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 Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms : Elminster, book 1) by Ed Greenwood

The author shows a good deal of interest in his character’s relationships, which most fantasy authors tend to lazily render as stock portraits. I liked this book as a kid and have enjoyed it again an audio book as an adult. Elminster in Hell Forgotten Realms: While Elminster is unconscience, we learn that his father is one of many heirs to the thrown of Athalantar, and that the dragon riding wizard is a magelord sent by one of his brothers, come to rid the king uncle of competion.

How did the narrator detract from the book? It allows us to finally see how the events shaped a young kid to become we all came to know by many As one of the most famous and lovable characters to date on the Forgotten Realms universe sorry Drizzt. Then a wizard, belonging to some onclave of wizardry magelordsswoops down on a red dragon and kills him so they thought.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage (novel)

It is still a very popular game world and does form the backbone of many of the Dungeons and Dragons products that are released today. Beware, JFi – I may yet dupe you into reading Trekkie slash-fic.

Watch as he repeatedly pleads, “Mystra, aid me I stuck through the first two chapters of this book but couldn’t bring myself to spend any more time on it. Ed Greenwood wrote Elminster: Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. Dec 12, Joe Colistro rated it liked it. Feb 14, Ryan rated it did mqking like it Shelves: Greyhawk tended to be more medieval where as The Realms had a much more Renaissance feel to it.

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Some of it has to do with the writing style where I feel like I’m missing out on information. Is FR my favorite world – well, as time has progressed no, but as I write this review, I recall how excited I was to read a book about the mage of mages – the protector of the gods and keeper of Mystra’s flame.

For me, the book was just “OK. Dislike Not sure if it was the writing or the person reading it, but who talks like that?! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Every aspect of this novel and the subsequent novels in the first and additional series are exceptional listening. I sort of did like it, but in a way, I never liked Elminster. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. These were the first words of Elminster, the very first time I’ve met him in “Baldur’s Gate”. James Patrick Cronin Length: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

The characters felt flat, especially the main character who goes on through multiple books elminnster have many an adventure. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: I will clarify once more that this isn’t an enjoyable read but if you are a fan of Forgotten Realms and of Elminster it is a book you should try to read majing. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The first book did not compel me enough to immediately trudge onward in this journey. Elminster is now a sheperd, failed mercenary, and sneak thief Now she’s on the run from half of the evil sorcerers in the land, not to mention their relentless minions.

Yet, in the end, I was left with a pleasant feeling of following the adventures of the hero, while at the same time enriching my knowledge about the realms of Faerun and their lore. It even brushes with homosexuality acceptance a bit.

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Elminster: The Making of a Mage by Ed Greenwood

Personally I think it is the second answer since Greenwood can pretty much get away with writing rubbish. Wizards of the Coast December 1, Language: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Seriously, either Ed Greenwood has way too much time on his hands, or people will simply read anything.

This was Ed Greenwood’s brainchild, and the world he created was truly full of adventure. Narrator did a fine job.

Thank you for your feedback. Currently resides in an old farmhouse in the countryside of Ontario, Canada. Yes, Ed Greenwood might not be an amalgam of Shakespeare and Hemingway, but that doesn’t make him “a bad writer”. And it contains awful lines such as: Other books in the series.

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It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. For some reason, they also have a knocked out whore to deal with, and they put her in the bed makkng some fat baker who is sleeping above his shop Then he became friends with a female wizard that taught him stuff and then he turned back into a man and fell in love with his teacher, who was the goddess of magic and they had sex flying around in the sky