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The Brothers' War (Magic, The Gathering-Artifacts Cycle, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Sep 1998

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (1 Sept. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786911700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786911707
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 3 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,123,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I used to buy magic the gathering fatpacks and wonder why do they have a book and not more boosters in it.That was untill i started reading those books and now i am trying to find all the previous books that i have lost.

To magic players ,who have not read the books, the names urza and mishra are known from several cards that have their inventions(ornithopter,void)or from the newly printed mishra card.They are known at least to be master artificers , and creators of mighty warmachines.This book however is the story of their war and it is worth time you would give to read it.

The book starts with the two being shipped to a Tocasias camp by their father.There they excavate thran relics , machines built by the long lost thran race.They both grow up to become master artificers and recreate several thran machines , but the unfortunate discovery of a mighty power stone leads to them becomung enemies for the rest of their lives.Urza eventually marries a princess (not for love ,but for a thran book that has been offered as dowry)and Mishra rose from slave to qadir of the desert people.As their two people fight they built more and more machines to fight in it and eventually engulf all of their continent.I won't spoil the rest of the book for you ,but i will merely say a few things about the lead characters:

Tawnos :the assistant to Urza and a great artificer himself ,unlucky enough to fall in love with ashdod from Mishras camp.Creator of many warmachines,in the end he works to find a way out of the war.

Ashdod:she trully won the name uncaring, and her cruelty was legendary.

The creation of her transmogrants is indicative of her disregard for human life.
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By A Customer on 15 Oct. 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I must admit I was a little sceptical of a book based on Magic:the Gathering...
But The Brothers' War is a great book! If you've ever been intrigued by the flavour text, most notably on older cards, this book will flesh out the story as an epic conflict of years. It's great to finaly get an idea of the plot and characters behind the game.
It kept me riveted the whole way through. I started reading at 10 last night, and continued till 2 this morning. Then returned home from uni at 1 the next day, and read right through to the end!
And if you know nothing of the game, this book is still a marvellous epic, charting the rise and fall of the relationship of two powerful brothers.
I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Thoroughly reccommended!
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By A Customer on 17 Dec. 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The above title is a book I would reccomend to any MT:G player to read, infact just about anyone with a love for well written fantasy. Within it's walls is perhaps the best peice of fiction it has been my pleasure to read. From this I learned all the history behind the cards of the Antiquities set which I found greatly helpfull. Ashnod was a woman? It's Urza's SON on the teleport card? It was great to get a huuuge impression of Urza's sentiment which would explain his actions in the upcomming magic sets as Phyrexia invades Dominaria. All of these nuggets of information are included in this well written novel. A full 5 stars and I'm going to have to read the next book 'Planeswalker'. Get it for Xmas =]
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one of the finest pieces of work i have read, ever. this book captures the feel of everything that is great about the card games it is based on. put simply i cannot imagine how anyone could have done a better job putting the magic the gathering card game into book form, not only does it contain all the lore and history i could want from the artifact cards but is also writen with so well that even if you have no idea what a magic the gathering card is then it is still a must. so if you dont own i yet, why not?
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As a player of the card game I had heard much about the brothers Urza and Mishra who were the creators of many of the artifacts that were in common play a few years ago. I had also heard of their war that changed the face of Dominiara from cards such as the 'Strip Mine', but this book - and the ones that follow - made the game seem much more alive than a bunch of cards that share a common name in the title. It's a very good story of what exactly happened in the 'earth-shattering war'.
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