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Best of the Realms, Book II:
The Stories of Ed Greenwood
Novel Anthology

WotC Code:

Product Type: Novel Anthology
ISBN Number: 0-7869-3760-2
Author: Ed Greenwood
Cover Artist: Kev Walker
Release Date: July 2005
Format: Paperback (340 pages)

The following is taken from a desription by WotC:

'The stories of Ed Greenwood together in one volume for the first time!

This anthology presents your favorite Ed Greenwood stories taken from over fifteen years of Forgotten Realms books, in addition to three brand new stories!

Adventure across the myriad faces of Faerûn with warriors like Mirt the Moneylender and Alusair the Steel Regent, and with wizards like Elminster the Sage of Shadowdale and his three charges, Dove, Storm and Laeral, as they roam the Realms, protecting the innocent from villainy, the ignorant from deception, and the insane from themselves.'

The following short stories are contained in this anthology:

  • "Not the Most Successful of Feasts"
    (An unused chapter from Elminster: The Making of a Mage)
  • "Dark Talons Forbear Thee"
    (new story)
  • "The Whispering Crown"
    (From Realms of the Arcane)
  • "So High a Price"
    (From Realms of Infamy)
  • "One Comes, Unheralded, to Zirta"
    (The ‘very first' Realms story)
  • "A Dance in Storm's Garden"
    (A story seen only by a very few people)
  • "A Slow Day in Skullport"
    (From Realms of the Underdark)
  • "Bloodbound"
    (new story)
  • "How Wisdom Came to the Maimed Wizard"
    (A story written for the WotC website)
  • "The Eye of the Dragon"
    (From Realms of Magic)
  • "Nothing but Trouble"
    (From DRAGON Magazine)
  • "The Grinning Ghost of Taverton Hall"
    (From Realms of Mystery)
  • "The Place Where Guards Snore at their Posts"
    (from Realms of the Deep)
  • "Living Forever"
    (Expanded from the published intro piece in UbiSoft's computer game Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor)
  • "The Long Road Home"
    (new story)

Titles from the Forgotten Realms Anthologies series:

Other titles in the Best of the Realms:

View the original cover art for Book II.

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