The story develops nicely and quickly, and leaves a nice cliff Return to Ravnica was an enjoyable read that left me wanting more. I kinda liked Ruric Thar, though. Learn how your comment data is processed. This is very exciting. This isn’t my normal choice for a book, not because I’m being snobby about it, but because it’s rare that I read tie-in type books. I have a copy of his also authored Alara Unbroken on my shelf, so I know the standard to which he is capable of writing. The Gathering and, as some of you may know, a former columnist on this very site.

All in all, the Secretist Part 3: The story itself establishes itself quickly and ramps up the mystery by involving several major players, a self inflicted magic spell, and establishing a race to find Overall, The Secretist does not disappoint. Guildgates, in the book, are supposed to be the “ancient territory markers set up in the guilds’ distant past”. If he would focus on building an interesting story and developing the setting something Beyer excels at , these books could be much more w While I think it is cool for Wizards to publish companion novels for new expansion sets, I also think Doug Beyer took the job of matching the story to the set a bit too seriously. This leads to some great moments for both characters as they overcome obstacles and combat in a less violent means than normal.

That being said, the normal issues with most Magic fiction came up. Surprisingly decent short story.

Return to Ravnica (The Secretist, #1) by Doug Beyer

I guess this is about what I expected for an MTG fluff e-book. Everyone can enjoy The Secretistnot just those people with a Kindle, Nook, or other dedicated eReader device. Do you think Gideon will jump into the fray? Even before the race begins we see Jace and Emmara managing to get out of tight spots in clever and creative ways, and once the race starts this just amps up even farther as Jace learns the secret to a win is for all the guilds to finish and cooperate instead of destroying each other.


Dec 29, Chip Hunter rated it liked it. Joshua Abram rated it really liked it Feb 28, I’ve written an eBook, a novella about the famous Planeswalker named Jace and the famous plane called Ravnica, which has come together as the official story of the Return to Ravnica block.

I have a copy of his also authored Alara Unbroken on my shelf, so I know the standard to which he is capable of writing. The first part is called Return to Ravnica: We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Please enable JavaScript to get the best experience from this site. I was very happy that Wizards decided to return to longer fiction with Plto. This is several steps beyond fan fic and pllot with good pacing and well crafted prose. Had enough time passed between the books that allowed for these changes?

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I don’t read many media tie-ins but my son was wanting to try some of the Magic: This serial does a fairly good job of representing that, not only in the specific named characters, like Trostani or Niv-Mizzet, that show up, but in the overall feel of the secretidt guilds as well. I’m thrilled that the first part of this labor secreyist love has released, and I thank you for giving it a shot. Does the Magic multiverse have parallel universes or is this supposed to be something entirely new with no regard to the previous trilogy?

Gamer, geek, student, friend. What he finds is perhaps more burden than boon. May 05, Rick rated it it was amazing.

Return to Ravnica: The Secretist, Part One

The Gathering, the tap symbolthe mana symbolsand their logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the United States and other countries. Open Preview See a Problem? Niv-Mizzet and Trostani is introduced while the Dimir continue to plot. City of Guilds, Guildpact, and Dissension and I enjoyed the ride it took me on.

In this case, especially, it doesn’t add anything to the story. Exava, a Blood-Witch battles Jace. Needlessly sticking them into the story doesn’t help the cards and lessens the book. Either way, we’re all secreyist burn. This was a pretty fun read – I’ve been getting pretty interested in Magic in the past year, finding the Return to Ravnica block interesting from a gameplay and world-building perspective.


Despite a rather disappointing villain and Jace losing at love once more, I rather did enjoy the story and recommend the entirety of The Secretist wholeheartedly. Toegether xecretist are attempting to understand ancient runes and patterns found on stone work around the district – something that the Izzet Guild appears to be interested as well.

Stay tuned in for release announcements for those. I do not approve. As a continuation of the world building done for the game, this succeeds pkot.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is a planeswalker. In the end, its a great story that I certainly recommend! In this novel he is indecisive and weak.

BOOK REVIEW: The Secretist Part 3, Dragon’s Maze

Did I miss something? Again, he is still your prototypical mind-mage with a penchant for falling in love.

How will the Gateless play into this, if at all? Secreist 01, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: The Gathering universe, Ravnica is once again on the verge of trouble. Ben T’Omas rated it it was amazing May 28, Previously in The Secretist: No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 04, Etti Cohen rated it it was amazing.

Some of the dialogue may have been cheesy, but it gave the books a certain charm to them. It definitely felt like a part of a longer novel instead of part one.

Some of the best mechanics of writing are, should be, invisible to the reader unless violated.

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