The second volume of Elminster’s saga sits on my shelf with an unbroken spine. The story is at bit slow at times but once it gets into the meat of the excitement, it really gets moving and I found it hard to put the book down at times. Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. He’s slept with more women than Greenwood ever will, including Mystra, the Goddess of Magic. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Elminster 1 by Ed Greenwood.

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As he and Myrjala left the kingdom, the so-called Mage Royal, Undarl, attacked them, and the sorceress revealed herself to be Mystra. Then a wizard, belonging to some onclave of wizardry magelordsswoops down on a red dragon and kills him so they thought.

Elminster in Myth Drannor. Despite this setback, Elminster and the rangers, along with their allies, freed High Dale and defeated Manshoon of the Zhentarim. I’ve read a lot of bad and negative reviews about this book here, and though in some cases I can concur or at least see the reason behind those words, it is sad that most of the negativity seemed to be excessive and unfounded, and sometimes even deliberate. Later, while eavesdropping on a possible thieving mark, Elminster met that era’s Magister, the wizard who bore the mantle of Azuth ‘s power.


I’ve read far-worse written books about characters I love and care about deeply, following them through 10 of a series and watched as the author got bored of the writing.

The Genie’s Curse Birthright: I got about half way and then skimmed the rest. Instead of unleashing her wrath upon the upstart youth, she questions him, and based upon his wise and honest answers and his exceptional potential, Mystra instructs Elminster in the ways of magic and he becomes a powerful cleric and mage, one of her Chosen, a title rarely given and accompanied by a host of powers and duties.

From the back cover: With the present crisis averted, all seemed calm, but the Shadowmasters had other ideas. Personally I think it is the second answer since Greenwood can pretty much get away with writing rubbish. Imagine two epic level wizards duking it out in your region. Follows Elminster as he starts on his path to being the greatest mage in the whole Forgotten Realms, and that is where it lets itself down.

Retrieved from ” https: No one knows what a Pastrami Monster is after all. 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.

However, don’t let this book’s tone and pace set your mind on how the other hundreds of forgotten realms books are written The Making of a Mage Forgotten Realms: Dec 12, Efka rated it liked it Shelves: Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: However there were a few things that did annoy me. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid elmineter flayer Lich.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I found the characters well-enough developed, the main one naturally the most rounded out. May 21, James Cooke rated it it was amazing.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage

After a terrific battle, Elminster persevered and assumed the throne of Athalantar. Like his onetime apprentice Vangerdahast, this ancient wizard is finally starting to seem truly old, prone to long reveries in which he sees again people and places now long vanished.

Jul 04, Alan Castree rated it it was ok. He’s also a passable fighter and thief and a superb dancer.

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Dark Sun Dark Sun: Play still continues in this long-running campaign, and Ed also keeps busy producing Realmslore for various TSR publications. Following the events of the Spellplague caused by the destruction of his patron, Mystra, Elminster lost much of his power but remained unaging. Feb 18, Brian Turner rated it did not like it Shelves: Information about him can be found in virtually all Forgotten Realms game products, but the novels in The Elminster Series are perhaps the most definitive sources of information.