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Robert Asprin's Myth-Fits
Myth-Adventures #20
Jody Lynn Nye

Ace Books
June 7, 2016 / ISBN 9780425257029
Illustrated Fantasy / Ages 8 and up

Reviewed by Jan Fields


The team of problem solvers at M.Y.T.H. Inc. are finally getting some competition for business, but most of the team isn't worried. M.Y.T.H. is the best at what they do, and they're sure the clients will soon realize that. Besides, their cache of gold coins is still heavy, but their president, Bunny, is unusually worried about money, so they end up taking a sketchy job that seems below their skills. At least the payday is big, and they get to do their investigating at the most luxurious vacation resort in any dimension. But the team soon discovers the simple job is trickier than they expected, and may be too hard to handle. I enjoyed the unusual M.Y.T.H team and the lighthearted approach to fantasy. Designed mainly to be a funny romp through unique settings with over-the-top characters, the story is filled with twists and turns as the team searches for a magical artifact inthe luxury resort, but I found the number of pointless, nonproductive efforts slowed the book to a crawl in places for me. It had the feeling of a book that could have been accomplished more successfully at a third its present length. Still, the interaction between the characters was fun, and some of the locations were very interesting. I also loved the made-up "quotes" from famous people and book characters that open each chapter as they were often genuinely funny. Overall, this wasn't a book I loved, but it had some great moments.

Reviewer Janis Fields is the author of over two dozen books for children and adults including Threads of Deceit, Ghost Light Burning, Wellspring of Magic, and Emerald Dragon.
Reviewed 2016