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 HarperPrism 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 (USA) by HarperPrism, Englisk (UK) by Boxtree Ltd 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 (U.S.A.) published by HarperPrism




Magic: The Gathering™ Arena
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Special Offer Two free unique cards with purchase. See inside for details
"Even the greatest fighter mages will learn to fear the one-eyed stranger."
© 1994 by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing November 1994
Printed in the United States of America
ISBN-10: 0-06-105424-0 (ISBN-13: 9780061054242)
UPC: 0 99455 00499 2 05424
297 pages
Price: U.S. $4.99 CAN. $5.99
Promo Cards: Arena and Sewers of Estark


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."
© 1995 by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing January 1995
Printed in the United States of America
294 pages
ISBN-10: 0-06-105418-6 (ISBN-13: 9780061054181)
UPC: 0 99455 00499 2 05418
Price: U.S. $4.99 CAN. $5.99
Promo Card: Windseeker Centaur


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."
© 1995 by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing March 1995
Printed in the United States of America
278 pages
ISBN-10: 0-06-105419-4 (ISBN-13: 9780061054198)
UPC: 0 99455 00499 2 05419
Price: U.S. $4.99 CAN. $5.99
Promo Card: Giant Badger


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!"
© 1995 by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing May 1995
Printed in the United States of America
312 pages
ISBN-10: 0-06-105420-8 (ISBN-13: 9780061054204)
UPC: 0 99455 00499 2 05420
Price: U.S. $4.99 CAN. $5.99
Promo Card: Mana Crypt


Magic: The Gathering™ The Cursed Land
Cover illustration by John Bolton
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
© 1995 by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing August 1995
Printed in the United States of America
290 pages
ISBN-10: 0-06-105016-4 (ISBN-13: 9780061050169)
UPC: 0 99455 00499 2 05016
Price: U.S. $4.99 CAN. $5.99
Promo Cards: Arena, Giant Badger, Mana Crypt, Sewers of Estark, Windseeker Centaur (one of those)

ENGLISH (U.K.) published by Pan Macmillan/Boxtree Ltd (Imprint)




Magic: The Gathering™ Arena
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Special Offer One free new card with purchase. See inside for details
"Even the greatest fighter mages will learn to fear the one-eyed stranger."
© ? by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing October 1995 ?
Printed in ?

ISBN-10: 0-7522-0724-5 (ISBN-13: 9780752207247)
UPC: 9 780752 207247
297 ? pages
Price: £4.99
Promo Card: ?
NEED SCAN FOR UPGRADE


Magic: The Gathering™ Whispering Woods
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Special Offer One free new card with purchase. See inside for details
"Wizards are nothing but trouble. Ask Gull. He works for one."
© ? by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing 1995 ?
Printed in ?

ISBN-10: 0-7522-0719-9 (ISBN-13: 9780752207193)
UPC: 9 780752 207793
297 pages ?
Price: £4.99
Promo Card: ?
NEED SCAN FOR UPGRADE


Magic: The Gathering™ Shattered Chains
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Special Offer One free new card with purchase. See inside for details
"They knew it was powerful. They didn't know it was alive."
© ? by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing December 1995 ?
Printed in ?

ISBN-10: 0-7522-0744-X (ISBN-13: 9780752207445)
UPC: 9 780752 207445
304 ? pages
Price: £5.99
Promo Card: ?
NEED SCAN FOR UPGRADE


Magic: The Gathering™ Final Sacrifice
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Special Offer One free new card with purchase. See inside for details
"One druid leads a desperate fight against a legion of Dominia's most powerful wizards!"
© ? by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing 1995 ?
Printed in ?

ISBN-10: 0-7522-0217-0 (ISBN-13: 9780752202174)
UPC: 9 780752 202174
320 ? pages
Price: £5.99
Promo Card: ?
NEED SCAN FOR UPGRADE

Magic: The Gathering™ The Cursed Land
Cover illustration by John Bolton
Teri McLaren
A wizard's greed wounded the land. Can a magic woman's heal it?
Special Offer One new card with purchase. See inside for details
"Exciting, action-packed. It captures the magic!"
-Margaret Weis
© ? by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
First Printing ?
Printed in ?
ISBN-10: ? (ISBN-13: ?)
UPC: ?
? pages
Price: £ ?
[color=blue]Promo Card: ?

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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
Traduction de Grégoire Dannereau
© 1996 by Le Fleuve Noir
Dépôt légal : Mars 1996
Imprimé en Angleterre
312 pages
ISBN-10: 2-265-05850-5 (ISBN-13: 9782265058507)
UPC: 9 782265 058507
Price: 39 F.F.
Promo Cards: Arène et Égouts d'Estark


Magic: L'Assemblée™ La forêt des murmures
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Offre Spéciale Gratuit! 1 carte inédite. Voir à l'intérieur
Clayton Emery
Traduction de Martin Winkler
© 1996 by Le Fleuve Noir
Dépôt légal : Mai 1996
Imprimé en Angleterre
310 pages
ISBN-10: 2-265-05849-1 (ISBN-13: 9782265058491)
UPC: 9 782265 058484
Price: 39 F.F.
Promo Card: Centaure Cherchevent


Magic: L'Assemblée™ Les chaînes brisées
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Offre Spéciale Gratuit! 1 carte inédite. Voir à l'intérieur
Clayton Emery
Traduction de Marc Gazo
© 1996 by Le Fleuve Noir
Dépôt légal : Septembre 1996
Imprimé en Angleterre
314 pages
ISBN-10: 2-265-05848-3 (ISBN-13: 9782265058484)
UPC: 9 782265 058491
Price: 39 F.F.
Promo Card: Blaireau géant


Magic: L'Assemblée™ Le sacrifice final
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Offre Spéciale Gratuit! 1 carte inédite. Voir à l'intérieur
Clayton Emery
Traduction de Isabelle Troin-Joubaud
© 1997 by Le Fleuve Noir
Dépôt légal : Février 1997
Imprimé en Angleterre
314 pages
ISBN-10: 2-265-06219-7 (ISBN-13: 9782265062191)
UPC: 9 782265 062191
Price: 39 F.F.
Promo Card: Crypte de mana

ITALIAN published by Sperling & Kupfer




Sperling & Kupfer
William R. Forstchen
Magic: L'Adunanza™ Arena
Copertina: Illustrazione di Kevin Murphy
Il romanzo tratto dall'omonimo gioco di carte
Traduzione de Gisella Bianchi
© 1995 Sperling & Kupfer Editori S.p.A.
Printed in Italy
277 pages
ISBN-10: 88-200-2065-3 (ISBN-13: 978-8820020651)
UPC: 9 78820 020651
Price: Lire 24.900
Promo Card: Arena e Fogne di Estark
NEED SCAN OF THE BACK FOR UPGRADE


Sperling & Kupfer
Clayton Emery
Magic: L'Adunanza™ Il bosco dei sussurri
Copertina: Illustrazione di Kevin Murphy
Contiene La carta da gioco esclusiva
Traduzione de C. Carcano
© 1996 Sperling & Kupfer Editori S.p.A.
Printed in Italy
258 pages
ISBN-10: 88-200-2242-7 (ISBN-13: 9788820022426)
UPC: 9 78820 022426
Price: Lire 24.900
Promo Card: Centauro Cacciatore dei Venti

PORTUGUESE published by Ediouro




Magic: The Gathering™ Arena
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Brinde Exclusivo Carta inédita Magic: The Gathering
Tradução de Sylvio Gonçalves
© 1996 ?
Printed in ?

304 pages
ISBN-10: 85-00-23137-8 (ISBN-13: 9788500231377)
UPC: 9 788500 231377
Price: ?
Promo Card: Arena
NEED SCAN OF THE BACK FOR UPGRADE

PORTUGUESE published by Devir Livraria




Magic: The Gathering™ A Floresta Murmurante
Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Exclusivo carta inédita de Magic
Clayton Emery
Tradução de José Antonio Ceschin
© 1998 ?
Printed in ?

254 pages
ISBN-10: 85-85443-45-6 (ISBN-13: 9788585443450)
UPC: 9 788585 443450
Price: ?
Promo Card: Cripta de Mana

SPANISH published by Martínez Roca




Magic: El Encuentro™ Arena
Ilustración Cubierta: Kevin Murphy
William R. Forstchen
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 2 cartas únicas Pidelas en la libreria
Martinez Roca
Traducción de Albert Solé
© 1995 Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A.
Impreso en España - Printed in Spain
318 pages
ISBN 10: 84-270-1990-4 (ISBN-13 9788427019904)
Depósito legal B. 41.235-1996
Price: /
Promo Card: Arena y Alcantarillas de Estark (White border)


Magic: El Encuentro™ El Bosque de los Susurros
Ilustración Cubierta: Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 1 carta única Pidela en la libreria
Martinez Roca
Traducción de Albert Solé
© 1996 Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A.
Impreso en España - Printed in Spain
255 pages
ISBN 10: 84-270-2071-6 (ISBN-13: 9788427020719)
Depósito legal B. 205-1996
Price: /
Promo Card: Centauro Piesligeros (White border)


Magic: El Encuentro™ Cadenas Rotas
Ilustración Cubierta: Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 1 carta única Pidela en la libreria
Martinez Roca
Traducción de Albert Solé
© 1996 Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A.
Impreso en España - Printed in Spain
286 pages
ISBN-10: 84-270-2099-6 (ISBN-13: 9788427020993)
Depósito legal B. 6.991-1996
Price: /
Promo Card: Tejón gigante (White border)


Magic: El Encuentro™ El Sacrificio Final
Ilustración Cubierta: Kevin Murphy
Clayton Emery
Por la compra de este libro Gratis 1 carta única Pidela en la libreria
Martinez Roca
Traducción de Albert Solé
© 1996 Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A.
Impreso en España - Printed in Spain
283 pages
ISBN-10: 84-270-2114-3 (ISBN13: 9788427021143)
Depósito legal B. 14.142-1996
Price:/
Promo Card: Cripta de maná (White border)


HarperPrism English (U.S.A.) coupon Version 1: Offer expires 11/95. NEED UPGRADE
HarperPrism English (U.S.A.) coupon Version 2: Offer expires 08/96.
English Boxtree Ltd (U.K.) coupon. NEED UPGRADE
French Le Fleuve Noir coupon


"Brick" of 55 English Mana Crypt sealed. Front and back.


"Brick" of 55 English Arena sealed - "Brick" of 55 English Giant Badger sealed -"Brick" of 55 English Sewers of Estark sealed. Front.


Arena book cover full art by Kevin Murphy


Arena card full art by Rob Alexander


The Cursed Land Preliminary sketch of the book cover by John Bolton

CZECH published by Classic



Magic: The Gathering™ Aréna (Arena) Cover illustration by Jan Patrik Krasny
Magic: The Gathering™ Septajici lesy (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Jan Patrik Krasny
Magic: The Gathering™ Prervané retezy (Shattered Chains) Cover illustration by Michael Whelan
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 (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Steve Crisp
Magic: Die Zusammenkunft™ Zerschlagene Ketten (Shattered Chains) 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™ Suttogo Erdo (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Szendrei Tibor
Magic: The Gathering™ Letepett Lancok (Shattered Chains) 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™ Szepczacy Las (Whispering Woods) Cover illustration by Kevin Murphy
Magic: The Gathering™ Zerwane Okowy (Shattered Chains) 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
Solé, Albert, Bibliografía General

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
Boxtree Ltd Arena novel purchase bonus
1994-11
1995-08
1995-10 ?
002 Giant BadgerLiz DanforthHarperPrism Shattered Chains novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
Boxtree Ltd Shattered Chains novel purchase bonus
1995-03
1995-08
1995-12 ?
003 Mana CryptMark TedinHarperPrism Final Sacrifice novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
Boxtree Ltd Final Sacrifice novel purchase bonus
1995-05
1995-08
1996-01 ?
004 Sewers of EstarkMelissa A. BensonHarperPrism Arena novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
Boxtree Ltd Arena novel purchase bonus
1994-11
1995-08
1995-10 ?
005 Windseeker CentaurAnson MaddocksHarperPrism Whispering Woods novel purchase bonus
HarperPrism The Cursed Land novel purchase bonus
Boxtree Ltd Whispering Woods novel purchase bonus
1995-01
1995-08
1995-11 ?
 


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 bonus1998-12 (to be verified)YES 
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