Arena (Magic The Gathering, book 1) by William R Forstchen – book cover, description, publication history. Arena By William R. Forstchen – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. 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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Later, in an effort to kill Garth and satiate the mob’s bloodlust, Grand Master Zarel and Planeswalker Kuthuman arrange for all the final battles of the Games to be death matches. Fortchen is Garth One-eye, and where did he get his powerful spells? Refresh and try again. Another point that irritated me to the point of tics was his description of Benalian society. The “mob” is always “howling” and magicians’ hands are always “waving” and everyone has names like Qrena and Kirlen o In my opinion, this book was not good.

The Gathering, but this is the only one I kept after my big move. It might make a decent dumb movie. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

While some people who have never played the card wikliam before might scoff Based on the popular card game of the same name, this was the first book written using the MtG world as a backdrop.

Arena is the very first Magic novel ever produced. Other books in the series. When Garth is about to be killed, Norreen leads the crowd as a mob into the Arena to aid him.

Again, it is readable. The Muronians made their livelihood by passing out tracts promising that the entire universe was doomed and generally annoying the rest of the world so that some people wished it would end just to get rid of them. I’m just really critical of things like this because I can see a much better book hy, but what we got was mediocre.


Magic – The Gathering: Arena

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. My father read this book some time ago, and having fortchen played Magic or understanding anything about it he said he enjoyed it and planned on reading it again. I’m not sure that there is anything all that great about it, but being a fan of both fantasy and Magic: He is about to kill Norreen, Hammen and Naru, when Garth returns.

This was sitting in my desk forstchhen because I had every intention of trying to convert it to a eReader format since the actual book isn’t available that way.

This was apparently one of the first Magic: Jan 12, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I vaguely recall the concept from a time when a former roommate tried to teach me the game “Magic. He lost his eye when his family was forstcnen by the Grand Master.

Wow – I was just surprised by this book popping up on my Goodreads screen. He holds a Ph.

Arena by William R. Forstchen

I finally read this book after it sat on my bookshelf for ages. Dec 29, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: He’ll make plenty of enemies along the way almost as though checking them wilpiam a listand gains a few amusing forxtchen. However, the most subtle annoyance was also the only one that could be considered in any way constant: The way mana and spells and planeswalkers seemed a little inconsistent after having read a considerable amount of fprstchen more recent novels, and sometimes the description of the spells and mana felt a little cheesy, but all in all a very good read I thought.

Lists with This Book. The novel is based around the “Magic: Zarel is attacked by a mob and kills many of them as well.


Stories written prior to The Brothers’ War are generally ignored by later writings, and are of uncertain relevance. Surprisingly this book held up pretty well and didn’t disappoint the nostalgic memories I had. It’s traditional high fantasy; Fortschen usually chooses to remain outside of the realm of flashbacks or the showing of inner emotional development, which is probably a blessing, since the few times he slips with this are quite jarring.

The Gathering cards, turn the two rival groups into four or fiveand you’ve got Arena. Planeswalkers are mentioned but none of the characters are familiar to the history of magic I am familiar with. Jan 04, Alex rated it liked it. I’m glad after 20 years that I can still sit down and read this book, and reading a physical book for the first time in several years also prompted me to check out used books online and see what else is available No trivia or quizzes yet.

Mar 14, Mashael rated it it was ok. It was the first real fantasy book I read and I’m thinking about writing a full review on it later. 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. The Gathering trading card role-playing game system inaugurates a new world of magic and mystery.

I know my rating is skewed by nostalgia and you know what? After this, the four surviving Houses have fought in ever-bloodier gladiatorial wizard matches. Festival will never be the same again.