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Ed Greenwood

Autor/a de Elminster: The Making of a Mage

166+ obres 15,033 Membres 83 Ressenyes 21 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Ed Greenwood was born on July 21 1959 in Canada. He is a fantasy writer and the original creator of the Forgotten Realms game world. He began writing articles about the Forgotten Realms for Dragon magazine beginning in 1979, and subsequently sold the rights to the setting to TSR, the creators of mostra'n més the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, in 1986. He has written many Forgotten Realms novels, as well as numerous articles and D&D game supplement books. Greenwood discovered the Dungeons & Dragons game in 1975 and soon became a regular player. He used the Realms as a setting for his campaigns, which centered around the fictional locales of Waterdeep and Shadowdale, locations that would figure prominently in his later writing. According to Greenwood, his players' thirst for detail pushed him to further develop the Forgotten Realms setting. His works include Shandril's Sage, The Elminster Series, The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy, The Comyr Saga, The Harpers, The Sundering and The Iron Assassin. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Sèrie

Obres de Ed Greenwood

Elminster: The Making of a Mage (1994) 1,097 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Spellfire (1987) 1,003 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Elminster in Myth Drannor (1997) 736 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Crown of Fire (1994) 682 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (3rd Edition) (2001) 639 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Temptation of Elminster (1998) 601 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Elminster in Hell (2001) 577 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Elminster's Daughter (2004) 453 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Shadows of Doom (1995) 416 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Kingless Land (2000) 409 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Cormyr (1996) 405 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Cloak of Shadows (1995) 362 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
All Shadows Fled (1995) 354 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Stormlight (1996) 307 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Hand of Fire (2002) 283 exemplars
Silverfall: Stories of the Seven Sisters (1999) 276 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Vacant Throne (2000) 272 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Halls of Stormweather (2000) 261 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Death of the Dragon (2000) 248 exemplars
The City of Splendors (2005) 236 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Swords of Eveningstar (2006) 215 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (1987) 191 exemplars
A Dragon's Ascension (2002) 191 exemplars
Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990) 182 exemplars
The Dragon's Doom (2003) 165 exemplars
Swords of Dragonfire (2007) 160 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Elminster Must Die (2010) 158 exemplars
Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, 4th Edition (2008) — Autor — 143 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Drow of the Underdark (1991) 137 exemplars
The ruins of Undermountain (1991) 133 exemplars
The Herald: The Sundering, Book VI (2014) 123 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Dark Lord (2007) 117 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Bury Elminster Deep (2011) 110 exemplars
The Sword Never Sleeps (2008) 106 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dark Warrior Rising (2007) 102 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Power of Faerûn (2006) 97 exemplars
Waterdeep and the North (1988) 94 exemplars
Volo's Guide to Waterdeep (1993) 94 exemplars
The Silent House: A Chronicle of Aglirta (2004) 89 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Menzoberranzan : Boxed Set (1992) — Autor — 86 exemplars
The Mercenaries (1998) 79 exemplars
Arch Wizard (2008) 68 exemplars
The Magister (1988) 67 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Lost Ships (1990) 66 exemplars
The Iron Assassin (2015) 66 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Code of the Harpers (1993) 65 exemplars
Diamond (1998) 64 exemplars
Dwarves Deep (1991) 63 exemplars
Pages from the Mages (1995) 62 exemplars
Spellstorm (Forgotten Realms) (2015) 57 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Falconfar (2010) 52 exemplars
Dark Vengeance (2008) 50 exemplars
Prayers from the Faithful (1997) 43 exemplars
The Wizard's Mask (2013) 40 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Death Masks (Forgotten Realms) (2016) 37 exemplars
Five Shires (Dungeons & Dragons Gazetteer GAZ8) (1988) 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
We Three Dragons: A Trio of Dragon Tales for the Holiday Season (2005) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Women In Practical Armor (2016) — Editor; Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
A Grand Tour of the Realms (1993) 21 exemplars
Geanavue: The Stones of Peace (2002) 21 exemplars
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Editor — 19 exemplars, 1 ressenya
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Editor; Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Loona, Port of Intrigue (2003) 6 exemplars
The Wizard of the Coast Sneak Preview (2000) — Editor — 6 exemplars
First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology (2015) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Schattenlabyrinth (2011) 4 exemplars
Hellmaw: Your World Is Doomed (2015) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Awakened Modern (2017) 2 exemplars
Running the Realms (1993) 2 exemplars
Words of Unbinding (2016) 2 exemplars
When the Hero Comes Home: 2 (Volume 2) (2013) — Editor; Col·laborador, algunes edicions2 exemplars
The Border Kingdoms 2 exemplars
Der Palast des Verderbens (2005) 2 exemplars
Fort Ardraco (2021) 2 exemplars
Blandt skygger (2004) 1 exemplars
Usynlige fjender (2004) 1 exemplars
Til kamp mod overmagten (2004) 1 exemplars
The Man in the Wall 1 exemplars
Forgotten Realms 1 exemplars
A Secret Of Amber 1 exemplars
Father Maim's Best 1 exemplars
Stormsong 1 exemplars
Troldmand uden magi (2002) 1 exemplars
Skyggeborgen (2004) 1 exemplars
Troldmand i kamp (2003) 1 exemplars
La tierra sin rey 1 exemplars
Mulhorand 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Player's Handbook (2014) — Col·laborador — 2,455 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Dungeon Master's Guide (2014) — Col·laborador — 1,635 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Monster Manual (5e) (2014) — Col·laborador — 1,340 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Volo's Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons) (2016) — Additional design — 665 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Realms of Valor (1993) — Col·laborador — 478 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Realms of Infamy (1994) — Col·laborador — 364 exemplars
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888) — Pròleg, algunes edicions337 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Realms of the Underdark (1996) — Col·laborador — 336 exemplars
Realms of Magic (1995) — Col·laborador — 336 exemplars
Realms of Mystery (1998) — Col·laborador — 197 exemplars
Realms of the Arcane (1997) — Col·laborador — 185 exemplars
Realms of the Elves (2006) — Col·laborador — 166 exemplars
Realms of the Deep (1999) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (2011) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
The Forgotten Realms Atlas (1990) — Pròleg — 115 exemplars
Grand History of the Realms (Forgotten Realms) (2007) — Autor — 114 exemplars
Realms of the Dead (2010) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Catopolis (2008) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Heroes in Training (2007) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Book of All Flesh (2005) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Worlds of Their Own (2008) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Book of Final Flesh (All Flesh Must Be Eaten) (2005) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Player's Guide - Rulebook IV (Dungeons & Dragons: Kingdoms of Kalamar) (2002) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Oceans of Space (2002) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Grants Pass (2009) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Pathfinder Adventure Path #33: The Varnhold Vanishing (2010) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
The Doom of Camelot (2000) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Bakka anthology (2002) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Lilith Unbound (2008) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Path of the Just (2003) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The New Hero: Every Age Needs Its Heroes (2013) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Further Adventures of Beowulf: Champion of Middle Earth (2006) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Prince Valiant Episode Book — Col·laborador, algunes edicions3 exemplars
Game On! (2023) — Autor — 3 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1959
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Canada
Llocs de residència
Ontario, Canada
Professions
Game Designer

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Ressenyes

This is the last read for this particular copy. It has been through years of worldwide travel, reading, and more than one flood. (I'm not going to elaborate on that tussle with the geese) So I shall bid a tearful farewell to Shandril, her friends, and my old battered and beloved copy as I take it to the recycle. Don't gasp if your reading this.. it is in no condition to ever be read again... believe me if I didn't recall the missing parts it wouldn't have been readable these last few times. =)

I've not read much else in this series - which I understand is very good - but obviously I have enjoyed this trip into the Forgotten Realms. I don't think I can write much about the story without spoiling it. So I will leave it at this, If you have a chance to pick this up and read it - do so. I don't think you will regret a moment spent on this adventure.

please note my affection for this novel stems from my early teen years. I don't apply the same stringent criteria to it as I do other items read as an adult. You have been warned
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Kiri | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Dec 24, 2023 |
All of that potential!

I mean despite a few issues, this book really should have done numbers. I'm about to go knock on some doors in an attempt to spread the "good word" on the "Iron assassin".... wait wait wait don't slam the door in my face. Hear me out.

So what's to like?

1. I love the very Steampunk essence that Ed Greenwood brings to this universe. His chief Tinkerer is Lord Tempest Straker.

2. The Iron Assassin, Bently Steelforce is my kind of weirdo assassin.

3. The overarching conspiracy had meaty potential

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Plot/Storyline: -1 Should have just stuck to the overarching conspiracy - the threat to Lord Lion. Everything that can possible happen in this story happens. Too many subplots
Characters: -1 I started to lose interest in the ever growing list of new characters showing up. It feels like Greenwood was setting up for a series but never followed through so what we have is an over saturation of characters.
Favorite scene: the conversation between Lord Straker and Lady whatsherface in the shed moments after the Iron Assassin barged in and petrified the poor spy-wannabe Lady. It was a very clever tete-a-tete.
Favorite Quote/Concept: Every man needs a confidant - even those sworn to secrecy (Hardcastle on his Bromance with Jack Straker / LordTempest)

StoryGraph Challenge: 1800 books by 2025
Challenge Prompt: 150 Punk Fantasy Books
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RoadtripReader | Aug 24, 2023 |
I read a Forgotten Realms book by Ed Greenwood in high school, and it took almost 20 years before I was willing to give Forgotten Realms a second chance.

I picked this up for a buck, and I liked one other Pathfinder Tales book well enough, so I figured I'd give Ed Greenwood a second chance. His success will continue to be a mystery to me.

Reading this, I can't imagine that it would even be fun to play a game he's DMing. Basic, boring, repetitive . . . I guess he must be good at game design, but he's no writer.… (més)
 
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3Oranges | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 24, 2023 |
A decent, but not great story of Elminster's early days, before he became an adventurer/hero/mythic figure. At this point Elminster isn't all-powerful. The writing is good and the story is interesting, particularly for Forgotten Realms fans.
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Karlstar | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Sep 28, 2022 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
166
També de
41
Membres
15,033
Popularitat
#1,526
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
83
ISBN
382
Llengües
12
Preferit
21

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