This novel is really fun and juvenile, It’s sort of Rick and Morty if Rick was a demon magician and Morty was his apprentice. The comedy is done in the style of Discworld and Christopher Moore novels.
The Plot: Skeeve is a magician’s apprentice to Garkin. Skeeve can only magic he can do is levitate a feather and his keys, as well as make a candle burn. Garkin wants to show real power by summoning a demon from another dimension, he summons Aahz, a demon, while Garkin summons the demon an assassin shoots him and he’s in no place to send the demon back.. The Demon is also a magician but before Garkin sent for him, he pulled a prank on the Demon taking all his magical powers away, so he has to teach Skeeve magic. They team up an go after the man who hired the assignation, Isstvan. Along the way they con people for weapons, dragons, and magical items, and get conned themselves as they meet dangerous people on their quest.
What I liked: It is a super fast read, the main character’s are quirky but well written, all the call back jokes are great, Aahz is referred as a pervert where it’s pervect. There are many others. How Skeeve gets the dragon, because he fed him something and the dragon literally eats the shirt off his back.
What I didn’t like: when Skeeve interrupts for questions its fine but when there’s a scene with five people and random people are interrupting, it’s slows it down too much. The ending could have been more epic, it’s not built up properly.
I would recommend this book to people who want a quick easy read. a little about this book when I was 15 my stepmom got me Myth Conceptions (the 2nd book in the series) which was one of the first or second books that I had actually read all the way through at the time, at the time I didn’t know that was the second book in the series. I always wanted to read the series and relive a little bit of childhood which I did. The series is loosely thrown together and order is not all that important. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.