Agents of Artifice
|Agents of Artifice|
|First printing||February 2009|
Of all the creatures in the Multiverse, only the planeswalkers know of its limitless expanse. Only the planeswalkers have the spark that allows them to travel through the aether between worlds, that chaotic medium between the planes known as the Blind Eternities...
Jace Beleren, a powerful sorcerer whose rare telepathic ability opens doors many would prefer closed, is at a crossroads: the decision he makes now will forever affect his path.
Liliana Vess, a mercurial necromancer whose dark beauty belies secrets still darker, has designs neither can predict.
The novel centers on Jace Beleren's experiences after joining Tezzeret's consortium and subsequent training. He ultimately falls from grace from Tezzeret and the two duel, resulting in Jace wiping out Tezzeret's mind which now leaves the consortium in Nicol Bolas hands.
In many ways, this is Jace's origin story and his coming of age. He starts the story working the streets of Ravnica, using blackmail to make a living, then he joins the Infinite Consortium, where Tezzeret trains him to reach his potential as more than a simply talented mage. Jace, however, dislikes Tezzeret's strong-handed and heartless ways and runs away to hide on Ravnica.
Liliana Vess enters the story and Jace falls in love with her. She uses him to further her own ends, pushing him to bring down Tezzeret and the consortium, which Jace does. In the end, Jace discovers her manipulation and that she is driven by a powerful deal she made with demons and against which she hopes to enlist Nicol Bolas' aid. He decides to forgive her and sets off to find a way to free her from her pact.
The story refers to the following characters:
- Jace Beleren
- Kallist Rhoka
- Liliana Vess
- Nicol Bolas
Items and Artifacts
The story refers to the following items and artifacts:
- Magic Arcana (January 05, 2009). "Agents of Artifice Sneak Preview". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Ari Marmell (January 16, 2009). "Agents of Artifice Chapter 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Agents of Artifice page on TV Tropes
- Magic Arcana (December 8, 2009). "Agents of Artifice in Paperback". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Arcana (May 4, 2009). "Agents of Artifice Animated Trailer". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.