Buy New
$7.19
Qty:1
  • List Price: $7.99
  • Save: $0.80 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Myth-Chief (Myth Adventures) Mass Market Paperback – January 27, 2009


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.19
$3.64 $0.01


Frequently Bought Together

Myth-Chief (Myth Adventures) + Myth-Gotten Gains (Myth Adventures) + Class Dis-Mythed (Myth Adventures)
Price for all three: $21.57

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Myth Adventures
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; Original edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441016871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441016877
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #608,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he has written some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu, The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series: The Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve; the Phule novels; and, more recently, the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves World anthologies with Lynn Abbey. His most recent collaboration is License Invoked written with Jody Lynn Nye. It is set in the French Quarter, New Orleans where he currently lives.

Customer Reviews

For fans of the series, it won't disappoint.
Richard Shirley
Either way, this story just doesn't hold up to the older books and the characters are all flat impersonations of what they used to be.
R. Howell
I was almost tempted to stop reading several times during the course of this book.
jtaka1

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By JaymeC on March 27, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I may be one of the few readers in that I actually was still somewhat able to enjoy the latest Myth books. I've reread the series more times than I'd like to admit, and what a let down!

This book could have been good. Had it not been for the characters all seeming to become cardboard images on themselves. Tananda all of a sudden is hurt by Skeeve's actions and is showing crying eyes instead of simply confronting him? Aahz has forgotten all the things he learned from Skeeve and is bad mouthing him at the Bazaar? Skeeve...where to begin? I don't mind someone getting the magical drop on him but what the heck is up with him losing focus of the goal... to the point where he put Aahz's life at risk for even a moment? What is this?!

And that ending... Is this series now about Bunny? Maybe we can get a series about Pookie and Spider as they seem to encompass the Skeeve/Aahz relationship better than Skeeve and Aahz do at this point.

I got the most enjoyment in this book out of our Princess and Prime Minister. The plot could have been a fun ride had it not turned so bitter and false to the characters. For that, it gets 2 points. If you knew nothing about this book and it characters it may've been more enjoyable with just a touch of background.

Can we have our beloved characters back please?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Armaghetto on March 19, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Robert Asprin, say it ain't so!

What happened to the light hearted yet quick to turn serious series we all loved so well?

Never mind the awful plot(a contest between Skeeve and Aahz to see who can make the most money) just about everyone except Chumley in the book is out of character. At some point before the story even began Skeeve had decided he's going to suck as a magican and comes out of retirement(WHY, he took the sabbatical to become a more powerful magician?)

When did Bunny become the level head of the group?

When did her and Tananda become buddy buddy? They were going at it tooth and nail before Myth nomers and Impervections, yet somewhere in the almost decade lull between books they're best girlfriends?

Aazh and Skeeve's friendship has overcome so much in the first 8 books alone and now they're at each others throats because of some contest? Wasn't Aahz bothered by Skeeve's becoming more ruthless in Myth Inc. LINK? Why would he encourage such behavior?

Why does Skeeve get punked out multiple times in this book by stupid ninja and magical spirits? Wasn't he studying magic on his sabbatical?

What happened to the Bunny/Sleeve love angle that was being built up over 4 books? There's almost no development in that whatsoever in this book or almost the previous 4 books. No one who hadn't been following the series since the 90s would know they were a perspective couple by reading this book and Bunny lacked the caring qualities along with the efficient attitude that made her such a good match for Skeeve one upon a time.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By P. Deadrick on April 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have been reading this series for a long time and the last few books haven't been of the same caliber. I had high hopes for this edition, but I was left disappointed. Boring doesn't begin to describe how badly this book was written. The characters really don't conduct themselves as you would expect them to. I gave it a second star only out of loyalty.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Caroline T. Wright on March 31, 2008
Format: Paperback
Alright, so if you read the plot synopsis on the back of the book, you know you're not exactly in for one of the better myths. A competition between Ahz and Skeeve of who can make the most money for leadership of M.Y.T.H INC.? And how about the fact that the exiled princess and her country's prime minister pick the exact same morning to approach MYTH INC about their separate problems?

But here's the deal as I see it: this book is a filler that finally gives us the chance to return to the old series. Sure, it's contrived, but it finally get Skeeve and the gang back together again so finally we can have some of the fun character interactions that have been so terribly missing. With Skeeve back in as part of the team maybe everybody else can fall back into their rightful place (except with Bunny as the leader, which really isn't that bad in the thick of things).

As I read this book, yes, I got fed up with the glaring inconsistencies from the pre-Nye years, but I still found myself enjoying it and eagerly anticipating the next book. The characters were lacking their old glory, but at least we get to see them all together again and, in all honesty, it is still fun to see how they find solutions to their clients problems. Over all I say it's a quick read, and if you don't let yourself get too distracted by the fanfiction quality "out-of-characterness," then I say its worth a read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
The earlier Myth books are like popcorn -- light, fun, and one of the most re-readable series I know. I've spread the word widely among my friends -- even gone so far as to read excerpts out loud. Those early books are easily some of my favorite fiction, in any genre.
I plodded through the recent resurrection of the series in some sort of loyalty stupor. But this book was so sickening that it finally broke the trance. I actually threw the book at around the halfway point. I went back to finish it, but I wish I hadn't.
Let me put it bluntly -- if you like Robert Asprin's Myth series, you'll hate this book. It makes each of the characters either hollow, shallow, or stupid. The motivations are muddy, the "twists" are both transparent and unreasonable. Whereas in the earlier book the characters would think like the reader, asking relevant questions and coming up with creative solutions, in this book they seem to be generally duped and miss the most obvious ideas.
The Myth series is over. Stop buying the new books; go back and enjoy your old favorites instead.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?