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The Purifying Fire
(Wizards of the Coast)

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Based on the character of Chandra Nalaar in the the popular fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering, from Wizards of the Coast, this novel begins where Chandra's first webzine adventure (see Part I, Part II, and Part III) ends.


"Award-winning author Laura Resnick brings readers into the adventures of Chandra Nalaar, a young and impulsive mage on a collision course with destiny.

"Chandra Nalaar—fresh off an encounter in which the young pyromancer was able to show off some of her more enlightening talents to earn a place in a loose association of fire mages—still has a lot to prove...

"Especially to the hieromancers imposing their draconian law across the land. The Order’s ever-increasing influence is an affront to all that Chandra holds sacred: freedom, individuality, the right of self-determination, and most of all, the right to blow things up.

"A great mage once said that destruction is best left to a professional, and Chandra is proving to be world-class in the art of boom. Unfortunately, that notoriety is about to cause her a whole lot of trouble..."


*Buy the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million

*Read an excerpt

*To download desktop wallpapers of characters in this book, click here, here, and here.

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*A character that Laura created for this book has been developed into a gaming card and added to the game, Magic: The Gathering.

*Now there is a Manga version of the The Purifying Fire!


Drink The Purifying Fire!

Laura's Planeswalking Internet Blog Tour

Interview at Grinding to Valhalla

Interview at SciFiChick
Interview at
Interview at Fantasy Café


Jones Soda has released a line of soft drinks based on the Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering... including the flavor "The Purifying Fire," which features Chandra Nalaar on the label.