Myth Conceptions

Myth Conceptions

by Robert Asprin, Phil Foglio

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Myth Conceptions by Robert Asprin, Phil Foglio

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

A Myth-Adventure in Combat ...

Having defeated the mad wizard, Isstvan, Skeeve and Aahz have taken over the remote inn that was the enemy’s hideout. They’re generally safe from visitors, and if not, Skeeve’s growing magical abilities allow him to disguise himself and his friends as such repulsive serving staff that potential guests flee, screaming.
Skeeve has grown bored of studying magic at the isolated inn, however, and one visitor who does not flee offers him an invitation for employment as court magician in the kingdom of Possiltum. Seeing a chance for easy profit and a little on the job training for his apprentice, Aahz agrees,
Skeeve defeats the other applicants in a trial of magic to win the position, and that’s when the fun really starts — the pair find out they’ve actually been hired in lieu of a professional national army or mercenaries to defeat a huge military invasion! They’ve also been used as pawns in a game of influence between the king’s advisors ... and General Badaxe is particularly unhappy that he got a magician for the kingdom’s money instead of a few thousand soldiers.
Even if they win, they’ll most likely be killed by one court faction or another.
What can a poor apprentice wizard and his demon teacher do?

# 1 – Call on some good friends.
# 2 – Cheat the odds.
# 3 – Do whatever it takes to WIN!

Weapons of Myth-Destruction ...

“Now that we’ve got a minute,” Skeeve said, “would you mind telling me what your plan is?
“Well,” Aahz explained, “the way I figure it, we aren’t going to overpower them. There are only seven of us and thousands of them. So the name of the game is Delay and Demoralize ... Right off the bat we’ve got two big weapons going for us,:
“The gargoyle and the dragon?” Skeeve put in helpfully.
“Fear and Bureaucracy,” Aahz said.
“What’s Bureaucracy?” Skeeve asked.
“The organization to get things done that keeps things from getting done,” Aahz continued. “In this case, it’s called the chain-of-command. An army the size of the one we’re facing has to function like a well-oiled machine or it starts tripping over its own feet. I’m betting that if we toss a couple of handfuls of sand into the gears, they’ll spend more time fighting each other than us.”
For once, Skeeve wished he hadn’t asked Aahz for an explanation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148522447
Publisher: Event Horizon EBooks/Event Horizon Publishing Grou
Publication date: 10/09/2013
Series: Myth-Adventures , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 165,377
File size: 5 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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Myth Conceptions 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Robert Asprin's books. Sometimes it's hard to read his books around other people, say like in a doctors waiting room, I've gotten some strange looks when all the sudden you can't help yourself from smiling or laughing out loud while reads his books and you will find this to be a common occurrence while reading them.
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sgmaxx More than 1 year ago
was surprised I liked it as much as I did .
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Best of the Myth series; Skeeve sets up the beginnings of his hugely false reputation, as well as the foundation for later troubles and adventures. Watch Skeeve tackle the problems of maintaining his disguise, fooling the weasely chancellor, and taking on an army larger than his country, with only a ragtag menagerie of otherwordly demons and an ill-tempered, green-scaled mentor. Wow! Just reading that gets me excited.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boys and girls, this is it! Out of all of Asprin's books, and I've read them all, this one is by far the best. It's the adventures of Skeev and Aahz in it's glory days, back when Asprin was still mimicing the 'On the Road' movies. This time Skeeve has to face the largest army any dimension has ever seen, and he only has 7 people backing him up (counting the dragon and the Salamander). Excellant, by far my favorite Skeeve book.