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Elminster: Making of a Mage [NOOK Book]

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In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic. . . .

The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra -- and her kisses were wonderful.

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Elminster: Making of a Mage

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Overview

In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic. . . .

The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra -- and her kisses were wonderful.

Priest Havilon Tharnstar

Tales Told to a Blind Wizard

It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.

With patience and grit, Elminster sets about to change all that. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786959617
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 70,385
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    High Fantasy, low humor

    There are a thousand cliche storylines out there for a high fantasy novel. Revenge against the monster who murdered your parents, trying to reclaim your rightful throne from usurpers, becoming a master wizard yourself. Anyone could spin just one of those into a story. Spinning all three into a story, and doing it in a manner that isn't cliched? That's hard, especially when you add in a nice edge of humor that leavens the drama with a few moments of hilarity.

    Ed Greenwood is one of my favorite authors for a reason. He makes me laugh.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2003

    maybe a 3 and half

    Not a bad read. Starts out good then gets boring as you go thru El's thief years. I almost put it down. When he hooks up with Mystra the book gets interesting again. I could never get over the cronie name 'Elminster'. It reminds me of bad online spellcaster characters name. The mage 'fights' remind me a little of yu-gi-oh cartoon fighting. One spell topping another. But I suppose that isn't all together bad. In fact the book half ways thru held my attention. Good enough that I wanted to buy the next one. Not a bad book has some flaws but good enough to finish, and make me want a little more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Not Simply ok

    Im used to Salvatore books. This is no Salvatore book. Low humor and very hard to follow. It does have some grear
    T parts but mostly its bland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    A great book

    I started reading D&D books with my all time favorite author, creator of legendaru drizzt, R.A. Salvatore....he now has a rival ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    NO!

    I do not think that this is his best work..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    A must read.

    For anyone looking to really grasp forgotten realms or wizards even you must read the Elminster series. It is by far some of the best stories ever told of Faerun. Period. Can you expect any less from the creator of the forgotten realms? Do yourself a favor: read this and everything else by Greenwood. You'll be glad you did.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Classic Tale

    Excellent Forgotten Realms book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Just great

    This was always one of my favorites. A must read for all.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Love it as always!!!!!!!

    This is great, you should really take the time and read itf!!!

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Great book for fans of the Forgotten Realms

    I am glad to see some of Greenwood's books finally make it onto the ebook format. This first book in the Elminster series really shows why he is considered one of the best world building authors out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2003

    So Many Interesting Twists and Turns

    I loved every page of this book.You never knew what would happen next.There is revenge and romance,battles with magic as well as swords,and of course there is the many lessons Elminster is forced to learn on his way to the top.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2002

    awesome

    it was so good any one who likes the other eleminster books will also like this!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2002

    wow

    it was great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2002

    The gamers Dream

    Not only is this story a gripping account of how our beloved Elminster came to his powers. It also pushes the envelope for gamers as well giving a new and fresh look on the proper ways to use spells. Ed Greenwood should be commended for all that he has accomplished

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2002

    Keeps you on the edge

    I read this book a couple year ago and soon read the sequals right after. This is probably my favorite book. As a chosen of Mystra, Elminster seeks only to do as she pleads and to become someone. This book takes real life instances and turns them into fantasy stories that fantasy lovers can relate to. This book tells of how much someone's life can change so fast. Elminster goes from being a sheppard, to losing his family and becoming a theif, and than learning the ways of Magic and Mystra. Overall this was an amazing book and I urge everyone to read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2000

    awesome

    I must say that this is an exceptional book! I love it, the story puts you right into the action, real or not. This is a must for any person who enjoys magic and mystery. I have read this book about 5 times since I first got it, and it is still as good till the end as the first time I read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2000

    Assume Fantasy

    I just finished it and came looking for more about Elminster. This is my first Mage style novel and I am hooked. I liked that there weren't too many intertwining plots to follow. it was easy to read and if I couldn't get back to it right away I was still carrying the plot in my head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 1999

    Need a Good Book?

    'Armsmen clattered up the stairs by the score. Tass wasn't that good with a crossbow, but it wasn't easy to miss SOMETING in that river of armored humanity. As they watched, an elf spread his hands in a spell, and the foremost armsmen stumbled, clutched at their eyes, and ran blindly into the wall. Their fellows running right behind them tripped over the sightless, falling armsmen.' This is an excerpt from Elminster: The Making of a Mage, a book that I have read, and have rated it 4 stars. For the most part, the book deals with theivery, magic spells, and revenge. If you are in need of a book that you can't ther your eyes off of the page, I suggest this one. This book is very realistic and recommended for all ages.

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    Posted January 20, 2011

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