In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic....
When the goddess of magic was murdered, Elminster’s world shattered....
It can lay low a dragon or heal a wounded warrior. It is the most sought-after magical power in all Faern....
This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden....
Determined to drive a trade route through Anauroch, the Zhentarim have sent an army to enslave the fierce nomads of the great desert....
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....
This latest installment in best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms....
An all-new audio version of one of the key titles in the entire Forgotten Realms novel line....
High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others....
Rejected at birth and raised in a village of tiefling misfits, Farideh expects a life without friends, love, or control over her destiny....
The War of the Spider Queen begins here....
The shadows grow long on the mean streets of Selgaunt...and the sun sets on one man's service to Sembia's merchant lords....
It is the time of the great elven city of Cormanthor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, wicked dragons rule the skies, and the elven people trust no one. Wizards and warriors alike threaten their civilization in vain, arrogant, and ignorant quests for glory.
Thus it was that Elminster was guided to Cormanthor, the Towers of Song, where Eltargrim was Coronal. There he dwelt for 12 summers and more, studying with many mighty mages, learning to feel magic and know how it could be bent and directed to his will.... It is recorded that when the Mythal was laid, and Cormanthor became Myth Drannor, Elminster was among those who devised and spun that mighty magic.
Would you consider the audio edition of Elminster in Myth Drannor to be better than the print version?
I think John Pruden is one of the best narrators for Forgotten Realms. He slow diliberate approach sounds really good. Especially, coming from hearing his Erevis Cale work. I willing seek out his and Bevine's work.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Elminster in Myth Drannor?
It was quick but seeing how Cormanthyr actually became Myth Drannor. I didn't have a full grasp except that the Elf were running the joint.
Which scene was your favorite?
Favorite scene was Elminster walking into another Wizard's domain and wrecking shop. Made El seem like a bad ass.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Trials of Elminster. It really is that. He continues to grow and learn from the guidance of Mystra.
Any additional comments?
I truly didn't think I would like this book in the series. I did not have an affinity for Myth Drannor because we all kind of knew what was going to happen in the end... making of the weave. But, sometimes the journey is greater than the destination and this was the case.
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Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Oky Doky, Elminster: The Making of a Mage: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 1 was a so so reading by John Pruden, but in book 2 of this series he got into it and did a much better job. not Outstanding, but I think he did a much better reading this time, lets hope Book 3 of the series is the smack down winner!
Any additional comments?
Just about one of the best series of books from the Forgotten Realms books. not a lot to say except it will be worth every penny of any amount you pay for this series IMO
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Ed Greenwood is one of the best fantasy authors of all time and the character Eliminster is one of the most beloved wizard characters ever to grace the page.
awesome story greenwood is a master storyteller, the first three books are tuly incredible, i highly suggest them all
Audio books give me an opportunity to catch up on some books that I've been putting off for awhile now.
Loved it from start to finish! Good follow up to making of a mage. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
Everything the first book lacked this one possessed and the narrator has put himself into this work. His efforts truly bring the book alive.
The narrator was absolutely amazing. I love hearing him breath live into all of the exotic races.
The story however was alittle lacking coming from the first book. Very interesting in the beginning. Once you get towards the end it is rather lack luster. You really can't tell that the story is almost over unless you check the time stamp. The amount of build up is ridiculous, and in the end it practically lead to nothing.
Overall, still a decent book, but a struggle a times.
I might have been able to stand this as a teenager, but the plot holes and excesses are just too much. The narrator is pretty good though.
Would you try another book from Ed Greenwood and/or John Pruden?
yes uf its elminster not that other non d&d he did
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
this book may need two listens to gather the facts otherwise you could be lost