67805Second in the Elminster series by Ed Greedwood, Elminster in Myth Drannor was read by June 9th 2010.

The beginning and the end of an age here folks. 

Not too shabby. We join Elminster, Old Mage and the last Prince of Athalantar as he enters the elven city of Cormanthor and helps them to weave the magic of the first of the great Mtyhals and transform the city forever into Myth Drannor. A place destined in Realms history to be a place of great magic, beauty, and terror.

This is the beginning of the end of a great elven age here. Cormanthor, long walled off from the rest of the world, opens their doors to the ‘lesser’ races, and in time this attempt to reconnect the elves with the rest of the world destroys them.

Classic Realms at its best. Murder, mystery, adventure, and meddling gods, as Mystra is the one to tell Elminster to go to Cormanthor and learn what he can of magic from the elves.

I found myself skimming in places to move on with the story. Ed Greenwood seems to get a little bit long winded here, but otherwise I really enjoyed it.