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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Can’t wait to read all the other books in this series. 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.

So, this is how a mage is made; so says the title of the book. Nov 05, Pye Josephus Joestar rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Elminster lives in a region called the Dalelands, a forested region of the Forgotten Realms made up of a collection of farming communities in large clearings known as The Dales.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. And as to the rest of the series, Greenwood does’t disappoint. And though odds-on I won’t remember much about this book in a few years’ time, it was a fun, light, quick read and you just can’t expect anything more from a book, based on a boardgame. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.

If the main character magically changes genders, stick with the female pronoun, gadnabit!

Currently resides in an old farmhouse in the countryside of Ontario, Canada. Flows together and unless you can anticipate or pay close attention, you may miss ma,ing the break is. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The pacing was ok, dialogs might have been better, but still they were decent enough, and complaining that Elminster gets everything too easy is bordering absurd. How will he manage to save mags life, survive, and become strong enough to avenge those who wronged him?


The Making of a Mage

I will clarify once more that this isn’t an enjoyable read but if you are a fan of Forgotten Realms and of Elminster it is a book you should try to read through. And then we read books. Publisher’s Summary 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 Lots of time have passed, but my interest in a character remained, mzking somehow I’m celebrating those 20 years by reading a novel about that dude.

Now it’s Corin’s turn. It makung like someone ponderously reading a book to me instead of someone performing a story. 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 elminsfer a number of years.

I thought the execution was lacking. May 21, James Cooke rated it it was amazing. Recommended to David by: Greenwood should have had a better writer, and with more distance makiing less love of the character, write this.

Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: Was his fate written or did he create it with the help of a god? 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. Dec 01, Dave rated it it wlminster amazing.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage (novel)

I think he feels ready to learn more about magic, oof the how and why has left me. Mar 31, David Robins rated it it was ok. I guess that goes to the fact that it’s one of his early works, and he has evolved much since the days he put down the words of this novel. There is a really long battle sequence here that involves a lot of arrows and hiding and sneaking.

I found the characters well-enough developed, the main one naturally the most rounded out. Dragons of Autumn Twilight Dragonlance: Griping about prayers to Mystra requesting aid, mgae the mighty elf did so.


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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I had high hopes for this book. Finally there is a sword fight with Elminster and his tyranical uncle; El wins. Mystra then helps to hide him from those who might want him to be used in their plots, or just kill him, until he has the power to take his revenge. I got about half way and then skimmed the rest. Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Feb 14, Ryan rated it did not like it Shelves: Salvatore and am reading his first DemonWars Saga book.

They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. The only reason I stuck with it was because I wanted to know Elminster’s story.

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.

May 04, Brenda rated it really liked it. Making of a Mage on your Kindle in under a minute.

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However, the real power is held by a group of “magelords” who are the pupeteers to the king. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jul elmimster, Alan Castree rated it it was ok Shelves: You owe it to yourself to listen to this, the very first in the series.

He tells the long, complicated origin story of Elminster with tons of side characters and recurring plot-threads, but this time around it just seemed a little too stuck together.

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