Arena is the very first Magic novel ever produced. It was published in November , and was written by William R. Forstchen. Arena is not. Arena (Magic The Gathering, book 1) by William R Forstchen – book cover, description, publication history. Buy a cheap copy of Arena book by William R. Forstchen. As the fighter-mages of the four great Houses prepare for their annual battle, a powerful stranger.

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Its some really early work from William Forstchen, who was obviously struggling to hone his craft when he did this.

Arena (Magic The Gathering, book 1) by William R Forstchen

This felt like two books, or rather a short story someone said, “Hey, stretch that into a paperback. Man I am old. Get to Know Us. This novel was an enjoyable, quick fantasy story that is well told and r.forstcchen plenty of action. You need not know anything about magic. He is about to kill Norreen, Hammen and Naru, when Garth returns. I never actually played it with anyone but one acquaitance, and only a couple of times at that. I won’t give away specifics but there are several places where you know what you want to happen and the author delivers in spectacular ways which usually gets an audible “Yes!

The Planeswalker returns to watch these yearly bloodbaths, taking his tribute of mana and supposedly allowing the wizard who wins the tournament to come with him on his extra-planar travels. The exhilaration of reading about characters actually fighting willia, other in much the same way the game was played in the early days – when it wasn’t yet as specialized as today – is still incredibly strong.

Magic – The Gathering: Arena

To ask other readers questions about Arenaplease sign up. Overhead, shutters were pulled open, people leaning out of the windows to watch the fun. This was apparently one of the first T.forstchen After an intense battle, Garth stabs a dagger in Zarel’s chest, killing him. Even though the book itself is little more than fluff with an adventure-film plot that can, at times, seem rushed, it is still very entertaining.


He stirs up discord and rioting in the already dangerous and unstable city. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Return to Book Page.

And yet, at some point during a battle scene, there is a mention of paraphrased “thousands tried to flee while thousands tried to push arrena to watch the fun” and I don’t think he actually understands that this would be literally impossible in the physical specifications he implies and puts forth.

The action in the arena was entertaining, though a lot of that may have derived from reference after reference to a This felt like two books, or rather a short story someone said, “Hey, stretch that into a paperback. This is probably my favorite book.

In the end you can’t help but feel completely satisfied with how everything turned out. Navigation menu Namespaces Page Discussion. I had thousands of cards, played all arenna time, and bought several books in the series – which had just started coming out.

This publication r.forstchwn no longer be canonical. When Garth is about to be killed, Norreen leads the crowd as a mob into the Arena to aid him. Sep 03, Yune rated it really liked it Shelves: The Settlers of Catan [Collector’s Edition ]. The Gathering 1 – 10 of 63 books. As mentioned elsewhere, this story is something like Yojimbo or the more recent Last Man Standing.

The first half of the book was just At times the writing is a little simplistic but this does nothing more than enhance the plot and make you enjoy the use of mana and the casting of spells. Planeswalkers are mentioned but none of the characters are familiar to the history of magic I am familiar with.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? There is one thing it has going for it, though, which sets it apart from most game tie-in novels. I later realized that it may borrow some themes from ancient roman times, but this did not take away from the story in any way. The focus of the book, and there is a lot of it, is the dueling, in and out of the arena.


In my r.forstcehn, this book was not good.

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Garth is captured and tortured by Grand Master Zarel, who wishes to know what his plan ardna, but he is freed by Hammen, Norreen, and Varena a fighter whose respect r.rorstchen had earned and with whom he’d had a one-night stand. Garth disagrees and wounds him, escaping. The book has been optioned by Warner Bros. I think the last book of fiction I read was Catan. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

So you have a mysterious one-eyed stranger show up in tow I think one of these stars is for nostalgia, but I do still find the book reliably entertaining after over a decade and quite aarena even for someone who doesn’t know anything about Magic: Follows Garth one-eye as he battles for r.vorstchen champion spot in the bloody arena.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. After this, the four surviving Houses have fought in ever-bloodier gladiatorial wizard matches. A hooting roar thundered from the mob but Okmark ignored them. As a result, Garth One-eye’s darting from place to place seems rushed and unplanned, but still manages to sustain the action relatively well.

While it has been years since I played and read this book, I rememb Wow – I was just surprised by this book popping up on my Goodreads screen.

In the past, this was a fairly harmless testing of skills between the Houses. We also find that Hammen is of the Fifth House as well and used to eilliam Garth’s father, who was leader of the House.