Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin

Written by: on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Something M.Y.T.H. Inc.

Author: Robert Asprin
ISBN: 0-441-01083-0
Cover Art by Walter Velez

Back Cover:
All is not well in the kingdom of Possiltum. The king’s court sorcerer is being eyed with suspicion. Not for dabbling in the black arts… not for consorting with a demon… not for having a dragon as a pet… not even for being mobbed up. But for the greatest crime of all: raising taxes.

More and more citizens want something done – and they’re willing to do it themselves. In the end, it won’t be their skill or their intelligence that wins the day, but the sheer number of those who have rallied themselves against their oppressor – this black-hearted wizard, this terrible tyrant known as… Skeeve the Great. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

So I thought…
Well, uh, it was okay, I suppose. First part is told from Guido’s perspective (and his talkin’ gets a bit annoyin’.). The rest is told from Skeeve’s. It fills in the gaps from the cliffhanger, and now the series have come to an end. There was a short story tucked into the back by him and Jody Lynn Nye about a scene that took place near the end of the book.

The ending seems a bit… anti-climactic. Skeeve makes a decision and no one seems to be shocked or surprised. Then “the end”.

The book begins with Robert’s explanation about how the Myth series got so popular that he was under contracts to write books. It does feel like he lost interest in Skeeve and Aahz along the way, especially with the history of how long the stories took to be written and published over the course of time.

Even though in his note he says that this book was the last Myth novel under contract, I saw that there was a handful of books that has Jody Lynn Nye’s name attached to them. I don’t think I’ll pursue them – at the moment.

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