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Ed Greenwood

Autor(a) de Elminster: The Making of a Mage

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About the Author

Ed Greenwood was born on July 21 1959 in Canada. He is a fantasy writer and the original creator of the Forgotten Realms game world. He began writing articles about the Forgotten Realms for Dragon magazine beginning in 1979, and subsequently sold the rights to the setting to TSR, the creators of mostrar mais the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, in 1986. He has written many Forgotten Realms novels, as well as numerous articles and D&D game supplement books. Greenwood discovered the Dungeons & Dragons game in 1975 and soon became a regular player. He used the Realms as a setting for his campaigns, which centered around the fictional locales of Waterdeep and Shadowdale, locations that would figure prominently in his later writing. According to Greenwood, his players' thirst for detail pushed him to further develop the Forgotten Realms setting. His works include Shandril's Sage, The Elminster Series, The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy, The Comyr Saga, The Harpers, The Sundering and The Iron Assassin. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Ed Greenwood

Elminster: The Making of a Mage (1994) 1,089 cópias
Spellfire (1987) 992 cópias
Elminster in Myth Drannor (1997) 727 cópias
Crown of Fire (1994) 673 cópias
The Temptation of Elminster (1998) 594 cópias
Elminster in Hell (2001) 568 cópias
Elminster's Daughter (2004) 445 cópias
Shadows of Doom (1995) 411 cópias
The Kingless Land (2000) 407 cópias
Cormyr (1996) 400 cópias
Cloak of Shadows (1995) 357 cópias
All Shadows Fled (1995) 348 cópias
Stormlight (1996) 303 cópias
Hand of Fire (2002) 278 cópias
The Vacant Throne (2000) 271 cópias
The Halls of Stormweather (2000) 260 cópias
Death of the Dragon (2000) 245 cópias
The City of Splendors (2005) 233 cópias
Swords of Eveningstar (2006) 209 cópias
A Dragon's Ascension (2002) 190 cópias
Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990) 182 cópias
The Dragon's Doom (2003) 164 cópias
Swords of Dragonfire (2007) 157 cópias
Elminster Must Die (2010) 156 cópias
Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, 4th Edition (2008) — Autor — 142 cópias
The Drow of the Underdark (1991) 136 cópias
The ruins of Undermountain (1991) 132 cópias
Dark Lord (2007) 115 cópias
Bury Elminster Deep (2011) 108 cópias
The Sword Never Sleeps (2008) 101 cópias
Dark Warrior Rising (2007) 100 cópias
Power of Faerûn (2006) 97 cópias
Waterdeep and the North (1988) 94 cópias
Volo's Guide to Waterdeep (1992) 92 cópias
Menzoberranzan : Boxed Set (1992) — Autor — 85 cópias
The Mercenaries (1998) 78 cópias
Arch Wizard (2008) 68 cópias
The Magister (1988) 66 cópias
Lost Ships (1990) 66 cópias
The Code of the Harpers (1993) 65 cópias
The Iron Assassin (2015) 65 cópias
Diamond (1998) 64 cópias
Dwarves Deep (1657) 63 cópias
Pages from the Mages (1995) 61 cópias
Falconfar (2010) 52 cópias
Dark Vengeance (2008) 49 cópias
Prayers from the Faithful (1997) 42 cópias
The Wizard's Mask (2013) 41 cópias
Women In Practical Armor (2016) — Editor; Contribuinte — 22 cópias
A Grand Tour of the Realms (1993) 21 cópias
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Editor — 19 cópias
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Editor; Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Loona, Port of Intrigue (2003) 6 cópias
The Wizard of the Coast Sneak Preview (2000) — Editor — 6 cópias
Schattenlabyrinth (2011) 4 cópias
Running the Realms (1993) 2 cópias
Words of Unbinding (2016) 2 cópias
Fort Ardraco (2021) 2 cópias
Der Palast des Verderbens (2005) 2 cópias
When the Hero Comes Home: 2 (Volume 2) (2013) — Editor; Contribuinte, algumas edições2 cópias
The Border Kingdoms 1 exemplar(es)
Forgotten Realms 1 exemplar(es)
La tierra sin rey 1 exemplar(es)
Troldmand uden magi (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
The Man in the Wall 1 exemplar(es)
It Came From the Swamp 1 exemplar(es)
Stormsong 1 exemplar(es)
The Secret In The Cellar 1 exemplar(es)
Til kamp mod overmagten (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Usynlige fjender (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Blandt skygger (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Skyggeborgen (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Troldmand i kamp (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
A Secret Of Amber 1 exemplar(es)
Father Maim's Best 1 exemplar(es)
Lord Of The Darkways 1 exemplar(es)
Mulhorand 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Player's Handbook (2014) — Contribuinte — 2,393 cópias
Dungeon Master's Guide (2014) — Contribuinte — 1,587 cópias
Monster Manual (5e) (2014) — Contribuinte — 1,341 cópias
Volo's Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons) (2016) — Additional design — 658 cópias
Realms of Valor (1993) — Contribuinte — 471 cópias
Realms of Infamy (1994) — Contribuinte — 357 cópias
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888) — Prefácio, algumas edições334 cópias
Realms of Magic (1995) — Contribuinte — 334 cópias
Realms of the Underdark (1996) — Contribuinte — 331 cópias
Realms of Mystery (1998) — Contribuinte — 195 cópias
Realms of the Arcane (1997) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Realms of the Elves (2006) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
Realms of the Deep (1999) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (2011) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
The Forgotten Realms Atlas (1990) — Prefácio — 115 cópias
Grand History of the Realms (Forgotten Realms) (2007) — Autor — 113 cópias
Realms of the Dead (2010) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Catopolis (2008) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Heroes in Training (2007) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Worlds of Their Own (2008) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
The Book of Final Flesh (All Flesh Must Be Eaten) (2005) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Oceans of Space (2002) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Grants Pass (2009) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Pathfinder Adventure Path #33: The Varnhold Vanishing (2010) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
The Doom of Camelot (2000) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The Bakka anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Path of the Just (2003) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Lilith Unbound (2008) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
The New Hero: Every Age Needs Its Heroes (2013) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Prince Valiant Episode Book — Contribuinte, algumas edições3 cópias
Game On! (2023) — Autor — 3 cópias


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This is the last read for this particular copy. It has been through years of worldwide travel, reading, and more than one flood. (I'm not going to elaborate on that tussle with the geese) So I shall bid a tearful farewell to Shandril, her friends, and my old battered and beloved copy as I take it to the recycle. Don't gasp if your reading this.. it is in no condition to ever be read again... believe me if I didn't recall the missing parts it wouldn't have been readable these last few times. =)

I've not read much else in this series - which I understand is very good - but obviously I have enjoyed this trip into the Forgotten Realms. I don't think I can write much about the story without spoiling it. So I will leave it at this, If you have a chance to pick this up and read it - do so. I don't think you will regret a moment spent on this adventure.

please note my affection for this novel stems from my early teen years. I don't apply the same stringent criteria to it as I do other items read as an adult. You have been warned
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Kiri | outras 5 resenhas | Dec 24, 2023 |
All of that potential!

I mean despite a few issues, this book really should have done numbers. I'm about to go knock on some doors in an attempt to spread the "good word" on the "Iron assassin".... wait wait wait don't slam the door in my face. Hear me out.

So what's to like?

1. I love the very Steampunk essence that Ed Greenwood brings to this universe. His chief Tinkerer is Lord Tempest Straker.

2. The Iron Assassin, Bently Steelforce is my kind of weirdo assassin.

3. The overarching conspiracy had meaty potential


Plot/Storyline: -1 Should have just stuck to the overarching conspiracy - the threat to Lord Lion. Everything that can possible happen in this story happens. Too many subplots
Characters: -1 I started to lose interest in the ever growing list of new characters showing up. It feels like Greenwood was setting up for a series but never followed through so what we have is an over saturation of characters.
Favorite scene: the conversation between Lord Straker and Lady whatsherface in the shed moments after the Iron Assassin barged in and petrified the poor spy-wannabe Lady. It was a very clever tete-a-tete.
Favorite Quote/Concept: Every man needs a confidant - even those sworn to secrecy (Hardcastle on his Bromance with Jack Straker / LordTempest)

StoryGraph Challenge: 1800 books by 2025
Challenge Prompt: 150 Punk Fantasy Books
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RoadtripReader | Aug 24, 2023 |
I read a Forgotten Realms book by Ed Greenwood in high school, and it took almost 20 years before I was willing to give Forgotten Realms a second chance.

I picked this up for a buck, and I liked one other Pathfinder Tales book well enough, so I figured I'd give Ed Greenwood a second chance. His success will continue to be a mystery to me.

Reading this, I can't imagine that it would even be fun to play a game he's DMing. Basic, boring, repetitive . . . I guess he must be good at game design, but he's no writer.… (mais)
3Oranges | 1 outra resenha | Jun 24, 2023 |
A decent, but not great story of Elminster's early days, before he became an adventurer/hero/mythic figure. At this point Elminster isn't all-powerful. The writing is good and the story is interesting, particularly for Forgotten Realms fans.
Karlstar | outras 4 resenhas | Sep 28, 2022 |



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