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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What is his interest in the fifth House, destroyed a generation ago? Planeswalkers are mentioned but none of the characters are familiar to the history of magic I am familiar with.

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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.

He reached into his pocket as if to pull out a tract wllliam they quickly hurried on.

Arena is not part of any cycle, but its story is connected to the Greensleeves Trilogy. But it was bad, so naturally I loved it. So I guess people who like fantasy but are not familiar with Magic might enjoy this.

The crude elderly pickpocket who becomes servant to the mysterious stranger is pretty cool, and there are actually a couple women in the story who–while not as awesome and brave as the mysterious stranger, of course–are pretty bad-ass.

The book includes raena coupon for two rare Magic trading cards that cannot be found anywhere else.

The major point that I kept getting perturbed about was Fortschen’s lack of understanding, or talent, for logistics. ZarelGrand Master of the Arwna, uses the games to keep the populace and the Four Houses of fighter-wizards in check. He is about to kill Norreen, Hammen and Naru, when Garth returns.


I know my rating is skewed by nostalgia and you know what? Estark is a brutal city where the populace’s favored pastime is watching and betting on bloody battles, both on the streets and in the Arena. The characters are paper-thin and the plot is pretty pulpy, inspired – as several reviews have pointed out – by the timeless tale of Yojimbo.

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Garth gets involved in several of these fights, willian and abandoning each of the Houses in turn. For whatever reason, the story in this one is really fantastic and always makes me read it in one sitting.

I had thousands of cards, played all the time, and bought several books in the series – which had just started coming out. When you start forsthen it, you may find yourself hard to put it down. Oct 08, Alotor rated it it was amazing. 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.

God, that was over 10 years ago. This book was written not rr 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. Who is Garth One-Eyeand where did he get his powerful spells?


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Mar 08, Sparhawk rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Three years later, the city is rebuilt and the Arena festival is as it once was: The 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. While some people who have never played the card game before might scoff at the quality of books written in this arenna the core plot, characters, and themes of this book are very well told.

I know this book is far from awesome, however, I still enjoy reading it. Also, if you play or played the game, you should read this novel.

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Not to mention unbearably dull. Fortschen’s use of “the mob”. Who is Garth One-eye, and where did he get his powerful spells? Everyone I’ve lend it to has loved it as well. Jun 17, William Dalphin rated it forstcuen was amazing.

Believe it or not but this is one of my favorite books!