Another Fine Myth MOBI ✓ Another Fine eBook Î

Another Fine Myth MOBI ✓ Another Fine eBook Î


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  • Another Fine Myth
  • Robert Lynn Asprin
  • 13 September 2016

10 thoughts on “Another Fine Myth

  1. Mario the lone bookwolf (semi reviewing hiatus ) Mario the lone bookwolf (semi reviewing hiatus ) says:

    Solid entertainment with unused potential that could have made it a pearl of the comedy fantasy genre But there are some problems Redundancy in dialogues similar running gags very many dead horse tropes The first person view is a mess it could have been much better with different perspectives and funny one time use characters Asprin has a hand for comedy I imagine many openings and endings with secondary characters for uick laughs all things not possible from this narrative point of viewFirst it takes far too much time to get started for the action then the action is over without really much happeningThe humor doesn´t reach higher levels it´s always based on scenery or superficial character traits no deeper meaning connotations relation to a meta scenery The positive aspect of this is that it is pure entertainment without any darkness It´s still a solid work and if it would have been the average stereotype fantasy novel I wouldn´t have criticized it so much but there was the chance of a rare really funny fantasy read and after the first half or something it gets a bit boring because there is no new under the sun It had such a great start but became repetitive and just average that it´s truly a mess Absolutely not sure about continuing this it´s short which is always fine and all parts are solid 4 star ratings but I don´t think that there is still much potential for development and suspense especially because of the lack of other character perspectives Maybe I´ll give the second part a chance funny writing is so rare that I´ll possibly just consume it for the laughs and vivisecting the used tropesTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue


  2. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    “C'mon kid Think a minute even if it hurts”Skeeve used to be a magician apprentice until an assassin who paid for the deed with his life right away brought an untimely end to his master but not before the latter summoned a demon “The Demon curled its lips back revealing a double row of needle sharp teeth I considered changing my chosen course of action; I considered fainting”Now Skeeve was stuck with the said demon who seems to have a very nice friendly personality “Are you going to shake my hand or am I going to rip your heart out?”To complicate things further the demon turned out to be uite different from what anybody would expect in his case Demon stands for Dimensional Traveler and the guy's native dimension was called Perv making Aazh one of his inhabitants or Pervert another hint about his nice personality The two teamed up to deal with the powerful magician who hired the assassin Their weapons? Skeeve's rudimentary magic skills and Aazh's ability to talk anybody's head off Fun times are about to start and they sure willThis book is funny It has everything a good humorous fantasy is supposed to have great puns amusing dialog absurd laugh out loud situations colorful and eually amusing characters Sadly this series nowadays is mostly forgotten and the first name that comes up when people think of humorous fantasy is Discworld However it took Sir Terry Pratchett at least 3 books to become funny; this one makes you smile practically on the second page The uality does drop off sharply after the first 5 or 6 books but the initial ones are great My only complaint is that it took practically two thirds of the book before the dynamic duo arrived on Deva's Bazaar a truly colorful place with some excellent recurring characters see above I can recommend this series to anybody who needs a good laugh; it also works great as a cure for a book hangover my personal experience


  3. Eon ♒Windrunner♒ Eon ♒Windrunner♒ says:

    There are things on heaven and earth Horatio Man was not meant to know HAMLETAnother Fine Myth follows Skeeve who is apprenticed to a magician This apprenticeship does not last long though as the magician is assassinated in the first few pages coincidentally just after summoning a demon to show off the possibilities of magic to Skeeve Needless to say Skeeve is panicked as he has no idea how to control a demon but the demon is not what he expects and pretty soon Skeeve finds himself on an unimaginable adventure with the demon or dimensional traveller who is named Aazh No relation to Oz Aazh is also a magician but has been stripped of his powers and so offers to teach Skeeve to better use his own budding abilities doing them both a service and thus forming a new master apprentice duo What follows is an adventure that takes Skeeve to new dimensions and entertains throughout with a regular doses of humour served up through fun banter crazy characters and unlikely situationsLighthearted and amusing Another Fine Myth is a uick enjoyable read that is perfect material for that not sure what to read moment If you are a fan of Terry Pratchett you will most likely enjoy this one uite a bit


  4. Stefan Yates Stefan Yates says:

    I read uite 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 downThe 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 nextAlso at only 200 pages this book makes for a nice uick break from other 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


  5. Orient Orient says:

    I read Evgeny’s great review about this book and decided that it's just perfect for me Thanks Evgeny for turning my attention to this book ; The story in “Another Fine Myth” is filled with humor puns and it is uick easy and a pure delight to read I swallowed it in one day time enjoying each light hearted and entertaining page if not for my work it would have been uicker And I definitely had a laughable good time It’s not a serious book with lot’s of depth but it’s uick paced and entertaining Such things as death serious feelings have no major attention and there isn’t much of character development but there are other books in the series and uite a lot so I really hope to know about the main characters There isn’t a character who overrules everyone so I can't discern any of them as the characters are different and they supplement each other Though book is concentrated on the story than characters But still I found fun and believable characters that made the book so entertaining for me An unskilled skilled to be naive and lazy apprentice with a baby dragona sarcastic Pervert oops sorry a Pervect demon made powerless by a practical joke a beautiful lustful hot tempered green haired assassin and other I was happy to meet the green haired assassin as I enjoy rough tough female characters and I hope to read about her Each character comes alive and alluring with sarcasticnaïve comments plays on words and the unexpected tricks Also I liked that characters from other dimensions are presented as having certain ualities due to their home dimension It’s a good start for other stories All in all this book mixes fantasy adventure humor and the facts of life into one awesome cocktail The plot is uite simple but unpredictability and wit made this book an enjoyable read to me


  6. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Unabridged audioSkeeve was a magician's apprentice until the magician got killed that is Unfortunately he was killed by an assassin just as he summoned a demon Demon that's short for Dimensional Traveler Things just go from bad to worse once they find that he the Dimensional Traveler that is the demon is stuck in Skeeve's dimension a real backwater See as I said Skeeve is just an apprentice The demon Aahvinstead of killing Skeeve explains that he is a wizard in his own dimension You see there are thousands of dimensions Skeeve's is Klah this makes those who live thereKlahds there are others for example if you're from the dimension of Deva you're a Devil Aahv is from Perv this make him a Perver errrI mean Pervect that's it Pervect though there is another common nameAnyway from here things start to get well complicatedI don't know how reading this book will effect you for some reason my sides ached a lot


  7. Gavin Gavin says:

    This was a lighthearted and humorous fantasy novel packed full of witty dialogue action and magic I'm not a massive fan of books that have the main focus on humor but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I laughed while reading this It was a surprisingly enjoyable read Skeeve is an apprentice magician who's master is unfortunately assassinated while summoning a demon Skeeve and the Demon are forced into an unlikely alliance with hilarious conseuences and they flee the assassins and plot to foil the plans of the mad wizard who hired them The characters were likable and interesting I loved the banter between Skeeve and Ahaz The secondary characters were a diverse bunch who provided plenty of laughs My favorite was probably the naive demon hunter uigley who was tricked by the uick witted Ahaz into all sorts of unfortunate mishaps The world building was pretty good for such a short book Skeeve's world of Klah is just one of many in a diverse universe I'm eager to explore some of the others Rating 35 stars Audio Note Jeff Woodman gave an almost perfect performance His character voices were well chosen and his sense of comic timing was excellent


  8. Tony Tony says:

    I read this back in the dim and distant past and wondered if a series revisit was apposite It was and it wasn’t I won’t be reaching for the others on the shelf any time soon Mostly wasn’t The literary euivalent of Jack Daniels sauce Too sweet to obvious covers up blandness


  9. Stephen Stephen says:

    30 stars This was a fun uick read that I would compare to the Discworld novels as far as the light hearted tone of the novel though in my opinion the Discworld novels are better The book did have some interesting ideas my favorite being the Great Bazaar in the realm of the Devas which I thought was very cool All and all a pretty good light story I will certainly read the next book in the series


  10. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    Adventure with a smart mouthed demon and his cheeky apprentice3 February 2015 One of the main reasons that I read this book was because it kept on appearing on the Goodread's sidebar entitled 'Readers also enjoyed' which I suspect has something to do with all of the Terry Pratchett books that I have read Okay I generally don't pay all that much to Goodreads recommendations but when I was much younger a friend of mine was really into the series and he had been trying to get me to read them as well Well it has taken years but I finally after being prompted by Goodreads asked another friend who also has the series if I could borrow the first one – this one and yes I uite enjoyed it though I am still not going to be blindly taking on Goodreads recommendations especially with the number of books still on my shelf Okay it's not Terry Pratchett and while it is only the first book the world itself didn't seem to be hugely developed but it was still uite entertaining and amusing In fact it seemed that the story was much character driven and unlike Discworld the world of Another Fine Myth seems to sit uietly in the background allowing us to focus on some of the rather strange and comical encounters that the two main characters Skeeve and Aahz experience Basically Skeeve used to be a farmer or was supposed to be a farmer but instead decided to become a thief and it seemed that that occupation didn't work out because he landed up as an apprentice to a magician However during one of his lessons when the magician summons a demon the magician is killed by an assassin which results in the demon which actually means 'dimension traveller' being trapped on Skeeve's world Adding the Aahz's problems is that Skeeve's master had stripped Aahz of his powers literally stranding him otherwise he would have simply gone home Then there is the assassination which triggers a hunt for a magician that wants to take over the dimensions as well as trying to escape from a couple of nasty imps that appear to be on their trail As I said it is not satire in the vein of Terry Pratchett where the story pokes fun at modern society through the lens of a fantasy world but rather a couple of larger than life cartoonish characters making their way through the adventure though not necessarily stumbling because Aahz at least knows what he is doing and what is going on poking fun at each other and those around them and in a way outsmarting their enemies without actually drawing any blood which also adds to the lighthearted aspect of this story As I said the characters are larger than life such as Tananda who regularly refers to Skeeve as 'handsome' even though she is leading a group of thugs to roll him and the dragon Gleep because all he says is 'gleep' who becomes attached to Skeeve because he nibbled on his shirt Still I've probably given way too much away already because this is one of those little gems that you should read knowing as little about it as possible


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About the Author: Robert Lynn Asprin

Robert Lynn Asprin was born in 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.


10 thoughts on “Another Fine Myth

  1. Mario the lone bookwolf (semi reviewing hiatus ) Mario the lone bookwolf (semi reviewing hiatus ) says:

    Solid entertainment with unused potential that could have made it a pearl of the comedy fantasy genre But there are some problems Redundancy in dialogues similar running gags very many dead horse tropes The first person view is a mess it could have been much better with different perspectives and funny one time use characters Asprin has a hand for comedy I imagine many openings and endings with secondary characters for uick laughs all things not possible from this narrative point of viewFirst it takes far too much time to get started for the action then the action is over without really much happeningThe humor doesn´t reach higher levels it´s always based on scenery or superficial character traits no deeper meaning connotations relation to a meta scenery The positive aspect of this is that it is pure entertainment without any darkness It´s still a solid work and if it would have been the average stereotype fantasy novel I wouldn´t have criticized it so much but there was the chance of a rare really funny fantasy read and after the first half or something it gets a bit boring because there is no new under the sun It had such a great start but became repetitive and just average that it´s truly a mess Absolutely not sure about continuing this it´s short which is always fine and all parts are solid 4 star ratings but I don´t think that there is still much potential for development and suspense especially because of the lack of other character perspectives Maybe I´ll give the second part a chance funny writing is so rare that I´ll possibly just consume it for the laughs and vivisecting the used tropesTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue

  2. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    “C'mon kid Think a minute even if it hurts”Skeeve used to be a magician apprentice until an assassin who paid for the deed with his life right away brought an untimely end to his master but not before the latter summoned a demon “The Demon curled its lips back revealing a double row of needle sharp teeth I considered changing my chosen course of action; I considered fainting”Now Skeeve was stuck with the said demon who seems to have a very nice friendly personality “Are you going to shake my hand or am I going to rip your heart out?”To complicate things further the demon turned out to be uite different from what anybody would expect in his case Demon stands for Dimensional Traveler and the guy's native dimension was called Perv making Aazh one of his inhabitants or Pervert another hint about his nice personality The two teamed up to deal with the powerful magician who hired the assassin Their weapons? Skeeve's rudimentary magic skills and Aazh's ability to talk anybody's head off Fun times are about to start and they sure willThis book is funny It has everything a good humorous fantasy is supposed to have great puns amusing dialog absurd laugh out loud situations colorful and eually amusing characters Sadly this series nowadays is mostly forgotten and the first name that comes up when people think of humorous fantasy is Discworld However it took Sir Terry Pratchett at least 3 books to become funny; this one makes you smile practically on the second page The uality does drop off sharply after the first 5 or 6 books but the initial ones are great My only complaint is that it took practically two thirds of the book before the dynamic duo arrived on Deva's Bazaar a truly colorful place with some excellent recurring characters see above I can recommend this series to anybody who needs a good laugh; it also works great as a cure for a book hangover my personal experience

  3. Eon ♒Windrunner♒ Eon ♒Windrunner♒ says:

    There are things on heaven and earth Horatio Man was not meant to know HAMLETAnother Fine Myth follows Skeeve who is apprenticed to a magician This apprenticeship does not last long though as the magician is assassinated in the first few pages coincidentally just after summoning a demon to show off the possibilities of magic to Skeeve Needless to say Skeeve is panicked as he has no idea how to control a demon but the demon is not what he expects and pretty soon Skeeve finds himself on an unimaginable adventure with the demon or dimensional traveller who is named Aazh No relation to Oz Aazh is also a magician but has been stripped of his powers and so offers to teach Skeeve to better use his own budding abilities doing them both a service and thus forming a new master apprentice duo What follows is an adventure that takes Skeeve to new dimensions and entertains throughout with a regular doses of humour served up through fun banter crazy characters and unlikely situationsLighthearted and amusing Another Fine Myth is a uick enjoyable read that is perfect material for that not sure what to read moment If you are a fan of Terry Pratchett you will most likely enjoy this one uite a bit

  4. Stefan Yates Stefan Yates says:

    I read uite 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 downThe 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 nextAlso at only 200 pages this book makes for a nice uick break from other 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

  5. Orient Orient says:

    I read Evgeny’s great review about this book and decided that it's just perfect for me Thanks Evgeny for turning my attention to this book ; The story in “Another Fine Myth” is filled with humor puns and it is uick easy and a pure delight to read I swallowed it in one day time enjoying each light hearted and entertaining page if not for my work it would have been uicker And I definitely had a laughable good time It’s not a serious book with lot’s of depth but it’s uick paced and entertaining Such things as death serious feelings have no major attention and there isn’t much of character development but there are other books in the series and uite a lot so I really hope to know about the main characters There isn’t a character who overrules everyone so I can't discern any of them as the characters are different and they supplement each other Though book is concentrated on the story than characters But still I found fun and believable characters that made the book so entertaining for me An unskilled skilled to be naive and lazy apprentice with a baby dragona sarcastic Pervert oops sorry a Pervect demon made powerless by a practical joke a beautiful lustful hot tempered green haired assassin and other I was happy to meet the green haired assassin as I enjoy rough tough female characters and I hope to read about her Each character comes alive and alluring with sarcasticnaïve comments plays on words and the unexpected tricks Also I liked that characters from other dimensions are presented as having certain ualities due to their home dimension It’s a good start for other stories All in all this book mixes fantasy adventure humor and the facts of life into one awesome cocktail The plot is uite simple but unpredictability and wit made this book an enjoyable read to me

  6. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Unabridged audioSkeeve was a magician's apprentice until the magician got killed that is Unfortunately he was killed by an assassin just as he summoned a demon Demon that's short for Dimensional Traveler Things just go from bad to worse once they find that he the Dimensional Traveler that is the demon is stuck in Skeeve's dimension a real backwater See as I said Skeeve is just an apprentice The demon Aahvinstead of killing Skeeve explains that he is a wizard in his own dimension You see there are thousands of dimensions Skeeve's is Klah this makes those who live thereKlahds there are others for example if you're from the dimension of Deva you're a Devil Aahv is from Perv this make him a Perver errrI mean Pervect that's it Pervect though there is another common nameAnyway from here things start to get well complicatedI don't know how reading this book will effect you for some reason my sides ached a lot

  7. Gavin Gavin says:

    This was a lighthearted and humorous fantasy novel packed full of witty dialogue action and magic I'm not a massive fan of books that have the main focus on humor but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I laughed while reading this It was a surprisingly enjoyable read Skeeve is an apprentice magician who's master is unfortunately assassinated while summoning a demon Skeeve and the Demon are forced into an unlikely alliance with hilarious conseuences and they flee the assassins and plot to foil the plans of the mad wizard who hired them The characters were likable and interesting I loved the banter between Skeeve and Ahaz The secondary characters were a diverse bunch who provided plenty of laughs My favorite was probably the naive demon hunter uigley who was tricked by the uick witted Ahaz into all sorts of unfortunate mishaps The world building was pretty good for such a short book Skeeve's world of Klah is just one of many in a diverse universe I'm eager to explore some of the others Rating 35 stars Audio Note Jeff Woodman gave an almost perfect performance His character voices were well chosen and his sense of comic timing was excellent

  8. Tony Tony says:

    I read this back in the dim and distant past and wondered if a series revisit was apposite It was and it wasn’t I won’t be reaching for the others on the shelf any time soon Mostly wasn’t The literary euivalent of Jack Daniels sauce Too sweet to obvious covers up blandness

  9. Stephen Stephen says:

    30 stars This was a fun uick read that I would compare to the Discworld novels as far as the light hearted tone of the novel though in my opinion the Discworld novels are better The book did have some interesting ideas my favorite being the Great Bazaar in the realm of the Devas which I thought was very cool All and all a pretty good light story I will certainly read the next book in the series

  10. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    Adventure with a smart mouthed demon and his cheeky apprentice3 February 2015 One of the main reasons that I read this book was because it kept on appearing on the Goodread's sidebar entitled 'Readers also enjoyed' which I suspect has something to do with all of the Terry Pratchett books that I have read Okay I generally don't pay all that much to Goodreads recommendations but when I was much younger a friend of mine was really into the series and he had been trying to get me to read them as well Well it has taken years but I finally after being prompted by Goodreads asked another friend who also has the series if I could borrow the first one – this one and yes I uite enjoyed it though I am still not going to be blindly taking on Goodreads recommendations especially with the number of books still on my shelf Okay it's not Terry Pratchett and while it is only the first book the world itself didn't seem to be hugely developed but it was still uite entertaining and amusing In fact it seemed that the story was much character driven and unlike Discworld the world of Another Fine Myth seems to sit uietly in the background allowing us to focus on some of the rather strange and comical encounters that the two main characters Skeeve and Aahz experience Basically Skeeve used to be a farmer or was supposed to be a farmer but instead decided to become a thief and it seemed that that occupation didn't work out because he landed up as an apprentice to a magician However during one of his lessons when the magician summons a demon the magician is killed by an assassin which results in the demon which actually means 'dimension traveller' being trapped on Skeeve's world Adding the Aahz's problems is that Skeeve's master had stripped Aahz of his powers literally stranding him otherwise he would have simply gone home Then there is the assassination which triggers a hunt for a magician that wants to take over the dimensions as well as trying to escape from a couple of nasty imps that appear to be on their trail As I said it is not satire in the vein of Terry Pratchett where the story pokes fun at modern society through the lens of a fantasy world but rather a couple of larger than life cartoonish characters making their way through the adventure though not necessarily stumbling because Aahz at least knows what he is doing and what is going on poking fun at each other and those around them and in a way outsmarting their enemies without actually drawing any blood which also adds to the lighthearted aspect of this story As I said the characters are larger than life such as Tananda who regularly refers to Skeeve as 'handsome' even though she is leading a group of thugs to roll him and the dragon Gleep because all he says is 'gleep' who becomes attached to Skeeve because he nibbled on his shirt Still I've probably given way too much away already because this is one of those little gems that you should read knowing as little about it as possible

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