Spoilers. Flee the palace, run back to the palace. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. There, 3 quarters of the book. And then we got some magic. If you want ..Show More »to read about Elminster spellhurler, Elminster mighty mage, then this book is not for you. If you like a farce, then maybe, if you don't mind the lack of humor. I'm not saying there's no magic, or humor, but all in rather unsatisfying amounts. Leaving me without any desire to read the next book.