Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 39/200
Rivals of Ixalan by Kimberly J. Kreines
Finished on 3/10/2018
All seven of the Short Stories of the Rivals of Ixalan storyline, from the Magic the Gathering website.
Genres: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Magic the Gathering, Franchise Fiction, Short Story
The conclusion of Pirate Jace’s Adventures in Dinosaur Land
This was good. The followup to the Ixalan storyline, this anthology of serialized short fiction was a quick read.
Characterization: Pirate Jace was unexpected, as was the romance storyline between him and Vraska the Pirate Captain Gorgon. Huatli’s character development was nearly as good- but I think her storyline could have been concluded better.
Plot: This anthology’s plot was the conclusion of the Ixalan storyline writ large. It was good.
Pacing: All of the individual stories were as good as one another, meaning there were no notable dips in quality from story to story.
Net total, I had a good time reading these stories and look forward to reading more in the future.