Happy Sunday MTG peeps,
We spent a great afternoon today reading Theros: Godsend, Part 1 - the eBook by Jenna Helland for Magic: the Gathering's latest block. Perfect timing we think as the very first official previews for the last set in this block, Journey into Nyx, is scheduled for tomorrow. This book is a perfect companion to those players, who like us, not only enjoy the game but love the storyline behind this Greek mythology themed block. Here's the 'trailer' to get things going on our review -
On Theros, Elspeth hopes the gods will keep her safe from the evils of the Multiverse. But the powerful planeswalker comes to the attention of the sun god, Heliod, who believes she is destined to be his champion. As the gods quarrel with each other, Elspeth must face a massive hydra that was unleashed from the realm of the gods.
The Magic Creative Team has posted a sample chapter of Theros: Godsend, Part 1 last Wednesday but take it from us, pick up the eBook at Amazon (Kindle) or Barnes and Noble (Nook) to start at the beginning - the prologue, where this truly engaging story has its genesis - this is where we meet the Planeswalker Elspeth and Daxos of Meletis, both in their youth, in a brief but power encounter which sets the stage for what is an exciting story.
If we had one criticism of this novel, we would say its brevity. The story drops off with the slaying of the hydra Plukranos as the mortal world is about to clash with that of the Nyx or god world. We are counting down the days until Part 2 is release, scheduled next month on 13th May, 2014.