Ed Greenwood is the bestselling author of the Band of Four series and creator of the bestselling and award-winning Forgotten Realms role-playing campaign. Gods and mortals alike succumb to gambling fever aboard the Peace of Boona on its yearly baccarat cruise, and would-be lovers Max and Eleanor, children of. It appears as if Elminster in hell is just going to be another endless sludge of Elminster remembering things and getting ripped apart by a demon, and more fights.

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Elminster was one of the first characters that Greenwood created for the Forgotten Realms. To use a philosophical term, the story is written in a phenomenological way, that is, it is written “as experienced”. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Want to Read saving…. The cover lied to me.

Erik Scott De Bie. He continued to live in Shadowdale, but he became bitter and withdrawn. I am afraid of what elmihster next book might bring. DemonWars Saga Volume 1. May 14, Meg Laverick rated it did not like it.

No residual problems, it seems.

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The review must be at least 50 characters long. The difference is, however, that this book is not centered around these battles as most of his other books tend to be. Other books in the series. Elminstrr Preview See a Problem? November 1, Imprint: I’ll let my Elminster stay in the past. I would also like to know why every character he writes has to have a crappy nickname, like El, Vangy.

Hell thirsts for power, and what power the great Elminster holds. But that was on the You ehll start in the middle of the action in this book.

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Child of a Mad God. I have an idea for a plot, lets put Elminster at the mercy of an insanely powerful creature bent on discovering the secrets of silver fire and then elminstwr Toril’s elite magic users, including a goddess come to the rescue of the old man.


The book was good but it gets a little confusing.

Greenwood seems to be obsessed with the idea that rampant magical destruction is to great literature as ink is to making marks on paper. In the time that followed, Elminster learned much about magic from Myrjala, reaching the point where he could finish taking his revenge against the evil magelords who had usurped the kingdom.

The only reason I gave it a two was because, I fully admit that Greenwood is a good writer, and makes it at least somewhat interesting. Trial of Cyric the Elmintser. He is a powerful wizard featured in several novels by Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood.

Sep 15, Menu rated it did not like it. Mike G Jordan Date: I listened to this in audio book format. Dec 09, Bruno rated it did not like it Shelves: She also meets an old man who turns out to be Elminster, and learns that he is her father. A relatively light-hearted book when compared to the more violent Elminster in Hellit focuses primarily on the life of one of Elminster’s children, Narnra Shalace.

But at least keep track of your plot, Greenwood. On the world of his birth he’s all but a god, but when an ancient evil banishes him to the depths of the Nine Hells, he’s just another lost soul. Lists with This Book. Elminster is normally a witty, clever, and very charming man. I was looking forward to this novel but ended up being disappointed.

Apr 12, Joe rated it it was ok. Overall, I found this quite an enjoyable romp, and am looking forward to some more of the same in the near future. Since Goodreads still doesn’t support audiobook versions, I tried to get as close as possible. My only complaint here is that I would have liked more details about the memories. 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.


The forces of evil tried to rally in Elminster’s absence, but the other Chosen, the Knights of Myth Drannor, and the Elmnster Three held them at bay until he returned. With the present crisis averted, all elimnster calm, but the Shadowmasters had other ideas. Still, I rather enjoyed it as classic Greenwood. It got complicated when the devil’s buddies started showing elminsetr. This last fact is kind of sad, since elmknster whole series is supposed to expose this key character’s centuries of back story.

I’m fine with Elminister being a hairy, sexy beast that only the hottest of scantily clad avatars of magical power can’t help falling in love with. Jun hwll, John rated it did not like it. Bane and Elminster battled, and both were caught up in the spell that Elminster had called upon to dispose of the avatar. He soon realized that he had no taste for killing, and gave it up when he went to become a burglar in the city of Hastarl, the capital of Athalantar.

The rest of the novel moves back and forth between Elminster’s i fragmentary memories and present-time events. Bell eventually finds her way to Marsember and becomes involved in the intrigues of the Cormyrean nation. In Dragon Magazine articles written by Ed Greenwood, Elminster often appeared as a wise sage imparting knowledge to a fictional interviewer. Aug 30, Josh Otwell rated it liked it.