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A Forthcoming WizardA Forthcoming Wizard - April 2009

The smallfolk girl Tildi and her friends, having secured the Great Book from the thief who stole it, have fallen into the hands of the Scholardom, an order of knights who believe that they are its true guardians. Their commander, Abbess Sharhava, the aunt of Magpie’s fiancée, Princess Inbecca, guide them southward toward their nearest chapter house. Tildi is desperate to free herself and the book, to bring it back to the wizard Olen at Silvertree so it can be returned to its fastness in the southern continent of Sheatovra.

The book itself poses danger to her and anyone else who comes near it, as it unlocks reality. But there is danger from without as well – not only the Scholardom wants to possess the book. Ancient evil and ancient rivalries arise, but Tildi has hidden allies as well. She must protect her charge from all of them as she seeks to learn her new place in a big and strange world.

TOR Books

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Myth-FortunesMyth-Fortunes, with Robert Asprin - November 2008

An Imp named Samwise approaches Aahz and Skeeve to get them involved in his pyramid scheme. Skeeve is skeptical, but to his surprise, Aahz is interested in owning a piece of the rock. They discover that everything is not as Samwise described it – he completely forgot to mention the curse, or the wizard he got angry at him. In the meanwhile, Skeeve is trying to improve his luck with women, but the bad luck haunting the pyramid affects him, too. Both of them need to figure out how to deal with the Mumsy’s curse, or spend the rest of their lives in a deep, dank dungeon.

Wildside Press ISBN 978-0-8095-7332-5 (hc)
Wildside Press ISBN 978-0-8095-7333-2 (pb)

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Myth-ChiefMyth-Chief, with Robert Asprin - March 2008

Skeeve has decided, at long last, to come out of his self-imposed retirement and get back into the problem-solving biz. He confidently expected to walk in and take his rightful place as the head of M.Y.T.H., Inc. He didn't expect to have to face off against Aahz for the job.

With their friends lending help but showing no favorites, they start a not-so-friendly contest to see who will run the company by taking the next two cases to walk in the door -- which turn out to be opposite sides of the same case. Will the legendary partnership survive the battle, or will this be the end of a beautiful friendship?

Wildside Press ISBN 978-0809572779 (hc)
Ace Books ISBN 978-0441016871 (pb)

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Unexpected ApprenticeAn Unexpected Apprentice - June 2007

When Tildi Summerbee's entire family is wiped out by the dark menace known as the thraiks, the smallfolk girl disguises herself as a boy and flees her comfortable home in the Quarters to take up her brother's apprenticeship to a human wizard named Olen. While in Olen's marvelous home, the gigantic Silvertree, she learns that the Great Book, a dangerous magical tome, has been stolen from its hiding place. A search party, under the leadership of the wizard Edynn, is formed to retrieve it before it can cause damage to the very fabric of reality. Tildi volunteers to join the group, as she is, through a fluke of coincidence, the only one among them who is immune to most of its effects. Edynn's group is not the only one hoping to find the Great Book. They must contend also with the Scholardom, and the unknown master of the villanous thraik.

Tor Books ISBN 978-0765314338 (hc)
978-0765352880 (pb)

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Myth-gotten GainsMythGotten GainsMyth-Gotten Gains, with Robert Asprin - September 2006

The first vacation Aahz has been able to take on his own in years is interrupted by a plea from a magikal sword named Ersatz to find his companions in the fabulous Golden Hoard. They are normally scattered across the dimensions, but someone is collecting them. Aahz finds himself involved in a treasure hunt with an old friend and a new acquaintance to save not only the Hoard, but the most famous dancer ever hatched.

Ace Books ISBN 978-0441015726
Meisha Merlin Publishing ISBN 978-1592221059

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Class Dis-MythedClass Dis-MythedClass Dis-Mythed, with Robert Asprin - September 2005

It's the biggest myth in the universe that the Klahd magician known as the Great Skeeve is really great. Though he has become an inter-dimensional legend, Skeeve couldn't have done it without a lot of luck and a little help from his friends. And now they need the favor returned.

Aahz, Massha, Chumley and Markie (yes, Markie) have all sent Skeeve students to tutor in the art of practical magik. Never mind that Skeeve is supposed to be on sabbatical, trying to turn himself into a wizard to match the hype. What better way to learn than to teach? Only, Skeeve's students have something up their sleeves, and it may put all their newfound knowledge -- and their lives -- to the test.

Ace Books ISBN 0-441-01531-3
Meisha Merlin Publishing ISBN trade pb 1-59222-092-4
hc 1-59222-091-6

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Strong-Arm TacticsStrong-Arm Tactics - October 2005

Lt. Daivid Wolfe has been fighting for years to achieve his own goals and escape from the taint of his family - make that Family. He is the eldest child and only son of one of the most powerful figures in the Thousand Worlds Confederation, who can't imagine why Daivid would ever want to join the army. The army is uneasily aware of his connections, and has assigned him, in hopes of making him resign his commission, to the most unsavory unit in the Space Service, X-Ray Company, also known as the Cockroaches. But Daivid takes the assignment as almost a holy cause, promising to straighten out his company and make it proud of itself. As for the Cockroaches, they've chewed up and spat out gung-ho young lieutenants before - but have they underestimated Daivid?

Meisha Merlin Publishing ISBN 1-59222-044-4 (hc), ISBN 1-59222-045-2 (trade pb)

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