Elminster: The Making of a Mage
Forgotten Realms: Elminster #1
the beginnings of the mage known as Elminster. A huge hero in the forgotten realms lore, I gather. This book didn’t so much read as it was almost a script for a D&D campaign. Given, Ed did make up D&D, but still.
This was more 2D than a Terry Brooks book. So if you want a brainless magic read, this is the type of series for you. I shall be reading more Forgotten Realms to see if they are all like this. Might depend on the author I guess.