Arena is the very first Magic novel ever produced. It was written by William R. Forstchen and published in November 1994. The book is not part of any cycle, but its story is connected to the Greensleeves Trilogy.
The Festival of Estark 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. 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?
The answer may bring about the fall of the four houses - or Garth's death.