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. Arena is the very first Magic novel ever produced. It was published in November , and was written by William R. Forstchen. Arena is not.
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I don’t always need or want to read nuanced, complicated novels with twists and turns that keep me guessing.
Several city warriors slowed as they approached Garth, as if they recognized him. Norreen and Garth return, having defeated Planeswalker Kuthuman and sealed the portal he used so he could not return. The writing style of this book is not fosrtchen very good but the story itself is interesting.
Forsthen two of them meet with Hammen once again to let him know they are alive, then retire to the countryside to raise their child, whom they plan to name after him. Instead of typing out a page book I just decided to read it. This is not imaginative, ground-breaking fantasy nor does it claim to be. 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.
Nevermind the poor language, the storytelling and the endless possibilities in the world of Magic is what matters here. It was a lot of fun to revisit it 20 years later. This novel was an enjoyable, quick fantasy story that forstchrn well told and has plenty of action.
When you start reading it, you may find yourself hard to put it down. The story is forstcgen 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.
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And for me, the wife of a former avid Magic player, they offered me a way to be involved in the game, as I did not play that often, insight into the characters and places that were being battled over on I know this book is far from awesome, however, I still enjoy reading it. He forscthen 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.
Follows Garth one-eye as he battles for the champion spot in the bloody arena. 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.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I did feel like the protagonist was a bit invincible and wasn’t really risking much, but what do you expect from a binary good vs.
Based dorstchen the popular card game of the same name, this was the first book written using the MtG world as a backdrop. Finally, he appears in the Arena and fights under the colors of the Fifth House, of which he is revealed to be a rare survivor. He stirs up discord and rioting in the already dangerous and unstable city. This was sitting in my desk drawer because I had every intention of trying to convert it to a eReader format s I know my rating is skewed by nostalgia and you know what?
He lost his eye when his family was killed by the Grand Master. This was sitting in my desk drawer because I had every intention of trying to convert it to a eReader format since the actual book isn’t available that way.
Paperback tie-in novels are always assumed to be garbage, but I’ve read enough of them to discover a few well-written gems and to know this doesn’t have to be true. Followed By Whispering Woods. He joined a house, stirred up some shit, then joined its rival I had never read it, even atena I bought it when it came atena copyrighted Read this when I was really into playing Magic and reading about it. The Gathering 1 forstcben William R. Garth quickly becomes known as One-Eye after winning a magical duel on a public street.
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It suffers from a problem in a lot of fantasy I’ve read by so-so authors does: No trivia or quizzes yet. I would love to hear the story of how Forstchen conceived of these magical fights one day. Oct 08, Alotor rated it it was amazing.
The first half of the book was just I found this in my parents attic the other day, and I read the reviews here so I decided to read it. I think it’s one of the main causes for me to enjoy fantasy so much.
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 corstchen care aids – or areha, because I sincerely wanted to jump in and force Garth to start frying the assholes – in sight. Jan 12, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Re-reading it now, 20 years later, I cannot summon get it?