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Lost Lands of Witch World (omnibus comprising Three Against the Witch World, Warlock of the Witch World, and Sorceress of the Witch World).
They are two strangers whose people have been at war for a millennium. Mereth, a Dales trader, crosses the sea to Estcarp and the archival citadel at Lormt, seeking clues to the fate of a missing heirloom, an ancient jewel of Power. At the same time, an Alizonder hound lord, Kasarian, finds that an ancestor's key opens a magic gate to distant Lormt. Alizonders are wolfish tyrants who fight with sadistic poisons and feed fallen leaders to their dogs, but they have always abhorred the sorcery of Witch World. Now, to Kasarian's horror, a maniacal baron seeks to unleash the dark wizards of Escore--using Mereth's long-lost Magestone, stolen from Kasarian's murdered father! Two strangers, two foes suddenly share a common cause, and a legacy more dire than either could imagine. . . .
Pilgrims, sorcerers, thieves, nobles, scryers, glass-blowers, horse-leeches, wizards, beggars, merchants, priests . . . At Ithkar stands the Temple of the Three Lordly Ones, who vanished four hundred years ago. Now, once a year, the faithful come to pray for their return. With the faithful come the wicked, the innocent, the sorcerous, the doomed, the greedy, and the hopeful. They all find more than they expect. . .
A boy sets off on a quest to find the relatives of his cat familiar, who has been killed. Facing danger and mystery at every turn, he is forced to grow up as he seeks a secret society of cats.
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.In this great science fiction novel, Andre Norton brings to new life the legendary King Arthur and the wizard Merlin in the light of modern knowledge of a lost period of history and today's understanding of science and interplanetary communication. Yet, as in all Norton's wonder novels, this is a fabulous adventure in fantasy. Here is Merlin, half star-born, gifted with the advice of an alien intelligence, given the task of renewing civilization and starting humanity again up the ladder to the stars. Here is Arthur, unaware of his stellar heritage. And here, too, is the Lady of the Lake, akin to Merlin in that she is also a listener to the music of the spheres and obedient to a celestial command post.
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.The king's lottery has determined that Twilla, a young orphaned apprentice of a renowned wise woman, must marry--for only the wedded can survive the terrible fate awaiting those who penetrate the primeval forest. Altered by a talisman of great power, she escapes her unwanted lot and joins a commander's tragically blinded son on a remarkable journey from peril to peril. For they are the chosen who must rescue the vanquished of an ancient war of magic's . . . and shape the destiny of a bloody, disputed land.
In order to preserve the Holy Force, Thora, the Chosen one, and warrior Makil, the Man of Pure Light, descend into an underground world to battle the evil force of the Dark Lord.
This book is a collection of adventure tales of Norton that have inspired fantasy readers.
THE MOON OF THREE RINGS- It was the time of the Moon of the Three Rings when the Free Trader ship Lydis landed on the world of Yiktor, a planet the Combine was seeking to control for the power the Three Rings would bring them. The life of a Free Trader was all junior crew member Krip Vorlund knew, but when he visited a beast show on Yiktor he was strangely attracted to the owner of the show animals, a delicate and mysterious woman named Maelen. Soon Vorlund was caught up in a vicious struggle by powerful opponents of the fate of a planet-and learned the nature of Maelen's sorcery when he found his mind trapped in the body of a wolflike creature. Krip would again inhabit a human body-though not his own-and on a second planet he and the crew of the Lydis would be caught in a battle of Ancient powers and nameless evil. Only Maelen the Moon Singer could save them with her superhuman powers-if she didn't bring death and destruction instead. . . . [Publisher's Note: Moonsinger was originally published in parts as Moon of Three Rings and Exiles of the Stars, its sequel. This is the first time the complete saga has been published in one volume.]
In the aftermath of interplanetary war, a disfigured and dispossessed loner is given a chance at a new life--but it comes at a steep cost Disfigured in the wars that destroyed his planet, Nik Kolherne lives a shadow existence in the sprawling refugee ghetto of the Dipple. He wears a mask to cover his scars and dreams about another country under an unfettered blue sky and a warm sun. But a chance encounter gives him the opportunity for a new face--and a new life. All he has to do is impersonate a young boy's fantasy hero. So what if Nik is now allied with the Thieves' Guild, a subversive outlaw group that seeks their prey on loosely held frontier worlds? A kid all alone in the world could use an ally. His mission is to lure Vandy Naudhin i'Akrama, the young son of a powerful warlord, from his high-security villa and deliver him to the Guild so they can access critical information locked in his brain. But when Nik and Vandy are shipped off to Dis, a burned-out wasteland of a planet, Nik realizes he's a pawn in a spiraling web of political intrigue and intergalactic evil that threatens both their lives.
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.Lorrie discovers a strange and fascinating secret! Did a witch live in the eight-sided house? Was it haunted? There were lots of scary stories about the strange house--but none could match the secret Lorrie uncovered. One day, she climbed the high iron gate and escaped into the garden to save a kitten from some cruel boys--and met the mysterious lady of the house. The woman let Lorrie explore all the odd-shaped rooms. In one of them was a rocking horse and a large, eight-sided dollhouse--an exact miniature of the big house. The dollhouse was beautifully furnished and seemed so ready--as if someone lived there! It drew Lorrie back into exciting adventures that she had to face with courage and daring!This adventure should not be missed by fantasy lovers!
In the triumphant conclusion to the three-book series Witch World: The Turning, when the Witches of Estcarp combined their powers to prevent the invasion of Karsten, the world was plunged into chaos. Now the survivors struggle to defeat the invaders and rebuild their shattered lives.
A young girl called Charis Nordholm is sold as a slave to a trader who wishes to do business with the Wyverns. But Wyverns who rule the planet Warlock finds her not only in contact with these strange beings but also involved in a mysterious internecine struggle she does not understand.
"Send the Black Throne to dust; conquer the Black Ones, and bring the Daughter from the Caves of Darkness." These were the tasks Garin must perform to fulfill the prophecy of the Ancient Ones--and establish his own destiny in this hidden land!
Tam-sin knew dreams; she had been able to summon and dismiss them at her own will; they and the people in them had been but toys with which she could play at desire. Until she had dreamed for Lord Starrex and plunged them both into such a venture as she could not control. Somehow she had brought them here, to new identities, new adventures, and doubtless, new dangers. But there was Kas, who had striven to put an end to both in two times, two worlds, and who must also have been wrenched with them into this, though not in her company? She was to find out, and the doing was to bring her into the alien laws and unmapped lands of yet a third world, and eventually a fourth and a fifth. . . .
A fast-moving suspense tale, full of unusual detail and unexpected turns. Several highlights make the book really shine: the sunset gorp hunt on the reefs of an oily sea; a raid on an asteroid's emergency station; and a landing in the Big Burn, resulting in an encounter with the mutant life-forms that reside there...
Exotic gems and valuable oils were the lures that drew the space trader Solar Queen to the new planet Sargol, and also called forth his most ruthless competitor.
Genetic regression aboard the Solar Queen means trouble for two planets.
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.Michael Karl's dreams for the future do not include becoming the monarch of an obscure Ruritanian kingdom, but he soon discovers he has no say in the matter. He, the result of a misalliance between a Morvanian Prince and an American girl, is now the sole heir to the throne; however, not all of his future subjects are welcoming. On his way to his capital, Michael Karl is captured and threatened by a rebel leader known as the Werewolf, apparently because he is one! Escaping Michael lands on the doorstep of an American journalist in the guise of a distressed fellow citizen resolutely concealing his royal identity. All Michael wants is to go home to America, but even incognito he can't help but get caught up in the political turmoil of his ancestral land and begins to wonder if maybe the Werewolf doesn't have a point after all.
Do you like war games. Can you believe playing pieces might come alive? Adventure is the keynote offered in this scientific fantasy where the imaginary becomes real. In Quag Keep, six road companions travel under a wizard's geas to encounter and destroy unknown evil; but rather than a stereotypical fantasy novel Quag Keep has a certain twist. They are characters in a role-playing game. But what happens when the character and the players who play them come to conflict?
Earth was one of hundreds of worlds on alternate timelines, each more wondrous than the last, all available to the non-natives of those other-Earths who could break the barriers between timelines.
Rupert Ralestone is officially the Marquess of Lorne - but with no family money or prestige, the title is worthless. He and his younger brother and sister return to the old family homestead - Pirate's Haven. Their only hope is to find the sword that was the family's talisman for generations, the Ralestone Luck, and restore it to its proper place. If they succeed, the family fortunes will follow.
Andre Norton is best known for her science fiction and fantasy novels. However, she was a woman of many interests and in her 'Rebel' series her considerable writing skills are on full display as she brings the story of Drew Rennie to life. In the first book of this duology, 'Ride Proud, Rebel,' Drew is a fifteen year old boy who joins the confederate army to defend his home and ideals. He fights this losing battle with honor and courage and is, in part, a symbol of the entire Confederacy. In the second book, 'Rebel Spurs,' the Confederacy has been defeated. During the war, Drew, who grew up an orphan, discovers that his father might still be alive. To find his father he sets off on an adventure that is even more dangerous than anything he faced in the Civil War.
In 1866, only men uprooted by war had reason to ride into Tubacca, Arizona. So when Drew Rennie, newly discharged from Forrest's Confederate scouts, arrived leading everything he owned behind him--his thoroughbred stud Shiloh, a mare about to foal, and a mule--he knew his business would not be questioned. To anyone in Tubacca there could be only one extraordinary thing about Drew, and that he could not reveal: his name, Rennie.
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.What is the magic of the Red Hart Inn, an exquisite model of an old English inn, that triggers three strange and exciting adventures back into earlier centuries for its two owners?Chris Fitton and his new stepsister Nan Mallory, both lonely and unhappy, must test their courage through three tumultuous periods of English history in this skillfully written time-warp fantasy. What they learn about themselves and each other enables them to live more fully in their own time.
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