27 Mar 2020 2:46 PM +00:00 UTC

New MTG Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths - Sundered Bond by Django Wexler Officially Revealed

Wizards of the Coast has revealed the upcoming ebook ebook called Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths—Sundered Bond by Django Wexler which will accompany the next Magic: the Gathering set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. You can check out the official cover for the ebook below featuring an unnamed character with Vivien Reid in the background.

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Sundered Bond will be released on April 7, 2020 for $3.99, and it's available for preorder on Amazon.

The announcement was made on DailyMTG, and it follows an early Amazon listing that leaked earlier this week, but so far, no story details have been revealed. The listing turned out to be accurate as the same official release date and retail price have been confirmed.

Sundered Bond is the second Magic novel from Wexler, following his 2019 book, The Gathering Storm, the prequel novella to War of the Spark that was serialized in a months-long email campaign (archived for access here). Compared to the controversy surrounding Greg Weisman's War of the Spark: Forsaken, Wexler's novel was well-received by the Magic community.

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Wexler joined Wizards of the Coast's Blake Rasmussen and Steve Sunu on Weekly MTG today to talk about the upcoming ebook. The author talked about the challenge of writing new content in preexisting framework and that he enjoyed the research and development he did in "bridging" his writings into the wider MTG multiverse. It turns out that this project size "[fell] into a nice sweet spot" in Wexler's schedule.

Wexler is best known for his "flintlock fantasy" series The Shadow Campaigns (2013-2018), and his young adult Forbidden Library fantasy seris.

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