I still can't decide how I feel about this new ebook format for MTG novels. On the one hand, it seems like the format would work well for getting out some fluff while relying on members of Wizards creative team, and not paying high dollar fantasy authors for books that just won't sell enough to bring to print. On the other hand, trying to cram a complicated story like this into a necessarily restricted space can end up feeling incomplete. Jenna Helland actually did a very good job of focusing the story here on the really important aspects, and was able to produce an enjoyable little romp through Theros. The story focuses on three subplots, all of which become interwoven through the tale. A young Elspeth is struggling with finding an identity in a dangerous Multiverse, and seeks out Theros as a hopeful haven, supposedly protected by the gods. The gods, meanwhile, are in a major tiff, constantly one-upping each other and obliviously endangering the whole realm that they rule with childlike tantrums and complete unconcern for the inconsequential mortals. Finally, Xenagos, a near-mad Planeswalker with a cult following of satyrs and such, has designs on establishing his own god-hood on Theros, a plan that is sure to spell disaster for anyone in proximity.
In the end, this is a light read meant for fans of MTG Fluff only. Its nice to get a little more back story behind Theros, and the story holds your attention, but isn't much more than that. I'll continue with Journey Into Nyx, but with the same tempered expectations.