|Plot Summary of Another Fine Myth|
In this book which is the first of the "Myth" series of books by Robert Asprin, we are introduced to Skeeve who is a budding thief learning magic from Garlak on the world of Klah. Skeeve's life is turned upside down when Garlak is assassinated and Skeeve is left facing a demon. As it happens, the Demon is not your typical demon and actually is Garlak's friend from another dimension. Aahz is from the dimension of Perv and is a master magician himself...except Garlak, as a practical joke, has caused Aahz to lose all his powers and since Garlak is dead, he can't restore them nor can he return home. Aahz agrees to continue Skeeve's training while investigating Garlak's murder. From here, a friendship is built which will continue for several more books.
This series of books is tongue-in-cheek and if you can't take puns, this series is not for you.
This synopsis report prepared by Preston
|Chapter Analysis of Another Fine Myth|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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