Publication Order of Myth Adventures Books
|Another Fine Myth||(1978)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth Conceptions||(1981)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth Directions||(1982)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hit and Myth||(1983)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-ing Persons||(1984)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Little Myth Marker||(1985)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link||(1986)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections||(1987)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action||(1990)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sweet Myth-tery of Life||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-ion Improbable||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Something M.Y.T.H. Inc.||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-Told Tales||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-Alliances||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-Taken Identity||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Class Dis-Mythed||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-Gotten Gains||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-Chief||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Myth-Fortunes||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Myth Adventures Collections
Chronological Order of Myth Adventures Books
Myth-ion Impossible is set between Myth Directions and Hit or Myth. The collection Myth-Told Tales is set prior to Myth Alliances.
During his lifetime American fantasy and science-fiction author Robert Asprin left behind a large and extremely influential legacy that many writers continue to cite. With a large quantity of books to his name, he managed to create an impressive body of work over the many years of his large and illustrious career. Inspiring many of his contemporaries for years to comes, he’s managed to leave a lasting impact that generations of fantasy readers will continue to appreciate as time goes on. Set within a universe containing multiple dimensions, it manages to build upon a whole colorful cast of characters, each with their own distinctive skills and attributes. Dealing with fantasy and heroism, it begins by introducing the world through Skeeve, who’s both a petty thief as well as a would be enchanter. Looking to defend themselves and their kingdom, they find they must come to terms with their destinies as saviors of their people.
Using characters that are more than slightly imperfect, Asprin has tapped into something that the fantasy genre really needed which is relatable personalities. With his keen sense of comic timing as well, he’s definitely adept at making his readers laugh, whether it’s a silly pun or a farcical situation. Still continued today through his writing partner Jody Lynn Nye, it’s legacy lives on as readers appreciate it to this day.
Another Fine Myth
First published in 1978, this is the book that was to set-up Robert Aspirin’s much beloved fantasy world that was going be the setting for the forthcoming series of books. Creating his initial characters, it also managed to convey the overall tone and style providing much of the humor that was to come. Whilst this was to be a large series in scope overall, the beginnings of it are fairly humble in that it features a central protagonist who it gets to know on a more personal level.
Skeeve is a reluctant hero who must learn to enchant for the good of the world, as he’d rather spend his time playing pranks on other and getting up to all sorts of mischief. He doesn’t feel the need or the desire to be a hero, which is part of what makes him so compelling as a character, something which continues in the many novels to come. He’s a magicians apprentice who is both naive and resourceful in equal measure, as he’s young, but has an enormous amount of potential that he’s not yet fully aware of in the beginning. The landscape as well is epic in scope, with a number of different dimension available, and this is part of what makes the franchise so appealing to the gaming community. With a number of areas to explore, Skeeve’s possibilities are endless, a prospect which seems a little daunting to him at the start, as he searches for a sense of purpose.
It is then that his master magician is killed which sends him into a fury as he looks to find the killer that did this and wreak vengeance upon them for what they did. This provides much of the driving force for the rest of the book, as he must prove that he is up to the task, if only to himself that is, if he is to gain some peace of mind. Accompanying him on his quest of revenge is Aahz, a purple-tongued demon who will assist him on his quest into the unknown, helping him on his journey. Will he be able to find out who did it and face up to them in what promises to be a most brutal showdown? Can he survive the fight that is to come being a young apprentice as he is? What will become of Skeeve and Aahz the purple-tongued demon as they both get embroiled in another fine myth?
Published originally in 1980, not long after the first novel, this continues with the story of Skeeve as it carries on from the last book. Keeping the narrative arc going, it successfully expand upon this fantasy narrative, building a story that features a vast number of much beloved characters. The style of the book is also in keeping with the first too, as it manages to retain that sense of comic timing that made the original so popular.
Skeeve has now been appointed as a court magician, something which seems to be a huge mistake to all, especially to the regent that happened to appoint him for some unknown reason. Regardless of this, he finds himself in this highly sought after position and that is when he learns that he must defend the kingdom from the oncoming invasion of an army that just happens to be the deadliest of all armies in the world, a feat which seems to be no small task for the magician who was only just recently still and apprentice before having his apprenticeship cruelly cut short. Will he manage to complete the task laid before him and defend the kingdom from the oncoming threat? Can he save them all and himself in the process? What will become of Skeeve as he begins to form some myth conceptions?
The Myth Adventures Series
Writing much of the series with Jodie Lynn Nye, they managed together to build a long and expansive series that lasted over many years. Using humor and puns, they have a light-hearted appeal that audiences have appreciated, as they provide something less serious in a genre that is known for being otherwise. This is reflected in the titles too, such as ‘Another Fine Myth’ being similar to that of Laurel and Hardy’s catchphrase ‘another fine mess’. For the fantasy genre this has been a huge inspiration, as it doesn’t take itself too seriously like so many others have done so before. With board-games and rumored films in the pipeline over the years as well, it looks like the Myth Adventure series isn’t going away any time soon. Having built a legacy over the years, Robert Asprin’s contribution to the genre of fantasy will be felt for some time yet.Book Series In Order » Characters » Myth Adventures