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The first wave is over, but the invasion rages on.

In the midst of an all-out war, the ground shifts and moves. Milliions upon millions of invaders appear out of nowhere as the artificial plane of Rath overlays Dominaria, covering the natural landscape with the unnatural horros of Phyrexia.

There is no rest for the wicked.

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Chip Hunter
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Brings new life to old characters in this long series. One of the best MTG books ever.
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2009
This is easily one of the best book I''ve read from the MTG franchise. While I entered it with trepidation, after being disappointed in J Robert King''s first book in the trilogy (INVASION), I soon came to realize that this book was much improved over the first. While... See more
This is easily one of the best book I''ve read from the MTG franchise. While I entered it with trepidation, after being disappointed in J Robert King''s first book in the trilogy (INVASION), I soon came to realize that this book was much improved over the first. While maintaining the almost-too-intense and non-stop action, King was also able to introduce some great drama and character growth that was sorely lacking in INVASION. Instead of mind-numbing (and eventually boring) battle after battle that made up that first book, this one inserts the occasional lull in the action that is used for some remarkably well-written insights into what some of the characters are actually thinking. Overall, it makes for a much more enjoyable read than the previous books in the series.

The basic gist of the story is as follows. We pick up right where INVASION leaves off, after the battle of Koilos. As the Planeshift between Rath and Dominaria occurs, there are suddenly far more Phyrexians than the battered warriors could possibly handle. However, with the destruction of the permanent gate at Koilos taken care of (at the end of INVASION), Urza transports all of the old characters to various places around the world to fight the key battles. This book focuses on: (1)Gerrard and the crew of the Weatherlight fighting in Urborg, (2)Eldamri and the elves joining with the Keldons and fighting in Keld, (3)Agnate and the Metathran also fighting in Urborg, (4)Darigaaz and the dragon lords questing to resurrect trapped Primevals, and (5)Urza and his fellow planeswalkers traveling the Phyrexia itself and setting about destroying the root of the invasion. Each of these stories is exciting, and each is unique. All of the major characters go through significant changes that alter the overall direction of the story. A couple of new characters are introduced, including the Lich Lord Dralnu (pictured on the cover).

While this is certainly one of the most well-written and enjoyable MTG books I''ve read, it is deep into a series, and takes a serious commitment to reach if you''re like me and refuse to start a series in the middle. To reach this book in its proper context, you''d need to read the following: The Brothers'' War , Planeswalker , Time Streams , Bloodlines , Rath and Storm , The Thran , Mercadian Masques , Nemesis , Prophecy , and Invasion . Most of those books are hardly worth your time, but if you want the whole story, that is what you''ll face. I hope that the series comes to a conclusion in the last book of this trilogy, APOCALYPSE, but I have my doubts.

So, overall, this is one of the best MTG books I''ve ever read, primarily because of the stepped up writing quality of J Robert King and his ability to bring some much needed life to some characters that had really gone flat. Highly recommended.
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B. Schumacher
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Planeshift: A
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2009
Planeshift picks up exactly where Invasion left off, and offers more of the same material from the book preceding it. That said, hopefully you enjoy reading lots of fight scenes, many which take place between opposing armies. An ancient evil, Yawgmoth, has spent... See more
Planeshift picks up exactly where Invasion left off, and offers more of the same material from the book preceding it. That said, hopefully you enjoy reading lots of fight scenes, many which take place between opposing armies.

An ancient evil, Yawgmoth, has spent the last 9,000 years building an army of genetically engineered, cybernetically enhanced abominations with one goal on his twisted little mind: take over the world! Yeah, we''ve all seen evil geniuses do this one before, so what''s new?

What makes this book worth reading is the fantastic characters and their interactions. Honestly, I just don''t get tired of reading about Gerrard Capashen''s adventures. He and the rest of his crew make skimming through the countless fight scenes worth the effort (assuming you don''t already enjoy reading those as well).

I enjoyed reading it, if for no other reason than the additional backstory garnered regarding the fascinating villain (Yawgmoth and the Phyrexians), and certainly the continued adventures of Gerrard Capashen and crew aboard their ship the Weatherlight as everything winds to a close. You should definitely read this book, because the finale is a must-read and you''ll want to know what''s happened so far.
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MiikaLeigh
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Loved it
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
Love all the Magic: The Gathering books ♥️
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Cindy Althouse
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So good
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019
This book is so good. The descriptions are vivid, and you can picture every person and action. It really brings the game to life.
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K. Schade
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Non stopped action!
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2003
This is a great novel by J. Robert King which i think is truely awsome. The story line is good, but you sort of need to read Invasion first, and perhaps Thran prior to that. It is nonstopped action that takes you from on board the Weatherlight to inside Urza''s titan engine,... See more
This is a great novel by J. Robert King which i think is truely awsome. The story line is good, but you sort of need to read Invasion first, and perhaps Thran prior to that. It is nonstopped action that takes you from on board the Weatherlight to inside Urza''s titan engine, to fighting with the dragons. I highly recommend it, and the other books in the saga, as well as all books by J.R. king
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Michael K.
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Three Stars
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2014
Thank you.
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Mitch
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Non stop action...yes, it''s a book.
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2004
Planeshift is one of those rare books that has extreme action that never quits. It seriously felt like watching a movie. The violence is descriptive, and very captivating, but, for me, that''s not quite enough to completely quench my thirst. First of all, there is little... See more
Planeshift is one of those rare books that has extreme action that never quits. It seriously felt like watching a movie. The violence is descriptive, and very captivating, but, for me, that''s not quite enough to completely quench my thirst. First of all, there is little character development in this book: it''s all fighting. However, the most interesting characters in the book are the dragons, specifically the Primevals. The five mighty gods rampage about Dominaria, showing their very distinctive natures. We see how the dragons change as the story progresses, until the final, breathtaking outcome. However, back on the human/metathran etc side, we have less interesting characters, but more battles. Consider this: billions, yes, BILLIONS of Phyrexians march towards our helpless heros, and at the last minute, they are seperated by Urza to complete seperate tasks. Basically, aside from the gory fights, the humanoid sections are fairly boring. Finally, we get to the Planeswalkers. Here is where the overall story really matters, and where the twists really occur. With the ''Walkers ongoing struggle to fight Phyrexia, the temptation of such power begins to corrupt the ''Walkers to the point of turning on one another. The one complaint I could have with the fighting portions is the whole ''We can kill anything'' sceme. Sure, our heros are battle trained, but the Phyrexians are brutal killing machines, bred for that purpose. Most of them have blades and weapons integrated right onto them! I think there certainly could have been more outright casualties. Anyways, I recommend this book as a good read to anyone who loves Magic, any fantasy fan, or just anyone looking for a (literally) bloody good time.
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Y. Galloway
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Felt kinda like a filler to me
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2014
Although good, I did not find this book quite as good as the others in this cycle. This is in part because I did not agree with some of the things that happened. I know it is a three book series, (900 pages) but parts about the dragons doesn''t seem necessary and its timing... See more
Although good, I did not find this book quite as good as the others in this cycle. This is in part because I did not agree with some of the things that happened. I know it is a three book series, (900 pages) but parts about the dragons doesn''t seem necessary and its timing doesn''t make a whole lot of sense. It could have been done anytime before or after this series. The changing of commanders // life can''t fight alongside death part was dissapointing to me. One might say this is good writing but it took away the coalition sense that I expected from playing with the cards and sustantiated my belief of Magic''s bias against the color black. Crovax''s return is OK, but I expected a lot more from Greven''s.

This is, however, a must read for the Magic fan just because it is in this series. The book is exciting and interesting and the ending makes you really want to read Apocalyse, the last book in this cycle.
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dennis de loore
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2015
quick delivery and book and cover in nearly perfect state
quick delivery and book and cover in nearly perfect state
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Juan Pablo Cuerdo
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Finally, some goodness
Reviewed in Spain on September 2, 2019
The filler in this book, with its dozen of characters, only serves to make the epic moments more important. You know, the main characters are as strong as they come. Not all chapters are thrilling, but some are splendid. I want more of Yawgmoth, Urza, Gerrard and Crovax....See more
The filler in this book, with its dozen of characters, only serves to make the epic moments more important. You know, the main characters are as strong as they come. Not all chapters are thrilling, but some are splendid. I want more of Yawgmoth, Urza, Gerrard and Crovax. Luckily I''ll find it on the trilogy''s denouement. Really a step up from the first book, Invasion.
The filler in this book, with its dozen of characters, only serves to make the epic moments more important.

You know, the main characters are as strong as they come. Not all chapters are thrilling, but some are splendid. I want more of Yawgmoth, Urza, Gerrard and Crovax. Luckily I''ll find it on the trilogy''s denouement.

Really a step up from the first book, Invasion.
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Max Kumpera
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nice
Reviewed in Germany on July 17, 2020
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pool
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最初の攻撃の波はしのがれましたが、ファイレクシアの侵略は続きます。
Reviewed in Japan on January 30, 2004
 プレーンシフトでは前作のインベイジョンでは出番の少なかった(というよりほとんどなかった)主人公達の宿敵であるクロウヴァクス,アーティ,グレヴェン,そして暗黒卿ヨーグモスといった悪役達がついにストーリーに大きくかかわり始めます。ドミナリア連合軍も新たな仲間達をつけてファイレクシア侵略軍と戦い続けますが, 怪しい仲間がいたり, 人工次元ラースがドミナリアに上から重なってしまったり, その他ネタバレしたくない多くの出来事など, 大変なことがたくさん起こっていくのが、このストーリーの僕が気に入った理由です。...See more
 プレーンシフトでは前作のインベイジョンでは出番の少なかった(というよりほとんどなかった)主人公達の宿敵であるクロウヴァクス,アーティ,グレヴェン,そして暗黒卿ヨーグモスといった悪役達がついにストーリーに大きくかかわり始めます。ドミナリア連合軍も新たな仲間達をつけてファイレクシア侵略軍と戦い続けますが, 怪しい仲間がいたり, 人工次元ラースがドミナリアに上から重なってしまったり, その他ネタバレしたくない多くの出来事など, 大変なことがたくさん起こっていくのが、このストーリーの僕が気に入った理由です。  この本の中でも特に僕が楽しんだのは,一人ずつ減っていく9タイタンズがファイレクシアの奥深くへと進んでいくストーリーです。9タイタンズの誰が死んで誰が生き残るのかや、ファイレクシアの9スフィアのひとつひとつのスフィアがどんな場所なのかが楽しみになってくからです。そして,ファイレクシアの世界ではなんとあの有名なキャラクターも登場します。  僕の意見ではプレーンシフトと比べるとインベイジョンは序曲やキャラ紹介に過ぎず,ドミナリアとファイレクシアの本当の戦いの始まりはこのプレーンシフトです。
プレーンシフトでは前作のインベイジョンでは出番の少なかった(というよりほとんどなかった)主人公達の宿敵であるクロウヴァクス,アーティ,グレヴェン,そして暗黒卿ヨーグモスといった悪役達がついにストーリーに大きくかかわり始めます。ドミナリア連合軍も新たな仲間達をつけてファイレクシア侵略軍と戦い続けますが, 怪しい仲間がいたり, 人工次元ラースがドミナリアに上から重なってしまったり, その他ネタバレしたくない多くの出来事など, 大変なことがたくさん起こっていくのが、このストーリーの僕が気に入った理由です。
 この本の中でも特に僕が楽しんだのは,一人ずつ減っていく9タイタンズがファイレクシアの奥深くへと進んでいくストーリーです。9タイタンズの誰が死んで誰が生き残るのかや、ファイレクシアの9スフィアのひとつひとつのスフィアがどんな場所なのかが楽しみになってくからです。そして,ファイレクシアの世界ではなんとあの有名なキャラクターも登場します。
 僕の意見ではプレーンシフトと比べるとインベイジョンは序曲やキャラ紹介に過ぎず,ドミナリアとファイレクシアの本当の戦いの始まりはこのプレーンシフトです。
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