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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (November 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937007073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937007072
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By QuiGonJ on February 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
Hmm.. good action sequences, everyone in character, a non-derivative plot, Skeeve finally (and logically) being able to do a bit of big magic, and finally, the team exploring a new and interesting dimension again. I really enjoyed the book, and felt it was closer to Bob Asprin's style from the book Dragon's Wild than from the muddled book Myth-Chief.

The story is a M.Y.T.H. Inc case, and is set up well. Aahz's motivation makes sense in the end. I don't want to give away too much, because I really found the book worth reading.

There's also an afterword from Ms. Nye that I found to be quite moving.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 31, 2010
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I have read all the Myth Series since noticing picking up one on impulse on sale at the book rack at a grocery store. It was so good, I sought out at the time all those books in the series then published and have read everyone ever since. But knowing that the series creator had died, just the setting, with a pyramid scheme involving real pyramids and a tomb forever, it was sense of Deja Vu. Robert Asprin has died, he has left no pyramid, but he left us this series which live for many years. I have enjoyed the Myth Series and the Phule series over the years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Wallach VINE VOICE on October 4, 2013
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Skeeve is back and M.Y.T.H. inc. is back in business! Oh, there are a few changes since Skeeve decided to retire in seclusion, of course. For instance, Bunny is now the President of the company and is running the business along more professional lines with meetings and reports and the like. However, the characters have not changed much so it is no surprise the Aahz manages to get everyone into a convoluted scheme and everyone, but especially Skeeve, is required to come together to resolve the problem. In this case, Aahz decides to get involved in a Pyramid scheme which leads to visits to a dimension that borrows a lot from our dimension's ancient Egypt but mixes in the various magicks that this series is known for.

Among the many things that are dealt with in this story is the worrying question of why Aahz is concerned about his legacy? Is he ill? Feeling his age? Skeeve's return and his attempt at dating Tananda is another puzzling factor. At least the second is resolved in a very satisfying way, but the first, not so much. This book relies on knowledge of previous Myth books. In addition to the normal references to past adventures, this book is the first in which I've noticed specific footnotes that practically yell at you to have read a previous volume to understand the situation. In any series, this is not a good thing in my opinion unless it's made abundantly clear on the cover or in some other obvious way (Book #15 of the M.Y.T.H. Inc stories, for example).

The normal oddball humor with the characters and the situations is present here like in the books of old. I did notice that there were a lot more cultural references being made by Aahz and others that Skeeve was blank on.
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Having competed for the presidency of M.Y.T.H. Inc., Skeeve the Klahd magician and Aahz the Pervect eliminate each other leaving more capable Bunny running the show (see Myth-Chief). Samwise the Impish salesman offers a deal to Skeeve and Aahz to join in on making a fortune with the construction of a pyramid in Aegis.

The three visit the site where accidents have slowed down the work. The Imp eventually sells his memorial stones concept to Aahz. They soon see first hand the accidents that hinder the building of the pyramid, but must return to the M.Y.T.H. Inc. office to attend Bunny's weekly staff meeting. They explain the contract to Bunny who approves the deal with the Imp. While Aahz dreams of eternal memorial at the top, Skeeve seeks the source of the accidents that seem deliberate.

This is an amusing entry, apparently the last one in which the late Robert Asprin was involved as capable Jody Lynn Nye takes over the reins solo. The pyramid scheme story line is fast-paced though the plot is thin even with Skeeve giving readers a tour of the kingdom. Filled with the usual fun satirizing, fans will enjoy Myth-Fortunes, a fitting homage to Mr. Asprin.

Harriet Klausner
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It was a loss when I lost another of "MY" Authors with the death of Robert Asprin. I had first found him in the pages of "Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe" wich he co-authored with Star Trek's George Takei. Not sure if what I liked about the book was his or George's (which really was why I had bought the book) I tracked down "Tambu" and "The Bug Wars" and then added another name to my "MUST BUY" list.

The arrival of the first "Myth" book a few years later was like falling into a Bing Crosby/Bob Hope "Road" movie, and the charm endured for decades. Thank you for the gift oh departed Storyteller, and may you spin for the Gods in Valhalla after the day's battles are won.

I now wait to see what his co-author, Jody Lynn Nye, will do as she takes up the task of writing the chronicle of our friends, and hope she can see them as clearly as Robert did. No easy task, but we "Weird" ones know our own, and she's been a member of the club for a while, now.

As long as she remember M.Y.T.H.'s credo, she'll do fine...all together now:

"When the going gets weird, the Weird get going!"
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