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Dissension: Ravnica Cycle, Book III [Kindle Edition]

Cory Herndon
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Book Description

Dissension brings to a close the adventure and further explores the radically new and intriguing area of Magic: The Gathering® first introduced in Ravnica. This novel previews the newest trading card game expansion set to be released in June.

From the Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 590 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (April 21, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036S4E50
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great end to a wonderful cycle April 28, 2014
By Kevin
Format:Kindle Edition
Dissension was a fabulous book that wrapped up the series nicely while creating a new and engaging tale fitting all of our favorite characters.

This book successfully incorporates the previously separate storylines of the first and second books and weaves a tale in which our characters must work hard and try new things. I loved how the author threw twists and turns though there were a few times (e.g. with the guardians) where I wish they had explained more about the aftermath of them. I understand this may be asking for too much but while I got closure from the characters I felt there was more about the world of Ravnica that I was still curious about and had wanted more answers for.

Overall though, Cory Herndon is successful in his conclusion to the Ravnica block, with wonderful and complex new characters and environments. By far, this was the best book in the Ravnica Cycle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BOOOK! February 13, 2014
By GeoFan
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Engaging storyline. If you've played during the original Ravnica block, it intertwines well with the cards. 10/10 would read again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy End To The (Original) Ravnica Cycle November 6, 2013
By Milbury
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As a rule, the third books in MTG trilogies tend to be burdened by the responsibility of tying together all the dangling plot points left by the previous two books together as neatly and efficiently as possible. More than once this has led to underwhelming climaxes, such as those in the Apocalypse and Scourge books. Dissension unfortunately continues this tradition, being forced, much like 2007's Spider-Man 3, to shove two climatic battles together towards the book's end. But for all the underwhelming climax, this book's superb characterization save it. The protagonist Agrus Kos, forced once again into a new allegiance to justify his presence, is serviceable as a hard-boiled cop archetype, but the real stars are the supporting characters. Jarad and Fonn are wonderful as guild leaders turned parents, Rakdos and Momir Vig are a joy to read (and if Herndon had gone the way of Vance Moore and made the entire third arc Vig-centric, I would not have complained), and the original character, Myc Zunich, feels in many ways like the true protagonist of the narrative, as opposed to Agrus Kos's weathered old hero. This novel holds the distinction of being the last MTG novel I ever read, as I've since retired from the game (hard to believe it's been seven years already), and as a coda to the stories and characters I grew up with, it carries its weight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read! July 29, 2013
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If you enjoy Magic this book will give you some flavor to the characters and game to help in the enjoyment of playing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars worth the time June 11, 2013
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things get crazy in this book and the ending is completely unforeseen if haven't read this yet and know the story for return to ravnica go back and read this to learn the history
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad June 3, 2013
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Not my favorite MTG novel, not the worst though. As usual with the Ravnica stories, there is a severe lack of lore and world-building. It could have been so much more... magical, especially in an interesting setting like Ravnica. Oh well.
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More About the Author

Cory J. Herndon has written or co-written numerous novels and short stories in the Magic: the Gathering line, including the finale of the Mirrodin books, the entirety of the Ravnica Cycle, and (with Scott McGough) the Lorwyn novels (plus one novella). His first book, The Living Dead, was written under the pseudonym T.H. Lain. He's edited, designed, and written material for pen-and-paper roleplaying games including the original Star Wars D20 RPG book Ultimate Alien Anthology.

Cory spends his daylight hours (and some of the evenings) writing and designing content for WildStar, an upcoming MMORPG from Carbine Studios and NCsoft. Previous day jobs include writer and designer on Guild Wars and Pirates of the Burning Sea.

He lives in Southern California with his wife, author S.P. Miskowski. They are joined by cats Bayliss and Remo, who enjoy food, sleeping, and hanging out.

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