It was the eve of the Time of Troubles. The chaos of spilled blood, lawless strife, monsters unleashed, and avatars roaming Faern was still to come. Unbeknownst to mortals, the gods had been summoned together, and among them was Mystra, grown proud and willful in the passing eons. With the others, she was about to be stripped of her godhood. The secret of her power gave her an idea. She made certain preparations, looking always for one who would be her successor.... But until that person's ascension, her power must be preserved.
A lone mortal must carry the greater share of her divine energy until the power could be reclaimed, and it was the fate of this mortal to risk being destroyed or driven wild, involuntarily and without warning. This was the occaision of Elminster's Doom.
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From the first moments, one is gripped by a thrilling tale of non stop action filled with delicious moments of intrigue, battle, and laugh out loud humor
Eliminster does not fail impress with his perfect blend of wit & wisdom
I listened to Todd read the"Emberverse series and he made me an instant fan. I love him as a reader!
A wizard without spells can still woop-ass
Ed Greenwood = PURE ENTERTAINMENT!
I really enjoy Greenwoods writing. I really enjoyed the narrator that did his Elminster series. Todd M kinda grew on me. But the story was good and kept me captivated. I originally missed this series when it came out in print and really enjoyed it 20 years later. I recommend this to all Elminster fans.
I am a fan of Greenwood as a world builder but his writing is kind of all over the place. This book starts out interesting, but towards the middle I felt it became a bit of a slog. It is fairly interesting when he is stripped of his powers at the onset of the book but eventually it bogs down into him and his lady paladin hewing through dozens and dozens of bad guys saving a town from evil do'ers.
I thought this book was great. I know Ed Greenwood can be hit or miss but Shadows of Doom was awesome. The story is pretty tight and you never feel lost. Ed doesn't bounce around each chapter with different characters etc. This was my first Todd McLaren listen and I thought he did a really nice job. Ed throws in some wit and funny remarks that makes the characters come to life.
It's a push... the two Harpers! These two Harpers are quested with protecting Elminster throughout this travels. It's lots of banter back and forth with kicking butt and taking names. I really enjoyed listening these guys talk to one another and the enemies throughout their romps. Hilarious.
No particular favorite (the battles are okay but it really is the in between time when characters talk to one another). Maybe the ending and what happened to everyone involved... there is a serious prize they receive.
I really enjoyed this book and would read/listen to it all in one sitting.
I have read a lot of Elminster books and other FR novel prior to this one. I do not believe you need that background to enjoy this novel but a brush up on Elminster might help.
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