Death Masks : Elminster

  • by Ed Greenwood
  • Narrated by John Pruden
  • Series: Elminster
  • 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ed Greenwood, who is synonymous with the Forgotten Realms, leads listeners through a story that combines the rollicking fantasy adventure for which he is famous with a murder mystery-thriller.
That's what, four lords dead?
Revealed in death to have been Masked Lords, three more citizens had been murdered over the preceding day and night: the Sembian wine seller and collector Oszbur Malankar; the half-elf sorceress and artisan Dathanscza Meiril; and the moneylender, landlord, and investor Ammasker Gwelt.
All of Waterdeep now knew someone was killing the Lords of Waterdeep one by one. Yet that was about where truth ended and speculation - however plausible - began. The broadsheets were full of wild conjecture. Who was behind this? The ousted Lord Neverember? The Zhentarim, the Cult of the Dragon, or some other Outland Power? The Xanathar? Some cabal of guilds or nobles planning a coup?
The rumors would rage on whether the Open Lord Laeral Silverhand did something or not. That was the trouble with rumors: Once loosed, they roamed free like snarling, untamed beasts, with no simple way of stopping them. And all rumors aside, Waterdeep has become...
A city of murderers!

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Customer Reviews

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boring and to get through.

you read about archmages and chosen of Mystra to read about powerful magic.
this is administration work... and a waste of money
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- Amazon Customer

Ultimately not worth the slog

DM here. I came for the lore, but the few lore and personality tid bits weren't worth it in the end. You'll understand and be able to roleplay Laeral Silverhand, Elminster and Mirt after listening; that's about the best I can say.
The narrator was alright but some of the voices sound samey.
Not much insite into the City of Splendors either in the end.
If you absolutely must have the latest insite into Waterdeep and these characters be prepared for a slog. Otherwise search the wikis and read the old settings books.

P.S. For good relms books I recomend R. A. Salvator and Erin M. Evans, though Evan's can be rough around the edges they are ultimately worth it imo.
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- Devon Rolston

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios