Sataur It seeks to move between the five Shards of Alara as they rejoin one another by using an abrupt format to shift between one and the next to almost give a Pulp Fiction kind of feel. Old or new, if you pick this one up, be prepared to feel that old itch to get back into the game. This book made me want to play the game more. Vintage Paperback Beyfr Children. All five must then work together to stop this extreme evil. Jul 20, Fyreball13 rated it it was amazing.
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Hipsters is proudly sponsored by: Welcome to our 52 in 52 series. This year I will be reading 52 Magic: the Gathering novels spanning two decades of Vorthos lore. Unable to do so, he is stripped of his near-omnipotence and reduced to a mere mortal. Well, as mere a mortal any 20, year old dragon-planeswalker can be. Sarkhan Vol has traveled throughout the multiverse since his spark ignited on the world of Tarkir known to us but not to the reader of this tale. He is obsessed with dragonkind which has gone extinct on his home world but runs rampant through the planes.
There he finds countless dragons he can test himself against. Eventually he comes face-to-face with Nicol Bolas, the mightiest of dragons, and Sarkhan pledges his allegiance to his new master. Elspeth Tirel comes from a world overrun with monsters. She fled when her spark ignited and has found her way to Bant though we know she took a detour to Theros along the way. Now there, she is determined to defend the innocent people of Bant from the horrors that exist beyond the Blind Eternities, a place none of her fellow knights could even begin to conceive.
Ajani Goldmane is an outcast from his tribe on Naya. He is a white-furred leonin, an albino of sorts, and has thus been outcast his whole life. When his spark ignites he learns of the four other shards of Alara and the impending catastrophe. Before he can warn Jazal, his brother is murdered and Ajani begins his quest for vengeance. The four threads of these planeswalkers bring them together as the five shards overlap. Nicol Bolas has set each shard at war with each other and is collecting all of the mana from the conflicts in a maelstrom at the center of the plane.
Our heroes are struggling to survive against Malfegor and his zombie army from Grixis. Unfortunately the stories never really intertwine in an interesting way. They overlap somewhat, but eventually they all just kind of end up at war in the middle of the plane, allowing Bolas to steep himself in the massive amounts of mana at the center. Bolas and Shadow Bolas duel and eventually leave Alara forever.
Sarkhan flees, not knowing what punishment to expect from his new master. Elspeth and Ajani are left to pick up the pieces of the new unbroken plane of Alara. Overall Rating: 2. He seems be doing pretty okay and his plans unfold pretty much exactly how he wants them to. In the end, Ajani prevents Bolas from completely destroying Alara but the damage is done.
The real focus of the novel is the development of Ajani Goldmane, one of the Lorwyn five, as a major character. We first meet him as the outcast of his leonin tribe and get to experience his rage at the murder of his brother.
The side focuses are Sarkhan Vol and Eslpeth Tirel, both of whom have come to Alara Jund and Bant respectively looking for meaning in their lives.
Sarkhan finds it in the dragons of Jund while Elspeth finds it in the knighthood of Bant. Sarkhan of course ends up manipulated by Nicol Bolas while Elspeth strives to protect Bant from the horrors of the multiverse such as Nicol Bolas. If you ever wondered where all the angst comes from, where the history with Tezzeret comes from, why Ravnica is so cool, or just what went down between Jace and Liliana this is the novel for you.
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Hipsters is proudly sponsored by: Welcome to our 52 in 52 series. This year I will be reading 52 Magic: the Gathering novels spanning two decades of Vorthos lore. Unable to do so, he is stripped of his near-omnipotence and reduced to a mere mortal. Well, as mere a mortal any 20, year old dragon-planeswalker can be. Sarkhan Vol has traveled throughout the multiverse since his spark ignited on the world of Tarkir known to us but not to the reader of this tale. He is obsessed with dragonkind which has gone extinct on his home world but runs rampant through the planes. There he finds countless dragons he can test himself against.
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On other other hand, though, Alara was the current set when I started getting interested in Magic again, and I really liked it as a setting. Now, though, the shards are being manipulated by evil dragon planeswalker Nicol Bolas, who wants to steal their energy to something something take over the multiverse, I think? This was a pretty fun read. Wizards the company that produces Magic has been trying for the past few years to bring the whole concept of "planeswalkers as characters" to the forefront of the game, and stories like this do a good job of making those cards interesting. To view it, click here.