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Bloodlines: The Story of Urza's Destiny Excellent story Too many storylines This book follows roughly 6 story arcs at one time that are happening on 3 different planes, and maybe 6 continents over the course of 5 centuries Some characters are immortal, some are semi immortal, others mortal, and may even die off screen after being followed somewhat by the storyline.Given this tangled web, characters like Karn or Rofellos can disappear for extended periods then have a shockingly unceremonious reintroduction to the story All the while you expect these Too many storylines This book follows roughly 6 story arcs at one time that are happening on 3 different planes, and maybe 6 continents over the course of 5 centuries Some characters are immortal, some are semi immortal, others mortal, and may even die off screen after being followed somewhat by the storyline.Given this tangled web, characters like Karn or Rofellos can disappear for extended periods then have a shockingly unceremonious reintroduction to the story All the while you expect these inductive cords to come together in a profound way, but many just quietly and individually resolve The complexity is the killer for this book Agreed, the ending is not compelling, but at least you know what s going on at that point.Like some other finales, you I kind of just finished this to know how it all turns out Maybe not the strongest of the 4, but definitely top 2 It suffered from having some stories that felt really disconnected from the main story, and just generally being less focused Really, not a hell of a lot happened compared to previous books in this cycle. The culmination of the Artifact Cycle just doesn t provide the epic finale hoped for.Urza, having finished The Weatherlight and nearly died, decides he has a new idea for the legacy The Bloodlines He believes that he needs to find a successor to himself, but it is not that simple His idea is to take a page from the Phyrexians and breed himself a successor Using the slow and fast time zones created from the explosion, he is able to breed to create his successor.The book, quite frankly, isn t The culmination of the Artifact Cycle just doesn t provide the epic finale hoped for.Urza, having finished The Weatherlight and nearly died, decides he has a new idea for the legacy The Bloodlines He believes that he needs to find a successor to himself, but it is not that simple His idea is to take a page from the Phyrexians and breed himself a successor Using the slow and fast time zones created from the explosion, he is able to breed to create his successor.The book, quite frankly, isn t that great The book follows fourr stories, Urza and Barrin working on the bloodlines back at the academy, a former professor of the university who leaves to do his own work with a band of powerful barbarians, one group of people that are part of the bloodlines project and a Phyrexian who s goal is to take out Urza.The prof that leaves the university s storyline isn t that great It feels very disconnected from the book and only ties in to the book at the end The Phyrexian is a forgettable character and isn t someone you ll enjoy learning about The portion of the bloodlines project that the book focuses on isn t great either and is quite boring For those that are aware of other things in the MTG universe, such as the successor to the Weatherlight, will recognize things during the book and will be able to predict certain things.The end of the book is also very disappointing There s a reason that Phyrexians are featured in other card sets after these and it ll be a long struggle still The books often concluded in some sort of epic battle, but this battle is far from epic in any way The author, Loren L Coleman didn t write a good book whatsoever I found it difficult to finish the book, and had it not been for an improved reading speed, I would not have been able to bring myself to finish it Simply put, it s disappointing There was a lot of missed potential and she did no justice at all She could not even do justice to the ending of the story lines that she brought about during the book Anyone that gets this far will undoubtably want to read this book just to finish the series, but will be amazingly disappointed in the finale At least you can know that there are several books after it that feature the characters from the series This book was a little boring in the beginning, but got to be a pretty good one.I picked the book because I like playing the Magic The Gathering trading card game I seriously have not read another novel from the series, but after reading it, I might I encourage anyone to read it, or one from the series This book does have some gore, though not too bad In this book you will see many people trying to kill this person called, Urza Planeswalker and people trying to guard him You will also see m This book was a little boring in the beginning, but got to be a pretty good one.I picked the book because I like playing the Magic The Gathering trading card game I seriously have not read another novel from the series, but after reading it, I might I encourage anyone to read it, or one from the series This book does have some gore, though not too bad In this book you will see many people trying to kill this person called, Urza Planeswalker and people trying to guard him You will also see many uniqe characters, and there lives The book isn t so great, but I do recomend it I m giving this two stars rather than one because it s well written, and fits together better than the first two books, but by now I ve just grown so tired of this series Urza fights Phyrexians, destroys people along the way, but not AS MANY people Barrin sighs a lot People turned out of the academy turn evil Eight billion years pass Wash, rinse, repeat I don t even remember how it ended and I finished it less than a week ago Oy Rath Storm seems farintriguing, since we re back to I m giving this two stars rather than one because it s well written, and fits together better than the first two books, but by now I ve just grown so tired of this series Urza fights Phyrexians, destroys people along the way, but not AS MANY people Barrin sighs a lot People turned out of the academy turn evil Eight billion years pass Wash, rinse, repeat I don t even remember how it ended and I finished it less than a week ago Oy Rath Storm seems farintriguing, since we re back to a human level again Curious to see if it can hold my attention Where does one draw the line between yourself and the enemy if you stoop to the same tactics as the enemy A lot of the book had me squirming, and there were so many ethical issues in here that I would have liked to see exploredConsidering the plot and the story arcs, however, I can fully understand and accept structural outline choices made Also, just for the record, those battle scenes and war scenes are AMAZING If I could give this 3.5 stars, I would have. Loved this book A great mix of magic and technology Depicted Urza s quest to prepare for the invasion well I also enjoyed the side stories, particularly that of the Keldons. This book seemed to be about nothing at all and having now finished it, I can t really figure out why it was written This arc could easily have been told in a trilogy but here is a fourth book I kept waiting for anything to start happening with Rath or Gerrard, but those stories don t start until a fewbooks down the line I guess.I guess I can t say this was a terrible book It was just rather aimless and seems to only have served the purpose of giving Rath a back story Who knows. Urza completes the magical artifacts that are his Legacy Now he must create the person who will inherit the responsibilities he himself has carried for overyears


About the Author: Loren L. Coleman

Loren L Coleman born 1968 is a science fiction writer, born and grew up in Longview, Washington.He is known for having written many books for series such as Star Trek, Battletech Mechwarrior, Age of Conan, Crimson Skies, Magic The Gathering and others Former member of the United States Navy, he has also written game fiction and source material for such companies as FASA Corporation, TSR, Inc and Wizards of the Coast In early 2010s, he began writing The ICAS Files series, science fiction short stories wikipedia


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