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Another Fine Myth/Myth Conceptions 2-in1 (Myth 2-in-1) Mass Market Paperback – April 30, 2002
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I did feel after revisiting this series that Asprin does go overboard explaining reasons for characters behavior in a way that makes it seem as if his target audience were adolescents. In many ways, you'd find more sophisticated fantasy in the Harry Potter books as the Myth tales can border on the juvenile at times. I didn't even find the humor to be that funny, but it was the aspects of dimension traveling and the supporting cast of characters that kept me interested. Probably the biggest flaw in these books is that far too much time is spent building up the misadventures that Aahz and Skeeve find themselves in and then far too little is spent upon the actual resolution. The endings seem rushed and very forced.
If you are looking for enjoyable light fantasy with an offbeat feel I could recommend this book, especially for teens. Anyone looking for something serious, challenging, or thought provoking best pass it up.
Few people can mix humor and fantasy such as Robert Asprin. And this book is not just the first novel, but also holds the follow-up, Myth Conceptions. In the second book Sheeve go to the court to try to become the Court Magician of Rodrick the Fifth. The amazing part is he gets the job with Aahz's help. But he finds, to his horror, that his first assignment is to stop the largest army the world has ever seen. All by himself.
The only other author I can think of, off the top of my head, who can pull off this mixture of humor and serious fantasy is Steven Brust.
The story is a great little tale, with countless subtle jokes and references that only a sharp reader can catch. As the two travel the lands seeking clues, they encounter all sorts of strange people, including inept demon hunting templar, ruthless merchants from other dimensions, and a beautiful girl who also happens to have a mysterious background. The end of the second book has Skeeve and his strange allies setting up to battle a much larger army, and its a fight you dont want to miss!
This is an easy read, and will create a more than rewarding few hours.
If you do buy this book, make sure you get the "double volume" and not just the first book. Also, there are about 10 sequels that you can expect to buy, as this series is just that good, and that's no myth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have always loved the older Myth books - now I'm reading them with my kids!Published 13 months ago by The Bass
One of my all time favorites, Robert Aspirin's Myth series is awesome and hilarious.Published 15 months ago by Stuart
Robert Aspirin's "MYTH" book are ALL great. I highly reccomend them to anyone who likes fantasy books with a light hearted and funny side.Published 16 months ago by The Dude
bought this for my kids! When I was a kid I read every book in this series and loved them!Published 17 months ago by COHwy9
Awesome series. Read only if you enjoy laughing and/or fantasy. Too bad he's dead.Published 18 months ago by Andy Anderson