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26th Mar '15 3:18:46 AM Albertosaurus
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never explained what happened to Serra, so readers less familiar with ''Magic''’s many storylines will run into this trope. What happens is this: after fleeing her realm, she eventually winds up in Ulgrotha, a story chronicled in the unpopular set ''Homelands''.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never explained what happened to Serra, so readers less familiar with ''Magic''’s many storylines will run into this trope. What happens is this: after fleeing her realm, she eventually winds up in Ulgrotha, a story chronicled in the unpopular set ''Homelands''. [[spoiler:She is eventually killed by another planeswalker, having lost the will to live after her husband Feroz's death.]]
16th Jul '14 5:12:48 AM Albertosaurus
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* YearInsideHourOutside: After the time machine explodes, Tolaria is home to many slow and fast time rifts.
10th Jul '14 8:06:40 AM Albertosaurus
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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering''.

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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering''.
''[[Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering Bloodlines]]''.
10th Jul '14 8:04:46 AM Albertosaurus
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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Bloodlines''.

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This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Bloodlines''.
''Literature/BloodlinesMagicTheGathering''.
2nd Jul '14 2:35:00 AM Albertosaurus
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'''Time Streams''' by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…

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'''Time Streams''' by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…
2nd Jul '14 2:31:29 AM Albertosaurus
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'''Time Streams''' by J. Robert King is the third book of the Artifacts Cycle. Picking up a few decades after the end of ''Literature/{{Planeswalker}}'', Urza has established an academy at the remote isle of Tolaria, where he conducts time travel experiments. His goal is to travel back in time to prevent the Thran from turning into the Phyrexians. However, before long things go catastrophically wrong…

This book is where the status of Urza’s [[StealthPun saga]] as prequel to the Weatherlight Saga really comes to the fore, as it explains the origins of Karn and the Weatherlight and also introduces Teferi and Hanna’s father Barrin. It corresponds to the blue and red portions of Urza’s Saga and to Urza’s Legacy. The Artifacts Cycle is concluded in ''Bloodlines''.

!! Tropes in ''Time Streams'':

* AdaptiveAbility: This, coupled with the facts that he lives in a fast-time bubble, is how Kerrick manages to stay several steps ahead of Urza.
* CoolShip: The ''Weatherlight'' is built in this novel.
* EvilChancellor: Radiant’s counselor Gorig.
* {{Golem}}: This book contains to origin story of Karn the silver golem.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Gherridarigaaz.]]
* LethalLavaLand: Shiv, homeland of the [[LizardFolk Viashino]] and the Shivan dragons.
* LizardFolk: The Viashino.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: King tries to give the goblins of Shiv some depth by describing three different kinds. None of them match the standard green-skinned goblins of ''MagicTheGathering''.
* ThePrankster: Teferi.
* ProudWarriorRace: Jhoira’s people the Ghitu, which is why Jhoira longs for a strong and mysterious man.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: This is the ultimate goal of Urza’s TimeTravel experiments.
* TimeIsDangerous: Only silver can travel through time unharmed, and even silver has difficulty going further back than two days. Later in the story, many Tolarian students are killed by time rifts when the time machine explodes.
* TimeMachine
* TimeTravel
* VisionQuest: According to Jhoira, the Ghitu undertake these before becoming adults in the eyes of the tribe.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never explained what happened to Serra, so readers less familiar with ''Magic''’s many storylines will run into this trope. What happens is this: after fleeing her realm, she eventually winds up in Ulgrotha, a story chronicled in the unpopular set ''Homelands''.
* [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Yawgmoth’s Time Travel Exemption Act]]: Urza’s attempts to prevent the rise of Phyrexia do ''not'' go well.
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