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Elminster Enraged

(Sage of Shadowdale #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  557 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Who dared slay a Chosen of Mystra?

He had not felt that sudden tingling stealing into him for years, had not thought to ever feel it again.

The silver fire.

Mystra's divine fire was flowing into him from somewhere nearby, somewhere in the shattered citadel!

He felt invigorated, stronger than ever. Well, of course he would, with this new fire in him — but he had to know who was
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Wizards of the Coast (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
More adventures of Elminster, trying to preserve Mystra's legacy through the spell plague, as Manshoon throws down his wicked schemes
had a pretty good ending
the underdark stuff as great, as was the twists relating to the Simbul
Koen Van
May 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
The whole book is just boring, written without any creativity
Jared McCrackin
Typical Greenwood starts of slow gets exciting here and there and slows way down to build to a fantastic ending that's worth the read. ...more
Aug 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good

I just thought the author was all over the place so many different stories that didn't really has anything to do with the main story line.
Ranting Dragon
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Elminster Enraged is the third book in Ed Greenwood’s Sage of Shadowdale series. It follows the arch wizard Elminster’s experiences after the death of the Goddess of Magic, Mystra, and the spread of the Spellplague, which renders magic a dangerous and unreliable force. Though no fourth book appears to have been announced yet, the story is such that I imagine another is forthcoming.

This guy just can’t catch a break
Given that the two previous books in this s
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was kind of a muddle, and it is only partially the authors fault. Wizards of the Coast thrust the Spellplague onto the Forgotten Realms authors without their permission or voice, and this book mostly seems trying to hit the reset button on the changes that reboot forced on him. Elminister is as entertaining to read as always, but his descendant Arune and her paramour Arclath feel tacked onto the story like a after thought or dangling thread. Mirt's storyline seems similarly pointless ( ...more
Jeffery Mace
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forgotten-realms
Ed Greenwood writes an excited conclusion to the Sage of Shadowdale series. The story picks up right were Bury Elminster Deep ended. The story continues with a focus on a Cormyrian prison holding traitorous nobles. Like the other books in the series, the narrative jumps a lot, from character to character, to seemingly random noble. This can sometimes make the narrative hard to follow, but Ed makes it work in the end as you see all the jumble begin to take shape in the second half of the book and ...more
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: forgotten-realms
There's a good story buried in here somewhere. Sad that you have to filter it out of all the nonsense. Smashing a keyboard to come up with names is simply lazy (let's not get started on the huge cast of characters for such a small book). You can't pass off random letters as words just because it's a fantasy setting. Fake curse words are just that, fake. Real curses are based in reality, they're not simply syllables that sound good together, they're based of societal taboos and animosity. Pray te ...more
Mar 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The first two books in this series didn't do too much for me. I felt Greenwood's penchant for a lot of background characters with weird names ran amok and detracted from the story a bit too much. Thankfully, he reined that tendency in a lot for this book, and it's much stronger for it. the focus is on Elminster and the people helping him, as well as his enemies. While there are a few asides with background characters, by the end of the story almost all of them have tied into the plot instead of ...more
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was quicker paced than some previous Elminster books, which I appreciated, while still having the characteristics you would associate with Greenwood's writing. It wrapped up a lot of things from the trilogy of which it is a part, going from Cormyr in a state of civil war to a shaky detente. A lot more happens than in a normal book, and when I finished it, I was ready to read the next one, rather than wanting to take a break, which recommends it quite a bit. ...more
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another solid tale by Ed Greenwood. I miss the days before the spell plague and to see an old school character show the new world whats what was fun to read.
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Not that great to start, Elminster is kind of lame, other characters are very lacking, story just isn't that great. Last chapter manages to save it though. ...more
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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eBook Purchase Date: September 7, 2012
Pie Pie
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is referenced so often as groundbreaking for the lore changes, but all the stuff that has monumental effects on the world are brushed aside for more 1 dimensional prose.
Matthew Schneider
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Always LOVE Ed Greenwood Elminster and others
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
there isn't much more I can say that I haven't said about this entire series so what I will say is, not the worst of the bunch but still sucks ass ...more
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another fun romp through the Realms courtesy of Mr. Greenwood.
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Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world, which became the setting for his home D&D game in 1975. Play still continues in this long-running campaign, and Ed also keeps busy producing Realmslore for various TSR publications.

Ed has published over two hundred articles in Dragon magazine and Polyhedron newszine, is a lifetime charter member of the Role Playing Game Associaton

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