Forgotten Realms: Elminster-The Making of a Mage (Elminster #1)

Forgotten Realms: Elminster-The Making of a Mage (Elminster #1)

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by Ed Greenwood
     
 

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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.

Priest Havilon Tharnstar

Tales Told to a Blind Wizard

It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560769361
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
01/02/1995
Series:
Forgotten Realms Elminster Series , #1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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Forgotten Realms: Elminster-The Making of a Mage (Elminster #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Rilbur_Skryler More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly amazing! I love Elminster the most.
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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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I started reading D&D books with my all time favorite author, creator of legendaru drizzt, R.A. Salvatore....he now has a rival ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not think that this is his best work..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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This was always one of my favorites. A must read for all.
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Michael Smith More than 1 year ago
This is great, you should really take the time and read itf!!!
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Arminasil More than 1 year ago
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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