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Myth ion Improbable Apprentice magician Skeeve his scaly mentor Aahz and beautiful ex assassin Tanda are back—and this time they're treasure hunting in a dimension that combines the Wild West with the vampire cursed hills of Transylvania—where gold is common as dirt and danger lurks behind every sagebrush

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 198 pages
  • Myth ion Improbable
  • Robert Lynn Asprin
  • English
  • 05 May 2015
  • 9780441009626

About the Author: Robert Lynn Asprin

Robert Lynn Asprin was born in 1946 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 “Myth ion Improbable

  1. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    For personal reasons I will mention briefly below Robert Lynn Asprin decided to write a book which takes place between books 3 and 4 Thus Skeeve's team finished with the Big Game the funniest part of the series hands down; it happened in the book 3 and is busy or bored with the routine of being a Royal Magician To makes things a little interesting he showed Aazh a trinket he bought from a street bum in one of the dimensions he had traveled with Tanda in search of the birthday present for his mentor He promptly forgot about his purchase because of all the excitement of the Big Game once again I challenge anybody to find a funnier scene in any fantasy and only recalled about it when he got really bored Aazh dismissed the trinket initially but finally got interesting enough to take a closer look at it To make a long story short it turned out to be a treasure map to the place where the fabled Golden Cow that gives golden milk don't ask is hidden The duo picked up Tanda just to keep them company and went treasure hunting only to realize that they were not the first party to used that particular map None of the previous hunters ever made it back I really wish to continue by saying that the excitement follows but I pride myself in being reasonably honest so I have to say a boring adventure follows Remember I mentioned personal problems by the author in the beginning of the review? Before writing this book poor guy had some problems with IRS which took a long time to resolve and as everybody who ever dealt with this scary organization knows any prolonged communication with them can and does lead to complete loss of humor just ask Al Capone Yes complete and absolute absence of any trace of humor is seeing here clearly The book is not funny It does not even pretend to be amusing The only saving grace is the plot The plot is not simply bad It is way beyond that firmly coming to the territory of so bad it is good See such cult movies as Attack of the Killer Tomatoesand Killer Klowns from Outer Space for examples of what I mean Needless to say the only good part the bad plot is given away right in the book blurb; it you read it you might as well forget about reading the book I thought about rating it with 2 stars but this was the rating of the previous one which incidentally was light years ahead in terms of the uality Sorry but I had to lower the rating My next book of the series would be the last one I read

  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    So somehow I just found out that the writer of this series I was really into in sixth grade started writing the books again so I had to check it out It revolved around a young magician's apprentice named Skeeve and his mentor a demon named Aahz and their myth adventures Back then I had found a few of the books left on the shelves in the room I used to share with my brother and was totally into the series the genre of which I guess would be considered fantasy comedy bordering on satire Anyways in the mid nineties Robert Asprin got in some trouble with the IRS and didn't write anything for seven years which I guess is why he dropped off my radar Then he struck some deal where he had to give them a bunch of the profits off of any future works and found a loophole that said he didn't owe as much if he co wrote books so that's mainly what he does now He wrote this particular entry to get back in the swing of things and shake the rust off and it shows It's a really bad book The old characters are totally flat Skeeve's narration is this lame fish out of water crap Aahz's whole personality consists of him saying Skeeve you're so stupid and the other character their beautiful green former assassin ally Tananda does absolutely nothing but give Skeeve the ocassional hug The book is only 198 pages long yet manages to be extremely repetitive The entire first 50 pages consists of them asking some guy to help them find some dimension then they go to it realize it's the wrong one then go back and ask the guy for a different one Long story short I give this two stars for nostalgia's sake hoping for him and his readers that he did it as an excercise to get back in shape and the rest of the books turned out better As bad as it was I feel like I might eventually check out the other new ones too because I'm a total idiot

  3. Jessica Jessica says:

    I couldn't do it I know that Asprin threw this book out to his Myth fans in an attempt to recapture the voice of Skeeve and Aahz in the beginning of the series but this just didn't do itThe story was whack The plot was confusing and ridiculous Tanda was half a step above a body length pillow and Aahz was just downright mean Skeeve was well he was Skeeve without all the witty dialogue and insightful uestionsIt's so sad but I think the voice of Skeeve and Aahz the ones that I fell in love with back when I was a wee lass is gone for good I know there are other books in the series but I'm afraid to pick them up for fear that I will be further disappointed and will begin to despise the characters that I've loved for so long And I'm still left screaming to myself What happened to Gleep?

  4. Wiebke (1book1review) Wiebke (1book1review) says:

    This book takes us back to an earlier time of Skeeve's adventures and it is delightful to see his lack of knowledge and stupidity and also the many things he just doesn't understand or misunderstandI was a little confused why Tananda was called Tanda most of the novel not sure why but it put me off every time her name appearedOther than that a fun treasure hunt for a golden cow

  5. melydia melydia says:

    It's been at least a decade since I last read any of the Mythadventures books Luckily I've read the series at least twice probably three times so reading this book was like getting reacuainted with old friends especially since it takes place between books three and four there are twelve total Here's the plot in a nutshell our hero Skeeve his grumpy mentor Aahz and their lovely ex assassin friend Tananda find a treasure map that leads them to a dimension of vegetarian cowboys who fear something that comes out at night It's a silly and somewhat convoluted story as all the Myth books are but a bit disposable by virtue of having been written out of order I can't fault Asprin for this; he admits in the Author's Note that this was written as a way of easing back into the characters after a seven year hiatus In short I would not recommend this book on its own though it does a fine job of filling in uite a bit of the backstory but definitely as part of the series The Myth books remain some of my favorite fantasy comedies of all time and it was nice to finally revisit them

  6. Matthew Green Matthew Green says:

    No Sorry Bad WrongDid not enjoy this I find the rest of the series at least the first 9 books kind of silly and absurd and not great reading in any way but amusing enough This on the other hand was not up to par I understand that Asprin was coming off of personal difficulties and hadn't written these characters in numerous years but his characterizations were very off and the light heartedness that was present in the preceding books was simply gone The beginning was somewhat redundant and the end was a confusing mess Having picked this up to see if I wanted to read the rest of the newer books I may decide to set it down again It's just not worth it

  7. Ross Ross says:

    Book 11 but takes place in between books 3 and 4 timeline wise Asprin was trying to recapture the old feel of the previous Myth novels but it lacks some of the spark that the original three do The characters keep it moving along with an interesting take on cowboys and vampires but it still isn't uite as good as the others Recommended only for die hard Myth fans

  8. Kristoffer Kristoffer says:

    I did enjoy this book fairly well but found it to be a bit of a low point for the series It does not take place after book 10 or even around the same time but before the mob was involved in the series I think the mob became involved around book 4 so this book took a major leap backward in time I started this book expecting to find out what happened after the cliff hanger at the end of book 10 and was annoyed and confused to suddenly be reading about events way in the past At first I was even thinking that I may be reading the wrong book and somehow was reading one from way back in the series that I had already read The confusion and annoyance at not getting to find out what happened after book 10 dampened my mood for a good portion of the time I read this book and made the experience worse Also with it taking place way in the past there weren't as many characters that I have come to like and did not introduce any characters that I found especially interesting Still the book did involve an interesting journey and an interesting dimension at the end of the journey I am wondering if there is a chronological list of the Myth Adventures books because I would recommend reading this book right before the book with the mob so that you don't feel ripped away from events going on when you read this book Also if you just finished book 10 I think skipping to book 12 makes sense if you really want to find out what happens This was still an enjoyable book and something I would recommend I would recommend this whole series of books though They are fantastic and really start to hit their stride around book 4 or 5

  9. Debbie Debbie says:

    My husband read a number of these Myth Adventure books years back and enjoyed them so I gave this one a try; it looked like fun And while this book was a light easy read and I was initially curious about the western towns the three main protagonists were visiting on their uest to find a golden cow I found this book a bit too silly for my taste I won't try reading another of Asprin's books they just aren't a style of humor I enjoy

  10. Chris Peters Chris Peters says:

    I actually read this out of order While this is the 11th book in the series it’s set between the 3rd and 4th and I read it last SoWith that said I think that’s the best time to read it The last few books sort of got bogged down with everything going on in the kingdom—this was a pretty refreshing way to end it Going back to the good old days when Skeeve was just an apprentice that didn’t know anything out on an adventure

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