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eBook ELMINSTER: THE MAKING OF A MAGE (Forgotten Realms) ePub

by Ed Greenwood

  • ISBN: 156076936X
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Ed Greenwood
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; New Ed edition (January 2, 1995)
  • Pages: 312
  • ePub book: 1866 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1453 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 480

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Elminster: The Making of a Mage is the first book in the open-ended Elminster series. Belargh Thulin, Chantlarn Iyrmerr, Dorgon Heamilolothtar, Elminster Aumar, Farl, Gartos, Halivon Tharnstar, Tassabra

Elminster: The Making of a Mage is the first book in the open-ended Elminster series. Belargh Thulin, Chantlarn Iyrmerr, Dorgon Heamilolothtar, Elminster Aumar, Farl, Gartos, Halivon Tharnstar, Tassabra. This novel contained an entire chapter, entitled "Dark Times in Hastarl," that was cut from the final product. It contained a scene between Elminster, Farl, Tassabra, and the Magister of the time, Dorgon Heamilolothtar.

Are there better fantasy books? Likely.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Are there better fantasy books? Likely. Is this a book for a true fan of Forgotten Realms lore, who puts knowledge of this fantasy world at the top of the things they like to do in their spare time? Yep, I'd say so.

Mar 17, 2012 David Sarkies rated it did not like it.

Elminster of Shadowdale. Unless he was invisible or had taken on the shape of a book or something of the sort, Elminster was nowhere in his tower

Elminster of Shadowdale. verba volant, scripta manent Prelude "Of course, Lord Mourngrym," Lhaeo replied, gesturing up the stairs with a ladle that was still dripping jalanth sauce. You know the wa. Mourngrym nodded his thanks to Elminster's scribe and took the dusty stairs two at a time, charging urgently up into the gloom. Unless he was invisible or had taken on the shape of a book or something of the sort, Elminster was nowhere in his tower. Mourngrym looked warily all around, hairs prickling on the backs of his hands. The Old Mage could be anywhere, on worlds and planes only he and the gods knew of. Mourngrym frownedтАФ and then shrugged.

Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms details the Forgotten Realms from the point of view of both Ed Greenwood and his creation, Elminster the Sage of Shadowdale.

Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting, an award-winning game designer, and a best-selling . Many gamers think he resembles Elminster, but Ed insists he did not model the Old Mage on himself.

Once hailed as "the Canadian author of the great American novel," Ed is a large, bearded, jolly librarian who lives in an old farmhouse crammed with over 80,000 books in the Ontario countryside, and is often mistaken for Santa Claus in disguise.

Part of the Forgotten Realms Series, Forgotten Realms: Elminster (.Ed Greenwood did a great job with Elminster: The Making of a Mage

Part of the Forgotten Realms Series, Forgotten Realms: Elminster ( Series, and Forgotten Realms Chronological ( Series). But once again I experienced the true wonder of Ed Greenwoods writing, and as the subject says : the night ended before the book di. .This book definately has a space on my fantasy shelves. Ed Greenwood did a great job with Elminster: The Making of a Mage. If you've read other books with the masterful Elminster in it, you will be pleasantly surprised when reading how his stupendous mage powers came about.

The Making of a Mage A young shepherd boy, Elminster, vows revenge on the dragon-riding mage-lord who murders his family and destroys.

The Making of a Mage. 1995) (The first book in the Forgotten Realms : Elminster series) A novel by Ed Greenwood. 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 brigand, thief, and priest before he discovers the power that can turn the mage-lords' magic against them. Similar books by other authors.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&D, Wizards of the Coast, FORGOTTEN REALMS, Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms, all other Wizard s of the C oast produ ct names, and their respective logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast in the USA and other countries. Sarlawge built up Dawnstrake's reputation by spreading false rumors of his prowess, invited Dawnstrake to a feast, and there arranged his own death by way of a fiery spell cast by a concealed mage, in a staged moment that made it seem as though the gods had struck down Sarlawge and chosen Dawnstrake as his successor.

An account of the early years of the master wizard Elminster follows a young boy who struggled to overcome hardship and his own shortcomings to become the most powerful mage in the Realms. 50,000 first printing.

Comments

Gelgen Gelgen
I was introduced to the Forgotten Realms books via R.A. Salvatore's work. I quickly developed an addiction to Faerun and all its wonders, burned through every book Salvatore has ever written, and began searching for other authors whose imaginations are rooted within the Forgotten Realms.

It amazes me that every author who contributes to the wonders and legends of Faerun is incredibly talented, skilled, highly intelligent, insightful, courageous, charismatic, exceptionally dedicated..... obviously, this is a list that could go on for quite some time! After decades of searching for, and rarely finding, well-written, truly original fantasy sagas, I feel like I've won the lottery!!

I recommend the Forgotten Realms books very highly. Pick an author, any one will do, and start reading. I guarantee you will discover a world you'll never want to leave.

Ed Greenwood is one of the founders of this magical group of the most talented fantasy authors in the world, and his Elminster is a character so vibrant you will find mention of him in every Forgotten Realms author's saga. Elminster is vital to all magic in every part of Faerun, just as Greenwood himself is vital to the authors who breathe life into those lands.

This book reveals Elminster's humble and tragic beginnings and opens wide the shroud of secrecy which has always enveloped him. If you, like me, have always wondered just who the mysterious Elminster is and how he came to be so revered throughout Faerun, I advise you to read this book. You won't be disappointed as you travel with Elminster, discovering how and why he came to be who he is.

Making of a Mage is filled with excitement, danger, sorrow, joy, adventure, and even love. It's so well-written you will forget you're reading as you lose yourself in a world you come to adore.
Llanonte Llanonte
This is admittedly the first of Greenwood's works that I have read, and it's actually also my first introduction to the D&D books as a whole, but man was it a good start.

Greenwood's worldbuilding is top notch. And as a more "heavy" reader (mostly reading non-fiction), it's very nice to see legitimate philosophical discussions occurring in the world. Elminster's relationship with magic as a whole is a very good example of that, and Greenwood introduces it very well.

The plot as a whole though seems very "convenient", but I suppose that's the nature of D&D, the main character is always a "chosen one" so to speak. The sequence of events in this book is a bit too convenient, but El's gotta work for them too.
Berkohi Berkohi
For those who are no strangers to the world of D&D, Elmisnter needs no introductions; a notorious mage of immense powers. Still, if you have not been following the history and the evolution of the world of Faerun through the early D&D editions, you might have obscured events and a lack of information on how someone can become as powerful as this world-known mage.

In this book, the author will introduce his character, Elminster; a boy, who due to dramatic events, will experience a lot of mishaps. How will he manage to save his life, survive, and become strong enough to avenge those who wronged him? How will he become a mage and how did he learn his spells and got his powers? Those questions are answered in this 1st book of the series.

The writing of the author is good, but not something overwhelmingly special. 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. The story development is also not immaculate, but not bad to kick you off the story, though, in some cases, deus ex machina is overused and somewhat feels too strong and seems (to me) to unbalance the storyline; yet I'll give that -again- to the fact that this is an early work.

Yet, in the end, I was left with a pleasant feeling of following the adventures of the hero, while at the same time enriching my knowledge about the realms of Faerun and their lore. I'm intrigued to follow the hero's adventures in other books and find out more about him.
Fordrekelv Fordrekelv
Elminster - the mage of mages, the beloved of Mystra, the savior of the weak and exploiter of the damsels. If you are a Forgotten Realms reader or roleplayer you have heard this name and likely marveled at his abilities as the protector of Shadowdale, keeper of the lore and defender of Mystra's might.

Yet, at the beginning, he was a simple thief. That's right - Elminster, Archmage of the Realms, started his life as a simple street urchin stealing from others. How did he become the mage he is later in life? How is it that he has lived as long as he has? Why is it that everytime there is a crisis, his name is somehow involved in setting things right? Is he a mere mortal or something more? Was his fate written or did he create it with the help of a god?

Elminster: The Making of a Mage covers his early life - when he was still a nobody living on the street. For a true fan of Forgotten Realms, created by Ed Greenwood, the author of this book, I was in awe while reading the backstory of one of the most famous and recognizable characters in all the Realm. I may be a bit biased, as I grew up reading these books and roleplaying in the Realms with friends - but to finally read the story of how it all started - it simply does not compare.

Are there better written books out there? Probably. Are there better fantasy books? Likely. Is this a book for a true fan of Forgotten Realms lore, who puts knowledge of this fantasy world at the top of the things they like to do in their spare time? Yep, I'd say so. Is FR my favorite world - well, as time has progressed no, but as I write this review, I recall how excited I was to read a book about the mage of mages - the protector of the gods and keeper of Mystra's flame. I would relate this book to reading the childhood story of your favorite role model, hero, celebrity - except my "hero" was a fictional character, in a fantasy world, who kept my imagination soaring to new heights. Allow the mind to dream and you'll be surprised what new and wonderful things it will come up with.