By Robert Asprin
Skeeve used to be a magician's apprentice--until an murderer struck and his grasp was once killed. Now, with a purple-tongued demon named Aahz as a spouse, he's on a quest to get even.
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I will light the candle this time. I will light it because, there is no reason I should not. Consciously deepening my breathing, I began to gather the power. My world narrowed further until all I was aware of was the curled, blackened wick of the candle. I am Skeeve. My father has a farmer’s bond with the earth. My mother was an educated woman. My teacher is a master magician. I am Skeeve. I will light this candle. I could feel myself beginning to grow warm as the energies began to build within me.
That stopped him. ” We sat in silence staring at each other for a long time. ” As Aahz spoke, he paused in honing his sword to inspect the edge. Ever since our trek began he had seized every opportunity to work on his weapons. Even when we simply paused to rest by a stream he busied himself working their edges or adjusting their balance. I felt I had learned more about weapons in the last week just watching him tinker than I had in my entire previous life. ” “Well, two reasons I can see just offhand.
My father… No. Negative thought. Do not rely on others for your strength. I will light the candle because I am Skeeve. I was rewarded by a sudden surge of energy at the thought. I pursued it, growing heady with power. I am Skeeve. I am stronger than any of them. I escaped my father’s attempts to chain me to a plow as he had my brother. My mother died from her idealism, but I used her teachings to survive. My teacher is a gullible fool who took a thief for an apprentice. I have beaten them all. I am Skeeve.