This puts new swash in buckling. Elminster is driven by the untimely deaths of his family and set on a path of vengeance by the demise of his folks. This is a coming of age in a magic laden society where gods walk the earth and shape changing is ubiquitous.
This is the first book in a series and
Greenwood uses the entire book to develop the
skills and character of 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 abounds in spell casting, shape changing, sword play and thievery.
I really enjoyed it. (Hopefully that is not a reflection on my character.)
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.