Elminster: The Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms) [Ed Greenwood] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In ancient days, sorcerers sought. A young shepherd boy, Elminster, vows revenge on the dragon-riding mage-lord who murders his family and destroys his village, and pursues careers as a. Written by Ed Greenwood, narrated by John Pruden. Download and keep this book for Free with a 30 day Trial.

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The characters felt flat, especially the main character who goes on through multiple books to have many an adventure. However, the real power is held by a group of “magelords” who are the pupeteers to the king. Archmage Legend of Drizzt: Now, I just read that Greenwood himself didn’t really like this book and that he had to write it in a really short time and had to make the character a fightr, thief, cleric, mage cause thats what TSR wanted.

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So, keeping that in mind, I liked the book very much. Absolutely Horrible Narrator Any additional comments? I enjoyed reading the story of the mighty Elminster.

Elminster in Hell Forgotten Realms: Greenwood should have had a better writer, and with more distance and less love of the character, write this. Next, and I don’t recall what brings him to this, but he goes to Cormanthyr. Every part of the book was strong but by the end I felt as though the story was dragging a bit and I was more than happy to reach the ending.


I wanted to puke. And now, as readers, we are really sad for the young shepard.

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Can’t wait to read all the other books in this series. In this sense, it’s almost like a compile of short stories about the same character and put in a linier order Text and images are copyrighted by the original publisher. Needless to say, Greenwood never actually took my idea up. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. They are going to get into the floating tower of ‘Suchandsuch’.

The Sage of Shadowdale, Book 1 By: He hastily transferred his tankard out of the way, feeling a stirring in him. No one knows what a Pastrami Monster is after all. They steal some stuff and go to the bar.

Then they go to the village and kill everyone else. However there were a few things that did annoy me. This was one of those instances where I wanted to go back if time to see what the Great Elminster was all about, and I was sort of sad that I did.

The Making of a Mage

Home of user-generated, homebrew pages! Best book that I’ve read I mean listened to in a while.

So WTF is this “stirring” of which male authors so fondly write? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I looked at all the stories and trilogies and remembered Elminster being mentioned, in the Drizzt books, every once in a while.

It failed all my expectations.

Seriously, either Ed Greenwood has way too much time on his hands, or people will simply read anything. The author was trying to show all of the trials that he had to go through to become this badass wizard of all wizards and I didn’t get it. Jul 04, Alan Castree rated it it was ok Shelves: This particular novel was very bad and very boring. There’s no tension – or anything else worth speaking of, really. Play still continues in this long-running campaign, and Ed also keeps busy producing Realmslore for various TSR publications.


Write a customer review. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A definitive piece of Forgotten Realms literature, and the wondrous beginnings of one of the greatest characters the realms have ever produced.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage

I enjoyed how he differentiated El from Gandalf and other famous wizards, which can’t have been easy. Get to Magw Us. Refresh and try again. Lots of time have passed, but my interest in a character remained, and somehow I’m celebrating those 20 years by reading a novel about that dude.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. So maybe it’s not the books fault, it’s just not my cup of tea. I was holding onnto hope that the Elminster series would be part of what Amazon would bring to the table for Audible’s listeners.