Hit or Myth

Hit or Myth

by Robert Asprin, Phil Foglio

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Robert Asprin's classic fantasy series, now available in eBook!
With cover and interior illustrations by Phil Foglio!

Identity Crisis ...

Skeeve is just settling into his duties as Court Magician of Possiltum and his training as sorcerer's apprentice to Aahz, his scaly green demon mentor, when Aahz is suddenly called back to his home dimension on family business. Skeeve figures he can handle things on his own for a while, but then King Roderick convinces Skeeve to use his powers of illusion to take the king's place while Roderick takes a little "vacation."
That's when Hemlock, the ruthless, ambitious queen of a powerful neighboring nation, turns up to fulfill her part in an arranged marriage with Roderick. Skeeve realizes that Roderick has taken a powder, leaving the hapless magician in his place to marry his homicidal fiancée. As if dealing with a potential Black Widow isn't trouble enough, representatives of Skeeve's old nemesis, the Mob, show up. They're determined to find out what happened to Big Julie's army, which they sent in a previous attempt to conquer Possiltum.
Without his mentor's help, Skeeve must solve the problem of the Runaway King, protect himself from the ardor and the threat of the Killer Queen, and finally face the wrath of Don Bruce, the Mob's fairy godfather—who makes Skeeve an offer he can't refuse!



The Fairy Godfather ...

"Wait a minute," Shai-ster said, holding up his hands. "This is so far beyond my negotiating parameters that even if I liked what I saw, I couldn't approve the deal. I need to bring one of the Big Boys in on this decision."
This was better than I had hoped. By the time he could bring one of the Mob's hierarchy to Possiltum, I could deal with some of my other problems.
"Fine. Go and fetch him. I'll hold the deal until your return."
The spokesman gave one of his tight-lipped smiles.
"No need to wait," he said. "My immediate superior is on call specifically for emergencies such as this."
Before I could frame a reply, he opened the front of his belt buckle and began rubbing it, all the while mumbling under his breath.
There was a quick flash of light, and an old, hairy-jowled man appeared in the room. Looking round, he spied the two bodyguards sprawled on the floor and gripped the sides of his face with his open hands in an exaggerated expression of horror.
"Mercy!" he wheezed in a voice so hoarse I could barely understand him. "Shai-ster, you bad boy. If there was trouble, you should have called me sooner. Oh, those poor, poor boys."
The Mob spokesman's face was once again blank and impassive as he addressed me.
"Skeeve, Lord Magician of Possiltum, let me introduce Don Bruce, the Mob's fairy godfather."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149537655
Publisher: Event Horizon EBooks/Event Horizon Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2013
Series: Myth Adventures , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 119,320
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Robert Lynn Asprin was born in 1946. While he wrote some stand-alone novels, including Cold Cash War, Tambu, and The Bug Wars, He is best known for his series fantasy, such as the groundbreaking Thieves World anthologies he created with Lynn Abbey, and the Myth Adventures series, the Phule’s Company series and Dragons Luck series, often coauthored with Jody Lynn Nye.

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Hit or Myth 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Aspirin+delivers+again
Caitak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liked seeing Skeeve getting by without Aahz, for a while. :-) Everything seemed to wrap up well and then I realised there were still 70 pages to go.Remembered the story as I went along.Love the description of the house at the bazaar - it's a bit like a TARDIS.The speech descriptions were better, still not many 'said's but less random speech descriptions. :-)Plenty of quotes and a good quick read. :-)
StefanY on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Skipped a few in the series when I re-read this one, but I was headed out the door and grabbed something quick. Once again, Robert Asprin brings his unique blend of adventure and humor in this quality addition to the adventures of Skeeve the magician and his mentor Aahz. I enjoyed this book as much the second time as the first and it did not disappoint in quality after recently re-reading the first book in the series. The nice thing about this series is that, although it is sequential, it is not absolutely necessary to read them in order. Asprin does a nice job of re-introducing his characters and situtations so that if this happened to be the first of the series that you picked up, you wouldn't be totally in the dark. Great for a light, entertaining read.
lithicbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aptly named. I was really enjoying the beginning of the first major plot in the book--Skeeve is stuck impersonating King Rodrick, who skipped out on his pending marriage to Queen Hemlock--when that plot ended abruptly and the action switches to Deva. It is a bit like reading two related novellas, and even more like reading a long setup for the rest of the series. Still enjoyable, but disjointed.
GrievousAngel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the series that got me into reading when I was in the 4th grade and I haven¿t stopped reading since. Although I have yet to re-read the series as an adult since I want to leave that childish love I had for these books alone, how can I give it anything but 5 stars?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Myth series never disappoints. If your a fan of sarcastic humor and a play on words this is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago