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Elminster: The Making of a Mage by Ed…

Elminster: The Making of a Mage

by Ed Greenwood

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the beginnings of the mage known as Elminster. A huge hero in the forgotten realms lore, I gather. This book didn't so much read as it was almost a script for a D&D campaign. Given, Ed did make up D&D, but still. This was more 2D than a Terry Brooks book. So if you want a brainless magic read, this is the type of series for you. I shall be reading more Forgotten Realms to see if they are all like this. Might depend on the author I guess. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Silly fun... not particularly well written, but his notes in this edition explain that he wrote the whole thing in a few weeks under some crazy deadline. You can definitely tell. Just all over the place. I'll probably read the second one to see where it goes... ( )
  BooksForDinner | Oct 3, 2011 |
This is another of those enjoyable stories that takes a young person who doesn't know what he's doing and becomes something beyond his potential to save the world. I enjoyed this book and I think anyone who likes Forgotten Realms will also like this book. Solid Read. ( )
  nursewidener | Oct 6, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786902035, Mass Market Paperback)

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. . . .

The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra -- and her kisses were wonderful.

Priest Havilon Tharnstar

Tales Told to a Blind Wizard

It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. 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.

With patience and grit, Elminster sets about to change all that. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.

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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.

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