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Fantasy
  • Author:
    Ed Greenwood
  • ISBN:
    0786951931
  • ISBN13:
    978-0786951932
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  • Publisher:
    Wizards of the Coast; First Edition edition (August 3, 2010)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
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    Fantasy
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Books in Sage of Shadowdale (3 Book Series). Page 1 of 1Start OverPage 1 of 1. Previous page. 1. Elminster Must Die: The Sage o. d Greenwood. In real life, he's a Canadian librarian who lives in the Ontario countryside with his wife, a cat, and far too many books.

Not at all like the other Elminster books with the exception of Elminster's Daughter. I love the story lines and find that they are not confusing

Not at all like the other Elminster books with the exception of Elminster's Daughter. They both were very slow and hard to get into. The other Elminster books grabbed you right from the start and keep you interested to the end of the book. One person found this helpful. I love the story lines and find that they are not confusing. It is because of these two authors, that I have found reading enjoyable.

Elminster gave her a sour look across the table. I knew ye’d see to the heart of it in an instant. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. Is that all ye’ve been hearing, in my blathering? ’Tis not about Mystra, nor thy power or benefits-’tis all about the dream of setting things right in the Realms, which I and Storm Silverhand and the Simbul and all the other Chosen devoted so much of our lives to, through the Harpers and by other means. That’s my lass; blood runs true. I have not agreed to anything, old man, Amarune told him angrily.

SAGE OF SHADOWDALE Elminster, the Old Mage, the Chosen of Mystra. Across the face of Faerûn and throughout her history, the Sage of Shadowdale, by whatever name, has always stood firm against the tide of darkness. Elminster: The Making of a Mage

SAGE OF SHADOWDALE Elminster, the Old Mage, the Chosen of Mystra. Elminster: The Making of a Mage. Elminster in Myth Drannor. The Temptation of Elminster. Elminster’s Daughter. The Annotated Eliminster. Elminster Must Die. Bury Elminster Deep. The knights of myth drannor.

Elminster Must Die book. An instant classic, and a must-read for every Realms fan. Â When the goddess of magic was murdered, Elminster’s world shattered. Once the most powerful wizard in the Elminster Returns!

It is the first novel in the Sage of Shadowdale series.

It is the first novel in the Sage of Shadowdale series.

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An instant classic, and a must-read for every Realms fan. When the goddess of magic was murdered, Elminster's world shattered. When the goddess of magic was murdered, Elminster’s world shattered. Once the most powerful wizard in the world, immortal, beloved of the goddess of magic, and the bane of villainy, he is now a tired old man. He is powerful but mortal, and with all the enemies a man who makes a habit of saving the world tends to accumulate.

Elminster Returns!Elminster Must Die is the debut 4th edition appearance of one of the Forgotten Realms® world’s most iconic characters, written by the creator of the original Forgotten Realms campaign setting. An instant classic, and a must-read for every Realms fan. When the goddess of magic was murdered, Elminster’s world shattered. Once the most powerful wizard in the world, immortal, beloved of the goddess of magic, and the bane of villainy, he is now a tired old man. He is powerful but mortal, and with all the enemies a man who makes a habit of saving the world tends to accumulate. To make matters worse, Elminster has needs—feeding powerful magic items to the Simbul, his lover, is the only thing that keeps her sane—but their increasingly risky collection leads his enemies right to him.

Berkohi
The only thing I actually enjoyed about this book is that it took me about 10x longer to read than it normally takes me to read a book. I never really got into it.

I've read other books by this author and liked them very much. This one is ... bleh. The story revolves a lot around a "mask-dancer" aka stripper. Without being too harsh on Mr. Greenwood, he writes about sexual things as though he is a 13 year old boy who has only fantasized about such things and never experienced them for himself. It just seemed... stupid.

I will say that I bought the second book, but I'll save that review for later. I didn't want to judge the whole series just off one book.
Samardenob
I have always been a big fan of the forgotten realms books! Especially R.A. Salvatore and his amazing dark elf! But when I picked up other books based in faerune I noticed that elminister popped up everywhere! So I started with Ed greenwoods first book about the crafty old mage of shadowdale and couldn't put it down! Elminister and mystras chosen are amazing characters and great reads! I suggest you get your time line and start from book 1 I promise you won't regret it!
Hinewen
Not at all like the other Elminster books with the exception of Elminster's Daughter. They both were very slow and hard to get into. The other Elminster books grabbed you right from the start and keep you interested to the end of the book.
interactive man
I must admit, I'm halfway through the book so perhaps you may view this review as incomplete or even flawed for that reason. However, so far I have been mightily let down by Greenwood in this latest showing of Elminster. Entitled, Elminster Must Die: The Sage of Shadowdale (The Elminster Series), the novel chronicles Elminster and other Chosen in their seemingly unending quest to save the realms and elminster's personal quest to save his beloved from insanity. Elminster has been rendered incipient, as casting even the most minor of spells leaves the former Arch-Wizard in a state delirium ranging in magnitude depending on how large the spell he cast. He is not left in this state as Storm Siverhand, the Bard of Shadowdale uses her unique ability to heal his mind. Together, they attempt to unravel the doings in Cormyr and save Alassra(The Witch-Queen of Aglarond/Elminster's lover).

Pros:
1. Greenwood brings back many of the old favorites and forces them to accept new roles as their powers have been greatly diminished or enhanced due to the Spellplague
2. Elminster's descendant, period

Cons:
1.Where do I start, hmmm, okay. Greenwood's writting style has always been touch and go, at times magnificant and others extremely confusing. Unfortunatley, this is one of his confusing episodes, jumping back and forth introducing characters without explaining their purposes or even their relevance.
2.Greenwood draws out scenes that could've and perhaps should've been wrapped up quicker than they were. Without giving away too much, there is scene in the forest early on in the book where elminster talks and talks with his foes foe EVER. Then blows them up with one spell....
3. This may be a personal one but I CANNOT stand how the villians either talk to themselves outloud or in their heads. They go on about their plans to take over this and that and how glorious it will be. Oh and how they will delight when elminster is finally dleivered into their lap and how they will...blahh blahh blahh. Greenwood, what happend to interesting villians who don"t explain everything to the reader in one sentance and don't go on about it for two pages or more?

All in all, a fairley tame and perhaps dissapointing showing by Greenwood. 3 out of 5 stars.

EDITED: I've since finished the novel and I must add a star for the way the novel was concluded. (SPOILERS AHEAD!! Don't read if you have not finished the novel!!!) I add one more star for one reason and one reason only, Mystra is possibly back, and I stress possibly.
Gerceytone
This was an ok addition to the Elminster series, but it was a little choppy in parts. They story was a little confusing at time and some of the characters seemed to come from nowhere. Otherwise it was a fun read.
Scoreboard Bleeding
Very slow paced. Not nearly as entertaining as the previous series. I found it hard to pick up my kindle and continue. Took me about a year to read because I kept losing interest. I'm not sure I want to read another if it reads at the same rate.
Kulafyn
I have been reading Forgotten Realms for over 20 years. It started with R. A. Salvatore and expanded to the other authors. Ed Greenwood became my other favorite with the Elminster series. I love the story lines and find that they are not confusing. It is because of these two authors, that I have found reading enjoyable.

The one thing that I wish is that there were stories of what happened right after the spell plague instead of picking up many years after.
A fun read with great characters. Interesting seeing a couple characters brought back into post-Spellplague Forgotten Realms. Only possible issue is the large number of characters occasionally leads to a few seconds of 'Who is this?' before context reminds me which character I'm reading about. Also great watching Elminster have to be cautious rather than just having the perfect spell for every occasion. Looking forward to the next book in this series.