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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While it did lack in realism in parts I still found it quite well constructed. Be prepared to look-up names online and take your time.
Maybe What could Ed Greenwood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? At times I felt like the author was using every trope known to man. I will probably check out some of Greenwood’s newer Forgotten Realms books, but I don’t think I’ll be continuing the Elminster legacy.
Too much stuff was squeezed in, there were too many one-dimensional characters that I didn’t care about, and it was too much effort to figure out what was going on at times, especially at the climax of the Before I started this book, I read some of the bad reviews and I foolishly thought, “It can’t be that bad! Elminster, Sage of Shadowdale, Chosen of Mystra, faces his most desperate struggle – to survive, to escape, to cling to his very sanity – and all the forces of the inferno are rallied against him.
If you like a farce, then maybe, if you don’t mind the lack of humor. It even brushes with homosexuality acceptance a bit.
It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands 10 home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. Just a real killer. Despite having nothing other than Elminster and SkyMall magazine to read during takeoff and landing I officially, disgustedly, completely gave up on Elminster on page ; wherein Elminster gets turned into a girl and is SO totally diggin’ the boobs, man.
I only mention it beacuse, honestly, why do I read any of these books? Here they watch as two noblemen, and their entourages, get into a verbal confrontation with each other. Dec 01, Dave rated it it was amazing.
Then he became friends with a female wizard that taught him stuff and then he turned back into a man and fell in love with his teacher, who was the goddess of magic and they had sex flying around elminstwr the sky There are huge gaps with no Elminster.
However, I hated Elminster so much that I created a Daleland called Darkdale that existed in a cavern underneath Shadowdale where Elminster lives and made it a complete opposite of Shadowdale, right down to the powerful, evil, undead sorcerer that lived there. Seriously, it is very, very clear that Elminster has been modelled on Gandalf. Honestly I enjoyed Elminster.
Most Helpful Most Recent. After enjoying the previous two books, I expected to like this one also.
I love audio books I love listening audio books. She is much more skilled in magic now, and can kick soldier’s butts. The author shows a good deal of interest in his character’s relationships, which most fantasy elminsteer tend to lazily render as stock portraits. There are, however, some bright points. Most Helpful Most Recent. Salvatore and am reading his first DemonWars Saga book.
In fact, as we explore the world of the Forgotten Realms we discovered that there is a circle of powerful mages elminstr seem to be a direct copy of the Istari of Middle Earth. Now, I just read that Greenwood himself didn’t really like this book and that he had to write it in a really short time and had to make the character a fightr, thief, cleric, mage cause thats what TSR wanted. The main problem with this audiobook is that the overall quality of the audio performance elminsteer very bad.
I’m not saying I wouldn’t recommend this story, however, it isn’t as good as others I have listened to in the recent past. Based upon other books from them I generally elmjnster the story.
If you like high magic fantasy, this makes for an exciting listen. The entangled stories are well planned in this book. Watch as he repeatedly pleads, “Mystra, aid me