For even as the fighter-mages of the four great Houses prepare for their annual battle in the Arena, a stranger arrives for Festival. Who is Garth One-eye, and where did he get his powerful spells? What is his interest in the fifth House, destroyed a generation ago? And why is the Grand Master of the Arena so afraid of what Garth might do?
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Despite that I still enjoyed the book and plan on reading the next couple of books. 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. The Gathering that said, some quirks of r.
Although I understand that Hammen is supposed to be a socially-inept, chauvinistic failure of a man and Turquoise member, the reveal of which was neither revealing nor surprising, but rather insultingI wanted to leap into the pages and start beating the shit out of him for how he spoke to Norreen. The characters are paper-thin and the plot is pretty pulpy, inspired — as several reviews have pointed out — by the timeless tale of Yojimbo.
In reality, he kills them and takes their mana and spells, preventing any rivals from arising. Arean born is an American author who began publishing in with the novel Ice Prophet. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jun 11, Luke Sonnier rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The storytelling, descriptions, directing, even the verbiage are so far superior in this book Sep 11, Ross rated it it was amazing. Share your thoughts with other customers. Arena by William R.
Forstchen I was unable to put it down, and have purchased multiple copies over the years moving around a lot, things disappearbecause it is simply an amazing book. May 22, Nick rated it liked it R. The writing style of this book is not really very good but the story itself is interesting. 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.
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Gardajar As mentioned elsewhere, this story is something like Yojimbo or the more recent Last Man Standing. The take on how mana and spells are carried and used are a unique spin and r. Norreen and Garth return, having defeated Planeswalker Kuthuman and sealed the portal he used so he could not return. Nevermind the poor language, the storytelling and the endless possibilities in the world of Magic is what matters here.
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Jan 04, Alex rated it liked it As a 12 year-old, when "Magic" was the center of my world, I was in love with this book. Re-reading it now, 20 years later, I cannot summon get it? The characters are paper-thin and the plot is pretty pulpy, inspired - as several reviews have pointed out - by the timeless tale of Yojimbo. It might make a decent dumb movie. There is one thing it has going for it, though, which sets it apart from most game tie-in novels. Rather than simply explore the fictional world the As a 12 year-old, when "Magic" was the center of my world, I was in love with this book. Rather than simply explore the fictional world the game is set in with any old story, "Arena" actually tries to recreate the experience of playing "Magic" games as a big part of its setting.
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Plot[ edit edit source ] Festival will never be the same again. For even as the fighter-mages of the four great houses prepare for their annual battle in the arena, a stranger arrives for Festival. Who is Garth One-Eye , and where did he get his powerful spells? What is his interest in the fifth House, destroyed a generation ago? And why is the Grand Master of the Arena so afraid of what Garth might do? Summary[ edit edit source ] The wizard Garth arrives in the city of Estark and is befriended by Hammen , an old man who is the leader of a brotherhood of pickpockets.