Aside from The Phantom Menace, I have never waited so long for an artist to continue his work. Like with Lucas, I'm horrifically disappointed in Asprin. Granted, if I had been more diligent I could have read this a mere eight years after the cliff hanging Sweet Myth-tery of Life, still, I was looking forward to engaging the myth group back in action. Told through the view of the mobster/bodyguard Guido, the story parallels Sweet Myth-tery (see review) and by that I mean this book is as unexciting as the other. True, more (something) actually happens, yet all the build-up of rebel activities, romance and murder turns out to be absolutely nothing.