Ravnica: Ravnica Cycle, Book I

Ravnica: Ravnica Cycle, Book I

by Cory Herndon

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ISBN-13: 9780786957125
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Series: Ravnica Cycle
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 118,828
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Cory Herndon wrote his first novel, the Dungeons & Dragons tale The Living Dead, in the shoes of T. H. Lain. Since then he has written four Magic: The Gathering novels and one short story under his own name, including the Ravnica cycle, The Fifth Dawn, and "Like Spider's Silk" from the Secrets of Magic anthology.

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Ravnica (Magic The Gathering: Ravnica Cycle, Book I) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
DMac0 More than 1 year ago
I originally received this book as part of a "fat pack" (a Magic the Gathering product that came with a bunch of booster packs, a guide to what you could find in the set, boxes to store your cards in, and back in the day, a book). I wasn't sure what to expect from a novel based on a card game. Being curious and having an unread book right in front of me, I couldn't help but dive in, and I was very pleasantly surprised. The writing was well above par for a licensed fantasy novel, the characters had personality to them that let you get attached, and the plot is woven skillfully enough that you find yourself having trouble putting the book down. As this is under $6 right now, I'd gladly recommend it even to someone unfamiliar with the Magic trading card game. You'll probably find yourself coming back for the sequels.
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Selesnya
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went in not knowing what to expect but came out impressed. There were a few slow dragging points, but the numerous twists and action scenes more than made up for any short comings
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book rocked!! it was the best in the whole ravnica series. the way that they incorporated many of the card-characters into the book was awesome!! I love playing the card game but I loved reading the book even more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a thriller. Suspense and action all the way. It sometimes felt like it was a well scripted movie. Possibly with Denzel Washington as Agrus Kos and etc.. it was really good. Player or Non player of the Magic: The Gathering Game its a really good read.
gilroy on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Disappointment. This fills in the biggest opinion I had of this book. A book based on a game dealing with spells and magical summonings, this had very little. The mystery portion of the book left much to be desired, and the link to the next book was weak. I can't even begin to detail the problems that I have with the concept behind the book. It gains some ground in the fact that I liked the ending, the finality of the chapters.
jgv6442 on LibraryThing 19 days ago
I've been playing the game Magic: the Gathering for a long time, and a few years ago, out of curiosity, I started working my way through the novels that have been published based on the game. They tend to fall in the catagory of guilty pleasures. Some have been fairly entertaining, while others have been god-awful. I've just finished reading Ravnica and I have to say it's the best of the ones I've read. In fact, I'll go so far and say that this one doesn't even need the "guilty pleasure" label, it's just a very well-done fantasy novel.What's most interesting about the book is how it manages to blend the fantasy genre with elements of a police procedural. The main plot revolves around Argus Kos, a law enforcement officer on the city-plane of Ravnica, as he investigates a conspiracy that threatens the Guildpact, the treaty/enchantment that maintains the peace between the nine guilds that run the plane. Kos is a cop in the hard-boiled tradition, not your usual sword wielding adventurer. The juxtaposition of the modern, more urban setting and situations with the trappings of fantasy, with the magic and angels and vampires and the like makes for a very compelling world and one that I look forward to revisiting in the next two Magic novels.
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This book was....a cup of adventure , a pint of action, and a pound of magic! The author left every chapter ending with half of what you wanted to know which made this impossable to put down. I highly recommend this book to every one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a regular magic player and I decided I wanted to try this series out since the new set is all about returning to Ravnica. The book was very good and I really enjoyed the character of Jarad and Feather. I had a hard time completely getting into it at the beginning of the book, but after the "explosive" end to Act I, I was hooked. Was able to finish the back two-thirds of the book within a day or two. Looking forward to checking out the other two in this series.
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I like Ravnica.