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Ed Greenwood was born on July 21 1959 in Canada. He is a fantasy writer and the original creator of the Forgotten Realms game world. He began writing articles about the Forgotten Realms for Dragon magazine beginning in 1979, and subsequently sold the rights to the setting to TSR, the creators of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, in 1986. He has written many Forgotten Realms novels, as well as numerous articles and D&D game supplement books. Greenwood discovered the Dungeons & Dragons game in 1975 and soon became a regular player. He used the Realms as a setting for his campaigns, which centered around the fictional locales of Waterdeep and Shadowdale, locations that would figure prominently in his later writing. According to Greenwood, his players' thirst for detail pushed him to further develop the Forgotten Realms setting. His works include Shandril's Sage, The Elminster Series, The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy, The Comyr Saga, The Harpers, The Sundering and The Iron Assassin. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Spellfire 868 copies, 5 reviews
Elminster in Myth Drannor 645 copies, 2 reviews
Crown of Fire 586 copies, 3 reviews
The Temptation of Elminster 518 copies, 1 review
Elminster in Hell 498 copies, 2 reviews
Elminster's Daughter 390 copies, 2 reviews
The Kingless Land 366 copies, 3 reviews
Shadows of Doom 354 copies, 4 reviews
Cormyr 348 copies, 4 reviews
Cloak of Shadows 302 copies, 2 reviews
All Shadows Fled 289 copies, 2 reviews
Stormlight 269 copies, 2 reviews
The Vacant Throne 240 copies, 1 review
Hand of Fire 236 copies
The Halls of Stormweather 227 copies, 2 reviews
The City of Splendors 194 copies, 3 reviews
Swords of Eveningstar 177 copies, 1 review
Swords of Dragonfire 129 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Lord 96 copies, 4 reviews
Dark Warrior Rising 84 copies, 2 reviews
The Sword Never Sleeps 77 copies, 1 review
The Mercenaries 67 copies
Arch Wizard 61 copies
Lost Ships 59 copies, 1 review
Diamond 57 copies
The Magister 56 copies, 1 review
Dwarves Deep 54 copies
Falconfar 42 copies
Dark Vengeance 41 copies
Spellstorm (Forgotten Realms) 37 copies, 3 reviews
The Wizard's Mask 34 copies, 1 review
Women In Practical Armor (Editor; Contributor) 21 copies
When the Hero Comes Home (Editor) 17 copies, 1 review
When the Villain Comes Home (Editor; Contributor) 13 copies
When the Hero Comes Home: 2 (Volume 2) (Editor; Contributor, some editions) 2 copies
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Volo's Guide to Monsters (Additional design) 458 copies, 2 reviews
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Realms of Infamy (Contributor) 304 copies
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (Foreword, some editions) 300 copies, 8 reviews
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Realms of the Underdark (Contributor) 284 copies
Realms of Mystery (Contributor) 169 copies
Realms of the Arcane (Contributor) 154 copies
Realms of the Elves (Contributor) 146 copies
Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, 4th Edition (Author) 133 copies, 1 review
Realms of the Deep (Contributor) 115 copies
Catopolis (Contributor) 64 copies, 1 review
Heroes in Training (Contributor) 61 copies, 2 reviews
The Book of All Flesh (Contributor) 53 copies, 1 review
Worlds of Their Own (Contributor) 41 copies, 2 reviews
Gamer Fantastic (Contributor) 39 copies, 4 reviews
Oceans of Space (Contributor) 31 copies
Grants Pass (Contributor) 29 copies, 3 reviews
The Doom of Camelot (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review
The Bakka anthology (Contributor) 21 copies
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Lilith Unbound (Contributor) 17 copies
Path of the Just (Contributor) 16 copies
Kobold Guide to Magic (Contributor) 11 copies
Prince Valiant Episode Book (Contributor, some editions) 3 copies
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