Mystra, Elminster's personal lover and god has made him her chosen and sent him on a quest. A major problem with this is that Elminster has no idea what her eventual goal might be and therefore does a lot of painful floundering.
Elves bring new meaning to discrimination and prejudice. It appears that the Elves are mankind's KKK. The prejudice is exemplified by their myriad ways of trying to kill Elminster.
The book delves into the political maneuverings and Machiavellian behavior of elven society.
Greenwood seems to revel in describing the
magical events and their often gruesome execution.
This is the second book in a series and
Greenwood uses the book to further educate Elminster.
I liked that personal growth was not limited to just spells and sword
play but character and patience were extolled as well. Elminster looks to be a protagonist that will
be enjoyable to follow.
This book also abounds in spell casting, shape changing, sword play and thievery.
I really enjoyed it.
Web Site: none I could fine but here is his Facebook link.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.