(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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May 04, Brenda rated it really liked it. Elminster Must Die Forgotten Realms: Only fools obey the nearest priest. Those who survive the spire’s trials return home with an attunement: Now, don’t get me wrong, I actually think Greenwood has writing talent, and imagination, it is just that his talent tends not to flow on to writing novels.

After he debated with the Goddess over whether or not it is right to use magic he let the mage go.

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Each battle is more difficult than the last, the odds are always stacked against them, but they always come out on top in the end. Jul 23, Jennifer Melzer rated it it was ok. He would treat his subjects well and despite the land being ruled by a monarchy, people enjoyed freedom particularly merchants.

Additionally, in true Greenwood fashion, he is completely willing to tackle gender and sex issues. May 10, Michael rated it really liked it. Eh if you intend to read all of the elminster books it’s worth slogging through it but if you are just looking to read one or two to learn about who he is it’s not a great read.


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I loved this book as a child and it was just as fun reading it again years later. Dec 12, Joe Colistro rated it liked it. It’s predictable yet doesn’t flow. Manshoons evil plans could be made by Skeletor and I would not notice the difference.

Retrieved from ” https: Greenwood started writing FR silly stuff back when he was a little boy. However, do Okay, This was a bit torturous, but in the end I actually feel like it was worth it. Although, wanting to become more familiar with the setting is one of the reasons I read this book.

Greenwood may have a wonderful imagination that gave us the Forgotten Realms, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to good ‘technical’ writing skills as for what makes a good story. Elminster in HellElminster’s Daughter what, he actually got laid, I though this mighty super magician was above loveElminster Must Die and I bet you he doesn’t among others. So, possibly my unfamiliarit Finally finished. Jul 04, Alan Castree rated it it was ok Shelves: But with the help of a handsome young wizard, some rough-and-tumble Knights of Myth Drannor, and a certain old mage of Shadowdale, she just might manage to stay alive.

I also believe Elmara was supposed to fall in love, as a female, and explore those avenues.

I had just finished Hero by R. But I found it entertaining to read and it gave me insight on how Greenwood envisioned the FR. Eventually there is jaking scene where they proclaim their love for each other, but you can’t really tell what it means, and your think maybe there is gonna be something kinky going on, and the teacher lady turns Elmara back into Elminster Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart.

Bone of that Abeir merges with Toril and then magic stops working because Mystra died and the Gods pick chosens and avatars again and do stuff Once the most powerful wizard in the world, immortal, beloved of the goddess of magic, and the bane of villainy, he is now a tired old man.


Ed Greenwood has done it again. Story of El is always great. For me, many of these magic battles were kind of like reading a prose description of some of the wonderfully weird panels in Doctor Strange comics. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Although I found moments in this story enjoyable, it was riddled with confusing descriptions of scenes that I just didn’t feel like going over again. There was one cool part in the entire thing and I might be wrong that could be from the second book.

I don’t think Greenwood is very good at this aspect of his writing, so it is a bit tedious, and i won’t bore you with it To make matters worse, Elminster has needs – feeding powerful magic items to the Simbul, his lover, is the only thing that keeps her sane – but their increasingly risky collection leads his enemies right to him.

Aug 11, Matthew Gill rated it it was amazing. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.

The Making of a Mage

I would recommend this novel to all who enjoy Fantasy and novels set in the Forgotten Realms. The teacher mage he’s in love with turns out to be Mystra herself.

I think maybe other people write better stories about Mr.