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The Monsters of Magic
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Publishing Information
Author(s) J. Robert King (ed.)
First printing August 1, 2003
ISBN-13 0786929832
Preceded By
The Secrets of Magic
Followed By

The Monsters of Magic is a Magic: The Gathering anthologiý of stories published in August 2003. It was edited by J. Robert King, and the last of a series of five.[1]


On Tolaria, a mage devises a spell that will exceed Urza's greatest creation, unless a phantom monster undoes it all. In Aphetto, a young fighter and his magic-eating atog launch a quest for vengeance against a deadly enemy. In Jamuraa, a cat-dragon discovers a whole nation like her and sets out to teach them who is queen.

Dragons, lhurgoyfs, delraichs, and other fearsome creatures from the world of Dominaria stalk the pages of these all-new tales.

List of stories[]

Part I: Ancient Monsters[]

Part II: Modern Monsters[]

  • Ereth the Mighty, by A. L. Lassieur
    • The young elf student Ereth dreams to become a powerful conjurer one day. When her home Yavimaya is attacked by creatures resembling those from the Phyrexian Invasion she might get a chance to prove herself.
  • True Enough, by Denise R. Graham
    • Oly, a former sailor and a notorious drinker is convinced that he saw a monster. No one believes him until a stranger comes to town with stories about dangerous creatures.
  • Seasons of Slaughter, by Vance Moore
  • An Atog Comes to Aphetto, by Steven E. Schend
    • Rasarm and his atog Yekol break into the villa of Cabal lord Suarvol, who had Rasarms family killed on a whim.

Part III: Otherworldly Monsters[]

  • Delraich, by Jess Lebow
    • Betrayed by a caravan leader named Sleedge, the sorcerer Raitrick would do anything to get his vengeance.
  • Tap, Kraken & Pop, by Tom Dupree
    • Tap needs to find the fabled Isle of the Gilded Tree and get a golden leaf before he can marry his love.
  • Crucible, by Stephen D. Sullivan
    • Salla en-Dal lives in the Vec village of Travec and regards it as her home. Although she is not really accepted in the community she does everything to save the settlement from destruction.
  • The Voice of Command, by Paul B. Thompson
    • Colonel Mocklen il-Dal has to deal with the newly arrived and troublesome Light-General Rogur. It seems that they are to eradicate rebels in this area but the evincar himself left a mysterious note for Mocklen.


  1. Squirle (June 23, 2019). "The Monsters of Magic". Multiverse in Review. Tumblr.