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Spell of the Witch World PDF/EPUB » of the Witch PDF

Spell of the Witch World [Reading] ➺ Spell of the Witch World By Andre Norton – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Somewheres in the infinite spaces beyond the galaxy we know lies a planet with a strange affinity to the Earth For Earthling blood had crossed that incomprehensible vastness to mingle with the human b Somewheres in the infinite spaces beyond the Witch PDF Í the galaxy we know lies a planet with a strange affinity to the Earth For Earthling blood had crossed that incomprehensible vastness to mingle with the human but alien civilizations of that untracked world Earthling blood brought through an ancient door set down between the world in times unknownAndre Norton s marvelous novels of the Witch World, so distant that the very laws of space and time differ from those that govern our cosmic sector, have been compared by critics to the work of J Spell of PDF/EPUB or R R Tolkien of LORD OF THE RINGS fame, and equally to the great interplanetary adventures of a Clifford Simak or an Edgar Rice Burroughs But there is nothing copy cat in Andre Norton s work and in Spell of the Witch World we have a fantasy reading treat that compares favorably to the greatest of them allHere is the seventh book of the Witch World saga with all the color and super science imagery of those that have gone before Here you will meet the twins, Elys, the witch sister, and of the Witch PDF Í Elyn, the warrior brother and the pact that drew both into perils beyond the laws of our everyday stars Source back cover First DAW printingCover Artist Jack Gaughan.


About the Author: Andre Norton

Alice Mary Norton always had an the Witch PDF Í affinity to the humanities She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym In she legally changed her name to Andre Alice She also used the names Andrew North and Allen Weston as pseudonymsAndre Norton published her first novel in , and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Spell of PDF/EPUB or Science Fiction Society in , and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA association in Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in for the novel Witch World and in for the novelette Wizard s World She was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, winning the award in Norton won a number of other genre awards, and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual best of year pollsOn February , , of the Witch PDF Í the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award in , announced the creation of the Andre Norton Award, to be given each year for an outstanding work of fantasy or science fiction for the young adult literature market, beginning in Often called the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy by biographers such as J M Cornwell and organizations such as Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Publishers Weekly, and Time, Andre Norton wrote novels for over years She had a profound influence on the entire genre, having over published titles read by at least four generations of science fiction and fantasy readers and writers Notable authors who cite her influence include Greg Bear, Lois McMaster Bujold, C J Cherryh, Cecilia Dart Thornton, Tanya Huff, Mercedes Lackey, Charles de Lint, Joan D Vinge, David Weber, K D Wentworth, and Catherine Asaro.



10 thoughts on “Spell of the Witch World

  1. Karl Karl says:

    Updayed 06 16 2020 DAW Collectors 1Cover art by GaughanName Norton, Andre Alice,Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 17 February 1912 17 March 2005Alternate Name Andrew NorthThis is an anthology of three short stories, Dragon Scale Silver , Dream Smith , and Amber out of Quayth this collection is a fine introduction to Andre Norton s fantasy books,The witch World Series chronicles the adventures of an Army Officer on the run who escapes to a whole new world ruled by magic rather than tech Updayed 06 16 2020 DAW Collectors 1Cover art by GaughanName Norton, Andre Alice,Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 17 February 1912 17 March 2005Alternate Name Andrew NorthThis is an anthology of three short stories, Dragon Scale Silver , Dream Smith , and Amber out of Quayth this collection is a fine introduction to Andre Norton s fantasy books,The witch World Series chronicles the adventures of an Army Officer on the run who escapes to a whole new world ruled by magic rather than technology Alice Mary Norton 1912 2005 Alice Mary Norton was born on February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA She was the second daughter of Adalbert Freely Norton, owner of a rug company, and Bertha Stemm Being a late child, born seventeen years after her sister, she never developed close relationships with her siblings or contemporaries and was influenced primarily by her parents, especially her mother, who later on did all her proofreading and served as a critic in residence To classify Ms Norton as strictly a science fiction and fantasy writer or as a juvenile author would be an error Her genres range far beyond the confines of only a few types of literature Her canon includes mysteries, westerns, gothic fiction, historical novels, adventure stories,aka Andrew NorthWitch World High Halleck Cycle 1 Year of the Unicorn 1965 2 The Crystal Gryphon 1972 3 Spell of the Witch World 1972 4 The Jargoon Pard 1974 5 Zarsthor s Bane 1978 6 Gryphon in Glory 1981 7 Horn Crown 1981 8 Gryphon s Eyrie 1984 with A C Crispin 9 Were Wrath 1989 10 Songsmith 1992 with A C Crispin


  2. Terence Terence says:

    The cover blurb of my copy of Spell of the Witch World is deceptive After three paragraphs of effusive but general praise and comparison to Tolkien, the final one explains h ere you will meet the twins, Elys, the witch sister, and Elyn, the warrior brother and the pact that drew both into perils beyond the laws of our everyday stars Leaving aside the over the top rhetoric, the deception lies in the fact that Spell comprises three novellas Dragon Scale Silver where we meet the twi The cover blurb of my copy of Spell of the Witch World is deceptive After three paragraphs of effusive but general praise and comparison to Tolkien, the final one explains h ere you will meet the twins, Elys, the witch sister, and Elyn, the warrior brother and the pact that drew both into perils beyond the laws of our everyday stars Leaving aside the over the top rhetoric, the deception lies in the fact that Spell comprises three novellas Dragon Scale Silver where we meet the twins , Dream Smith and Amber out of Quayth connected only by their Witch World setting.Elys and Elyn of Dragon Scale Silver are the children of Estcarp refugees who washed up on the shores of High Hallack and found refuge in a fishing village When Alizon invades some years later after the twins parents have died , Elyn goes off to fight them, and Elys flees with the other villagers to hoped for havens inland Through her witching abilities and aided by the village s wise woman and Jervon, a wounded soldier who s sought succor with the refugees, Elys learns that her brother has been ensnared by an ancient curse and she s the only one who can rescue him It s a well told if formulaic entry in the Witch World oeuvre What puts it a bit above average is the ending, view spoiler where Elys learns what her brother really thinks of her hide spoiler Dream Smith is a departure from other works of the author that I ve read I would describe Norton s typical prose as concrete but here it reads closer to a traditional fairy tale It s the tale of Collard, a young smith horribly disfigured in an accident, and Jacinda, a young girl equally marred view spoiler They find the usual happy ending in a dream world he creates hide spoiler Again, well told but not overly memorable Amber out of Quayth is the best story of the three Ysmay is the sister of Gyrerd, who returns from the Alizon wars with a new wife, who displaces Ysmay as lady of the hold Faced with a lifetime of drudgery under her brother s wife or retiring to an abbey, Ysmay fair leaps at the chance to marry Hylle, a stranger from the North I could draw a parallel with Bluebeard, though the specific danger to Ysmay was not the same Regardless, Ysmay soon learns that it s not a good thing to be Hylle s wife when she finds herself in a battle for body and soul I enjoyed this one the most because of Ysmay s character She wasfully developed than Elys in Dragon Scale Silver, who is one of Norton s stock characters, hardly distinguishable from a large cast of alienated youths searching for their lives meanings Granted, Ysmay too is part of that company but her personality and trials stood out for me I had a greater affinity with her particular plight than Elys.Recommendation As with my review of Year of the Unicorn , this is a read for Norton fans, a credible addition to Witch World lore For the general SF audience if you re in the library or at a bargain book table and you re looking for something comfortable and untaxing to distract you from global climate change, you could do worse


  3. Aaron Meyer Aaron Meyer says:

    A collection of three stories that all take place in the land of High Hallack over a period of time which has an invasion as the backdrop to the stories Although the invasion isn t the main issue of the stories it does serve as a device to place these stories in a chronological order The stories contained are Dragon Scale Silver , Dream Smith , and Amber out of Quayth They are all good stories though I would say that they progressively get better Dragon Scale Silver seemed rather stilted A collection of three stories that all take place in the land of High Hallack over a period of time which has an invasion as the backdrop to the stories Although the invasion isn t the main issue of the stories it does serve as a device to place these stories in a chronological order The stories contained are Dragon Scale Silver , Dream Smith , and Amber out of Quayth They are all good stories though I would say that they progressively get better Dragon Scale Silver seemed rather stilted to a degree in its writing but still a good tale The next two stories were excellent and as much as I liked Amber out of Quayth I would have to say that Dream Smith was the most powerful of the tales Highly recommend this book


  4. Jackie Jackie says:

    I bought this book because it was part of the Witch World series, my favorite series by Norton As I started to read it, I couldn t tell it had anything to do with the Witch World except in title only Then, about a hundred pages in, I realize it s 3 short stories Generally not a fan of the shorties.With that being said, I still found myself enjoying this book, liking the characters and the story itself Not nearly as entertaining as other Witch World books but still worth a read if you re a No I bought this book because it was part of the Witch World series, my favorite series by Norton As I started to read it, I couldn t tell it had anything to do with the Witch World except in title only Then, about a hundred pages in, I realize it s 3 short stories Generally not a fan of the shorties.With that being said, I still found myself enjoying this book, liking the characters and the story itself Not nearly as entertaining as other Witch World books but still worth a read if you re a Norton fan


  5. XPHAIEA. XPHAIEA. says:

    Despite the slightly misleading blurb on the back of this volume it is in fact comprised of three short stories.Norton has a distinct flair for crafting mythic stories with memorable character in a very limited word span Her world is detailed and minutely crafted and combined with her flair for prose creates superb and vivid fantasy stories which have great poise and presence.Really enjoying the Witch World stories and looking forward to readingHighly recommended


  6. Valerie Valerie says:

    Consisting of three short stories 1 The novella Dragon Scale Silver introducing Elys and Jervon , 2 Dream Smith, and 3 Amber Out of Quayth.More essentially motiveless violence If the invaders from Alizon were after something in the Waste, why didn t they just ask the Dalesfolk for passage The Dalesfolk might ve issued warnings, but they probably wouldn t ve tried to stop the strangers passage Come to that, once the Dalesfolk realized what the Hounds of Alizon wanted, why didn t the Consisting of three short stories 1 The novella Dragon Scale Silver introducing Elys and Jervon , 2 Dream Smith, and 3 Amber Out of Quayth.More essentially motiveless violence If the invaders from Alizon were after something in the Waste, why didn t they just ask the Dalesfolk for passage The Dalesfolk might ve issued warnings, but they probably wouldn t ve tried to stop the strangers passage Come to that, once the Dalesfolk realized what the Hounds of Alizon wanted, why didn t they offer truce and free passage to them It s not like the invaders would find anything but trouble for themselves and or their masters in the Waste.Similarly, in Dragon Scale Silver, wherefore the assumption that what a man finds seductive in a woman, another woman would find repulsive and provacative of jealousy It seems an odd theory, and not a sound basis for a curse or the breaking thereof


  7. David Blyth David Blyth says:

    I enjoyed this collection Three stories set at different times in High Hallack Thus us the first book in the Witch World setting of Andre Norton which I ve read and it has whetted my appetite to seek out and readFordetails on each of the stories please see my posts in the DAW Books group.


  8. Doris Doris says:

    Revised 10 5 2014 to the version I own.This series of short stories is a good way to gain some background on some of the characters in other, longer tales For example, Elys, daughter of a witch, from the first story, emerges again as a side role in Gryphon in Glory.


  9. Tomislav Tomislav says:

    Andre Norton wrote a lot of young adult novels and stories in the Witch World universe, and one cycle of them is known as the High Hallack Cycle I have seen that Spell of the Witch World is considered 2 of the High Halleck Cycle As a child, I read a lot of Andre Norton s YA science fiction, but none of these Now that I ve read my first one, I can t really say whether they should be read in order However, I can say that this book consisted of not a novel, but one novella and two stories set Andre Norton wrote a lot of young adult novels and stories in the Witch World universe, and one cycle of them is known as the High Hallack Cycle I have seen that Spell of the Witch World is considered 2 of the High Halleck Cycle As a child, I read a lot of Andre Norton s YA science fiction, but none of these Now that I ve read my first one, I can t really say whether they should be read in order However, I can say that this book consisted of not a novel, but one novella and two stories set at various times, without any character continuity Those three, at least, could be read in any order.I chose to read this book simply because it was DAW 1, but I m glad I did As a child, I preferred Andre Norton s science fiction over her fantasy basically because I was a boy Reading this now, I can see that her plots in both subgenres are actually very similar differing mostly in superficial trappings, such as magic spells versus force fields But one significant difference is that these stories, and perhaps all of Andre Norton s Witch World writing, have a magical thematic response to the powerlessness of its women They are all bound by hardened social expectation including marriage against their will Discovery of the lost magic bestowed on them by heritage or artifact is the key to gaining freedom No wonder these books are so highly revered by girl readers, who are now women.This book is a collection of three works, all original to DAW 1, in 1972 They are Dragon Scale Silver A twin sister and brother are born to a pair of refugees found at sea Both parents are lost, without ever disclosing what their background is, or even the circumstances of their escape the Invasion Brother and sister follow very different life paths, even though they are bound magically Dream Smith A boy who is accidentally disfigured becomes aware of a girl also disfigured But there is no place for them to even meet in the real world A clever device, but not much of a plot Amber Out of Quayth A young woman has been displaced from her position as Lady of the family keep, by the return from battle of her brother with a wife At a fair, the three of them encounter a wealthy and mysterious trader to whom she is bartered in marriage


  10. Traci Traci says:

    This is a short little book with 3 self contained stories, which all come to proper conclusions All take places in High Hallack and in or around the Dales there Each story is immersive and action packed It s difficult to put it down, but there s also very little in the way of unnecessary information You get what you need to move the story and the narration along, to learn about the characters involved and the adventures that they re part of Their troubles and peril feel real and important.T This is a short little book with 3 self contained stories, which all come to proper conclusions All take places in High Hallack and in or around the Dales there Each story is immersive and action packed It s difficult to put it down, but there s also very little in the way of unnecessary information You get what you need to move the story and the narration along, to learn about the characters involved and the adventures that they re part of Their troubles and peril feel real and important.The writing style is different from what I m used to, but it seems to me that it was likely done that way on purpose to match the setting of the stories Still, it took me a bit to get used to it and slowed me down for the first several pages, so watch out for that but don t let it deter you I loved this book The first Andre Norton book that I think I ve ever read, and I can definitely see why he s so important in sci fi fantasy.This book is also part of at least two series, Witch World and High Hallack Cycle, but I didn t find it difficult to follow or understand the stories and plots and events even though I haven t read the other books in either of these series It s possible that if you have read other books in these series that you might get evenout of this book, but I don t think there s anything here to confuse or trip anyone up if this is the first book you picked up either from the author or from these series at least nothing struck me that way.I also really liked that, especially in the first story, you could really see that Andre Norton knows his stuff on magic You can see where he did research into actual magical theory by people who actually consider themselves practitioners, and there is a whole lot of symbolism there as well Don t get me wrong, he took great liberties and creative license but you can see the foundations if you know what to look for and it s pretty awesome to see that.Just a great little book and one that I m definitely going to keep on my shelf Absolutely recommended for anyone who likes fantasy, especially high fantasy The series themselves are also sci fi but if you don t already know that then these books really do come off as straight high fantasy So, keep that in mind but don t let it deter you


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