The Elminster Ser.: The Making of a Mage by Ed Greenwood... | eBay
In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.