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Bury Elminster Deep

(Sage of Shadowdale #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  708 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Elminster's archenemy, the vampiric Lord Manshoon, thinks he has destroyed Elminster at last. But Elminster survives in the form of magical ash, and with the help of his scion, a fop who is growing into a true nobleman, and his longtime companion Storm, he still has a chance to counter Manshoon's insidious plots. ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Wizards of the Coast (first published August 2011)
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Dec 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
I've always been a fan of Ed Greenwood, and of Elminster and the Chosen of Mystra especially. So really, I should love this book... but instead it gets two stars, like its predecessor, Elminster Must Die. In response to a comment my friend left when I rated that book, this is how I replied, summarizing the problems I had with that book: "I liked most of the Elminster books, but he's always had a bad habit of coming up with the most ridiculous names for supporting characters, having too many supp ...more
Dec 20, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: forgotten-realms
The worst FR book I've read yet, and I've read about 80% of them.

Pros: None

Cons: Very thin plot, too many made-up words, too many ancillary characters, too many smash-a-keyboard-to-make-up-a-name names, lackluster ending, very little character development, no surprises, so on and so on.

Why does Ed Greenwood insist on using medieval language when no other author writing for the Forgotten Realms world will? I don't care if FR is his baby, when you have thirty or more other authors working in your
Cindy Dees
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read. As usually the author surprises you with excellent twists and turns while staying true to characters of yore. Enjoy the book!

As usually the author surprises you with excellent twists and turns while staying true to characters of yore. Enjoy the book! The next one should be just as good.
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Disclaimer-If you read the review and feel there is a spoiler in it, please let me know and I will remove that section. Also, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thank you.

Bury Elminster Deep is the next book in the series The Sage of Shadowdale. The first book is Elminster: The Making of a Mage, the second is Elminster in Myth Drannor, then The Temptation of Elminster, Elminster in Hell, Elminster’s Daughter co-wrote with Elaine Cunningham, and Elminster Must Die!. Elminster Enrag
Brenda Cothern
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This continues right on from the previous book, only moments later. Overall, it's the same rollicking adventure of any Elminster book, though this one has a few more titillating scenes than previous books (they are always there, but there are more this time, since Elminster is in a female body more often than not). It also sort of became a bit impressionistic at the end, where scenes seemed to take place outside of what was written in the book, and I felt a little bit lost when scenes changed, a ...more
Mario García
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I'm a huge forgotten realms fan, and I've read as many books in this universe as I can. Unfortunately this Elminster series has been very disappointing. I think it is Greenwood's writing style. I've had enough of this author for a while, and I think I'll just skip the next book.

The plot jumps all over the place. There is supposed to be humor, but it gets old quickly with the same jokes rehashed over and over again. Finally, I'm not even sure this book is about
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
ugh. what more can I say about these books that I haven't said yet? Did I mention the bad guy is supposed to be someone Elminster has thwarted many times and yet he hasn't been in the previous 5 books? Did I mention the author loves to stress the same idea over and over and over again? What about how it drags on for now reason and rushed the end? No surprise, this book was as bad as the last. I"m soooo happy to only have one more of these to read. I pray when I get to The Sundering, it's at leas ...more
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Elminster is the main charecter and he is a powerful wizard who has lost his powers because he has to carry the powers of a god until she needs her powers.And there is an evil force that is trying to ether steal the power that he holds or kill him. And he whant's to survive and there is a lady knight and two Harpers at first he does not want them but later on they become friends.One night Elminster sneaks of ...more
Matthew Schneider
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Always LOVE Ed Greenwood Elminster and others
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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eBook Purchase Date: September 6, 2011
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
what an exciting romp through Cormyr.
Bob Sharp
Ed Greenwood is a good author, but I do have 1 problem with his work. He jumps around a lot. It makes it very difficult to keep up with the story.
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The only thing I find unsatisfying is the end. It's as if Ed wanted to finish writing this book as fast as possible. But the rest of the book is awesome. ...more
Nov 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: lem
God I can't read Greenwood any more. No plot, Manshoon's a vampire now starting in Bad Guys Gone Wild and of course Storm is beautiful beyond words and often naked. ...more
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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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