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30 review for Zrádný mýtus aneb Jak se to málem nevyplatilo

  1. 5 out of 5

    Evgeny

    After the events of the last book Skeeve and Aazh as partners got themselves a very nice base of operations with just one tiny little problem: one of the doors in their dwelling (the kind they use in banks for safe vaults) led into an unknown and potentially deadly dimension. Circumstances forced Aazh to go in to investigate while Skeeve was tricked to be left behind. When Skeeve learned Aazh had stuck in a jail with a murder charge he rushed after his partner almost blindly accompanied by his g After the events of the last book Skeeve and Aazh as partners got themselves a very nice base of operations with just one tiny little problem: one of the doors in their dwelling (the kind they use in banks for safe vaults) led into an unknown and potentially deadly dimension. Circumstances forced Aazh to go in to investigate while Skeeve was tricked to be left behind. When Skeeve learned Aazh had stuck in a jail with a murder charge he rushed after his partner almost blindly accompanied by his goon/bodyguard (on a load from the Mob) and Massha. For those unfamiliar with the series, the second companion is a very colorful character who uses her countless jewelry items she wears to perform magic. The said items tend to malfunction often and in the most inappropriate moments. Hilarity ensures. Now that I reread the book I realized it contains some very subtle signs of the series decline down the road. None of the new characters, including the ones who will reappear later are not as good as already established ones with only possible exception of a werewolf who did not get enough screen time; he reminds me of this guy: Skeeve's love interest came out completely unbelievable and weak. Who needs a love interest when Tanda is always close by, anyway??? However the escape scene has got to be one of the best in the series if not THE best. It really saves the book and earns it an extra star. I challenge anybody to read it, picture it in your head and try not to smile at least at the absurdity and hilarity of the situation. I would like to use the opportunity to rant a little. I keep saying that the word "racist" is really overused these days to the point where sometimes it loses its original meaning and just becomes "a person who does not agree with me". I was looking at the reviews for this book and stumbled upon a real gem and a proof of what I just sad. Both author and Skeeve were accused (I am taking seriously here) of being racist towards vampires and werewolves. Now I have seen everything; I will just shut up.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    Although I'm beginning to slightly feel less enthusiastic about the series by this point, mostly because our duo have got a really good deal going on and I can't call them the underdogs, anymore, it does go in a new direction that bypasses a bit of that. I mean, new dimensions and all. Less interesting is the whole vampires and werewolves, but that is more of a problem for ME than them. They're kinda corny, but what else can we expect with a comedy? Other than that, I'm getting kinda annoyed that m Although I'm beginning to slightly feel less enthusiastic about the series by this point, mostly because our duo have got a really good deal going on and I can't call them the underdogs, anymore, it does go in a new direction that bypasses a bit of that. I mean, new dimensions and all. Less interesting is the whole vampires and werewolves, but that is more of a problem for ME than them. They're kinda corny, but what else can we expect with a comedy? Other than that, I'm getting kinda annoyed that my favorite Prevect keeps getting lost, set up, enjoys vacation, or whatever. He's the guy I liked most from the start of the series. Still, the wrap up in this book was very funny, so complaints can be put on hold. :)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Orient

    Skeeve and Aahz make a surprising pair and the whole group is even better! I found more feelings and emotions in this story. I loved to see more emotional Skeeve and how it worked during interaction with others. Other characters had their emotional side exposed too. A big circle of friends is enlarged once more with a friendly nervous neighborhood cherub vampire and a melodramatic werewolf talking English with a French accent Welcome to a crazy vampire limbo party! And to do this Skeeve and his ga Skeeve and Aahz make a surprising pair and the whole group is even better! I found more feelings and emotions in this story. I loved to see more emotional Skeeve and how it worked during interaction with others. Other characters had their emotional side exposed too. A big circle of friends is enlarged once more with a friendly nervous neighborhood cherub vampire and a melodramatic werewolf talking English with a French accent Welcome to a crazy vampire limbo party! And to do this Skeeve and his gang had no need to travel far, (view spoiler)[they just had to open the secret door in their house. (hide spoiler)] The story is fast-paced, witty, tricky and adventurous once more. It is a good way to escape stress and tension just picking such an easy, funny and action packed book. I think these series is a light-hearted ride to the fantasy universe with jokes, wit, action, adventure and silliness (sometimes). Staring at it isn’t going to make it any weaker. Though, I have mixed feelings about this book. It really kept my interest, I liked the fantasy setting, the way Mr. Asprin presented Skeeve and his gang. Oh, what a fun time I had with Massha and her jokes. She definitely deserved her Big performance. “Honest, Massha,” Vilhelm put in. “The style is fairly popular here in Blut. A lot of the ladies wear it who are… that is, are a bit…” “Fat!?” She loomed over the little vampire. “Is that the word you’re groping for, Short and About To Become Extinct?” “Let’s face it, dear,” Tananda said, coming to the rescue. “You are carrying a little extra weight there. Believe me, if there’s one time you can’t kid yourself about your body, it’s when you’re donning costumes. If anything, that outfit makes you look a little slimmer.” “Don’t try to kid a kidder, sweetie,” Massha sighed. “But you’re right about the costuming thing. This thing is so drab, though. First I’m a blimp, and now I’m an army tent.” Also I was intrigued when I found Aahz (view spoiler)[was locked in a stone dragon’s mouth (hide spoiler)] and still he didn’t forget his sweet sarcastic self: For some obscure reason, I’m a little nervous these days, and every time this thing moves its tongue I age a few centuries. But it wasn’t a problem to Skeeve and his gang. That’s what friends are for! I enjoyed meeting Luanna, she is so secretive and sly (though at the end I was surprised when reading about her last decision) and the fight of a werewolf family Oh, and Wtf happened to Vic’s character! In the biggest part of the book Vic was so cool, clever and scheming, always one step forward and he ended up quite unskilled, melodramatic, quite tender, not so vampirish: (view spoiler)[he doesn’t like blood, he loves garlic and he doesn’t know much of vampire magic (hide spoiler)] . You must be kidding right? Ech, but maybe the problem is in me, I’m eager to find an awesome, nasty, bloody villain in every book I read. I decided to give some peace time to the Myth Adventures, but I can promise to return to Skeeve and his gang after some time, because I had a really awesome time in the Myth world.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    This was another fast and fun installment in the Myth series. Perhaps this fifth book was not quite so good as the fourth, but is was still very enjoyable. The action takes place in the dimension of Limbo, which is the dimension the mysterious door in Skeeve's new Bazaar home leads to. Aahz runs off there to chase some potential clients who used the door as an escape route from the Bazaar law. He is soon in trouble and Skeeve and the rest of the team head in to save him. It was the usual mix of This was another fast and fun installment in the Myth series. Perhaps this fifth book was not quite so good as the fourth, but is was still very enjoyable. The action takes place in the dimension of Limbo, which is the dimension the mysterious door in Skeeve's new Bazaar home leads to. Aahz runs off there to chase some potential clients who used the door as an escape route from the Bazaar law. He is soon in trouble and Skeeve and the rest of the team head in to save him. It was the usual mix of action, humor, and witty banter. The new world was a good one. It was populated by vampires who were terrified of humans! Skeeve was as likable as ever and I enjoyed the hints of romance we got for him and his extra responsibilities now that he is a partner rather than apprentice to Aahz. Rating: 3.5 stars. Audio Note: Noah Michael Levine continues to do a good job with this series. He gets the tone and the humor.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Wiebke (1book1review)

    In this book Skeeve and his friends visit Limbo to find some fugitives and rescue Aahz from prison. A pleasure insight into a dimension where vampires are at home and humans the monsters.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Desinka

    I really loved this installment in the series. The Limbo dimension proved to be great fun. Its inhabitants were very interesting and some quite likable. The action was fast-paced and exciting and I really didn't notice when exactly I'd reached the end! I want more! And some romance! Rating: 4.5 stars I really loved this installment in the series. The Limbo dimension proved to be great fun. Its inhabitants were very interesting and some quite likable. The action was fast-paced and exciting and I really didn't notice when exactly I'd reached the end! I want more! And some romance! Rating: 4.5 stars

  7. 4 out of 5

    Callie *Fights Censorship*

    Another story that is very light on Aahz which is a shame because I love his partnership/friendship with Skeeve. It is nice to see Skeeve grow on his own but the main supporting characters Guido and Massha just didn't hold my interest. The group dynamics were just a little bland. I did however, every much enjoy the new dimension of Limbo, and I hope we see more of Vic! Overall, a pretty average outing that was magic-lite. Another story that is very light on Aahz which is a shame because I love his partnership/friendship with Skeeve. It is nice to see Skeeve grow on his own but the main supporting characters Guido and Massha just didn't hold my interest. The group dynamics were just a little bland. I did however, every much enjoy the new dimension of Limbo, and I hope we see more of Vic! Overall, a pretty average outing that was magic-lite.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Andi

    Complete fluff, of the fun variety. My favorite part might be the little quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Neil

    Another fun book in the Myth Adventure series. Skeeve and Aahz have now relocated their operations to the Bazaar on Deva. In their house/tent there is a door, which had previously not been mentioned when they first moved in, but it leads to an unknown dimension. When fugitives from the bazaar flee through this portal the bazaar's chamber of commerce deem that these fugitives are the responsibility of Aahz and Skeeve. Aahz enters this unknown dimension to retrieve these fugitives. He ends up impri Another fun book in the Myth Adventure series. Skeeve and Aahz have now relocated their operations to the Bazaar on Deva. In their house/tent there is a door, which had previously not been mentioned when they first moved in, but it leads to an unknown dimension. When fugitives from the bazaar flee through this portal the bazaar's chamber of commerce deem that these fugitives are the responsibility of Aahz and Skeeve. Aahz enters this unknown dimension to retrieve these fugitives. He ends up imprisoned on false charges, and it falls upon Skeeve and their other friends to mount a rescue mission with the usual chaotic results. It is good to see more focus placed on Skeeve as both an individual and as a leader. Characters which had previously only been given a slight attention come more into their own in this book. Another fun filled adventure, nothing mentally taxing just pure escapism with plenty of humour.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Susan Ferguson

    Robert Asprin is always good to relax with for some down time. I needed a little fun and some humor and got it. Some folks running a con in the Bazaar at Deva use Skeeve's tent to escape from the authorities who tell he and Aahz that they are responsible for the money owed by the con artists (not very good ones since they got caught). Aahz is not one to let go of money, so he goes after them to bring them back after knocking Skeeve out. Then Skeeve learns he needs to go to the rescue. And the si Robert Asprin is always good to relax with for some down time. I needed a little fun and some humor and got it. Some folks running a con in the Bazaar at Deva use Skeeve's tent to escape from the authorities who tell he and Aahz that they are responsible for the money owed by the con artists (not very good ones since they got caught). Aahz is not one to let go of money, so he goes after them to bring them back after knocking Skeeve out. Then Skeeve learns he needs to go to the rescue. And the situation goes round from there.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Richard Seltzer

    Read for the second time, out loud to my son Tim.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Keziah

    Sadly the fifth entry in the MYTH Adventures series felt a little flat for me. For starters I really did not like Luanna and Skeeve's little crush on her annoyed me. I mean he has the amazing Tanda if he wants to develop a crush, so why is he falling for a small-time swindler who is using him? When you add in the racism (in terms of werewolve and vampire-phobia) and basically Skeeve being the only hero I just lost my interest. Luckily I know that there are better books after this, but still its Sadly the fifth entry in the MYTH Adventures series felt a little flat for me. For starters I really did not like Luanna and Skeeve's little crush on her annoyed me. I mean he has the amazing Tanda if he wants to develop a crush, so why is he falling for a small-time swindler who is using him? When you add in the racism (in terms of werewolve and vampire-phobia) and basically Skeeve being the only hero I just lost my interest. Luckily I know that there are better books after this, but still its a shame when a great series is ruined by a book that just feels a little forced.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shane

    Just as funny as they were 15 years ago. That's from my notes when I read this one I read the first books when I was around 12 so I was probably 27 when I read this one. I'm 45 now and my son read the entire series before he passed away in a car accident. I was cleaning his room and putting books away when I realized I hadn't listed this series as "read" on Goodreads. Thinking about finishing the series as a way of "communing" with his memory. Sorry if that makes you sad. Read the book, it will che Just as funny as they were 15 years ago. That's from my notes when I read this one I read the first books when I was around 12 so I was probably 27 when I read this one. I'm 45 now and my son read the entire series before he passed away in a car accident. I was cleaning his room and putting books away when I realized I hadn't listed this series as "read" on Goodreads. Thinking about finishing the series as a way of "communing" with his memory. Sorry if that makes you sad. Read the book, it will cheer you up.

  14. 4 out of 5

    East Bay J

    Myth-Ing Persons is more of a return to form, as far as I'm concerned, though Aahz is absent through a significant portion of the book. And Skeeve gets a love interest! Sort of. Phil Foglio’s art is excellent and it’s too bad there aren’t more panels. The humor continues to amuse and Asprin even pokes a little good natured fun at Elfquest creators, Richard and Wendy Pini. Excellent series! Myth-Ing Persons is more of a return to form, as far as I'm concerned, though Aahz is absent through a significant portion of the book. And Skeeve gets a love interest! Sort of. Phil Foglio’s art is excellent and it’s too bad there aren’t more panels. The humor continues to amuse and Asprin even pokes a little good natured fun at Elfquest creators, Richard and Wendy Pini. Excellent series!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    Well it turned out the back door led to a dimension of vampires. And skeeve still hasn't learned any more majic. Well it turned out the back door led to a dimension of vampires. And skeeve still hasn't learned any more majic.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Pete

    I read most of the MYTH book 20 years a go. It's just fun to go back a visit them and still get them same ejoyment I read most of the MYTH book 20 years a go. It's just fun to go back a visit them and still get them same ejoyment

  17. 5 out of 5

    Skye

    entertaining but got realllllly sick of the paper thin female characters and constant body shaming jokes,

  18. 4 out of 5

    Qt

    Another fun one, and it introduced Vic the vampire--another favorite character of the series :-)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Reay

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Myth-ing person SPOILERS!!!! Skeeve comes back to Guido and Aahz arguing like normal. What they are arguing about is no surprise, one lost a customer and therefore they lost money. Later that day that argument started making a little more sense how he lost those particular customers as the deveels come over explaining those customers that came in where criminals. They learned they left through a door to a mysterious dimension and they either need to pay the thieves fines with interest of course or Myth-ing person SPOILERS!!!! Skeeve comes back to Guido and Aahz arguing like normal. What they are arguing about is no surprise, one lost a customer and therefore they lost money. Later that day that argument started making a little more sense how he lost those particular customers as the deveels come over explaining those customers that came in where criminals. They learned they left through a door to a mysterious dimension and they either need to pay the thieves fines with interest of course or find them and bring them back, so Aahz goes in after them without anyone else not even skeeve that lays unconscious on the floor. When he came he realized Aahz left him behind and waited for his return. After a few days skeeve decides he is going after Aahz, he left with Guido and Massa to go in to an unfamiliar dimension unknowingly filled with Vampires to learn Aahz was framed for murder by a mystery pawn Vic. They set out on a journey to break Aahz out and went to a vampire called the dispatcher. He sent them in the direction of the Woof writers which were werewolves that wanted to help humans(klads) they however where to busy and sent a good friend of theirs to meet up with them so as they wait they need to get Aahz out and soon so they devise a plan to break him out not knowing the cell he was in. they use Massa’s flying belt to get up and break him out. They get him out (not going to spoil how). And the good friend comes and they track Vic. They clear Aahz’s name and go home.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    This is another Donning cover that makes much more sense if you see the rest of the artwork. In this case, Foglio did a brilliant job of conveying a scene from the story, and yes, Aahz really is pulling along another character as if she's a Macy's Parade balloon. There's a perfectly good reason for this scene, including a murder frame-up, a jailbreak from a truly unique cell, and the story of what is really outside Skeeve's back door. This story is the second mostly "Skeeve without Aahz" story, a This is another Donning cover that makes much more sense if you see the rest of the artwork. In this case, Foglio did a brilliant job of conveying a scene from the story, and yes, Aahz really is pulling along another character as if she's a Macy's Parade balloon. There's a perfectly good reason for this scene, including a murder frame-up, a jailbreak from a truly unique cell, and the story of what is really outside Skeeve's back door. This story is the second mostly "Skeeve without Aahz" story, and again, it's a delight, because Skeeve shows that he can usually handle himself better than Aahz would have expected, but the results are still more than a bit awkward.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    A fun jailbreak caper, and not much more. The strangest thing about this book is I had no recollection of having read this book before, but there’s no way that I never have. Maybe I didn’t own this back in the day in paperback – but I know I owned some that came afterwards. Maybe this felt writ on water because this is the first book in the series that didn’t provide any significant advancement for our team, character-wise, skill-wise or economically/geographically.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Allison Ray

    Skeeve is in a real pickle, indeed. With the disappearance of Aahz, this book really gets to focus on building up some of the other great characters we've grown to love. This adventure gives us a taste of yet another dimension, one that is full of surprises! There's some great, weird new characters introduced, and some that were more than annoying-by design! It has a different flow than the previous books as Aahz does not have such a big role, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. Don't worry, S Skeeve is in a real pickle, indeed. With the disappearance of Aahz, this book really gets to focus on building up some of the other great characters we've grown to love. This adventure gives us a taste of yet another dimension, one that is full of surprises! There's some great, weird new characters introduced, and some that were more than annoying-by design! It has a different flow than the previous books as Aahz does not have such a big role, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. Don't worry, Skeeve still gets into trouble!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    Probably the weakest one in the series thus far, but I believe the key point is about humility. However, some interesting views on those who are in leadership roles and whether or not those people suffer from nerves, self-doubt, and if they're just faking confidence. Probably the weakest one in the series thus far, but I believe the key point is about humility. However, some interesting views on those who are in leadership roles and whether or not those people suffer from nerves, self-doubt, and if they're just faking confidence.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kate H

    I have always enjoyed fantasy novels and I have a fond place in my heart for campy pun filled fantasy and Robert Asprin definitely writes books that fit the bill. His books remain good although they do not quite stand up to the test of time.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Charity Fairman

    Interesting stroll through a whole new dimension while also enjoying the growing cast of characters. I liked this one.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Another good and hilarious adventure for Skeeve, Oz and company. Oz is imprisoned for a crime in another dimension and must be rescued.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Beorn

    Awesome!

  28. 5 out of 5

    James

    Strange vampires. Humility lies at the core of greatness.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Kay

    I liked the cover art far more than the actual story. Not Aspirin's best. I liked the cover art far more than the actual story. Not Aspirin's best.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ariadne Deborah Fassel

    Your back door leads into a world of vampires. What could be better? (Probably anything.)

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