The plane of Alara split into five shards many centuries ago, each shard developing Alara Unbroken. Posted in Feature on January 27, By Doug Beyer. Once upon a time, the plane of Alara was shattered into five planes, each distinctly populated with relative mono-magical culture that reflects each of the five. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Alara Unbroken: A Novel of Magic: The Gathering by Doug Beyer at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $

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Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. It could have been a better book having focused on a smaller cast of characters and simply giving cameos to some of the other players, it ended up feeling like no character in particular really got his or her share of the lime light.

Lists with This Book. This was a pretty fun read.

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Though it’ll probably only be of interest to Magic players. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The Gathering 1 – 10 of 63 books. I actually managed to follow this M: The author does a good job of explaining the shards of Alara and how they all connect, and he builds Ajani up decently as the reluctant hero but there are a few things that are left out that would leave anyone that doesn’t read or understand magic with a ton of questions, like what is Nicol’s actual endgame plot once he drains the shards.


Like Carnegie went from paper carrier to business tycoon, Beyer went from the ranks of anonymous fandom to the Coordinator of Magic the Gathering Creative World. I intend to keep reading them, so I guess we’ll see.

Alara Unbroken

From what I understand the planeswalker novels are supposed to supplement the block novels, but at the same time they’re a different block of their own. Doug Beyer went from being beyeg Magic: Alara Unbroken Doug Beyer No preview available – Good overall, but you get what you pay for with books based on card games. Too many plotlines that come together too late to be really effective as a great story, but it does add colours to the cards, which is pretty cool.

This is only the second MtG novel I’ve read Agents of Artifice is the otherbut in both I found more typos than is typical. A Novel of Magic: But, please, get them proofread multiple times. TG book, but it still is written very badly.

Alara Unbroken by Doug Beyer (2009, Paperback)

An action packed story from the mind of one of the creators, Doug Beyer opens up the Shards of Alara TM set like no one else can. In the game, manna functions as a “resource,” almost like money – if you have enough manna to spend you can cast a spell. This would have allowed for greater plot and character development.

And Sarkhan Vol, planeswalker and dragon hunter, taps into a power so pure and ancient, it threatens to consume him even as he revels in its unadulterated totality.

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Book 3 should have been more of the same except with the heroes striving to save the plane and battling Nicol Bolas. When it comes to this book, fans can still get it pretty cheap and for that price it holds together well enough and presents the reader with the kind of literary candy she or he would expect.


You may also like. As nefarious forces work to hasten the cataclysmic realignment for their own gain, the populations of once ordered planes struggle to come to terms with a new planar order in which long separated struggles between opposite clash once more; martyrs face executioners, fire and water, earth and air, growth and decay, the innate versus the artificial.

May 02, David Dutton rated it it was amazing. Because doyg is such an essential part of the game I brought my game dogu to reading the novel i. Perhaps another MtG novel explains manna better.

It’s not clear exactly. RowlingHardcover Mar 24, Isaac Torres rated it liked it. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

I heart Ajani Goldmane. From the Paperback edition. Unfortunately because of this, the story feels short. Books by Doug Beyer.

Kaxa rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Legends Cyclebook 2 Clayton Emery. To ask other readers questions about Alara Unbrokenplease sign up.

Selected pages Table of Contents. The Gathering Magic, the gathering. Jedit Magic The Gathering: Noble warrior Rafiq searches for the source of the of this evil that has invaded his world.