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Elminster Ascending

(Forgotten Realms: Elminster #1-3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The rise of the Realms’ most powerful wizard!

Collecting the first three of Ed Greenwood's classic Elminster tales: Elminster: The Making of a Mage, Elminster in Myth Drannor, and The Temptation of Elminster, together in a gorgeous trade paperback package, Elminster Ascending is a must-read for every Realms fan—particularly those looking forward to the much-anticipated sequ
Paperback, 757 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Wizards of the Coast
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Harrison Delahunty
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
As I read through the three novels collected here, I'll rate and briefly review each individually, both to mark my progress and so that my thoughts on each individual book are captured before I comment on the whole.

(Book 1) Elminster: The Making of a Mage - 3 stars

The Making of a Mage is a somewhat competently-written, flawed piece of brand-fantasy. It features a young Elminster, who is more commonly known as an Odin- or Merlin-like supreme sorceror in the world of the Forgotten Realms. Multiple
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Jun 10, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reinos-olvidados
Si Merlín es el gran mago del Ciclo Artúrico y Gandalf lo es en la Tierra Media, al hablar de Faerûn y los Reinos Olvidados el arquetípico usuario de magia es Elminster.

Elminster Aumar es uno de los primeros personajes creados por Ed Greenwood para la ambientación de los Reinos (podríamos decir incluso que es su alter ego). El trabajo de este autor en la revista Dragon incluía descripciones de sortilegios y fantásticos trasfondos de multitud de objetos mágicos, pero creo sinceramente que un rela
Apr 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
the first half of the third book (Temptation of Elminister) had a good pace and good concept so of course the author killed it and made it dumb in the end. the second half was just as stupid as the second book with characters that have zero interaction with each other and come up again hundreds of pages down the line. maybe I'm not smart enough to understand this writing concept but it sucks to me ...more
Jan 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Overall, alot of the time I felt like I had no idea where the story was going and I wanted it to be over already. Other parts were good. Honestly, it only worth 2.5 stars but since its Elminster he gets superstar bonus.
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Impecable cofre con nada menos que La forja de un mago, Elmnster en Myth Drannor y La tentación de Elminster.
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This is a collection of the first three Elminster novels. The first was the origin story and it was a good read. The second was only a two star, seems like it could have been told in a short story. The third was much better although the first is the standout.
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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

Other books in the series

Forgotten Realms: Elminster (10 books)
  • Elminster: The Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #1)
  • Den trolddomskyndige (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #2)
  • Elminster in Myth Drannor (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #2)
  • The Temptation of Elminster (Forgotten Realms: Elminster, #3)
  • Elminster in Hell (Elminster, #4)
  • Elminster's Daughter (Elminster, #5)
  • Spellstorm
  • Elminster Must Die (Sage of Shadowdale #1)
  • Bury Elminster Deep (Sage of Shadowdale, #2)
  • Elminster Enraged (The Sage of Shadowdale, Book #3)

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