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Final Sacrifice Magic The Gathering Greensleeves #3 So ungodly horrible I cannot describe it The ending I think could have been a bit better but never the less a fine ending to a wonderful trilogy The battle of good against evil where good triumphs as it should I would read this many times again and have fallen in love with the entire trilogy Years of fighting have come and gone but now the last battle must be facedFrom frozen mountains to an ocean drowned forest from war torn battlefields to the flowing crypts of Lat Nam the Archdruid Greensleeves travels with her ragged troops searching for spells to defeat an army of angry wizards and end their reign of terror While Greensleeves uncovers ancient mysteries Gull the Woodcutter fights a fierce battle with a Keldon Warlord who holds the key to an awful secret from the pastWith each fight Greensleeves Gull and their outnumbered army realize that only one last desperate spell can save them all But to unleash it Greensleeves must be willing to make the final sacrificeFinal SacrificeBased on the bestselling Magic The Gathering trading card game This book is fairly entertaining SPOILER ALERT Greensleeves and Gull experience their toughest test against the pack of wizards Greensleeves tries to be merciful and gentle but it is her undoing as the wizards find a way to avoid the controlling spell she has placed on them The wizards led by Towser begin a relentless attack on Gull's army Greensleeves seeks an ancient spell in a desert wasteland after seeking help from minotaurs The situation is not resolved until Greensleeves finally abandons her principles and embraces the power of magic finding that she has the power of a planeswalker to travel across domains There is an ambiguity about magic Greensleeves and Gull are always very wary of it It can be used for good but too often it creates a lust for power There is a dramatic scene in which Gull encounters a Keldon warlord who turns out to be his long lost brother I must say that I've enjoyed the first four MTG books Clayton Emery has done an admirable job of bringing the magic of Dominia to the pages of novels as well as creating a nice story with engaging characters and a pretty exciting plot However I am glad that this story has come to an end and of the world of MTG can now be exploredIn Final Sacrifice Gull and Greensleeves continue to barely survive fight after fight against a team of wizards that they have thwarted in the past until Greensleeves eventually just snaps and nearly destroys everything around her The ending of the book comes as somewhat of a surprise with characters from the past reappearing and the final sacrifice not being what you'd expectAnother uick easy and enjoyable read I'd reccomend it for someone looking for a short and relaxing read Three star book but four stars for including old MTG cards and creatures for what I remember Not trying to be mean but story is somewhat two dimensional still re reading it was a blast This was a much better read than the previous two novels and a satisfying ending to the trilogy Not perfect but still well written The 'big reveal' at the end is so telegraphed for the entire novel that I found myself disappointed But I enjoyed the overall arch and would certainly recommend this to any fan of MtG Ending was a bit disappointing but the build up to the end was to be expected The end just seemed a bit anticlimactic but the storytelling was in line with all the other novels in this trilogy A few nice tidbits about the world of Magic were scattered throughout this book as the others but again independent of the later books which are plane specific or character specific The fourth Magic the Gathering novel is also the end of a seuence which can be seen as a trilogy or tetrology the first book in the seuence can be seen as a part or not of the seuence as it does have some secondary characters in common with this book As a conclusion to the Greensleeves story it's fine but there are things here which are pretty annoyingI know that Greensleeves and Gull and their friends have been through a lot of crap but does Greensleeves need to spend the whole book constantly crying at any and all opportunity This is a strong woman a druid with a lot of power controlling whole armies and she is crying in almost every occasion she shows up Tellingly this doesn't happen to her brother Gull or her lover Kwam it's just because she's a woman That's pretty annoyingly misogynistic of Clayton Much of the book is spent in battles which was kind of to be expected this kind of stories always needs to end in bloodshed to clean up all the plot threads which were left dangling in the process However it does get dull at times The ending is satisfying that the rest of the novel even so we are never under any illusions that this is actually a good book This was a fairly satisfying ending to the trilogy I found the twist toward the end to be relatively predictable but it was still a fun read and I was glad that they addressed a specific hole that they had left open since the beginning of the first bookThere were a few small complaints that I had about this Again the author uses elegant variation which is bad form writing wise Additionally there were about three times when scenes changed but there were no visible scene breaks meaning that about halfway down the page the setting and time frame completely changed between one paragraph and the next with absolutely no indication that it was happening which was jarring and confusing Additionally they changed the protagonists' father's name from Brown Bear to Cinnamon Bear for no reason and with no explanation I'm not sure if they released different editions of the old books with the name changed in it or if the author actually forgot what the character was called and none of his editors remembered either or what the deal was but that seemed like an amateur move and it didn't add anything to the story so there's no legitimate reason for it to have been changed on purpose