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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I wouldn’t recommend it to many people but for me it doesn’t get any better than this entertainment! The last page was cut where the coupon wlliam the two free cards was, but I think I got the last line of the book.

Magic – The Gathering: Arena

Aug 01, Karlie Nyte rated it liked it Shelves: This book falls into the latter category. For whatever reason, the story in this one is really fantastic william always makes me read it in one sitting.

ForstchenI saw that he wrote Arena as well. Anyway, this book was a lot of fun and probably the best Magic based book there was. Forstchen born is an American author who began publishing in with the novel Ice Prophet. My father read this book some time ago, and having never played Magic or understanding anything about it he said he enjoyed it and planned on reading it again.

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. I had a few other books based on Magic: Again, it is readable. I first read it when I was 13 and it was one of the most memorable and influential books of my childhood.

I know fforstchen rating is skewed by nostalgia and you know what? The author was almost slavishly literal in his depiction of these as spells, and it was quaint.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want forstcjen read. So I guess people who like fantasy but are not familiar with Magic might enjoy this. The standard practice in fighter-wizard battles is to bet a spell on the outcome.


Arena (novel)

Everyone is very concerned with “mana,” which is the power that magical things in this world run on. It’s traditional high fantasy; Fortschen usually chooses to remain outside of the realm of flashbacks or the showing of e emotional development, which is probably a blessing, since the few times bt slips with this are quite jarring.

Planeswalkers are mentioned but none of the characters are familiar to the history of magic I am familiar with. If the fight is to the death, the bet is the loser’s entire satchel of spells and mana. Back at the Arena, Varena is revived, rescued by Norreen, Hammen, and Narua giant dim-witted fighter who considered Garth amusing.

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The Gathering player so this but i didn’t have much hope for this book. I like that mana is italicized throughout the book. Surprisingly this book held up pretty well and didn’t disappoint the nostalgic memories I had. Refresh and try again.

Arena – William R. Forstchen, (None) – Google Books

Wow – I forztchen just surprised by this book popping up on my Goodreads screen. To ask other readers questions about Arenaplease sign up.

Jan 04, Alex rated it liked it. After an intense battle, Garth stabs a dagger in Zarel’s chest, killing him. Nov 18, Scott Johnson rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a guilty pleasure of mine.

The reasons are thus: Other books in the series. I have willia, 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.

And why is the Grand Master of the Arena so afraid of what Garth might do?

When Garth is about to be killed, Norreen leads the crowd as a mob into the Arena to aid him. Then again, Forstchen went on to write political thrillers, work with Newt Gingrich and these days is spewing hate against Muslims on Twitter.

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. He spends wiliam summers in Mongolia, doing archaeological and historical research, and his current hobby is the foretchen and flying of a replica P Mustang fighter plane.


If you’re a fan of the game, this book is a good read. Norreen and Garth return, having defeated Planeswalker Kuthuman and sealed the portal he used so he could not return. Forstxhen from that, however, the Benalian societal dynamics were a farce described by an unimaginative capitalist man who doesn’t know the definition of “privilege”. The introduction of the hottest new game in has spawned the hottest new book since Dragonlance was launched.

Three years forstdhen, the city is rebuilt and the Arena festival is as it once was: This changed after the former Grand Master killed off the entire Fifth House and took their cache of mana, becoming Planeswalker Kuthuman.

Forstchen resides near Asheville, North Carolina with his daughter Meghan. The Gathering Collectible Card Game series of novels fell into one of two categories: For even as the fighter-mages of the four great Houses prepare for their annual battle in the Arena, a stranger arrives for Festival.

Jan 12, Angie rated it it was amazing Wi,liam Another point that irritated me to the point of tics was his description of Benalian society. The Gathering, but this is the only one I kept after my big move. For me, this is a five star read because it knows what it is and the author forsfchen in every word of it. At the time the book came out, williak is still a lack of deep lore regarding the world of Magic: Followed By Whispering Woods.