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Elminster in Myth Drannor

Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 2
Written by: Ed Greenwood
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min

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It is the time of the great elven city of Cormanthor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, wicked dragons rule the skies, and the elven people trust no one. Wizards and warriors alike threaten their civilization in vain, arrogant, and ignorant quests for glory.

Thus it was that Elminster was guided to Cormanthor, the Towers of Song, where Eltargrim was Coronal. There he dwelt for 12 summers and more, studying with many mighty mages, learning to feel magic and know how it could be bent and directed to his will.... It is recorded that when the Mythal was laid, and Cormanthor became Myth Drannor, Elminster was among those who devised and spun that mighty magic.

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  • Guy Generic
  • 29-10-14

Really Nice

Would you consider the audio edition of Elminster in Myth Drannor to be better than the print version?

I think John Pruden is one of the best narrators for Forgotten Realms. He slow diliberate approach sounds really good. Especially, coming from hearing his Erevis Cale work. I willing seek out his and Bevine's work.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Elminster in Myth Drannor?

It was quick but seeing how Cormanthyr actually became Myth Drannor. I didn't have a full grasp except that the Elf were running the joint.

Which scene was your favorite?

Favorite scene was Elminster walking into another Wizard's domain and wrecking shop. Made El seem like a bad ass.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Trials of Elminster. It really is that. He continues to grow and learn from the guidance of Mystra.

Any additional comments?

I truly didn't think I would like this book in the series. I did not have an affinity for Myth Drannor because we all kind of knew what was going to happen in the end... making of the weave. But, sometimes the journey is greater than the destination and this was the case.

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  • LJ
  • 25-04-13

Great Book! Elminster in Myth Drannor

Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Oky Doky, Elminster: The Making of a Mage: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 1 was a so so reading by John Pruden, but in book 2 of this series he got into it and did a much better job. not Outstanding, but I think he did a much better reading this time, lets hope Book 3 of the series is the smack down winner!

Any additional comments?

Just about one of the best series of books from the Forgotten Realms books. not a lot to say except it will be worth every penny of any amount you pay for this series IMO

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-20

Classic Greenwood

Elminster is one of my favorite series of TSR novels and this one continues to deliver the feel and tone of the world of the Forgotten Realms.

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  • ray bensley
  • 13-11-19

Jewel of the series so far

This book has it all as far as the Elminster series in concerned. Good story and duels.

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  • David K. van Hoose
  • 08-10-19

El and the Opening of Myth Drannor to Non-Elves

Through the opening of Myth Drannor to Humans, Dwarves and others we learn more of the life of Elminster and the history of the Realms. The Politics of Elves run very deep as do their hate for non-elves, this story will give you insight to this and more.

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  • Ken G.
  • 23-09-19

great story. kept me wanting more.

enjoyed the magic battles. the elven city was described breathtaking. I could really see the wands and swords.

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  • J Miler
  • 11-04-19

AWESOME! I LOVE GREENWOOD

AWESOME! I LOVE GREENWOOD! I HAVE READ THEM ALL. I WISH HE WOULD KEEP WRITING ABOUT ELMINSTER! I CAN'T GET ENOUGH!

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  • Mike
  • 20-03-19

A step forward from what came before.

Compared to the previous Elminster novel, this book is an improvement both in writing and performance. An enjoyable look into an important event in the lore of the Forgotten Realms, as seen through the eyes of Elminster!

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  • Andrew M Abbott
  • 01-03-19

Just Ok

I dont know if it's the narrator or the way the book is written. reading other Forgotten realms books the constant use of Ye was a little off putting.

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  • Ryan & Frost
  • 23-09-18

its ok

I just wasn't feeling this book that much I have no idea why but it just seemed to drag on. It had its moments but just something about hearing to much about the elves and not enough about elminster which kind of annoyed me.

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  • T.N
  • 06-01-20

Elves and wizards

Plot:
Pushed on by his god and lover, Elminster finds himself in an Elven kingdom that isn't too found that a human has intruded upon their fair city. One of the greatest mages in the Forgotten Realms; Elminster has to deal with xenophobic assassins who now magic on an instinctual level. In order to survive he is going to have to learn elf magic.

My main problem with this book is the time frame and the distance between this book and the first. Elminster is one of the most powerful wizards in this game and while it could be debated that the first book was a reasonable genesis for the character, we lost a lot of years and we don't get much of a magic system.

This book focuses not really on Elminster but on the culture and xenophobic society of the elves of this world as well as the first mythal, an account of an epic level spell.

What I liked: I managed to finish it.
What I don't like: I suppose that it is a decent addition to the wizard's saga.