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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.
Launches Captain Jellico and the crew of the Solar Queen on their most treacherous expedition yet.
Almost half a century ago, renowned science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton introduced apprentice cargo master Dane Thorson in Sargasso of Space, in the first of the star-spanning tales of the Solar Queen seriesDane signed on with the independent cargo ship Solar Queen looking for a career in off-world trade. In Sargasso of Space, the Solar Queen free traders win exclusive rights to trade with the planet Limbo, but the crew arrives to find most of the planet's surface charred, with little sign of life. They find a valley with life, but others may still lurk. Worse yet, a strange force threatens to cripple the Queen. They must solve the planet's mysteries if they hope to escape not only with tradable goods, but 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.In Scarface, Andre Norton tells the story of a swashbuckling adventure with a pirate crew on the Spanish Main!The boy Scarface watched the lights of Tortuga dim as the Naughty Lass stood out for the open sea. The Spanish Main promised rich prizes for Captain Cheap and his pirate crew. And this time Cheap had set his sights high--for no less a prey than Sir Robert Scarlett, his lifelong enemy, and Her Majesty's fleet at Bridgetown. His plan was daring. Muskets roared and swords flashed as redcoats and pirates fought savagely. The fate of Bridgetown hung in the balance--and with it the secret of Scarface's true identity.
There is a malevolence lurking within the castle's walls, inspiring brazen treacheries and usurpations... and a foul abduction as unthinkable as it is unexpected. Something horribly strange and forbidden has struck at the dawn of a new day of corruption and terror. And a young girl finds the heightened sense that has been her fortune now drawing her inextricably down into a maelstrom of evil. Now a great quest is in Willadene's future: a journey to a place of darkness; of tainted covenants and ancient battles of blood and sacrifice when monsters warred with heroes. For the extraordinary power that has molded her destiny is propelling her toward shocking self-knowledge and an impossible rescue in a realm of shadows, secrets, and devastated hope where the invincible lord of abominations reigns.
Witch World: The Turning Omnibus: The Key of the Keplian (#4), The Magestone (#5), and The Warding of Witch World (#6).
The Dales have been devastated by war. Lorcan, keep holder's son, and Meive, the new wise woman of the bees, have lost everything and every one. Together, they attempt to rebuild. Bandits threaten.
When Fredericka's employer at the bookstore, Miss Hartwell, and then the store's other clerk are murdered, the amateur sleuth must struggle with the tight-lipped residents of the town in order to solve the crime.
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.Snow Shadow is a romantic spellbinder of forgotten love and terror reawakened.Being able to step back into the past seemed a wonderful stroke of luck for Erica Jansen. Northanger Abbey was like another world. And her introduction to the family there had come from a charming man, Preston Donner. She felt very fortunate indeed.But from the moment she became a guest at the Abbey, she felt like a prisoner. First there were the arguments she couldn't avoid . . . then the murders she could not ignore . . . and then the man who stepped out of her own buried past to entwine her in a terror from which she saw no escape . . .
A young singer with special powers goes on a quest to find a cure for her father's illness.
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. Their fates were bound by their mother's white magic--though darkness and battle strove to drive them apart . . .It was in the year of the Fire Troll that the sea-raiders struck at High Hallack and, promise-bound, its sons rose to the defense of their Dale. But there stood among their number a youth whom the Dalesmen had merely fostered: Elyn, born of Estcarp, whose birthright was the wisdom of the Wise. But Elyn of Estcarp was still young and, though a warrior impatient for battle, his unscarred sword had learnt little of the dark treacheries of war. In his most desperate hour of danger, Elyn's stoutest weapon would prove his brave witch-sister Elys. Together, witch and warrior would face perils beyond the laws of our everyday stars!
This is one of the finest novels in Norton's bestselling Witch World saga--replete with magic and super-science imagery--the novel with which DAW Books launched its own top-selling line of science fiction and fantasy 15 years ago.
The adventures of a young cavalry recruit stationed in Santa Fe in 1859 as he faces the dangers and hardships of Apache country.
Astra already harbored an earth colony, descended from refugees from the Terra of a previous century. These men and women and, their allies, the native merpeople faced destruction at the hands of the former master race of their planet, Astra. Two youths on their voyage of adulthood discover the former rulers of Astra gathering ancient weaponry and encounter a newly planeted Terran explorer ship seemingly allied with these deadly enemies. Together, the two voyagers and one Terran explorer change the course of their world's future.
Jim and Elly are two children who come across two cats- Tiro and Mer. They realize that they are able to understand what the cats are trying to communicate. These cats seem to be from another world and are here to take back other cats with them.
CONTROLLING AUTHORITY. Andre Norton -- Grand Mistress of science fiction -- presents a grand tapestry of the far-flung interstellar future, in which the first starships from Earth have burst out into the universe, only to run straight into the restraining grasp of the stagnant alien federation known as Central Control. Only as interstellar mercenaries can humans go to the stars; the aliens who already dominate the galaxy allow no other recourse. But when Swordsman Third Class Kana Karr and his comrades-in-arms are betrayed and abandoned on a hostile world by their alien masters, the warriors from Earth begin a desperate but glorious march across a planet whose every sword is against them. Their actions may doom humanity's future or lead the way to an empire of their own! Four thousand years later, galactic civilization is collapsing, and the underfunded crew of an exploration starship is forced to set down on an uncharted planet: a mysterious, abandoned world that is achingly beautiful -- and hauntingly familiar. Ranger Sergeant Kartr, telepath and stellar Patrolman, searches with his crewmates for the source of a beacon which may mean escape for them all. What he finds is far stranger: the first clue to what may become the greatest revelation in galactic history! The defining events of future history -- as only Andre Norton could tell them!
In the wake of their defeat of Pagin of Karsten, the Witches of Estcarp await news of those who have been lost or gone missing since the battle, and a young Sulcar woman awakens to her Power--only to do battle with an ancient evil.
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and by the 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.V-E Day and V-J Day are in the past, but the war is not over. Not for Lorens van Norreys, the new master of the House of Norreys, not as long as Nazi criminals are still at large. And not for Lawrence Kane and Sam Marusaki, two former OSS men, not as long as there are Americans still missing in action. The three of them quickly become entangled in a mystery--Norreys as he searches for a lost treasure, and Lawrence and Marusaki as they search for a lost American flyer. Together they face cutthroat pirates in the thousand islands of Indonesia, then they battle an unknown foe on an island known as the Forbidden Place, an uncharted landfill mentioned only in legends and from which, it's said, not one has ever returned alive.
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 House of Norreys--those merchants of gems for over three hundred years--faces its greatest crisis ever: the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The old Jonkheer lay dying in his bed when he called his grandson to be with him in the last hours of his life, and at this time, young Lorens van Norreys is entrusted with the future of Norreys. That future lies in the legendary Flower of Orange, a priceless baroque necklace that the Nazi scavengers burn to possess. It is up to Lorens to save the necklace and the House of Norreys. With the first encounter with the Nazi invaders, Lorens faces his challenge as The Sword Is Drawn.
For the first time, the Grand Dame of science fiction--Andre Norton--has her short stories gathered for her fans' reading pleasure. Tales reach back to the thirties, as fresh and relevant today as they were when she wrote them . . . such was Andre's skill. High fantasy, fables, science fiction, coming of age stories, and more fill three volumes. This impressive, must-have collection includes stories of Witch World. There are cats sprinkled here and there, as Andre treasured them so. And there is magic in the writing, unequaled prose to delight readers of all ages.High Hallack was a place in Andre's fiction and also the name of her genre writer's library she opened in Tennessee. It is a wondrous keep that she called home, and now High Hallack opens its gates and allows these amazing stories to tumble out.Lose yourself in her enchanted words, and read them again and again.
In the third and final volume of High Hallack, tales of high fantasy, science fiction, and coming of age reach back as far as 1943, yet are still as fresh and relevant today as when they were written. High Hallack was a place in Andre Norton's fiction and was also the name of the genre writer's library she opened in Tennessee. It is a wondrous keep that she called home, and now High Hallack opens its gates and allows these amazing stories to unfold.
Stories and poems from one of the greatest imaginations in literary historyEach year, Garner's troupe makes its way to Ithkar Fair. The actors charm the crowd, winning applause and lavish reward, but none captures the audience's imagination like the yellow-eyed, silver-haired girl whose performance conceals pain that few can understand. She is a Quintka--her coloring makes that plain--and yet even Garner, who has seen more of the world than anyone, can unlock the secrets of her unknown father, who left her mother to sacrifice herself to save the child. As she passes her seventeenth birthday, the mystery of her past drives her into danger, as she fights to find answers that no mortal should possess."Swamp Dweller" is a classic Andre Norton story--lush, thrilling, and impossible to put down. Like the others in this invaluable volume, it is more than mere escapism--it is an entrancing look into another world.
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