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Ed Greenwood

Autor(a) de Elminster: The Making of a Mage

166+ Works 15,034 Membros 83 Críticas 21 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por Ed Greenwood

Elminster: The Making of a Mage (1994) 1,097 exemplares, 5 críticas
Spellfire (1987) 1,003 exemplares, 6 críticas
Elminster in Myth Drannor (1997) 736 exemplares, 2 críticas
Crown of Fire (1994) 682 exemplares, 4 críticas
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (3rd Edition) (2001) 639 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Temptation of Elminster (1998) 601 exemplares, 1 crítica
Elminster in Hell (2001) 577 exemplares, 2 críticas
Elminster's Daughter (2004) 453 exemplares, 2 críticas
Shadows of Doom (1995) 416 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Kingless Land (2000) 409 exemplares, 3 críticas
Cormyr (1996) 405 exemplares, 4 críticas
Cloak of Shadows (1995) 362 exemplares, 2 críticas
All Shadows Fled (1995) 354 exemplares, 2 críticas
Stormlight (1996) 307 exemplares, 2 críticas
Hand of Fire (2002) 283 exemplares
Silverfall: Stories of the Seven Sisters (1999) 276 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Vacant Throne (2000) 272 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Halls of Stormweather (2000) 261 exemplares, 2 críticas
Death of the Dragon (2000) 248 exemplares
The City of Splendors (2005) 236 exemplares, 3 críticas
Swords of Eveningstar (2006) 215 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (1987) 191 exemplares
A Dragon's Ascension (2002) 191 exemplares
Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990) 182 exemplares
The Dragon's Doom (2003) 165 exemplares
Swords of Dragonfire (2007) 160 exemplares, 2 críticas
Elminster Must Die (2010) 158 exemplares
Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, 4th Edition (2008) — Autor — 143 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Drow of the Underdark (1991) 137 exemplares
The ruins of Undermountain (1991) 133 exemplares
The Herald: The Sundering, Book VI (2014) 123 exemplares, 4 críticas
Dark Lord (2007) 117 exemplares, 4 críticas
Bury Elminster Deep (2011) 110 exemplares
The Sword Never Sleeps (2008) 106 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dark Warrior Rising (2007) 102 exemplares, 2 críticas
Power of Faerûn (2006) 97 exemplares
Waterdeep and the North (1988) 94 exemplares
Volo's Guide to Waterdeep (1993) 94 exemplares
The Silent House: A Chronicle of Aglirta (2004) 89 exemplares, 1 crítica
Menzoberranzan : Boxed Set (1992) — Autor — 86 exemplares
The Mercenaries (1998) 79 exemplares
Arch Wizard (2008) 68 exemplares
The Magister (1988) 67 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lost Ships (1990) 66 exemplares
The Iron Assassin (2015) 66 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Code of the Harpers (1993) 65 exemplares
Diamond (1998) 64 exemplares
Dwarves Deep (1991) 63 exemplares
Pages from the Mages (1995) 62 exemplares
Spellstorm (Forgotten Realms) (2015) 57 exemplares, 3 críticas
Falconfar (2010) 52 exemplares
Dark Vengeance (2008) 50 exemplares
Prayers from the Faithful (1997) 43 exemplares
The Wizard's Mask (2013) 40 exemplares, 2 críticas
Death Masks (Forgotten Realms) (2016) 38 exemplares
Five Shires (Dungeons & Dragons Gazetteer GAZ8) (1988) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
We Three Dragons: A Trio of Dragon Tales for the Holiday Season (2005) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares, 2 críticas
Women In Practical Armor (2016) — Editor; Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
A Grand Tour of the Realms (1993) 21 exemplares
Geanavue: The Stones of Peace (2002) 21 exemplares
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Editor — 19 exemplares, 1 crítica
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Editor; Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Loona, Port of Intrigue (2003) 6 exemplares
The Wizard of the Coast Sneak Preview (2000) — Editor — 6 exemplares
First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology (2015) 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
Schattenlabyrinth (2011) 4 exemplares
Tiefwasser 1: Schwarzstabs Turm (2010) 4 exemplares
Hellmaw: Your World Is Doomed (2015) 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Awakened Modern (2017) 2 exemplares
Running the Realms (1993) 2 exemplares
Words of Unbinding (2016) 2 exemplares
When the Hero Comes Home: 2 (Volume 2) (2013) — Editor; Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares
The Border Kingdoms 2 exemplares
Der Palast des Verderbens (2005) 2 exemplares
Fort Ardraco (2021) 2 exemplares
Blandt skygger (2004) 1 exemplar
Usynlige fjender (2004) 1 exemplar
Til kamp mod overmagten (2004) 1 exemplar
Forgotten Realms 1 exemplar
A Secret Of Amber 1 exemplar
Father Maim's Best 1 exemplar
Stormsong 1 exemplar
Troldmand uden magi (2002) 1 exemplar
Skyggeborgen (2004) 1 exemplar
Troldmand i kamp (2003) 1 exemplar
La tierra sin rey 1 exemplar
Mulhorand 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Player's Handbook (2014) — Contribuidor — 2,457 exemplares, 6 críticas
Dungeon Master's Guide (2014) — Contribuidor — 1,637 exemplares, 4 críticas
Monster Manual (5e) (2014) — Contribuidor — 1,340 exemplares, 4 críticas
Volo's Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons) (2016) — Additional design — 667 exemplares, 2 críticas
Realms of Valor (1993) — Contribuidor — 478 exemplares, 2 críticas
Realms of Infamy (1994) — Contribuidor — 364 exemplares
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888) — Prefácio, algumas edições337 exemplares, 9 críticas
Realms of the Underdark (1996) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
Realms of Magic (1995) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
Realms of Mystery (1998) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Realms of the Arcane (1997) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Realms of the Elves (2006) — Contribuidor — 166 exemplares
Realms of the Deep (1999) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide (2011) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
The Forgotten Realms Atlas (1990) — Prefácio — 115 exemplares
Grand History of the Realms (Forgotten Realms) (2007) — Autor — 114 exemplares
Realms of the Dead (2010) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Catopolis (2008) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares, 1 crítica
Heroes in Training (2007) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Book of All Flesh (2005) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares, 1 crítica
Worlds of Their Own (2008) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Book of Final Flesh (All Flesh Must Be Eaten) (2005) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares, 4 críticas
Player's Guide - Rulebook IV (Dungeons & Dragons: Kingdoms of Kalamar) (2002) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares, 1 crítica
Oceans of Space (2002) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Grants Pass (2009) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares, 3 críticas
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Pathfinder Adventure Path #33: The Varnhold Vanishing (2010) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Doom of Camelot (2000) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Bakka anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares, 1 crítica
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Lilith Unbound (2008) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Path of the Just (2003) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The New Hero: Every Age Needs Its Heroes (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Further Adventures of Beowulf: Champion of Middle Earth (2006) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Prince Valiant Episode Book — Contribuidor, algumas edições3 exemplares
Game On! (2023) — Autor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1959
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Canada
Locais de residência
Ontario, Canada
Ocupações
Game Designer

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Críticas

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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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3Oranges | 1 outra crítica | 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 | 4 outras críticas | Sep 28, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
166
Also by
41
Membros
15,034
Popularidade
#1,526
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
83
ISBN
382
Línguas
12
Marcado como favorito
21

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