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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So, possibly my unfamiliarity with the Realms had a little to do with my difficulty getting through this story. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics.

Despite having nothing other than Elminster and SkyMall magazine to read during takeoff and landing I officially, disgustedly, completely gave up on Elminster on page ; wherein Elminster gets turned into a girl and is SO totally diggin’ the boobs, man.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. With patience and grit, Elminster sets about to change all that. They play a practical joke on one of the nobles which involves knocking him out and putting him in some kind of lewd sexual posistion to be discovered and humiliated latter elminsster. Currently resides in an old farmhouse in the countryside of Ontario, Canada.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage by Ed Greenwood

I looked at all the stories and trilogies and remembered Elminster being mentioned, in the Drizzt books, every once in a while. I gave this book the good old college try, but I couldn’t finish it. Charged with protecting the renowned drunkard and cardsharp Sentes Mustor, Derla finds herself drawn into a high stakes game with the notorious criminal overlord known as One Eye.

Then El was turned into a woman and I kind of lost it. For all of the danger he finds himself in, you KNOW he’s going to come out of it. Jan 26, David rated it really liked it.


While it did lack in realism in parts I still found it quite well constructed. Now we see El adventuring with some party. These were the first words of Elminster, the very first time I’ve met him in “Baldur’s Gate”. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is eljinster into a world of harsh realities, elinster rulers and evil sorcerers. 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.

Enough of that topic. See and discover other items: What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Why is it that everytime there is a crisis, his name is somehow involved in setting things right?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Love Elminster and Ed Greenwood I liked this book as a kid and have enjoyed it again an audio book as an adult 1 of 1 people found elminste review helpful. Now, older and maybe more cynical, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much.

It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. It felt like it was being read by Ben Stein, dry and bland.

Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. It was a chore to get through the last third.

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Then they go to the village and kill everyone else. Elminster goes from place to place, gains levels and Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is also a coming of age novel for Elminster as it starts when he is about 12 years old then he makes his way to becoming a Mage over a number of years. Personal tools Talk Contributions Create account Log in. The first book did not compel me enough to immediately trudge onward in this journey.


Love El, Classic to me. I would recommend this novel to all who enjoy Fantasy and novels set in the Forgotten Realms. Home of user-generated, homebrew pages! This is a danger I guess when you have years of them based on how he was presented in Dragon. 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.

A definitive piece of Forgotten Realms literature, and the wondrous beginnings of one of the greatest characters the realms have ever produced.

The dark elves of Menzoberranzan, including the powerful Archmage Gromph, aren’t done with Drizzt yet. However, all these little characters come out of the wood work in the end to make the final plan come together. Let me state first that the coolest thing about this book is slminster range of “classes” this character undergoes on his journey to become a choosen of Mystra. I remember reading great articles by Ed Greenwood in Dragon elminstr in the early ’80s. The narrator speaks mostly in a bored voice while reading the story.

Characters came and went so fast that I didn’t care about them at all.

The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation’s royal academy – a whole world of secrets in itself.

It is the first real insight into why Elminster is “Elminster”. There’s no ,aking – or anything else worth speaking of, really. Give as a gift. Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Views Page Discussion Edit History. Homecoming, Maing 1 By: Pages with related products.