Robert Lynn Asprin was an American science fiction and fantasy author and active fan, known best for his humorous series ‘MythAdventures’ and ‘Phule’s Company’. His books are noted for and popular for their whimsical nature, myriad characters, and liberal use of puns.
The ‘Myth Adventures’ series is fast-moving story full of action, the characters are colourful and vocal. It is a perfect example of light and humorous fantasy, the genre in which ‘Takuan’s Adventures’ also written.
In a small part, Takuan borrows some features from Skeeve, the main character of ‘Myth Adventures’. Though his reason to leave the Mount White monastery is not a tragedy but a simple boredom.
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