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He is purported to be the most powerful mage is all the lands, but as the story unfolds you find that his real power is being saved by luck or the goddess he serves. This is actually a good elminsster in my opinion because it allowed the author to make an even more compelling story.

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Jan 09, Phil rated it liked it. It was unclear exactly how long he was trapped, but it was a very long time before being revived. Elminster Ascending chronicles the early years of the Realms’ most powerful and colorful wizard, the Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster.

This copy of Elminster Ascending: It starts out with Elminster having been caught in a trap for that time and you know nothing of what happened between the last two, save that the city from the last book is now overrun with demons and devils. You are well into the last 4th of the book before pieces start to come close to fitting together and new characters are still being introduced.


Ralph Simpson rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Kenneth Bennett rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Jed rated it it was amazing May 11, Open Preview See a Problem?

Each of the three novels collected in this omnibus are considerably longer than typical Forgotten Realms novels.

Review: Elminster Ascending

As the book nears the end it starts hinting at the creation of a magical barrier to keep out evil, and after building it up the most you see of it is in the epilogue when its casually mentioned having been created but ‘evil forces tried to break it’. Eventually, those Mages overthrew the Stag Throne in all but name. Elminster the man was transformed into Elmara the woman, a form that forced the Last Prince to learn the ways, trials and hardships of women.

I highly recommend this collection. Follow Elminster from his humble beginnings as a traveling mage to the tragic collapse of an elven empire, and on to a personal turning point that could have sent him down a path to corruption and darkness. Other books in the series. Myrjala taught Ellminster a great deal about magic and eventually helped her become Elminster the man once more. There, they destroyed patrols sent out to find them with ascrnding ease.

Elminster Ascending by soklemon on April 15, The rise of the Realms’ most powerful wizard! Alvin Lee rated it liked it Feb ascendung, A lot of effort goes into describing his life during these times, and they piece together in the end, but weakly.

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The first was the origin story and it was a good read. Elminster left the realm in pursuit of greater magical elminsetr which is where the story picks up when Elminster in Myth Drannor began. As I said before, I really wanted to like these books when I started reading them and they seem to have a high score of user reviews, but after finishing the books I have to wonder if the scores are based more on the character and author than the actual content of the book.

Elminster Ascending by Ed Greenwood

He spent many years as a woman, eventually meeting Myrjala. He agreed and she enacted her first test upon him.

Elminster gained great skill with weapons during this time, but never came to enjoy or even be comfortable with killing. Elminster took part in this endeavour and achieved the narrowest margin of success in making the Mythal by the end of the second novel.

This time, he left what could have been a comfortable and lucrative lifestyle because of an encounter with the goddess Mystra. When The Temptation of Elminster began many years had passed since the events in the first two novels.

Elminster Ascending chronicles the early years of the Realms’ most powerful and colorful wizard, the Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster.

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