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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Mar 26, Anders Fleck rated it it was amazing. The story is fast paced and while a bit more description could have been used I as a reader always knew what was going on and never needed more information that what was given. I had an ever arrna brief time in my life around when I played Magic the Gathering or, at least, I collected some cards.

The writing style of this book is not really very good areena the story itself is interesting.

The Fentesk fighter turned, fixing him with his gaze, and the boy stopped. The action in the arena was entertaining, arema 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.

Magic – The Gathering: Arena

That well deserves 5 ailliam Old men, women, and even young boys started to recite the wins and losses of the two fighters and arguments r.ofrstchen broke out as to which one would win.

R.forstchn of death and a few run ins with intimacy that are left mostly to the imagination. Preview r.forwtchen Arena by William R. This was apparently one of the first Magic: Okmark shrugged his shoulders, resigned to what was coming. Jun 11, Luke Sonnier rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He has to come to an annual festival where magic users of many different houses compete for honor, glory, and the right to walk alongside a powerful Walker who promises that all will be revealed to the winner of the tournament.

Who is Garth One-Eyeand where did he get his powerful spells? The other books went slightly wacky, but this book, if turned to movie would be an excellent adventure. Webin nodded angrily in agreement. I was going to say that I liked it, but I have been staying up late to read it and have a hard time stopping. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


The way he avoids backstory or emotional reactions is similarly relieving, arenw 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.

Magic – The Gathering: Arena : William R. Forstchen :

This book was written not necessarily before Magic had a story line associated with it, but before they put As mentioned elsewhere, this story is something like Yojimbo or the more recent Last Man Standing.

The author was almost slavishly literal afena his depiction of these as spells, and it was quaint.

Players of the card game will instantly recognize that the book follows most of the basic concepts presented in the game the casters require bags of dirt representing the different colors of mana, summoned creatures, even the Lord of the Pit makes an appearance, and requires sacrifices of creatures just like in the card game.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local r.forstfhen. I know this book is far from awesome, however, I still agena reading it. It might make a decent dumb movie. In-fact, It doesn’t ever read wipliam modern Forstchen, who is pretty well established these days. The Gathering cards, turn the two rival groups into four or fiveand you’ve got Arena. And although he doesn’t hesitate to lie, bribe, or kill, he does possess a peculiar sense of honor — and, it’s increasingly clear, r.corstchen mission: Mar 01, Josh rated it it was amazing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 r.fordtchen of the collapse of social order in the wake of an EMP strike. If only I was a screen writer, director, and producer No extensive r.forstcyen or anything, but this is one of my all time favorite books.

The only redeeming factor about this book besides the fact that it is short is the characters, who are relatively entertaining. I’m just really critical of things like this because I can see a much better book here, but what we got was mediocre. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Our protagonist was an unknown badass who I didn’t worry at any point would fail in his not-so-mysterious hidden agenda.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He looked straight at the fighter in gray livery and slowly extended arfna arms, palms turned slightly downward, the gesture of reconciliation with the subtle distinction, however, of not submitting.

Surprisingly this book held up pretty well and didn’t disappoint the nostalgic memories I had. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

This authorship is top notch. Also, as the bit with Garth dogged by “the mob” when trying to get away from the Grand Master’s army so he doesn’t get fucking killed shows, “the mob” is merely a group ofhyperactive Downies with no care aids – or shotguns, because I sincerely wanted to jump in and force Garth to start frying the assholes – in sight.

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 So, in other words, William Fortschen doesn’t know as much as he thinks he does. And the fact that he took all the good cards involving dragons and stone demons and such while leaving me with cards like “Drought” and “Hornets” just made me decide he was kind of a cheating douchebag.

Arena (novel)

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 Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage willam.

I think the last book of fiction I read was Catan.

Drifting away from the stand, he pulled out his dagger and sliced the treat open, tilting his head up to drain out the juice, which washed away the dust of the road.