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Ed Greenwood

Forfatter af Elminster: The Making of a Mage

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Greenwood ed, Ed Greenwood, Ed et al Greenwood


Værker af Ed Greenwood

Elminster: The Making of a Mage (1994) 1,091 eksemplarer
Shandril og Dragekulten (1987) 996 eksemplarer
Elminster in Myth Drannor (1997) 729 eksemplarer
Crown of Fire (1994) 676 eksemplarer
The Temptation of Elminster (1998) 595 eksemplarer
Elminster in Hell (2001) 571 eksemplarer
Elminster's Daughter (2004) 448 eksemplarer
Shadows of Doom (1995) 411 eksemplarer
The Kingless Land (2000) 408 eksemplarer
Cormyr (1996) 402 eksemplarer
Cloak of Shadows (1995) 357 eksemplarer
All Shadows Fled (1995) 348 eksemplarer
Stormlight (1996) 303 eksemplarer
Hand of Fire (2002) 279 eksemplarer
The Vacant Throne (2000) 271 eksemplarer
The Halls of Stormweather (2000) 261 eksemplarer
Death of the Dragon (2000) 245 eksemplarer
The City of Splendors (2005) 233 eksemplarer
Swords of Eveningstar (2006) 212 eksemplarer
A Dragon's Ascension (2002) 190 eksemplarer
The Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (1987) 190 eksemplarer
Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990) 181 eksemplarer
The Dragon's Doom (2003) 165 eksemplarer
Swords of Dragonfire (2007) 159 eksemplarer
Elminster Must Die (2010) 156 eksemplarer
Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, 4th Edition (2008) — Forfatter — 142 eksemplarer
The Drow of the Underdark (1991) 136 eksemplarer
The ruins of Undermountain (1991) 132 eksemplarer
The Herald: The Sundering, Book VI (2014) 120 eksemplarer
Dark Lord (2007) 116 eksemplarer
Bury Elminster Deep (2011) 108 eksemplarer
The Sword Never Sleeps (2008) 102 eksemplarer
Dark Warrior Rising (2007) 100 eksemplarer
Power of Faerûn (2006) 97 eksemplarer
Waterdeep and the North (1988) 94 eksemplarer
Volo's Guide to Waterdeep (1992) 93 eksemplarer
Menzoberranzan : Boxed Set (1992) — Forfatter — 85 eksemplarer
The Mercenaries (1998) 78 eksemplarer
Arch Wizard (2008) 68 eksemplarer
The Magister (1988) 66 eksemplarer
Lost Ships (1990) 66 eksemplarer
The Code of the Harpers (1993) 65 eksemplarer
The Iron Assassin (2015) 65 eksemplarer
Diamond (1998) 64 eksemplarer
Dwarves Deep (1657) 63 eksemplarer
Pages from the Mages (1995) 61 eksemplarer
Spellstorm (Forgotten Realms) (2015) 55 eksemplarer
Volo's Guide to All Things Magical (1996) 55 eksemplarer
Falconfar (2010) 52 eksemplarer
Dark Vengeance (2008) 49 eksemplarer
Prayers from the Faithful (1997) 42 eksemplarer
The Wizard's Mask (2013) 41 eksemplarer
Death Masks (Forgotten Realms) (2016) 36 eksemplarer
We Three Dragons: A Trio of Dragon Tales for the Holiday Season (2005) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Women In Practical Armor (2016) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Geanavue: The Stones of Peace (2002) 21 eksemplarer
A Grand Tour of the Realms (1993) 21 eksemplarer
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Redaktør — 19 eksemplarer
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Loona, Port of Intrigue (2003) 6 eksemplarer
The Wizard of the Coast Sneak Preview (2000) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Tiefwasser 1: Schwarzstabs Turm (2010) 4 eksemplarer
Schattenlabyrinth (2011) 4 eksemplarer
Hellmaw: Your World Is Doomed (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Running the Realms (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Words of Unbinding (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Fort Ardraco (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Der Palast des Verderbens (2005) 2 eksemplarer
When the Hero Comes Home: 2 (Volume 2) (2013) — Redaktør; Bidragyder, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer
Vergessene Reiche, Kampagnen-Set (2003) 2 eksemplarer
The Border Kingdoms 1 eksemplar
Forgotten Realms 1 eksemplar
La tierra sin rey 1 eksemplar
Troldmand uden magi (2002) 1 eksemplar
The Man in the Wall 1 eksemplar
Stormsong 1 eksemplar
Til kamp mod overmagten (2004) 1 eksemplar
Usynlige fjender (2004) 1 eksemplar
Blandt skygger (2004) 1 eksemplar
Skyggeborgen (2004) 1 eksemplar
Troldmand i kamp (2003) 1 eksemplar
A Secret Of Amber 1 eksemplar
Father Maim's Best 1 eksemplar
Mulhorand 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Player's Handbook (2014) — Bidragyder — 2,414 eksemplarer
Dungeon Master's Guide (2014) — Bidragyder — 1,600 eksemplarer
Monster Manual (5e) (2014) — Bidragyder — 1,342 eksemplarer
Volo's Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons) (2016) — Additional design — 658 eksemplarer
Realms of Valor (1993) — Bidragyder — 474 eksemplarer
Realms of Infamy (1994) — Bidragyder — 360 eksemplarer
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888) — Forord, nogle udgaver335 eksemplarer
Realms of Magic (1995) — Bidragyder — 335 eksemplarer
Realms of the Underdark (1996) — Bidragyder — 333 eksemplarer
Realms of Mystery (1998) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
Realms of the Arcane (1997) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer
Realms of the Elves (2006) — Bidragyder — 166 eksemplarer
Realms of the Deep (1999) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (2011) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
The Forgotten Realms Atlas (1990) — Forord — 115 eksemplarer
Grand History of the Realms (Forgotten Realms) (2007) — Forfatter — 113 eksemplarer
Realms of the Dead (2010) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
Catopolis (2008) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Heroes in Training (2007) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Worlds of Their Own (2008) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
The Book of Final Flesh (All Flesh Must Be Eaten) (2005) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Oceans of Space (2002) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Grants Pass (2009) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Pathfinder Adventure Path #33: The Varnhold Vanishing (2010) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
The Doom of Camelot (2000) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Bakka anthology (2002) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Path of the Just (2003) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Lilith Unbound (2008) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The New Hero: Every Age Needs Its Heroes (2013) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Further Adventures of Beowulf: Champion of Middle Earth (2006) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Prince Valiant Episode Book — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer
Game On! (2023) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer

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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 | 5 andre anmeldelser | 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


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
… (mere)
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.… (mere)
3Oranges | 1 anden anmeldelse | 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.
Karlstar | 4 andre anmeldelser | Sep 28, 2022 |



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