HarperPrism Book Inserts

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HarperPrism, an imprint of Harper Collins, published ten Magic: The Gathering novels, starting with the first named Arena in September 1994. The first five of them had a coupon on the last page which could be sent to Harper Prism to get a free card. While in the first four novels the rewarded card (or in the case of Arena, two cards) was fixed, HarperPrism used the fifth novel to distribute the remaining cards per random while supply lasted.

The cards were available in English by HarperPrism, French by Le Fleuve Noir, Italian by Sperling & Kupfer, Portuguese by Ediouro and Devir Livraria, and Spanish by Martínez Roca, with the Spanish set erroneously printed with white borders.

The books were also available in German but were not distributed by HarperPrism and therefore have no cards associated with them. The Italian book cycle was discontinued after the second novel due to poor sales. In Brazil, Arena and Mana Crypt cards were inserted inside the first two books, so it was not necessary to send back any coupon, the same applies for Italian and Spanish cards.

The third book " The Cursed Land" was translated in Portuguese but was never released, the 3 last cards were also printed (It took much more time to print the card than to print the book) and ready for being inserted inside the books, but the project for the third book was aborted and it was never printed. The cards were never released to the public and should have been kept if the book would ever be released. Apparently some of these cards are in the wild. No further info is available at the moment.

Magic: The Gathering novels were translated in different foreign languages, a lot of them having a different illustration on the cover. No Promo cards were available.
Arena was also translated and published in Czech (Classic), Dutch (Uitgeverij Het Spectrum), German (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag), Hungarian (Neotek), Japanese (Aspect Novels), Polish (ISA).
Shattered Chains was also translated and published in Czech (Classic), German (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag), Hungarian (Szukits), Polish (ISA).
Whispering Woods was also translated and published in Czech (Classic), Dutch (Uitgeverij Het Spectrum), German (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag), Hungarian (Szukits), Japanese (Aspect Novels), Polish (ISA).
Final Sacrifice was also translated and published in Czech (Classic), German (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag), Hungarian (Szukits), Polish (ISA).
The Cursed Land was also translated and published in German (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag), Polish (ISA).

ENGLISH published by HarperPrism




Magic: The Gathering™ Arena
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Special Offer One free unique card with purchase. See inside for details
"Even the greatest fighter mages will learn to fear the one-eyed stranger."
ISBN-10: 0-06-105424-0 (ISBN-13: 9780061054242)
297 pages


Magic: The Gathering™ Shattered Chains
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Special Offer One free unique card with purchase. See inside for details
"They knew it was powerful. They didn't know it was alive."
ISBN-10: 0-06-105419-4 (ISBN-13: 9780061054198)
288 pages


Magic: The Gathering™ Whispering Woods
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Special Offer One free unique card with purchase. See inside for details
"Wizards are nothing but trouble. Ask Gull. He works for one."
ISBN-10: 0-06-105418-6 (ISBN-13: 9780061054181)
304 pages


Magic: The Gathering™ Final Sacrifice
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Special Offer One free unique card with purchase. See inside for details
"One druid leads a desperate fight against a legion of Dominia's most powerful wizards!"
ISBN-10: 0-06-105420-8 (ISBN-13: 9780061054204)
312 pages


Magic: The Gathering™ The Cursed Land
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Teri McLaren
A wizard's greed wounded the land. Can a magic woman's heal it?
Special Offer One unique card with purchase. See inside for details
"Exciting, action-packed. It captures the magic!"
-Margaret Weis
ISBN-10: 0-06-105016-4 (ISBN-13: 9780061050169)
304 pages

FRENCH published by Le Fleuve Noir




Magic: L'Assemblée™ L'Arène
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Offre Spéciale Gratuit!2 cartes inédites. Voir à l'intérieur
William R. Forstchen
ISBN-10: 2-265-05850-5 (ISBN-13: 9782265058507)


Magic: L'Assemblée™ Les chaînes brisées
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Offre Spéciale Gratuit!1 carte inédite. Voir à l'intérieur
Clayton Emery
ISBN-10: 2-265-05848-3 (ISBN-13: 9782265058484)


Magic: L'Assemblée™ La forêt des murmures
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Offre Spéciale Gratuit!1 carte inédite. Voir à l'intérieur
Clayton Emery
ISBN-10: 2-265-05849-1 (ISBN-13: 9782265058491)


Magic: L'Assemblée™ Le sacrifice final
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Offre Spéciale Gratuit!1 carte inédite. Voir à l'intérieur
Clayton Emery
ISBN-10: 2-265-06219-7 (ISBN-13: 9782265062191)

ITALIAN published by Sperling & Kupfer




Sperling & Kupfer
William R. Forstchen
Magic: L'Adunanza™ Arena
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Il romanzo tratto dall'omonimo gioco di carte
ISBN-10: 88-200-2065-3 (ISBN-13: 978-8820020651)


Sperling & Kupfer
Clayton Emery
Magic: L'Adunanza™ Il bosco dei sussurri
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Contiene La carta da gioco esclusiva
ISBN-10: 88-200-2242-7 (ISBN-13: 9788820022426)

PORTUGUESE published by Ediouro




Magic: The Gathering™ Arena
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Brinde Exclusivo Carta inédita Magic: The Gathering
ISBN-10: 8500231378 (ISBN-13: 9788500231377)

PORTUGUESE published by Devir Livraria




Magic: The Gathering™ A Floresta Murmurante
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Exclusivo carta inédita de Magic
Clayton Emery
ISBN-10: 8585443456 (ISBN-13: 9788585443450)

SPANISH published by Martínez Roca




Magic: El Encuentro™ Arena
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 2 cartas únicas Pidelas en la libreria
Martinez Roca
ISBN 10: 84-270-1990-4 (ISBN-13 9788427019904)


Magic: El Encuentro™ Cadenas Rotas
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 1 carta única Pidela en la libreria
Martinez Roca
ISBN-10: 84-270-2099-6 (ISBN-13: 9788427020993)


Magic: El Encuentro™ El Bosque de los Susurros
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 1 carta única Pidela en la libreria
Martinez Roca
ISBN 10: 84-270-2071-6 (ISBN-13: 9788427020719)
Back to be upgraded


Magic: El Encuentro™ El Sacrificio Final
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 1 carta única Pidela en la libreria
Martinez Roca
ISBN-10: 84-270-2114-3 (ISBN13: 9788427021143)


HarperPrism English and French book coupons


Arena full art cover by Kevin Murphy


Arena full art by Rob Alexander

CZECH published by Classic



Magic: The Gathering™ Aréna (Arena) Cover illustration by Jan Patrik Krasny
Magic: The Gathering™ Prervané retezy (Shattered Chains) Cover illustration by Michael Whelan
Magic: The Gathering™ Septajici lesy (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Jan Patrik Krasny
Magic: The Gathering™ Posledni Obet (Final Sacrifice) Cover illustration by Boris Vallejo

DUTCH published by Uitgeverij Het Spectrum



Magic: The Gathering™ Arena (Arena) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Magic: The Gathering™ Fluisterwoud (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy

GERMAN published by Wilhelm Heyne Verlag



Magic: Die Zusammenkunft™ Die Arena (Arena) Cover illustration by Steve Crisp
Magic: Die Zusammenkunft™ Flüsterwald (Shattered Chains) Cover illustration by Steve Crisp
Magic: Die Zusammenkunft™ Zerschlagene Ketten (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Steve Crisp
Magic: Die Zusammenkunft™ Letzte Opferung (Final Sacrifice) Cover illustration by Steve Crisp
Magic: Die Zusammenkunft™ Das verschwundene Land (The Cursed Land) Cover illustration by Steve Crisp

HUNGARIAN published by Neotek and Szukits



Magic: The Gathering™ Aréna (Arena) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Magic: The Gathering™ Letepett Lancok (Shattered Chains) Cover illustration by Szendrei Tibor
Magic: The Gathering™ Suttogo Erdo (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Szendrei Tibor
Magic: The Gathering™ Vegso aldozat (Final Sacrifice) Cover illustration by Szendrei Tibor

Japanese published by Aspect Novels



Magic: The Gathering® Arena Cover illustration by Jun Suemi
Magic: The Gathering® Whispering Woods Cover illustration by ?

POLISH published by ISA



Magic: The Gathering™ Arena (Arena) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Magic: The Gathering™ Zerwane Okowy (Shattered Chains) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Magic: The Gathering™ Szepczacy Las (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Magic: The Gathering™ Ostateczne Poswiecenie (Final Sacrifice) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Magic: The Gathering™ Przekleta Kraina (The Cursed Land) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy

EXTERNAL LINKS
Devir Livraria
25 Random Things About Magic, Making Magic
On Wedge, Feature Article
Magic: The Gathering Novels, Feature Article
Arena, Feature Article

INTERNAL LINKS
Eighth Edition Box Topper Cards
Magic Calendars


English - HarperPrism Book Inserts
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 ArenaRob AlexanderHarperPrism Arena novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
1994-09
1995-08
002 Giant BadgerLiz DanforthHarperPrism Shattered Chains novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
1995-02
1995-08
003 Mana CryptMark TedinHarperPrism Final Sacrifice novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
1995-04
1995-08
004 Sewers of EstarkMelissa A. BensonHarperPrism Arena novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
1994-09
1995-08
005 Windseeker CentaurAnson MaddocksHarperPrism Whispering Woods novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
1995-01
1995-08
 


French - HarperPrism Book Inserts
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Arène
Arena
Rob AlexanderLe Fleuve Noir Arène novel purchase bonus1996-03
002 Blaireau géant
Giant Badger
Liz DanforthLe Fleuve Noir Les chaînes brisées novel purchase bonus1996-09
003 Crypte de mana
Mana Crypt
Mark TedinLe Fleuve Noir Le sacrifice final novel purchase bonus1997-02
004 Égouts d'Estark
Sewers of Estark
Melissa A. BensonLe Fleuve Noir Arène novel purchase bonus1996-03
005 Centaure Cherchevent
Windseeker Centaur
Anson MaddocksLe Fleuve Noir La forêt des murmures novel purchase bonus1996-05
 


Italian - HarperPrism Book Inserts
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Arena
Arena
Rob AlexanderSperling & Kupfer Arena novel purchase bonus1995-03YES 
002 Fogne di Estark
Sewers of Estark
Melissa A. BensonSperling & Kupfer Arena novel purchase bonus1995-03YES 
003 Centauro Cacciatore dei Venti
Windseeker Centaur
Anson MaddocksSperling & Kupfer Il bosco dei sussurri novel purchase bonus1996-06YES 
 


Portuguese - HarperPrism Book Inserts
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Arena
Arena
Rob AlexanderEdiouro Arena novel purchase bonus1996-?YES 
002 Texugo Gigante
Giant Badger
Liz DanforthDevir Livraria Terreno Amaldiçoado unreleased novel purchase bonusDate unknownYES 
003 Cripta de Mana
Mana Crypt
Mark TedinDevir Livraria Floresta Murmante novel purchase bonus1998-12YES 
004 Esgotos de Estark
Sewers of Estark
Melissa A. BensonDevir Livraria Terreno Amaldiçoado unreleased novel purchase bonusDate unknownYES 
005 Centauro Caçador do Vento
Windseeker Centaur
Anson MaddocksDevir Livraria Terreno Amaldiçoado unreleased novel purchase bonusDate unknownYES 
 


Spanish - HarperPrism Book Inserts
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Arena
Arena
Rob AlexanderMartínez Roca Arena novel purchase bonus1995-?YES 
002 Tejón gigante
Giant Badger
Liz DanforthMartínez Roca Cadenas Rotas novel purchase bonus1996-?YES 
003 Cripta de maná
Mana Crypt
Mark TedinMartínez Roca El Sacrificio Final novel purchase bonus1996-?YES 
004 Alcantarillas de Estark
Sewers of Estark
Melissa A. BensonMartínez Roca Arena novel purchase bonus1996-?YES 
005 Centauro Piesligeros
Windseeker Centaur
Anson MaddocksMartínez Roca El Bosque de los Susurros novel purchase bonus1996-?YES