The Temptation of Elminster

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Wizards of the Coast, 1999 - Fiction - 410 pages
19 Reviews
Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

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Review: The Temptation of Elminster (Forgotten Realms: Elminster #3)

User Review  - Benny Bowen - Goodreads

The plot seemed to jump around with not a lot of coherence making the story somewhat difficult to track. Fortunately, I was just looking for brain candy and didn't really expect a great work of literature. A fun read, but not much else. Read full review

Review: The Temptation of Elminster (Forgotten Realms: Elminster #3)

User Review  - Jacques - Goodreads

I found it very hard to read this book and felt that the story lacked continuity and flow. I forced myself to finish the book purely out of curiosity, but I'm not sure I have the mental endurance to attempt any more books in the Elminster series. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Ed Greenwood is known for his role in creating the Forgotten Realms setting, part of the world-famous Dungeons and Dragons(r) franchise. His writings have sold millions of copies worldwide, in more than a dozen languages. Greenwood resides in the Canadian province of Ontario.

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