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Friday, February 13, 2009

Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin

Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin



ISBN: 0-441-02362-2

ACE (Ninth Printing - October 1986)

Take the universe as it is. Add devils,
dragons, and magic. Then stand back...


Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed.

Aahz had lost his powers. Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a universe populated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even...

Another Fine Myth

My Opinion Is...

The lovely webmaster sent me this book amongst a few others and swore that I'd love it to no end. I'll admit, at first I struggled. After several paragraphs, I'd get fidgety and restless. I wasn't sure if it was because I was still thinking about the Eden Trilogy or if the book was boring me. No, I couldn't tell the webmaster that! ;)

It's the first book of "The Myth Books". There is indeed a lot of humor. I still remember when Skeeve asked Aahz, "What dimension is this?" and when Aahz told him "Klah", I was waiting for the joke. 'Klah... Klah... What could Klah be the beginning of?'

And I can't deny, I do like the characters. I'm really glad to see that a dragon named 'Gleep' got to be added to the crew. I now have a soft spot for that immature dragon.

I also liked the quotes on top of each chapter. The one I keep thinking of is on Chapter 22: "This is another fine myth you've gotten me into!" - Lor L. and Har D.

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