M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link

(Myth Adventures 7)
by
Robert Asprin

Ace, 1986, 159 pp.
ISBN: 0-441-55277-3

Genre: Fantasy
Subgenre: Humor
Reviewed: 10/16/2001

Reviewed by: Conan Tigard

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Excerpt

More Myth-Conceptions

"Well, I'm Massha," I said, "and my partner over there is Vic."

Hysterium nearly fell over his desk in his eagerness to shake Vic's hand. My partner was dressed stylishly, if sedately by my standards, in a leisure suit with a turtleneck and ankle-high boots. His whole outfit was in soft earth tones, and it was clear the Deveel had him pegged as the normal member of the twosome. Call it a mischievous streak, but I just couldn't let it stand at that.

"Actually, Vic isn't one of our regular staff. He's a free-lancer we bring in occasionally as a specialist."

"A specialist?...Are you an interior decorator?"

My partner gave him a tight smile.

"What Vic here is tryin' to say," I told the Deveel, as casually as I could, "is that he's a vampire."

 

Synopsis

M.Y.T.H. Inc. is hired to solve six different cases. Skeeve sends one or more members of his team to solve these cases. In Guido's Tale, Guido and Bunny team up to solve the mystery of disappearing goods from a factory. In Chumley's Tale, Chumley chases down Tananda who is trying to collect on a debt that is outstanding. In Massha's Tale, Massha and Vic team up to revamp a hotel that is about to open into a colorful hotspot.

In Aahz's Tale, Aahz and Skeeve team up to help Quigley, who is having a bit of trouble breaking his contract as court magician on Jahk. And finally, in Gleep's Tale, yes...Gleep's Tale, Gleep and Nunzio team up to protect a shipment that everyone seems to want to get their hands on.

M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link is the seventh book of the Myth Adventures series by Robert Asprin. These books are incredibly funny fantasy tales that normally revolve around the lives of Skeeve and Aahz. In this book, as with all books that have a "M.Y.T.H. Inc." in the title, the story will be told from one of the other character's perspective, other than Skeeve. 

 

Review

This is the first of the new type of Myth books. It takes a little while to adjust to the new point of view of this story. After I got used to it, I found that I did like this point of view, but not as much as when the story is told by Skeeve. The hardest time adjusting to this new point of view was when I was reading Aahz's Tale.

Since it was Aahz and Skeeve, I kept forgetting that Aahz was telling the story and thinking it was Skeeve. The most surprising story is Gleep's Tale. Gleep is an unexpectedly intelligent dragon. But since his vocal cords that will allow him to speak human speech will not develop for another 200 years, he cannot say anything other than "gleep". I found this tale to be the most entertaining, because of the reactions to Gleep's actions by Nunzio.

Overall, M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link is a nice addition to the Myth series, but I do prefer the Skeeve point of view.

I rated this book a 7 out of 10.

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2001