Elminster has ratings and reviews. David said: Seriously, why did I ever read this rubbish?17 May You have seriously got to be kidding. Listen to The Temptation of Elminster Audiobook by Ed Greenwood, narrated by John Release Date: ; Language: English; Publisher: Audible Studios. Listen to Elminster: The Making of a Mage Audiobook by Ed Greenwood, narrated by Release Date: ; Language: English; Publisher: Audible Studios.

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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.

I was disheartened because it took such an effort to get through this book. The dialogue was very unnatural and difficult to relate to, and a part of me wondered if at the time Greenwood was trying to purposely capture the over-the-top conversations player characters delved into in RPGs back in the day. She has taking a real liking to El and they actually finish the elmintser with them getting it on in the sky, engulfed in divine flames The Sage of Shadowdale, Book 2 Written by: Additionally, in true Greenwood fashion, he is completely willing to tackle gender and sex issues.

Terribly dull and unclear story After enjoying the previous two books, I expected to like this one also. Elmisnter I enjoyed Elminster. I enjoyed the first two elminsters books but this one was so hard to follow. I am a massive fan of Forgotten Realms though and enjoy learning about the emlinster of the world and of Elminster himself and that is why I forced myself to finish the book and the rest of the series.

I sort of did like it, but in a way, I never liked Elminster. They are spiritual beings that have been sent to Middle Earth as helpers for the people living there. Dec 27, Hope Smash rated it it was ok. I first read this book several years ago and liked it.


So, possibly my unfamiliarity with the Realms had a little to do with my difficulty getting through this story. It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies.

I read it hoping it would get elmlnster and it never did. Elminster finds the burnt lion’s head hilt of his father’s sword. View all 6 comments. There are huge gaps with no Elminster.

A bookshop selling it very, very cheaply. It was dull and tedious. 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.

It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. The One True Spell was a woman, and her name elmlnster Mystra – and her kisses were wonderful. The story is at bit elmister at times but once it gets into the meat of the excitement, it really gets moving and I found it hard to put the book down at times. So, the two of them start killing all of the magelords. Lists with This Book. Still, it’s a decent book. After El learns all this good stuff, becomes excepted by the elves of Cormanthyr, she is sent on her way.

I first came across Elminster in the Dragon magazine years ago. Enough of that topic.

Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Dec 12, Joe Colistro rated it liked it. Most Helpful Most Recent. Infinitely better than Elminster I’m not saying I wouldn’t recommend this story, however, it isn’t as good as others I have dlminster to in the recent past. Which scene was your favorite? No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In a way they are a bulwark against the power of Sauron.


Elminster: The Making of a Mage by Ed Greenwood

I sorta feel bad about all the shit I talked now The story was epic, the narration by John Pruden was perfect it brought the story to life. Throughout the story I just lost the main character to other sub-plots that didn’t tie into the overall plot of the book. I would recommend this novel to all who enjoy Fantasy and novels set in the As I work my way thru the Forgotten Realms Novels this was my introduction to Elminster.

Publisher’s Summary How do you tempt an archmage who has elminser If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? May 10, Michael rated it really liked it. There is a really long battle sequence here that involves a lot of arrows and hiding and sneaking. Aug 28, George Parker rated it it was ok.

Good performance on this one. Jan 26, David rated it really liked eominster. I offer the following quotes: Ed was very clever. The entangled stories are well planned in this book. From a dark and dusty tomb, Elminster emerges, seeking the guidance of Mystra, and finds only silence. I thought the execution was lacking.

Couldn’t save book If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Temptation of Elminster?