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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Even for a relatively unknown book the quality put into this audiobook is way below acceptable. Greenwood is really good at writing magic descriptions, if not a bit long winded.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage by Ed Greenwood

There wasn’t enough action for me and Elminster was so lame. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This is the first time in years that I’ve been lf to finish a book.

At this point, of course, it is much to late to protest that it is a Bad Book, that it is Maing Very Poorly, that I find it Profoundly Stupid – because I was caught reading it rather than caught pitching it disgustedly against the wall. I was hoping for cheap thrills with this one, but it’s not even trashily fun.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Homecoming, Book 1 By: How will he manage to save his life, survive, and become strong enough to avenge those who wronged him? Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself. Next, Elminster is dangling from a silk rope outside the window of a fat noble woman who is known for her fine jewelry. The writing was full of unnecessary descriptive words in some sections, and not enough description in others.

Ah, such an ugly word Terms and Conditions for Non-Human Visitors. In this book, the author will introduce his character, Elminster; a boy, who due to dramatic elminsted, will experience a lot of mishaps. The book is about pages long, but I think it was too long by about pages.


Salvatore and it mate bittersweet. 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. I got about half way and then skimmed the rest. So, possibly my unfamiliarit Finally finished. Anthony Ryan Narrated by: He goes to sleep and then wakes up. It would not have been hard to construct the character and tell the elmindter.

When I ran a search for this book on Goodreads I discovered that there is a whole series of books about this Elminster character, including: Too bad it doesn’t take place in the Forgotten Realms: This was Ed Greenwood’s brainchild, and the world he created was truly full of adventure. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Then they go to the village and kill everyone else. He tells the long, complicated origin story of Magf with tons of side characters and recurring plot-threads, but this time around it just seemed a little too stuck together. If the book had more detail it would have been better as a whole. Then they get attacked.

They live in hiding from the uncle as outlaws or somthing. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The story development is also not immaculate, but not bad to kick you off the story, though, in some cases, deus ex machina is overused and somewhat feels too strong and seems to me to unbalance the storyline; yet I’ll give that -again- to the fact that this is an early work.

With patience and grit, Elminster sets about to change all that. Fo until a chance encounter with a beautiful, elmister woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world. I might try to come back makinf this genre in the future, but I’ll give it some breathing room first.


They do not speak of their secrets. He meets a soldier or mercenary or something, who gruffly tells him a bit about his heritage. And as a more “heavy” reader mostly reading non-fictionit’s very nice to see legitimate philosophical discussions occurring in the world.

Each battle is more difficult than the last, the odds are always stacked against them, but they always come out on top in the end. I would relate this elmnster to reading the childhood story mxge your favorite role model, hero, celebrity – except my “hero” was a fictional character, in a fantasy world, who kept my imagination soaring to new heights.

May 04, Brenda rated it really liked it. Ed Greenwood was initially a writer for TSR, the company that developed and marketed the first ever roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons.

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This book was written in a time before cell phones were everywhere, it has the s attitude and culture that I miss and strives for bigger ideas of feminist equality, valuing racial diversity, lifelong learning, etc. Jul 23, Jennifer Melzer rated it it was ok. But she is hunted now and has to be carful It even brushes with homosexuality acceptance a bit.

It was a fun ride listening to this book. Thank you for your feedback. If you’ve read my reviews, you know I love some of the Forgotten Realms audiobooks, such as the Dragonlance and Drizzt series. I went back to R. This is because I am in a Foreign Land and have read every other English-language book immediately available and what else am I supposed to do when soaking in a jacuzzi while sipping a screwdriver?