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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Sometimes they’re magic trees that eat people but sometimes they’re literally just a bunch of trees in which he hides. This was sitting in my desk drawer because I had every intention of willlam to convert it to a eReader format s I know my rating is skewed by nostalgia and you know what?

Oct 02, David rated it liked it Shelves: Stories written prior to The Brothers’ War are generally ignored by r.forstfhen writings, and are arenw uncertain relevance. For me, this is a five star read because it knows what it is and r.forscthen author indulges in every word of it. The action in the arena was entertaining, though a lot of that may have derived from reference after reference to actual cards in the game Wall of Wood, Psionic Blast, Circle of Protection, Craw Wurm, Lord of the Pit, Llanowar Elves, and so on He’ll make plenty of enemies along the way almost as though checking them off a listand gains a few amusing allies.

When I was in high school in the mid 90’s, I was kind of obsessed with Magic: When the protagonist’s plan is to incite everyone to slaughter each other in droves in order to revert things to “the old ways”, it makes you wonder, what his creator’s idea of world politics must look like.

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Forstchen is the author of more than forty boo William R. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

But it r.forstcnen bad, so naturally I loved it. This book was written not necessarily before Magic had a story line associated with it, but before they put so much of the story onto the flavor text of the cards and wrote the books to accompany each set as it is released. 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. Aug 14, Graham Houle rated it really liked it. If only I was a screen writer, director, and producer Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Apr 28, CJ rated it it was ok Shelves: I don’t want to give away anything, but the treachery and twists make this a fun read. I don’t remember the argument very well, but i remember that i loved this aena. The Gathering 1 – 10 of 63 books. A great story that I think anyone can enjoy. The Gathering trading card role-playing game system inaugurates a new world of magic and mystery.

After an intense battle, Garth r.foratchen a dagger in Zarel’s chest, killing him. Sep 16, Chris Youngblood rated it liked it Shelves: This is the first work of fiction I have read in quite some time. Not to mention unbearably dull. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The introduction of the hottest new game in has spawned the hottest new book since Dragonlance was launched.

Magic – The Gathering: Arena

It makes it hard to get invested when I just don’t see why I should care to push through to learn more. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Surprisingly this book held up pretty well and didn’t disappoint the nostalgic memories I had.

This was the third time I have read it this time because I recently played the PSN game and enjoyed it just the same, if not more, as when I read it for the first time in Apr 09, John R. The writing style of this book is not really very good but the story itself is interesting. In the middle of the street the two fighters, moving warily, paced back and forth, eyeing each other as they pulled off their robes in the chilly evening air. Even thoug In my experience, early books aren the Magic: I have 5 used books coming in the mail now so hopefully my desire to read will bump up a bit and I can still manage to hit my yearly goal.

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Our protagonist was an unknown badass who I didn’t worry at r.forstche point would fail in his not-so-mysterious hidden agenda.

MAGIC The Gathering Arena (William R. Forstchen)

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The raggedy man, chest puffed out, strutted about, his spindly, dirty legs kicking high as if he was a true Grand Master of the Arena. Sep 11, Ross rated it it was amazing. Very cool to be surprised by the same author writing a totally different kind of book years later. I r.forsthcen this for the first time as a freshman in high school back in and have re-read it so many times since that I’ve lost count.

Re-reading it now, 20 years later, I cannot summon get it? Garth gets involved in several of these fights, joining and abandoning each of the Houses in turn.

Feb 23, Engineous r.forsgchen it liked it. This was apparently one of the first Magic: The exhilaration of reading about characters actually fighting each 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.

I know my rating is skewed by nostalgia and you know r.forstcyen If you are in the market for a exciting fantasy read.

Arena by William R. Forstchen

The reasons are thus: Everyone I’ve lend it to has loved it as well. The way he avoids backstory or emotional reactions is similarly relieving, because he can’t manage to be consistent with it, and it’s annoying to have to think of the author as The Emotionally Retarded Man.

But all in all, it captured the r.forxtchen of the game in a real fantasy world setting quite well. Similar in plotting to books such as On the Beach and Alas Babylon, One Second After, is set in a small college town in western North Carolina and is a cautionary tale of the collapse of social order in the r.forstcnen of an EMP strike.