- Series: Ice Age Cycle (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (June 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786913576
- ISBN-13: 978-0786913572
- Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 1 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Gathering Dark (Magic:the Gathering) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 1999
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A novice mage by the name of Jodah travels the land of Terisiare learning the basics and five different types of magic from his ally, Sima, a well-knowledged blue mage. The story tells of the period of time from The Dark, when magic was more or less not welcome at home, especially by the church.
Read of the true story behind the tale of Lord Ith, Mairsil the Pretender, Master Artificer Barl and Jodah and their pasts in "The Gathering Dark."
I would consider myself Blue-Green, by the way.
A warning to religious folk: one of the villains is an agent of the Church of Tal, a mideival-christianity-style religion that burns people at the stake, particularly suspected spellcasters. For me, it's a villain I love to hate, but others might disagree. It highlights the difference between religious scholars and true scholars, miracle-workers and mages: one group truly understands their feild, the other just repeats by rote, without understanding or innovating.
Try the book. It feels Right, and thats what matters.
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I first read this book for a high school open reading project. I wasn't much into reading but this book caught my interest. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jason DeParto
Taking place soon after the Devastation at the end of The Brothers' War and way prior to Planeswalker and the Gerrard story arc, THE GATHERING DARK follows a young hero named Jodah... Read morePublished on August 3, 2009 by Chip Hunter
...but not too good either. While I certainly wasn't expecting a literary masterpiece, I did expect it to at least be on par with "The Brothers War" by the same author. Read morePublished on July 21, 2009 by J. Maness
This series is a great read. If you like MTG books in general, this one will not disappoint.Published on August 11, 2007 by deoren
After finishing the Brothers War a few months ago, I finally started reading The Gathering Dark. Brothers War I read over the course of a few weeks, but this book I finished in... Read morePublished on December 7, 2006 by Amazon Customer
Needless to say, this is the best book I have ever read. I haven't read any other fantasy novels, but that doesn't matter. Read morePublished on May 15, 2002 by Erron