“Robert Asprin’s Myth-Fits” by Jody Lynn Nye adds a new story to the delightfully punny series began by the late Robert Asprin. It was fun to catch up with the great Skeeve, who has made a lot of progress under the tutelage of that wily Pervect Aahz, and it’s always hilarious to watch the contrast between the private and refined persona of Chumley and his abrupt alter-ego, Crunch. The delightful irony and ridiculous situations that arise whenever this group is involved in an assignment is wonderfully portrayed, and I wasn’t lost, despite not having kept up with the revival of this favorite series. I think that someone new to the series would have a little trouble figuring out all of the intricacies and interrelationships but this is a story that just requires one to sit back (and duck frequently) and enjoy the ride and the witty quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Ms. Nye continues to do a great job of continuing the series and I can’t wait to find out what new misadventure, I mean myth-adventure, this crazy crew gets into next.
This fun and imaginative fantasy continues the madcap adventures of the members of M.Y.T.H., Inc. as they try to fulfill their obligations and keep Bunny, the company president, from getting too stressed. An assignment that takes them to a remarkable vacation resort requires using the specialized talent that each being possesses, but even that may not be enough to complete the mission, or even worse, may not satisfy Bunny’s uncharactericstically strict requirements.
Robert Asprin’s “excellent, lighthearted fantasy series” (Epic Illustrated) continues with more antics from magician Skeeve and his eclectic team at M.Y.T.H., Inc.
Business is slow for M.Y.T.H., Inc., and its president, Bunny, is getting nervous that the company might not meet its quarterly goal. So when a job comes in that’s worth an absurd amount of gold—and also happens to take them to Winslow, the most luxurious vacation resort in any dimension—the team jumps at the opportunity to recoup some cash and maybe catch some R&R.
Only, magician Skeeve has an unsettling feeling that this mission might be trickier than it seems. Someone in Winslow is messing with the magic lines and working hard to ensure that the M.Y.T.H. crew gets nowhere near the powerful relic that they’ve been hired to find. And as the mysterious manipulation turns deadly, Skeeve, Bunny, Aahz, and the rest of their partners find themselves in a race not only to finish the job but also to escape paradise alive…