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u/Nempatriarch · 53 pointsr/magicTCG

I would recommend you to read The Thran but the basics of it is that he was a human that turned into one of the main antagonists in the history of mtg, and he was the lord of the plane of Phyrexia, a plane where it's dwellers were "compleated" into perfection (meaning replacing their organs with metal and such)

u/GessKalDan · 8 pointsr/magicTCG

I know it's really hard to use Google and type The Thran ebook but here you go.

The Thran (Magic: The Gathering: The Thran)

u/HardCorwen · 7 pointsr/magicTCG

You should start with the book called "The Thran". I'ts honestly a wonderful starting point that explains where a lot of things originated. And if you played in the Dominaria set recently, it explains a lot of stuff from there! This card in fact is a definite reference to it.

The Thran Book

u/endless_odyssey · 5 pointsr/freemagic

Dominaria has perhaps the *most* lore associated with it, given that it was the primary plane for most of Magic's history (pre-'mending'). There's a ton of books from those blocks (some are even good). I always thought the Rath and Storm anthology was the best MTG story/book money could buy, back when I was into that sort of thing. The Dark Horse graphic novel Gerrard's Quest covers the same ground and is also acceptable (and a much quicker read).

After that you can probably be forgiven for skipping the Mercadian Masques books (though I will defend the Nemesis book to my dying breath), but the 3 Invasion cycle books leading to the Apocalypse event were exciting as hell.

The Thran and Brothers War stories are worth checking out just to get the proper appreciation for Urza as a character (though the writing contained within the books aren't especially good).


This'll get you started, I suppose:

u/chives177 · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

Here’s a good article summary of the whole magic story with some suggestions of where to start reading.

My personal suggestion: The Thran. Kindle edition is $4.99. Read it last year and it’s a really good story. Great villain and classic character, [[Yawgmoth, Thran Physician]].

For a more recent suggestion: the ebook from the latest set Throne of Eldraine. I’m admittedly not finished, but I’ve enjoyed it so far.

And for a small taste, one of my favorite MTG short stories: Sacrifice.

Also check out /r/mtgvorthos!

Edit: great post of resources

u/apex87 · 1 pointr/magicTCG

They just recently released all the old novels in ebook format through Amazon Kindle. They aren't organized the best, but here's a link to The Thran

This thread should be helpful:

u/Hell_Tutor · 1 pointr/magicTCG

meanwhile, copies of the thran are being sold for 45 dollars on amazon