Forgotten Realms: The Library

The Elminster Series

Elminster - The making of a mage

In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic... The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra - and her kisses were wonderful.

Priest Halivon Tharnstar
Tales Told to a Blind Wizard

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 but 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 grit, Elminster sets about to change all that. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.

The origins of Elminster, mightiest mage in Faerûn, have long been lost in the wash of time. Only the old wizard himself remembers how he came into being, and he hasn't told. Until now...


Elminster in Myth Drannor

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 twelve 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.

Antarn the Sage
The High History of Faerûnian Archmages Mighty

This is the eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling Elminster: The Making of a Mage. The young Elminster journeys to the legendary elven capital of Cormanthyr to learn its ways and magics despite the xenophobic foibles of the elves within. Political intrigue and otherworldly spellcraft abound in the age before the mythal was laid that became the legendary city of Myth Drannor.


The Temptation of Elminster

How do you tempt an archmage who has everything?

From a dark and dusty tomb, Elminster emerges, seeking the guidance of Mystra, and finds only silence. He is drawn into the clutches of the mysterious and sinister Lady of Shadows. The path he takes will lead to a Realm-shaking confrontation where Elminster has to make the most important choice of his long life.

Whatever he decides, the Realms will be forever changed...


The saga of the young Elminster continues! Myth Drannor has fallen, and glorious Cormanthyr lies in ruins. Elminster emerges from the rubble to serve new, human masters. Will the price of wizardly power be the young mage's very soul?


Elminster in Hell

Hell Hath such fury

On the world of his birth he's all but a god, but when an ancient evil banishes him to the depths of the Nine Hells, he's just another lost soul.

Elminster; Sage of Shadowdale, Chosen of Mystra, faces his most desperate struggle -- to survive, to escape, to cling to his very sanity -- and all the forces of the inferno are rallied against him.


Captured by a powerful demon, the Forgotten Realms legendary wizard is imprisoned in hell and tortured for his most prized and valuable possession -- his mind. To resist means certain death, but to give in means absolute madness.


Elminster's Daughter

A woman scorned

All her life, Narnra of Waterdeep has wondered who her father is. Amid the squalor of the streets, through the danger she faces daily as a thief in the City of Splendors, she speculates on whom the mysterious wizard might be who left her mother to raise a fatherless child.

Now she's discovered that it's no less a person than Elminster of Shadowdale, mightiest mage in all Faerûn. And her anger is as boundless as his power.


Like a silken shadow, the thief Narnra Shalace flits through the dank streets and dark corners of Waterdeep. Little does she know that she's about to come face-to-face with the most dangerous man in all Faerûn: her father. And amidst a vast conspiracy to overthrow all order in the Realms, she'll have to learn to trust again -- and to love.


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