Book Reviews of The Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms, Elminster Trilogy)

The Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms, Elminster Trilogy)
The Making of a Mage - Forgotten Realms, Elminster Trilogy
Author: Ed Greenwood
ISBN-13: 9780786902033
ISBN-10: 0786902035
Publication Date: 12/1/1995
Pages: 331
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The Making of a Mage (Forgotten Realms, Elminster Trilogy) on + 14 more book reviews
It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers...
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I enjoyed this book thoroughly.
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It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminsters is bur a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers and evil sorcerers. With patience and frit, Elministser sets about to change all that. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.
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This book actually reminded me of The Once And Future King. The book is seperated into different times of Elminster's life as he is growing from a sheperd boy into a mage. Each section seemed like Elminster had to learn something about life before he could transition into the next section of his life. It was nice to see the character of Elminster grow and adapt to the different situations thrown at him, but most of the other characters are forgettable. Over all it was a good read.
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Elminster the old mage was once young ..... this is the story of the beginning of the long and legendary saga.
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It is the time before Myth Drannor, and Elminster is but a shepard boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him,though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers. With patience and grit, Elminster sets about to change all that.
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For a person who has read very few Forgotten Realms books. This book was enjoyable and a good entry point, for me at least, into the Forgotten Realms. The characters were both loveable and at times flusterating as a good character should be. I look forward to reading more of the adventures of Elminster.

I would recommend this book for a solid weekend of enjoyable fanasy reading.
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Three stars, I say. Great descriptive language and engrossing fight scenes between wizards -- one after another after another for the last two thirds of the novel -- with very little suspense, character development, nor rich alternative universe.