Another Fine Myth

Another Fine Myth

by Robert Asprin, Phil Foglio

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Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin, Phil Foglio

Robert Asprin’s Classic Fantasy
available for the first time in eBook!
Cover and interior illustrations by Phil Foglio!

A Recipe for a Myth-Adventure ...

Skeeve is a magician’s apprentice (and a wanna-be thief) until an assassin’s bolt kills his master, Garkin. Along with Aahz, the green-scaled, purple-tongued demon and master magician summoned by Garkin, he sets out on a quest to get even. The road to vengeance is bound to prove rocky, however, because Skeeve can barely light a candle with his beginning magic, and Aahz has lost his own considerable magical abilities as a consequence of Garkin’s summoning spell.
Before they can confront the power-mad wizard who ordered Garkin’s assassination, they must survive a trip to a weird alternate dimension, encounters with Impish hit-men and a somewhat dull but persistent demon hunter who rides a friendly war unicorn, outwit a sharp-dealing Deevel, and deal with other uncanny enemies and even stranger friends ... all without killing each other in the process!

Beware the Green-Haired Lady ...

“Relax, handsome,” she purred. “You’re about to get pounded for offending my honor. You might as well get a little of the sweet along with the bitter.”
Before I could protest further, she kissed me. Long and warm and sweet, she kissed me.
I had never been kissed by anyone except my mother. This was different! The fight, the dragon, Aahz, everything faded from my mind. I was lost in the wonder of that moment.
“Hey!”
A rough hand fell on my shoulder and pulled us apart. “Is this shrimp bothering you, lady?”
The person on the other end of that hand was no taller than I was, but he was twice as broad and had short, twisted tusks protruding from his mouth. His
cronies had fanned out behind him, effectively boxing me in against the dung-heap.
I looked at the girl. She shrugged and backed away. It looked like I was going to have to fight all of them. Me and the dragon. Terrific.
I remembered my skinning knife. It wasn’t much, but it was all I had. As casually as I could, I reached behind me and tugged at my shirt, trying to pull it up so I could get at the knife.
The knife promptly fell down inside my pants.
The wrecking crew started forward.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148821090
Publisher: Event Horizon EBooks/Event Horizo Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2013
Series: Myth-Adventures , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 107,083
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Robert Lynn Asprin was born in 1946. While he's written some stand-alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu, and The Bug Wars, Bob is best known for his series fantasy, such as the the groundbreaking Thieves World anthologies he created with Lynn Abbey and the Myth Adventures series, often coauthored with Jody Lynn Nye. Upon his return to his beloved New Orleans French Quarter after Hurricane Katrina, Bob began work on the second book in a new series (Dragons Wild, Dragons Luck, Dragons Deal) about a young man named Griffen McCandles who finds out he is a not only a great poker player, but also a dragon. The third book in the series, Dragons Deal, completed by Jody Lynn Nye, is due out Dec. 2010. NO Quarter, written in collaboration with Eric Del Carlo and Teresa Patterson, is a spin-off related by setting and characters to the Dragons series.

Early in May of 2008, Bob went to sleep while resting and reading a fantasy novel, a sleep from which he did not awaken. His passing is mourned by his many fans and friends.

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Another Fine Myth 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Fantasy books, comedy books, or both, then you will love the Myth series. The first book, Another Fine Myth,is what got me started reading these books and fantasy books all together. But the books just keep getting better. For the third book for instance, 5 stars wouldn't be enough to describe its brilliance. The series is about a Pervect named Aahz, his apprentice named Skeeve, and many other hilarious characters that come in throughout the book's series. I definitly recommend this book highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is funny and whimsical, and this book is no exception. This is a required book for comedy or fantasy fan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert Asprin is one of the first writers that iv'e read, to put such an unusual twist into a fantasy book. The characters are in each unique and intriging, as well as humurous. Skeeve is a character that everyone can relate to. His ability to find trouble without looking for it, and his ability to find the good in everyone he meets gives him a child like quality that makes that connection between the character and the reader. As for Ahz, his character is more of a know it all, and dont talk back or youll regret it attitude makes this character more like our bosses, parents, or even the school bully. Its a character that everyone can relate to. On top of that he seems to be able to get a good message across while hes ranting and raving. I think that this book is great for young readers as well as old, it opens up the imagination, tickles the brain, and leaves you to wonder what else could possibly go wrong ;).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As in lots of puns. Skeeve is getting tired of being an apprentice / servant when he discovers the world and dimensions are a bit more complicated than he thought. First in the Myth series, and it's definitely worth reading if you like fantasy and humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books i read them years ago and am having a great time reading them again, the only con is paying 5.99 for a pdf file on a book thats been out for over 40 years
MlKEY More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story to what is also ( in my own little world ) the start of an amazing series. The characters are so articulate, the stories are astounding and the humor with make you smile through out the entire book series. I read about 3/5 of the entire series when I was in high school. I just started reading them again from the beginning and this time I have them all. The characters are still, to this day, amazingly vivid. You can't help but keep reading, as every book the characters become more and more vivid in your mind. A must read for anyone that loves their D&D with a huge splash of in your face humor and a plethora of unconventional characters. GLEEP!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great beginning to a great series. A comical fantasy of Skeeve and his Teacher Ahz. I recomend this to everyone.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Enjoyable. I think that my favorite character in the whole book was Aahz just for his smarmy know-it-all-ness. Wholly readable and entertaining.
StefanY on LibraryThing 4 days ago
My Internet Book Database of Fiction (www.ibdof.com) review:I read quite a few of the books in this series several years ago. I remembered enjoying it then, so I thought I'd give it a re-read now and see if the magik was still there. Indeed it is! Another Fine Myth is a highly entertaining light read that I couldn't put down.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, demons, dragons and all sorts of other fantastical creatures. Because Asprin has incorporated different levels of technology in each dimension, there are really no limits on what might appear to challenge or aid our heroes. It's a lot of fun and always keeps you guessing as to what will happen next.Also, at only 200 pages, this book makes for a nice, quick break from other more weighty readings. I hope that I'm right in remembering that the rest of the series continues to be this enjoyable and I look forward to joining Skeeve and the gang again very soon.
rakerman on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Unfotunately, I find a lot of humour books to be not very funny.
Antares1 on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Robert Asprin's Another Fine Myth. It was cute, but I wasn't exactly overwhelmed by it. It's a rather short book. I'm sure a lot of the dialog exchanges were meant to be humorous, but for me a lot of times they fell flat. The author seemed enamored of several of his exchanges, and kept repeating them past the point of being amusing. The story revolves around Skeeve. He is the apprentice to a sorcerer. In the middle of one of their lessons his mentor is assassinated leaving Skeeve alone with the demon Aahz. Aahz and Skeeve must figure a way to defeat the sorcerer that sent the assassin before Skeeve becomes the next target. The banter between Skeeve and Aahz became painful at times. The ignorance of Skeeve and the sarcastic manner of Aahz, I'm sure was supposed to be humorous. For me, a little would have been humorous, but too much and it just began to drag. The world building was fine, and fairly well realized. I might try another in the series, perhaps things will improve. It's not going to go to the top of my TBR pile though.
Anonymous 30 days ago
I read this in paperback years ago and loved it unfortunately whoever transcribed it did a lousy job. It is full of misspellings such as "arly" instead of airy, "hun" instead of him and so forth. It's a shame because it distracts from a truly good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hard to read these books with out laughing out loud so be prepared for odd looks from people sitting by you, ahhhh like in a Dr's waiting room
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smart an funny. A wonderful break between heavier reads
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