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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Matt Stawicki Release Date: The book is graphic in describing pain and torture. He also appeared as the primary quest giver in “Well of Dragons”.

Honestly, putting Ed Greenwood in charge of a respectable female character is like putting fire in charge heell gas, your just asking for disaster. How deep is Hell? Currently resides in an old farmhouse in the countryside of Ontario, Canada.

He met and became friends with Farl, a local thief, who knew Elminster as Eladar “the Dark”. I do suspect that paragraph notations would have made this easier to understand in a non-audio format, since the story does jump about both betwen characters and in space and time, since elmister deals a great deal in memories and how those memories interact with what I listened to this in audio book format.

The book details the ancient elven society and its people, as well as highlighting Elmknster continued magical studies, as he serves as an apprentice to a cruel and powerful wizard. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Sep 15, Menu rated it did not like it.

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I felt there was a lot of potential but it didn’t quite deliver it for me. Elminster was originally thought to have been destroyed, but when he later reappeared it became apparent that he had merely been transported to another plane of existence for a time. Elminster is involved in the story arc “Dragonreach” [12] in the Forgotten Realms comics. I found it depressing and tedious to get through.


I would also like to know why every character he writes has to have a crappy nickname, like El, Vangy. Dec 09, Bruno rated it did not like it Shelves: This is even worse in this book. Elminster’s allies included the Harpersthe other Chosen of Mystra especially the Simbuland his scribe Lhaeo. Despite this setback, Elminster and the rangers, along with their allies, freed High Dale and defeated Manshoon of the Zhentarim.

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. Elminster appears as a gray-bearded man of weathered visage, with a hawk-like nose and alert, dancing eyes.

Feb 04, Stephanie rated it it was ok Shelves: They worked together frequently, eventually forming a gang dubbed the Velvet Hands in opposition to another local gang, the Moonclaws, who were servants of the magelords. I’ll write more later but let is suffice for now to say this is awful. Mistress of the Night.

Surprise, surprise, hundreds of Hell’s best and brightest are destroyed. I love the character Elminster: The Devil You Know. The book was good but it gets a little confusing. But I’m sure at some future point in time I’ll be back to read more of Elminster’s adventures. Daughter of the Drow. Still, I rather enjoyed it as classic Greenwood. epminster

Curse of the Shadowmage. Elminster 1 – 10 of 11 books. Another ‘complaint’ I have is that even though I enjoyed that the story continues straight where Denning’s “The Summoning” left Elminster hovering – giving a elminsger of true interconnection of the stories – it can be considered a problem for readers who have not yet read Denning’s novel.

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Elminster in Hell (novel)

Otherwise you might get lost in the who’s who and some unanswered questions. Elminster finds himself trapped in Hell and this novel chronicles what he underwent there and the various attempts of his friends and colleagues to rescue him. You submitted the following rating and review. Later, an avatar of Mystra who went by the name Myrjala “Darkeyes” trained Elmara in the ways of a mage and brought her to an ancient Netherese arcanist who taught Elmara a spell that would transform her back into Elminster.


Elminster is a great idea of a character, the problem is that he is effectively the alter-ego of Greenwood who in fact claims he is not, and that Mirt is his alter-ego.

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There were at least five climaxes and no real resolutions. This is easily the worst of the Elminster books.

She spoke to and left the awestruck Elminster with the message that he should learn of magic and worship her. The framing device is strange, hopping back and forth between the thoughts of Elminster and those of the arch-fiend Nergal who has captured him.

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She also meets an old man who turns out to be Elminster, and learns that he is her father. I am guessing Greenwood was trying to write something different but it really did not work for me. Elminster in Myth Drannor. Want to Read saving…. Apr 12, Joe rated it it was ok. Nov 29, R.

Elminster in Hell Forgotten Realms: He has no known wife, but retains contact with several previous lovers, including the goddess Mystra — although his relationship with Mystra changed when the goddess was slain during the Time of Troubles and the sorceress Midnight assumed the mantle of the Lady of Mysteries.