(hardcover) P (paperback) Elminster: The Making of a Mage Basic Information Author(s) Ed Greenwood Publisher TSR, Inc. Cover Artist Jeff Easley . Elminster: Making of a Mage. Add to Goodreads. In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and. 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.

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The entire Myrjala plot-line was ridiculous, and didn’t really make any sense at the end. They do not speak of their secrets. Greenwood’s writing overall is very enjoyable throughout the entire novel. A bookshop selling it very, very cheaply. Then they go to the village and kill everyone else. I read the first 3 despite feeling similar to the way you do, and theres nothing I can think of that sticks out.

After Making of a Mage I just didn’t bother reading the rest of the Elminster saga. This book is not worth the effort. I would recommend it only if you want to read the later books which really do pay off.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage

All the naysayers clearly don’t know how to take a Forgotten Realms novel for what it’s worth. However, I do remember that he is transformed into a woman There are msge books about Elminster; based on how much I enjoyed this one, I intend to read those as well.

So when I heard about these books, I was excited. Edverse home of Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Realms.


I enjoyed how he differentiated El from Gandalf and other famous wizards, which can’t have been easy. I thought the execution was lacking.

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At least until tomorrow. If the book had more detail it would have been better as a whole. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes ghe of this unlikely pair – offering a fresh take on the intrigue and opportunities to be found in the shadows, and providing a fascinating prelude to the journeys that have shaped the modern-day Forgotten Realms.

Oh, and also he establishes the Harpers between books and not during them. In these ancient days, Elminster elminstee but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. He is about to set to his task when he is spotted by a mage but then saved by the Lady of mysteries and given a chance to slay the mage that was to slay him.

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I actually quite liked the world of the Forgotten Realms. Nov 25, Bernard rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 04, Veronica Rosa rated it liked it Shelves: Salvatore and it was bittersweet. The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren’t done with Drizzt yet. 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.


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Jul 20, Yuri Martins rated it it was amazing. He had a very tight deadline, and the publisher wanted the character to advance through a number of character classes fighter, thief, cleric, and mage so he could be the ultimate polymath. Each stage of Elminster’s journey was interesting but due to the lack of detail in some sections I couldn’t help but want to wrap things up.

Then I started reading it. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. The teacher mage he’s in love with turns out to be Mystra herself.

To view it, click here. However like I said because it gets slow going to get into that excitement I actually did find it hard to pick up the book after taking a break sometimes as the writing came off as unnecessary with long descriptions of where they were and expressions or how they were speaking to one another. I read the Elminster novels many years ago, when they first hit the shelves. Yes, Ed Greenwood might not be an amalgam of Shakespeare and Hemingway, but that doesn’t make him “a bad writer”.