was bored out of his skull doing his job of a court magician (this means doing nothing). It did not help any
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everybody

I liked the first two books and "Myth Directions" is also a short, fun and easy read. Once more the story is quite simple and it does well as a standalone or as a part of the series. I’m really glad to find fantasy is mixed with humor again. The interaction is quick and smart and the actions take a quick pace. Aahz and Skeeve have become my favorite duo and I enjoy reading about them and meeting their new allies. I enjoyed reading about their new adventures as they find themselves in another int
David Sarkies
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedy
Let the Games Begin
20 June 2016

Well, it is 11:30 (it was 11:00 when I first started writing this review but my computer crashed which mean I lost everything – so much for autosave) and while I should be in bed fast asleep since I do have to go to work tomorrow I would rather be sitting here writing my review because, well, I would rather write a review than think about going to work, especially since my brain juices get a lot more exercise doing this than what I do for eight hours in a day. Min
Oct 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This third installment in Robert Asprin's Myth series was another fast paced and humorous read. All the fun stuff was back. The witty banter between the characters, adventures on weird demon worlds, hilarious situations, and a dose of magic.

The time around our apprentice magician, Skeeve, finds himself touring a few demon worlds in the company of Tanda. The aim is to find a birthday present for Aahz. After a bit of searching Tanda decides a unique trophy would be ideal. The catch? It's not for
Oct 03, 2014 rated it liked it
This installment was as fun as the previous one. It was great to follow Tanda and Skeeve in their search for a birthday gift for Aahz through the dimensions. I loved seeing more of the dimensions and the creatures that inhabited them. Then when they finally settled on a gift I thoroughly enjoyed all the mishaps and adventures that led to the hilarious resolution. It was great to see some old acauantances again. I'm also happy we've got some new ones. I'm looking forward to meeting Masha and Grif ...more
Ryk Stanton
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is book three of the series, and you already know that I like this series. It's hard to explain why you would like this series if you haven't already read it, but I'll try: first off, it's just funny. The first-person narrator is a young thief who wants to be a wizard, but his original mentor was killed and since then he has been palling around with a green-scaled dimension traveler. No, that's just not enough. The characters are distinct and fun, the plots are a bit simplistic but fun ... ...more
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, my-books
Just too silly (smiley face). Lots and lots of fun. I'm still really enjoying the series. Now on to HIT OR MYTH.
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young adults, fantasy role-players, Asprin fans
Recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
This is the third book in the “Myth Adventures” series, but was the second one I read as a teenager. It continues the process of educating Skeeve, the main character, about magic and the multiverse he inhabits. It gives readers the chance to glimpse at least a bit of the many dimensions besides Klah, the narrator’s backwards home world, and Deva, home to the greatest bazaar in the known universe, although both of these locations appear as well.

The original proposal for this novel was that it wo
Nov 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in the Myth Adventures series, and just as enjoyable as the previous outings. This time we follow Skeeve, a magician's apprentice, and Tanda, a lapsed assassin, as they travel through various different dimensions trying to find a suitable birthday present for Aahz, a Demon from Perv. It sounds a simple task, without a likelihood of things going wrong. That was until Tanda spotted the ideal gift, which unfortunately isn't for sale.
With Tanda captured, it falls on Skeeve and h
Henrik Havighorst
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Skeeve and Aahz are up to their old tricks again and as usual, they are spiralling into trouble faster than you could say "Gleep". Even though the structure of the storyline is very similar to the previous installment ( Conflict, Team Assembly, Final Showdown with two teams ), I did enjoy the banter and especially the interplay between Aahz and Skeeve. I am not keen on Tananda as a character. I think Asprin is not really very good when it comes to creating female characters and they feel more li ...more
Matthew McPike
Mar 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Matthew by: Troy
Troy turned me on to this series of books. This was another great read from Asprin. It has a little bit of Fantasy, Comedy and Adventure. I have a copy somewhere for loan but can't seem to locate it right now.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With the exception of Terry Pratchett no can write fantasy comedy like Aspin. These are great reads and you will laugh the entire way through. Highly recommended
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I thought this was a step down in the series. Whereas the previous book pushed forward the arc of the characters, this book felt like a complete one-off.

The plot of this book is also a lot weaker than before. The characters' motivations are hand-wavey. Why does Aahz adhere to the Quigley "promise"? Why does Badaxe join up? It is just strange and inconsistent with their previous character development. The whole book just feels very low stakes - who really cares about this random trophy? It feels
Charity Fairman
While I still very much enjoy the cast of characters, this particular story was a bit circular for me. Though the creativity abounds in making up the game and the dimensions. I do still enjoy the jokes as well.
Allison Ray
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you've made it this far in the Myth series, then you, once again, won't be disappointed. Easy reading, funny, clever and witty, and just all around good fun. This time, you get a better sense of just how much Skeeve and Aahz can't help but get into trouble, and you get to meet fun new characters, like Massha! Not to mention getting to hang out with old favorites.
Ayala Sela
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
It was nice enough, but not too good
Kalli Simmerman
Mar 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Gave the story a shot but even after the first ten pages, I wasn't invested it, the world, or the characters. Even tried browsing other sections but none could entice me to read the entire thing
Brian O'Leary
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very good series, that I would highly recommend, especially if you like your fantasy books to not take themselves too seriously.
Crystal Sheldon
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Not as catching as the first two, but fun and imaginative:) love the catchphrases that are often not understood
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Автор немножечко сбавил обороты. Возможно, сильно очеловечил эту часть, сбавил количества волшебства и неожиданых поворотов. Но при этом, это все так же приключенческая серия.
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This third book of the series wasn’t quite as clever as the first two. I enjoyed but missed the clever humor and word-play of the previous books.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On the run up to the Superbowl, it seemed appropriate to dive into the football caper in this series. It’s still tight and funny.
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Trophy, a Sportsball game, and Aahz's birthday, oh my! Skeeve goes shopping with Tananda for a gift for Aahz and things go wrong - which is par for the course for him.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was another funny story. This story is about gambling and birthday present (for Oz). Love Gleep.
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another imaginative romp! These books are great fun!
Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute and very punny! Skeeve and Tanda go off to get Aahz a birthday gift. Trouble in many dimensions ensues culminating in a game to end all games.
Aug 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
One of my most childhood (well, teenagerhood) possessions is a pair of graphic novels based on Robert Asprin's "Myth" series, illustrated by Phil Foglio. I also read most of the books themselves and enjoyed them nearly as much. When I recently decided to re-read the first three books (Another Fine Myth, Myth Conceptions, and Myth Directions) I was surprised to find out how well they held up. They're still really fun!

Now while "fun" isn't the word I'd use to describe most books in the fantasy gen
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, fantasy, funny, re-read
Myth Directions is "The One About the Football Game". And the trophy. I put this first because at some point in the future, I'm going to forget which plot goes with which book, and this will be an easy way to jog my memory.

This is also the one where we meet Maasha and Chumley, the heavyset magician and Tanda's brother, respectively. As usual, the book starts out with an innocuous trip as Tanda takes Skeeve across several dimensions in search of a birthday present for Aahz. Of course, things go s
April Brown
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen, fantasy
A childhood favorite re-visited.

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? – 1982.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The third Myth Adventures book. The beautiful, flirty demon Tanda recruits Skeeve to steal the Trophy from the sports-obsessed planet Jahk as a birthday present for Aahz. Naturally, things go wrong, and in order to get away with it, they have to recruit a team from the Bazaar, again, and play in the Big Game.

It’s the usual madcap silliness filled with puns (the bird-populated dimension Avis is “number two” in Skeeve’s mind) interlaced with what is intended to be a situation fraught with peril, h
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Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he wrote some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu and The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series fantasy, such as the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve, the Phule’s Company novels and the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves’ World antho ...more

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