Lorens Van Norreys Books In Publication Order
- The Sword is Drawn (1944)
- Sword in Sheath (1949)
- At Swords’ Point (1954)
After the Apocalypse Books In Publication Order
- DAYBREAK 2250 A.D. (1969)
- No Night Without Stars (1975)
Central Control Books In Publication Order
- Star Rangers (1953)
- Star Guard (1955)
Pax/Astra Books In Publication Order
- The Stars Are Ours! (1954)
- Star Born (1957)
Solar Queen Books In Publication Order
- Sargasso of Space (1955)
- Plague Ship (1956)
- Voodoo Planet (1959)
- Postmarked the Stars (1969)
- Redline the Stars (1993)
- Derelict for Trade (With: Sherwood Smith) (1997)
- A Mind for Trade (With: Sherwood Smith) (1998)
- The Solar Queen (2003)
Crosstime (aka) Blake Walker Books In Publication Order
- The Crossroads Of Time (1956)
- Quest Crosstime (1965)
Time Traders/Ross Murdock Books In Publication Order
- The Time Traders (1958)
- Galactic Derelict (1959)
- The Defiant Agents (1962)
- Key Out of Time (1963)
- Firehand (1994)
- Echoes in Time (With: Sherwood Smith) (1999)
- Atlantis Endgame (With: Sherwood Smith) (2002)
Beast Master / Hosteen Storm Books In Publication Order
- The Beast Master (1959)
- Lord of Thunder (1962)
- Beast Master’s Ark (With: Lyn McConchie) (2002)
- Beast Master’s Circus (With: Lyn McConchie) (2004)
- Beast Master’s Quest (With: Lyn McConchie) (2006)
Game Of Stars and Comets Books In Publication Order
- The Sioux Spaceman (1960)
- Eye Of The Monster (1962)
- The X Factor (1965)
- Voorloper (1980)
Game Of Stars and Comets Books In Chronological Order
- The X Factor (1965)
- The Sioux Spaceman (1960)
- Eye Of The Monster (1962)
- Voorloper (1980)
Forerunner Books In Publication Order
- Storm Over Warlock (1960)
- Ordeal In Otherwhere (1964)
- Forerunner (1971)
- Forerunner Foray (1973)
- The Second Venture (1985)
Rebel Books In Publication Order
- Ride Proud, Rebel! (1961)
- Rebel Spurs (1962)
Dipple Books In Publication Order
- Catseye (1961)
- Night of Masks (1964)
- Masks of the Outcasts (2004)
Witch World: Estcarp Cycle Books In Publication Order
- Witch World (1963)
- Web of the Witch World (1964)
- Three Against the Witch World (1965)
- Warlock of the Witch World (1967)
- Sorceress of the Witch World (1968)
- Trey of Swords (1977)
- ‘Ware Hawk (1983)
- The Gate of the Cat (1987)
- Ciara’s Song (1998)
- The Duke’s Ballad (2005)
Janus Books In Publication Order
- Judgment on Janus (1963)
- Victory on Janus (1966)
The Magic Books Books In Publication Order
- Steel Magic (1965)
- Octagon Magic (1967)
- Dragon Magic (1967)
- Fur Magic (1968)
- Lavender-Green Magic (1974)
- Red Hart Magic (1976)
- Dragon Mage (2009)
The Magic Books Books In Chronological Order
- Steel Magic (1965)
- Octagon Magic (1967)
- Dragon Magic (1967)
- Dragon Mage (2009)
- Fur Magic (1968)
- Lavender-Green Magic (1974)
- Red Hart Magic (1976)
Witch World: High Hallack Cycle Books In Publication Order
- Year of the Unicorn (1965)
- The Crystal Gryphon (1972)
- Spell of the Witch World (1972)
- The Jargoon Pard (1974)
- Zarsthor’s Bane (1978)
- Gryphon in Glory (1981)
- Horn Crown (1981)
- Gryphon’s Eyrie (With: A.C. Crispin) (1984)
- Were-Wrath (1984)
- Songsmith (With: A.C. Crispin) (1992)
- Silver May Tarnish (With: Lyn McConchie) (2005)
Moonsinger Books In Publication Order
- Moon of Three Rings (1966)
- Exiles of the Stars (1971)
- Flight in Yiktor (1986)
- Dare to Go A-Hunting (1989)
- Brother to Shadows (1993)
Dark Companion Books In Publication Order
- Dark Piper (1968)
- Dark Companion (2004)
Murdoc Jern Books In Publication Order
- The Zero Stone (1968)
- Uncharted Stars (1969)
Gods and Androids Books In Publication Order
- Android at Arms (1971)
- Wraiths of Time (1976)
Star Ka’at Books In Publication Order
- Star Ka’at World (1976)
- Star Ka’ats and the Winged Warriors (1976)
- Star Ka’at (1976)
- Star Ka’ats and the Plant People (1979)
Star Ka’at Books In Chronological Order
- Star Ka’at (1976)
- Star Ka’at World (1976)
- Star Ka’ats and the Plant People (1979)
- Star Ka’ats and the Winged Warriors (1976)
Quag Keep Books In Publication Order
- Quag Keep (1978)
- Return to Quag Keep (2006)
Halfblood Chronicles Books In Publication Order
- The Elvenbane (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1991)
- Elvenblood (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1995)
- Elvenborn (With: Mercedes Lackey) (2002)
Witch World: The Turning Books In Publication Order
- Storms of Victory (1991)
- Flight of Vengeance (1992)
- On Wings of Magic (1993)
- The Key of the Keplian (1995)
- The Magestone (1996)
- The Warding of Witch World (1997)
Mark Of The Cat Books In Publication Order
- Mark of the Cat & Year of the Rat (2002)
Five Senses Books In Publication Order
- The Hands of Lyr (1994)
- Mirror of Destiny (1995)
- Scent of Magic (1998)
- Wind in the Stone (1999)
- A Taste of Magic (2006)
Carolus Rex Books In Publication Order
- The Shadow of Albion (1999)
- Leopard In Exile (2001)
The Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan Books In Publication Order
- To the King a Daughter (2000)
- Knight or Knave (2001)
- A Crown Disowned (2002)
- Dragon Blade (2005)
- The Knight of the Red Beard (2008)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Prince Commands (1934)
- Ralestone Luck (1938)
- Follow the Drum (1942)
- Star Man’s Son (1951)
- Huon of the Horn (1951)
- Yankee privateer, (1955)
- Sea Siege (1957)
- Star Gate (1958)
- Secret of the Lost Race (1959)
- Shadow Hawk (1960)
- Star Hunter (1961)
- Operation Time Search (1967)
- Stand to Horse (1968)
- Ice Crown (1970)
- Dread Companion (1970)
- Bertie & May (1971)
- Garan the Eternal (1972)
- Breed to Come (1972)
- Here Abide Monsters (1973)
- Iron Cage (1974)
- Outside (1974)
- Merlin’s Mirror (1975)
- Knave Of Dreams (1975)
- The White Jade Fox (1975)
- Perilous Dreams (1976)
- The Opal-Eyed Fan (1977)
- Velvet Shadows (1977)
- Wolfshead (1977)
- Yurth Burden (1978)
- Snow Shadow (1979)
- Seven Spells to Sunday (1979)
- Iron Butterflies (1980)
- Ten Mile Treasure (1981)
- Moon Called (1982)
- Caroline (1982)
- Wheel of Stars (1983)
- House of Shadows (1984)
- Stand and Deliver (1984)
- Serpent’s tooth (1987)
- Imperial Lady (1989)
- The Jekyll Legacy (1990)
- Sneeze On Sunday (1992)
- Empire of the Eagle (1994)
- The Monster’s Legacy (1996)
- Star Soldiers (2002)
- Darkness and Dawn (2003)
- Three Hands for Scorpio (2005)
- Murders for Sale (2012)
Children’s Books In Publication Order
- Rogue Reynard (1947)
- Scarface (1948)
- The Day of the Ness (1975)
- Ride the Green Dragon (1985)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- The People Of The Crater (1947)
- All Cats Are Gray (1953)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- High Sorcery (1970)
- The Book of Andre Norton (1974)
- Moon Mirror (1988)
- Wizards’ Worlds (1989)
- Andre Norton: Fables and Futures (1989)
- Tales From High Hallack, Volume 1 (2013)
- Tales from High Hallack, Volume 2 (2014)
- Tales from High Hallack, Volume 3 (2014)
Witch World Anthologies In Publication Order
- Lore of the Witch World (1980)
- Tales of the Witch World 1 (1987)
- Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)
- Four from the Witch World (1989)
- Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990)
Magic in Ithkar Anthologies In Publication Order
- Magic in Ithkar I (1985)
- Magic In Ithkar 2 (1985)
- Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986)
- Magic in Ithkar 4 (1987)
Catfantastic Anthologies In Publication Order
- Catfantastic (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)
- Catfantastic II (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1991)
- Catfantastic III (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1994)
- Catfantastic IV (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1996)
- Catfantastic V (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1999)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Gates to Tomorrow: An Introduction to Science Fiction (1973)
The Pulp Writers Books In Publication Order
- Anthology of Sci-Fi, the Pulp Writers V1 (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V3, the Pulp Writers – Poul Anderson (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V5, the Pulp Writers – Alan E. Nourse (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V2 (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V4, the Pulp Writers – Raymond Z. Gallun (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V7, the Pulp Writers – Horace Brown Fyfe (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V11, the Pulp Writers (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V12, the Pulp Writers – Mack Renolds (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V8, Pulp Writers (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V10, the Pulp Writers – Harl Vincent (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V18, the Pulp Writers (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V24, the Pulp Writers – Evelyn E. Smith (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V20, the Pulp Writers (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V22, the Pulp Writers – Capt S. P. Meek (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V15, the Pulp Writers (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V17 the Pulp Writers (2013)
- Anthology of Sci-Fi V19, the Pulp Writers (2013)
Trillium Books In Publication Order
- Black Trillium (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley,Julian May) (1990)
- Blood Trillium (By:Julian May) (1992)
- Golden Trillium (1993)
- Lady of the Trillium (By:Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1995)
- Sky Trillium (By:Julian May) (1996)
Tales of the Witch World Books In Publication Order
- Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)
- Werehunter (By:Mercedes Lackey) (1999)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Lore of the Witch World (1980)
- Magic in Ithkar I (1985)
- Magic In Ithkar 2 (1985)
- Barbarians (1986)
- Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986)
- Friends of the Horseclans (1987)
- Magic in Ithkar 4 (1987)
- Tales of the Witch World 1 (1987)
- Barbarians 2 (1988)
- Grand Masters’ Choice (1989)
- Four from the Witch World (1989)
- Catfantastic (1989)
- Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990)
- Catfantastic II (1991)
- All Hallows’ Eve (1992)
- Catfantastic III (1994)
- Tiger Burning Bright (1995)
- Catfantastic IV (1996)
- Catfantastic V (1999)
- Renaissance Faire (2005)
- More Fantastic Stories (2009)
- Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful (2012)
- Women of Futures Past (2016)
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Andre Norton Books Overview
In a world nearly destroyed by a cataclysmic natural disaster, a young metalsmith leaves his own people to seek out some of the ancient skills and knowledge.
When Raf Kurbi’s Terran spaceship burst into unexplored skies of the far planet Astra and was immediately made welcome by the natives of a once mighty metropolis, Kurbi was unaware of three vital things: One was that Astra already harbored an Earth colony descended from refugees from the world of the previous century. Two was that these men and women were facing the greatest danger of their existence from a new outburst of the inhuman fiends who had once tyrannized Astra. Three was that the natives who were buying Kurbi’s science know how were those very fiends and their intentions were implacably deadly for all humans, whether Earth born or Star Born. ‘Nobody today is telling better stories of straight forward interstellar adventure.’ New York Herald Tribune
Dane Thorson, Cargo master apprentice of the Solar Queen, Galactic Free Trader spacer, Terra registry, stood in the middle of the ship’s cramped bather while Rip Shannon, assistant Astrogator and his senior in the Service of Trade by some four years, applied gobs of highly scented paste to the skin between Dane’s rather prominent shoulder blades. The small cabin was thickly redolent with spicy odors and Rip sniffed appreciatively. ‘You’re sure going to be about the best smelling Terran who ever set boot on Sargol’s soil,’ his soft slur of speech ended in a rich chuckle. Dane snorted and tried to estimate progress over one shoulder. ‘The things we have to do for Trade!’ his comment carried a hint of present embarrassment. ‘Get it well in this stuff’s supposed to hold for hours. It’d better. According to Van those Salariki can talk your ears right off your head and say nothing worth hearing. And we have to sit and listen until we get a straight answer out of them. Phew!’
‘Voodoo Planet‘ features Dane Thorson, a young man fortunate enough to land a job on the Free Trader ship, the ‘Solar Queen.’ Plying their trade among the stars, Free Traders visit planets known and unknown in search of profit. Another novel featuring Dane Thorson, ‘Plague Ship,’ is also available from Wildside Press. In ‘Voodoo Planet,’ Captain Jellico and the ship’s medic, Tau, are invited to Khatka, a world settled by African refugees, to help unravel the secret of a witch doctor’s growing power. Dane is invited along as cover, much to his delight. Khatka has been set up as an exclusive hunting preserve for the rich. With mysterious, possibly supernatural deaths at the hands of otherworldly creatures, disappearing equipment, and a witch doctor’s ‘magic’ not to mention poachers!, it may be more than the crew of the Solar Queen can handle! Includes a new introduction by best selling author John Gregory Betancourt written especially for this edition.
Stumbling upon an abandoned ship, Captain Jellico and the crew of the Solar Queen seize the prize and claim the right to salvage the derelict vessel, only to become the targets of a secret alien hijacking ring out to sabotage their claim.
The new novel in the popular ‘Solar Queen’ series. Hesprid IV can’t be that bad. Especially when it holds such a huge deposit of lucrative cielanite ore. Or so thinks Dane Thorson and the rest of the crew of the ‘Solar Queen’, and its new sister ship, the recently recovered derelict ‘North Star’. The plan seems simple make landfall, mine ore, leave. Too bad things are never as easy as they appear.
Adventure in SpaceIn 1955, Norton introduced Dane Thorson, an apprentice cargo master who signed on with the independent cargo ship Solar Queen looking for a career in off world trade. Here are the first two star spanning tales of Dane Thorson and The Solar Queen. In Sargasso of Space, the free traders of The Solar Queen win exclusive rights to all tradable goods discovered on the planet Limbo. The crew arrives to find the planet’s surface charred, signs of life sparse. Worse yet, a strange pulse emanating from the planet itself may keep the Queen from lifting off. The traders find a secret valley with life, but others may still lurk in rocky caves below. The traders must solve the mysteries of Limbo if they hope to escape the planet, let alone come away with some saleable goods. In Plague Ship, the Queen travels to Sargol, homeworld to a race of sentient felines, the Salariki. Sargol promises a wealth of exquisite gems to trade if the crew can overcome the natives’ mistrust. But their troubles have only just begun. When a mysterious soon overtakes all the crew except the four youngest, the Galactic Patrol labels the Queen plagued and orders it to be destroyed on sight. The apprentices discover alien beings aboard the Queen, and realize the illness may be connected to the aliens. With every ship in the galaxy searching for them, the crew has one chance to save The Solar Queen: broadcast their plight throughout the galaxy. But the one station able to do this is on Earth, at Patrol headquarters, which ordered The Solar Queen‘s destruction!
If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long forgotten secrets of the past. That was why young Ross Murdock, above average in intelligence but a belligerently independent nonconformist, found himself on a ‘hush hush’ government project at a secret base in the Arctic. The very qualities that made him a menace in civilized society were valuable traits in a man who must successfully act the part of a merchant trader of the Beaker people during the Bronze Age. For once they were transferred by time machine to the remote Baltic region where the Russian post was located, Ross and his partner Ashe were swept into a fantastic action filled adventure involving Russians, superstitious prehistoric men, and the aliens of a lost galactic civilization that demanded every ounce of courage the Americans possessed. Andre Norton’s earlier books, Star Born and The Stars Are Ours!, have made this author one of the most popular writers in the science fiction field. In this daring adventure into the mists of time, readers will find themselves transported to still more exciting ‘other’ worlds. ‘Effectively utilizing the concept of time travel, the author…
has written another imaginative, action filled science fiction story for teenage boys. Young Ross Murdock…
is sent back into the Bronze Age, discovers a derelict galactic ship, and finds himself fighting…
to gain control of the secrets of space flight.’ ALA Booklist
Ace 8th printing features ‘reversed’ Davis Meltzer cover see backwards signature at bottom! ‘Time travel for archaeologists was a well guarded secret; but when the remains of an interstellar spaceship are uncovered along with the usual fossils, the time agents must call on a modern Apache Indian, Travis Fox, to guide them in the ways of his ancestors in their trip to the past. But the explorers become trapped in space as well as time, on a mad journey on an automatic starship; not even Travis Fox can tell whether any of them will ever see Earth again.’
‘A tiny sound perhaps the scrape of a boot on a ladder. Travis edged back into a compartment. A flash of light momentarily lighted the corridor; the approaching figure was using an electric torch. Travis drew his knife with one hand, reversed it so he could use the heavy hilt as a silencer. The other was hurrying now, on his way to investigate the burned out engine cabin. Travis could hear the rasp of his fast breathing. Now!’…
Alien technology scavenged by U.S. and Russian scientists has started a race to colonize planets outside our solar system, but the U.S. scientists are losing the race. In a desperate move the U.S. government decides to use a group of Apache volunteers in an experimental attempt to colonize a primitive planet, but before they can even begin their spaceship crashes on the planet Topaz…
Andre Alice Norton was a 20th century American science fiction writer. She also wrote historical fiction and contemporary fiction. Andre Norton was her pseudonym. She was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977. Norton was awarded the coveted Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the SFWA in 1983. Key Out of Time is part of the Time Trader Series in which Ross Murdock and Arthur Ashe continue their adventure across space and time. Ross and Arthur are helped by Karara and two trained dolphins. In Hawaika, which was settled by Hawaiian and Polynesian settlers. The planet Hawaikan is a warm tropical planet that is mostly ocean. It is so different from what they had expected that they decide to risk a time trip back in the planet’s history. Just as they are about to use the time gate a storm blows up and Murdock is flung through the gate and into the planet’s past. The time gate is destroyed and Murdock is left to cope with this different and alien world on his own.
Preparing to travel through time in order to face a band of predatory aliens, Ross Murdoch plans to leap into the feudal period of Dominion, where he can help win a war that will bring defeat to the aliens. AB.
Having revitalized the classic Solar Queen series to critical acclaim, Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith now turn their storytelling talents to Norton’s popular Time Traders series. Time agents Ross Murdock and Eveleen Riorden are recalled from their honeymoon to take part in a dangerous assignment: find a team of Russian scientists who have vanished without a trace from a research mission in the past of a far off planet. Along with a team of Russian time Agents with their own mysterious agenda and Saba, a new agent teamed with Gordon Ashe, they leap into the alien world’s distant history. There they encounter several alien races, whose appearance, language, and customs are almost incomprehensibly strange. Something changed this world, and music seems the only tool that might prove a key to unlocking the planet’s secrets. But as they try to decipher a digital alien Rosetta stone, time is running out for their mission. Ross now knows what happened to the missing scientists but can he save his team before they too vanish forever?This thrilling adventure of a desperate race against treacherous time itself is a tale filled with excitement and wonder in the grand Time Traders tradition.
Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith have collaborated on Solar Queen and Time Traders novels, but never before have they created as rousing an adventure as awaits Ross Murdock, Gordon Ashe, and the rest of the Time Patrol in Ancient Atlantis. In Earth’s future, when time travel has become possible, the Time Patrol is the top secret government agency that protects Earth’s past, so that our history will not become corrupted by invaders from either our future or from other worlds. For many years, Murdock, Ashe, and other members of the Time Patrol have contended with threats to our time continuum, none more deadly than the alien Baldies, who hate other high tech civilizations and want to destroy Earth. Evidence of time travel has been found in ruins dating to the ancient world…
in the legendary realm of Atlantis. So Murdock, Ashe, Eveleen Riordan, and other Time Patrollers deck themselves out as foreign traders to discover whether something is amiss in Atlantis. They find that the Baldies are there, as evidenced by sophisticated, high tech equipment, whose purpose it is impossible to fathom. As they try to derail the Baldies’ plot, the Time Patrollers realize that time is running out on their mission, when Atlantis is shaken by tremors that presage a cataclysm that may be the disaster that sank the fabulous island state. But they must be sure they act to preserve, not destroy, history and if they’re wrong, it’ll be too late…
for them and for Earth’s future.
Left homeless by the war that reduced Terra to a radioactive cinder, Hosteen Storm Navaho commando and master of beasts is drawn to the planet Arzor, to kill a man he has never met.
On that dangerous frontier world, aliens and human colonists share the land in an uneasy truce. But something is upsetting the balance, and Storm is caught in the middle. He had thought the war was over but was it?
Miss Norton endows this story of a homeless, revenge driven man with her own inimitable touch. The result is a compelling and compassionate tale. The New York Times Book Review
The first new exciting Beast Master adventure in decades!Danger on ArzorBeast Master Hosteen Storm has endured great perils to carve out a life for himself on Arzor, the colony planet he’s called home since the destruction of Earth by the alien Xik. On a planet with alien life forms and untold secrets from it’s pre Human past, there are always dangers in the wild, especially the vast desert and rugged mountain region known as Big Blue. But nobody has ever experienced a threat like the devastating scourge the natives call Death Which Comes in the Night. Something is killing grazing animals…
and has begun to attack humans as well, leaving nothing but the bones of its victims behind. Hosteen, aided by his telepathically linked animals, knows that if he can’t stop the killings Arzor will be decimated. His only ally is a young woman who has beast master ability, but was raised to mistrust others with such a power. At stake is the safety of all those on Arzor, and on other colony planets as well. Because Death Which Comes in the Night is a scourge that if not stopped here, could spread…
A new original adventure in Andre Norton’s popular Beast Master SF series ith Beast Master and Lord of Thunder Andre Norton created one of her most popular characters, Hosteen Storm, a soldier for Earth who is part of the Beast Master corps. With his team of animals with whom he communicates telepathically, Storm lives on the planet Arzor, where he uses his military training and team of animals to protect the residents of the planet, human and otherwize. In Beast Master’s Circus Arzor is visited by a circus that features a young woman, Laris, who has been sold into bondage to Dedran, the circus’s manager. Laris works with a number of alien species to perform entertaining feats of derring do. And Laris has become aware of the disturbing ties Dedran has to the secret interstellar Thieves Guild. The Guild seeks to breed or clone telepathic beasts for their own purposes, and they have been killing beast masters who stand in their way. Now, Arzor’s beast masters are their target. They’ll stop at nothing to get to the beasts…
unless Laris can somehow find away to warn Storm and Tani…
Laris is a young orphaned ex refugee gifted with the beast master ability allowing her to communicate with animals. Her closest companion is a remarkably intelligent and mysterious cat like creature named Prauo, whose origin is shrouded in mystery. Laris, having made a home for herself with the Quades, a family of Arzor ranchers, also has become friends with beast masters Tani and Hosteen Storm, who help her develop her beast master skills. When Laris inherits a spaceship from a distant relative, she realizes that she might now fulfill her dream of finding Prauo’s home planet. But it won’t be easy, and she is relieved when she is able to convince her new extended family to embark with her on a journey into the unknown depths of space. What Laris and her friends find in space, however, tests their beast master abilities and threatens their lives. Prauo’s homeworld is beset by dangers the intrepid travelers could not have anticipated. It will take all of their talents and experience to get back to Arzor alive.
On the planet Warlock, Riss Lantee is trained in the secrets of the Wyvern and is the one man who can solve the mystery of a gem of unknown power.
Sisma, the beggar whose mind held the ancient legacy of the Forerunners, had escaped her claw and fang life in the Burrows, with the off planet Rangers. But the Rangers wanted her in captivity for study by historians. So Sisma and Zass, her winged hunting zorsal, escaped again, taking a stolen lifeboat to an unknown world. A desert where shapeshifting creatures lurked beneath the sand, where Zass and Sisma’s hunting skills, psychic powers, and strange link to the Elder One in Sisma’s mind were their only survival weapons. Then Thom, the Ranger who saved and perhaps betrayed Sisma, crashed on the planet. Together, they realized that a mysterious, mind threatening and possibly monstrous power had found them…
And only the Elder One could help.
A man scuttles out of the brush and Drew only half sees the figure snapping a gunshot at him…
Feeling the sickening impact of the bullet in his middle, suddenly Drew cannot pull any air into his straining lungs. The reins fall from his hands but he clings to the saddle as the mule leaps braying ahead. Abruptly from beneath the mule’s hoofs the ground gives way tumbling both of them into the icy stream! Drew plunges into instant blackness, shutting out the terrible agony shaking him.
dead,’ says someone above the boy.
Famed storyteller Andre Norton, in Ride Proud, Rebel!, relates the gripping tale of a boy thrust at too young an age into the bloody battles of the Civil War, riding under General Morgan.
In 1866, only men uprooted by war had reason to ride into Tubacca, Arizona, a nondescript town as shattered and anonymous as the veterans drifting through it. 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. Drew had come west from Kentucky to find a father he had thought dead until the year before. Kinship with a man like Hunt Rennie, however the legendary Don Cazar, owner of a matchless range and prize stallions was not a claim to be made quickly or lightly. Posing as Drew Kirby the young veteran contrived to get himself and his friend Anse hired as corral hands at Rennie’s Range, but he was hardly prepared for the suspicion and danger which stood between him and his father. As hotheaded as his father, Drew was ready to move on to California until the day all proof of his Rennie name was stolen from him, and his unwarranted arrest for horse thieving brought on the accusations of the one man whose trust he needed. Andre Norton’s Ride Proud, Rebel! dramatically portrayed the last year of the Confederacy, when brave men like Drew Rennie met defeat with honor. In this sequel, Drew’s struggle to establish his identity and begin life anew in a raw, unsettled land reflects the courage of thousands of rootless men set adrift by the Civil War.
Andre Norton enthralled readers for decades with thrilling tales of people challenged to the limits of their endurance in epic battles of good against evil. None are more memorable than her Witch World novels. Simon Tregarth, a man from our own world, escapes his doom through the gates to the Witch World. There he aids the witch Jaelithe’s escape from the hounds of Alizon, only to find himself embroiled in a deeper war against an even deadlier foe: the Kolder.
Classic Fantasy Series. ‘Kyllan the warrior, Kaththea the untried witch, Kemoc, whose powers could surpass all others these are the half Earthling, half witch brood family menaced by the sorceries of an unknown enemy. The burden of the struggle fell to Kemoc, who was forced to summon his untested powers in the battle to match the alien evil threatening the Witch World.’
Yonan finds a strange sword with mystic powers and uses it to free an ancient warrior with whom he becomes the most powerful defender of Witch World against the evil forces of darkness.
In Karsten, Ciara of Elmsgarth is only a small girl when the edict is carried out to kill all with Witch blood, and take all they own. As a mob murderers her family, Ciara is rescued and protected by the powerful Lord Tarnoor and his son, Trovagh. As the years pass, Ciara and Trovagh grow to love each other and marry, raising children of their own. Then an evil sorcerer rises to power, and his vendetta against Ciara threatens all she loves.
The Duke’s Ballad is the tale of Aisling, a young witch from a family gifted with a magical power that she must protect from her brother, Kirion, who wields magic unlike the rest of the family’s. He gains power only by a terrible means: by killing others who wield magic. Years ago, Aisling fled her native Kars when Kirion, working for the Duke of Kars, tried to kill her. Since Aisling’s departure, Kirion has tightened his insidious hold on Duke Shastro. The malevolent sorcerer’s dark influence works through Shastro to cast a deadly pall over all of Kars. A fatal chain of events is triggered when Kirion pitches the people of Kars into a war with a neighboring clan. Aisling recruits her younger brother Keelan and returns in disguise, determined to undermine Kirion’s power and unseat his evil pawn from the throne. Accompanied also by a catlike telepathic beast, Aisling becomes part of Shastro’s court. But even as she begins to learn the ways of court power, a brutally cold winter besieges the land, testing the endurance of the people of Kars, who have little cheer in that darkest season. As Kars and its people contend with Kirion’s depredations, the warring clan’s raids, and the devastating winter, Aisling and Keelan must somehow, through guile, persistence and ingenuity, find a way to avoid the attention of their dangerous older brother, and save the people from his murderous sorcery. Only if they can survive Kirion’s terrible power can they deliver the dukedom into the peace and prosperity it once knew.
A final stand for Avalon…
Sara, Greg, and Eric Lowry are exploring the woods near their uncle’s Hudson Valley estate when they are magically transported to the land of Avalon. There they meet Huon, Warden of the West. When he tells them that the forces of darkness have stolen the three talismans that protect Avalon King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur; Merlin’s ring; and Huon’s horn the children set off on a quest to find the three tokens of power. For Avalon stands as a wall between the Dark and the mortal world. And if Avalon falls, so does Earth…
The secret of Octagon House When her grandmother gets sick, eleven year old Lorrie Mallard is sent to live with her aunt in the U.S. Things were different back home in Canada, and Lorrie is homesick especially when boys like Jimmy Purvis and Stan Wormiski tease her. One day, Lorrie finds herself at the door of Octagon House, where she is welcomed by the elderly Miss Ashemeade and her servant, Hallie. Could the kindly Miss Ashemeade truly be a witch, like everyone says? Lorrie doesn t know, but with the help an old rocking horse and a dollhouse she finds in a mysterious eight sided room, she begins to unlock the secrets of Octagon House.
A Hidden Treasure
Sig, Artie, Kim, and Ras live in the same neighborhood and go to the same school, but they have nothing in common until each of them sneaks into the old abandoned house on the corner and discovers the strange puzzle box covered with pictures of four dragons. Drawn by powerful magic, the boys find themselves bound together by a mystery that will transform them all and transport them into worlds that are populated by heroes and dragons of lore .
Enter a world of ancient magic
When his father is called to active duty in Vietnam, Cory Alder is sent to spend the summer with his adopted Native American uncle, Jasper. Accustomed to life in the city, Cory finds the reality of the ranch scary every shadow is full of menace. But when an encounter with a medicine man catapults Cory into a world of Native American legend, conquering his fears becomes a matter of survival. Transformed into a beaver called Yellow Shell, Cory is now part of a war between the People, animals whose intelligence equals that of humans. In order to return home, Cory must help Yellow Shell and his allies defeat the Changer, who is attempting to enslave the People in this world and in Cory’s world as well. With two worlds hanging in the balance, Cory will have to use every ounce of courage and animal instinct within him to defeat this enemy…
A mysterious maze
Eleven year old Holly Wade and her twin siblings, Judy and Crockett, are sent to live with their grandparents in the small town of Dimsdale, Massachusetts when their father is declared missing in action in Vietnam. Dimsdale is nothing like Boston; there are only two other African American children in the entire school. Even worse, Grandpa and Grandma Wade live in an old junkyard! While exploring one day, Holly, Judy, and Crockett wander into an overgrown hedge maze and find themselves transported back in time to Dimsdale’s past. Can they right an ancient wrong and free the town of Dimsdale from a witch s curse?
When his father marries her mother, Chris Fitton and Nan Mallory both twelve are thrust into a new life. While their parents are enjoying an extended honeymoon, Chris and Nan must live with Aunt Elizabeth, attend new schools, and worst of all, be civil to one another. They’re certain that their future is bleak until Chris’s visit to the Salvation Army store. It is there that he finds the model of the Red Hart Inn, a structure that holds a strange allure for them both. That night, Chris and Nan find themselves in the same dream living inside the Red Hart Inn in seventeenth century England. And when danger threatens, they must set aside their differences and find a way to work together before it’s too late .
Shy realizes that she is lucky to be taken in by her grandparents after her father dies but life above an antique store in Slade’s Corners, Wisconsin is not exactly the place a teenage girl wants to be.
One day while going through boxes of her father s boyhood stuff, she comes upon a rare old set of dragon puzzles all of which are missing pieces. Her grandmother recalls the fantastic tales Shy’s father would tell about his travels to lands of dragons and adventure. She always thought that these fantasies were inspired by the puzzles Shy has found.
Shy realizes that by mixing and matching the different sets she can complete a single dragon puzzle that combines all of the others. Upon doing so she is whisked away to ancient Babylon where she must continue the duties of her father s legacy as a servant to the dragon and a savior of the world.
Andre Norton enthralled readers for decades with thrilling tales of people challenged to the limits of their endurance in epic battles of good against evil. None are more memorable than her Witch World novels. Far from the besieged home of Simon and Jaelithe, in peaceful Norsdale, we meet Gillan, who longs to leave her dull life in a secluded country abbey. But when her wish comes true, she finds more than a little adventure. As she ventures out, not only is her life in danger, but also the power that lies within her, waiting to be discovered.
Collection of three original stories set in the ‘Witch World’ universe: Dragon Scale Silver; Dream Smith; Amber out of Quayth.
The urge within him is overwhelming, and Kerovan he of the cloven hooves and amber eyes is driven toward the mountains toward the dark. With him goes the Lady Joisan, who carries within her secrets unknown to Kerovan. By calling upon the Powers within themselves, willing the forced of Light to fight against the force of the Dark, they reach their destination…
only to face That Which Runs the Ridges in the final battle. Everlasting Undeath and horror for all the world will take them if they fail.
Eydrth is a Master Songsmith…
who has no magic. She will do anything to save her father from the evil that has stolen his mind. But the paths to the magic of the Witch World are many and to save the ones you love, the truest magic must come from the heart…
Andre Norton has been called ‘one of the most popular writers of our time’ Publishers Weekly and has for over twenty five years enchanted readers with the most famous and popular of her works: the enthralling Witch World. With bestseller A.C. Crispin, Norton has woven an eternal love story, filled with magic and wonder. Songsmith is the novel that Witch World fans have been waiting for a shining jewel in the Witch World cosmos.
Orphans of the Storm
Lorcan was the son of the noble house of Erondale, but when war came to the dales and his father was killed, he could only flee to safety and hope for a better day. Fostered by relatives until he was turned out by a vicious cousin jealous of his legacy, Lorcan joined with others to fight marauders bent on murder and looting. All the while, Lorcan hoped for peace and a place he could settle and begin anew.
Meive, a noble lass of Landale, was lucky to survive a brutal attack on her dale led by a malcontent who joined with marauders for his own revenge. Like Lorcan, Meive sought only a haven from the violence, a bit of land where she could keep the honeybees that were her blessing and her responsibility.
When these two dispossessed young people meet, neither knows what will come of it. But together they are determined to fight the marauders and reclaim the ravaged land. With a dedicated band of loyal companions and the help of Goddess blessed warrior bees, they will fight to the last to stake their claim for freedom and a new life. But Lorcan’s vengeful cousin, riding with a crew of bloody raiders, could shatter the dream of a peaceful land…
While on a mission for the Thothian priests, the Free Traders’ ship is forced down on a barren and seemingly uninhabited planet.
A psychic sorceress, a telepathic adventurer, and deformed ex slave use their extrasensory powers to stop an intergalactic organization of thieves from looting the planets.
In a future where humanity has scattered itself across the stars and Earth itself is now a dimly remembered place of legend, two worlds of near supernatural strangeness challenge two naive but courageous heros. The planet Beltane had been unscathed by the all encompassing war of the four Sectors when Vere Collis and his friends, exploring caves underground, were trapped by powerful explosions on the surface. Their leader was killed, but the group wandered for days underground to find a way to the surface. They emerged to find that they were the last human survivors on Beltane. Only strange and deadly mutant creatures now roamed the surface. Elsewhere in the galaxy, Kilda’s home planet had no place for her, so she took employment as a teacher and governess to two young children on the planet named Dylan. But she soon found that one of her charges has an invisible dread companion and soon Kilda knows that the companion is not imaginary at all, as it leads her charges into an other dimensional world resembling the legends of Faerie. Though the other world has unknown dangers on every hand, Kilda follows the children across the spatial barrier, knowing that she is their only hope. Two complete novels of two very different heroes battling alien and unknown evil, and fighting to protect the helpless in worlds that are wondrous, terrifying, and utterly alien.
Publisher s Note: Dark Companion has previously appeared separately as Dark Piper and Dread Companion. This is the first combined publication in paperback of the complete book.
Hurtled through space and time into the ancient Nubian kingdom of Meroe, a museum expert in African archaeology finds she must play a key role in preserving their civilization from evil power seekers.
Two human orphans expand their relationship with a super race of cats and travel to their world where they soon feel more like prisoners than guests.
Quag Keep was the first novel based on the world of Dungeons & Dragons by the legendary grand mistress of SF/Fantasy, Andre Norton. Once, they were role playing gamers in our world.
They came from different places and different backgrounds.
Now they re summoned together by some magical force to a land that mirrors the games they used to play.
Can they band together to unlock the secret of their summoning and rescue from the legendary Quag Keep the person who may be able to return them home?
Many people might not know that Andre Norton wrote the first novel based in the Dungeons and Dragons Universe. That book was Quag Keep, a tale of magically transported gamers trying to survive in the fantasy realm that has become all too real for them. Now Andre, with role playing icon Jean Rabe, has returned their story. In The Return to Quag Keep these brave adventurers try to unlock the secrets of this magical world and maybe even return home to ours. Filled with classic dungeon crawls, mysterious wizards, and attacking dragons, The Return to Quag Keep is a must for all role playing fans as well as seminal Andre Norton fans.
Two masters of epic fantasy have combined in this brilliant collaboration to create a rousing tale of the sort that becomes an instant favorite. This is the story of Shana, a halfbreed born of the forbidden union of an Elvenlord father with a human mother. Her exiled mother dead, she was rescued and raised by dragons, a proud, ancient race who existed unbeknownst to elven or humankind. From birth, Shana was the embodiment of the Prophecy that all-powerful Elvenlords feared. Her destiny is the enthralling adventure of a lifetime. ‘A brisk, glittering yarn that packs as much action, suspense, and twisting of conventions into one novel as many writers invest in whole trilogies.’ – Amazing Stories A Main selection of the Science Fiction Book Club
The powerful magic of ruthless Elvenlord masters has for centuries ruled the world. Even Shana, the legendary Elvenbane prophesied to deliver the oppressed into freedom, is helpless before such power. She and her ragtag band of outcasts, half-blood wizards, escaped human slaves, and free-thinking dragons have gained only a token victory against the mighty lords. Only the long-forgotten Iron People, a band of human nomads, have escaped the tyranny of the reigning wizards. How have they survived through the centuries? As the winds of change sweep the world, and as tensions seething beneath the surface of Elven society threaten to break into open revolt, Shana meets the ancient tribe. Could an age-old secret free Shana and her people…
or will its discovery call down their doom? ‘The talents of collaborators Norton and Lackey blend seamlessly as they expand the background to their epic fantasy…
‘ -Library Journal
In this long awaited new novel in The Halfblood Chronicles, fantasy greats Norton and Lackey tell the enthralling story of the reclusive elvenlord Kyrtian, who emerges as a hero in a world torn by politics and war. When his cousin, Aelmarkin, tries to prove that Kyrtian is unfit to run his estate, the plan backfires, and soon Kyrtian, who doesn’t share the venal, greedy nature of his cousin, finds himself with more power than he ever wanted. Like his father before him, Kyrtian has always treated the humans on his estate like servants, instead of enslaving them as other elvenlords do. His father’s legacy also leads Kyrtian to learn ancient military skills long since lost to elvenkind through the carelessness of the elvenlords. Kyrtian’s rediscovered knowledge piques the interest of the current elvenlords, and soon Kyrtian finds himself appointed the new commander of the army, to the relief of his ruling peers. For the sons of the most powerful elvenlords, the Young Lords, have rebelled against their fathers and are waging war. But by taking advantage of both the privileges of his new command and the help of some unexpected new friends, Kyrtian finally gains the resources to embark on his own, personal quest resuming his father’s search for the Great Portal, the magical doorway through which the original elvenlords entered this world. As war rages between some sons and fathers, Kyrtian searches desperately for his own lost father, hoping to uncover not only the mystery of his disappearance, but also the secret behind the origin of elvenkind.
Two novellas, ‘Exile,’ in which a disfigured witch struggles to regain her powers, and ‘Falcon Hope,’ in which two unlikely allies try to preserve their peoples from extinction, are accompanied by ‘The Chronicler’s Tale,’ by series creator Andre Norton.
Struggling with the decimation of their witch guardians when an invasion by Pagar of Karsten threatens their home world, the people of Estcarp find their only hope for survival in a young scribe who challenges the evil Hounds of Alizon. PW. AB.
A Native American girl discovers the truth about the Keplian horses who lure riders to their deaths and must lead them into battle against the evil of the Dark Tower before they can serve light once again.
Two strangers and members of enemy families that have been at war for a millennium, Mereth and Kasarian discover that they share a common cause and a legacy more dire than one can imagine when they use Mereth’s long lost magestone.
It is a desperate time in Witch World. The Magestone, the key to the pandimensional gates, has been lost and now all the gates are open. In the classic series’ grand finale, an infinite flood of evil is about to wash across the world as Simon Tregarth returns to lead the planet’s heroes in the final war against the forces of darkness.
‘The ‘Outer Regions’ were created by the artist Karen Kuykendall, whose book of paintings, The Cat People, and her justly famous Tarot cards immortalized these fantastic lands and peoples. There exists among Ms. Kuykendall’s records a complete ‘Travelers’ Report’ upon which this book is based.’ Andre Norton, from her introduction to Mark of the Cat/Year of the Rat In Mark of the Cat multiple award winning Andre Norton presents a novel of magic and adventure the unforgettable story of a boy’s journey of discovery, from trial to triumph. Hynkkel, commanded by his father to travel into the unknown in a test of survival, starts out with almost nothing, but the red gold sandcat pendent worn around his neck as a reminder of his killed cat. His trek will bring him to a cave where he will enter the secret world of the cat…
to a trial that will mark his destiny. In Year of the Rat, Andre’s never before published sequel to Mark of the Cat, we find the natural water sources of the five queendoms of the Outer Region drying up. Hynkkel, not fully recovered from his previous trials, must now find a way to stop this loss and recover the missing water. For in a desert climate, water is the key of life. To do so he must first find out who, or what, is causing the water loss and where it is going. When he and Murri, his sandcat, set out on their journey they make another, even more startling, discovery. A being of ancient evil has returned and along with it has brought the desert rats, ho*ards and ho*ards of deadly desert rats, bent on one thing to destroy the queendoms one by one. Can Hynkkel both find the missing water and stop the rats before all succumb to The Year of the Rat?
The Industrial Monster has descended upon Varslaad, devouring all the arable land in its path. And now, by royal decree, the displaced must turn westward toward the mountains…
venturing into the perilous woodland domain of a strange and secret race. Once again, Andre Norton displays her unparalleled imagination and astonishing storytelling abilities to present a unique and unforgettable fantasy that is at once a breathtaking magical adventure, and a cautionary fable for our time. The King’s lottery has determined that young Twilla must marry for only the wedded can survive the terrible fate awaiting those who penetrate the primeval forest. An orphaned apprentice to a renowned wise woman, Twilla will not proceed unprotected, however. For she carries on her journey a talisman of great power…
an astonishing artifact that obscures and illuminates, that alters appearance and perception. But it alone cannot guard Twilla as she weaves her way from peril to peril in the company of Ylon, a commander’s son tragically blinded by a forgotten sorcery. For the hidden peoples who inhabit the wood are also armed possessing mystical weapons of the body, mind and spirit that they will freely wield to repel an unwanted human invasion. Now two armies prepare to do battle and only Twilla can avert the impending bloody hostilities. For only she can rescue the vanquished of an ancient war of magicks…
and shape the destiny of a disputed land.
An orphaned child and captive scullery maid, young Willadene possesses an uncanny ability to sense and understand the magical odors that pervade her world. It is this remarkable talent or curse that carries her far from the fetid kitchen into an apprenticeship with a revered herbalist and untimately to the highest circles of the Ducal court. But there is depravity lurking within the castle’s walls, inspiring brazen treacheries and usurpations and foul abduction as unthinkable as it is unexpected. Something horribly strange and forbidden struck at the dawn of a new day of corruption and terror. And an innocent girl finds the heightened sense that has been her fortune is now drawing her down into a maelstrom of evil.
Once the Wind united the Valley with the Forest, enveloping them in the strongest of magics which protected the land and banished the threatening Darkness. And there was peace for many centuries…
Until the Dark returned.A mage, seeking to enslave the Valley and destroy the Forest, has brutally sundered a family. A mother has fled into the woods with her infant girl child, while the depraved sorcerer holds the babe’s twin a boy captive in a black tower. The mother dies but the girl survives. Adopted by the strange denizens of the Forest safe from the mage’s malevolent influence she grows to young womanhood, cultivating a cherished skill that has been denied the others of her kind: the ability to truly hear the sounds of her world. But her future will be fraught with trial and terror, for only she can smash the chains that shackle the Balley and its inhabitants. It is her destiny to confront sorcerer and demon minions, and to oppose the one she must conquer and free: the magician’s protege and her most powerful adversary. Her bane and blood. Her brother.
‘The Green Ones favored me this day.’
Thus begins A Taste of Magic, the latest magical world creation by Andre Norton.
Wisteria is magically attuned to the world around her. Her senses relish the tastes of magic that the wonders of nature offer. But the peacefulness of her backwoods existence is shattered when her village is attacked by the raiding force of the bellicose Lord Purvis, who leaves only this twenty something magic wielder and an adolescent lass as the inadvertent survivors.
Wisteria has pledged herself to a mission. Now she and her young ward must brave the wilds beyond their home in pursuit of the ravager who destroyed everyone near and dear to their hearts.
The woman with the Taste of Magic now has a taste for vengeance, and the blood oath she has pledged must be satisfied with the life of Lord Purvis.
For well over a half century, Andre Norton has been one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first SF novels were published in the 1940s, her adventure SF has enthralled readers young and old. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand alone novels, her tales of action and adventure throughout the galaxy have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy, including the best selling Witch World series, her ‘Magic’ series, and many other unrelated novels, has been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. Not only have her books been enormously popular; she also has inspired several generations of SF and fantasy writers, especially many talented women writers who have followed in her footsteps. In the past two decades she has worked with other writers on a number of novels. Most notable among these are collaborations with Mercedes Lackey, the Halfblood Chronicles, as well as collaborations with A.C. Crispin in the Witch World series and Sherwood Smith in the Time Traders and Solar Queen series. An Ohio native, Ms. Norton lived for a number of years in Winter Park, Florida, and now makes her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she continues to write, and presides over High Hallack, a writers’ resource and retreat.
Under King Charles II, England’s New World colonies are flourishing, as is France’s colony Louisianne. Napolean is the dreaded Master of the European continent…
And Sarah Cunningham, a woman from our own world, knows all too well what a difference this makes, for not long ago she was ripped from her life as a United States citizen in our history. Sarah, now the Duchess of Wessex, journeys to North America with her new husband, the Duke but this is no pleasure trip. The fate of the world New and Old rests on her saving her friend Meriel, rescuing Louis, rightful King of France, from the clutches of the Marquis de Sade, and finding the Holy Grail. But she and her beloved Duke are beset by perils that will test their strength and spirit to the utmost.
Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan: the four powers of the world, all once great and mighty, now yielding to the effects of centuries of war. A King of Oak and a Queen of Yew sit on the thrones of the land the King is a drunken lout, the Queen a magical schemer. Ash and Rowan are nearly dead, their totem trees in the sacred square withering away to nothing. Allis falling into place for the power hungry Queen Ysa, who will stop at nothing to ensure the continuation of her line. Only one thing may stand in her way: a long ago prophesy that Daughter of Ash will one day rise again to reclaim her rightful place on the throne. But deep in the swamps, in the care of the witch healer all need and all fear, there is a young girl woman who can not be the witch’s daughter; a girl who by virtue of her beauty and elegance, and simmering power, can only be a Daughter of Ash, the one who will rise to fulfill the prophecy and the destiny of her birthright.
Times are changing in Rendelsham. The old King is dead, and the foolish Prince Florian has assumed the throne. Florian’s mother, Queen Ysa of the House of Oak, still controls the land from behind the scences, but her job grows more difficult every day. Her unworthy, headstrong son is harder to control than her husband was, and she must spend more time than ever masking her own movements. Her husband’s illegitimate daughter Ashen, heir to the nearly dead House of Ash, still causes trouble by her very existence, and must never be given an opening to the throne. The barbarian Sea Rover clan presents problems from the edge of the Bog, Ysa’s newest magical ally has been exposed as a traitor, and nothing is going as Ysa had planned. And still the unknown yet encroaching threat from the North continues to grow. Through births and deaths, marriages and duels, love and betrayal, magic and force, the four Houses of Rendelsham can only survive by the strength of their unity but is unity possible in such a court of intrigue as this one?
A Crown Disowned is the third volume of the cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan that began with To the King a Daughter and was continued in Knight or Knave. The earth is shaking and splitting as the forces from the North draw nearer. The Ice Dragon Riders are speaking to the land, and more fire mountains awaken in the Bog. Rohan seeks to join forces with Tusser, leader of the Bog folk, as Queen Ysa raises an army to clear the Bog. War draws closer until even the Queen cannot deny it any longer. Raids from the North increase and for the first time, the Riders of the Ice Dragons appear. It is time for the Queen to give up her game of pitting one faction against another. Four great armies assemble and they all march under the same banner. Though they do not cannot represent the Four Trees, this is nevertheless seen as a good omen. Many good men from all four armies fall in battle, yet the Great Foulness is still at large. Is the combined might of the four powers enough to free the land from evil?
Over a year has passed since the defeat of the Great Foulness, and the ravaged earth has begun to heal. Lost for generations, the signet rings of the Four Great Houses Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan have been restored to their rightful heirs. And Ashen NordornQueen, mistress of the Land of Ever Snow, looks forward to a life of peace and happiness with her beloved husband and their newborn son only to learn that an ancient evil still threatens all that she holds dear. The Mother Ice Dragon, the fearsome progenitor of her deadly breed, has awakened from slumber to menace the world anew. Legend holds that only the Dragon Blade, forged from the scales of her vanquished mate, can slay the deadly female dragon, but the Dragon Blade has been lost for ages. As Ashen embarks on a perilous quest to find the mystic sword, she leaves her castle and homeland in the care of her closest friends, including Rannore, Lady of the Rowan, who soon faces danger of a different sort…
. Dragon Blade continues the saga begun in To the King a Daughter and continued in Knight or Knave and A Crown Disowned.
Having rebuilt the NordornLand from rubble, Ashen and Gaurin rule justly and fairly over a reinvigorated land. Beloved by their kingdom, they now turn their attention to the next generation of Nordorn royalty.
Responsible Bjaudin, heir to the throne, focuses on his studies and Hegrin, Queen of Rendel, rears her own growing brood. But the youngest siblings, Elin and Mikkel, seem destined to alter the future of the NordornLand for better or for worse.
Thirteen year old Elin craves power, and believes her new alliance with the evil Ysa may help her achieve it.
Eleven year old Mikkel stows away on a Sea Rover ship, hoping for a brief adventure. But when the ship is attacked, Mikkel is taken prisoner, and soon his bonds to the NordornLand are the last thing on his mind.
Through births and deaths, celebration and wars, Ashen and Gaurin have worked tirelessly to bring peace and prosperity to their kingdom. But it appears that this era of peace may be at its end. This final installment of the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan brings the series to a thrilling climax worthy of these fascinating characters.
Rupurt Raleston and his siblings, Richanda and Valerius, return to their ancestral home, Pirate’s Haven. It is the only thing they have left and they believe that there are hidden treasures that will save them from destitution. Amongst these treasures is rumored to include an ancestral sword, The Luck, which will return them to their prvious glory. But as they get closer to finding this hidden treasure, another man has come to claim the ancestral home. A man who says that he is the rightful heir from another branch of the family. Rupurt, Richanda and Valerius must now find proof of their ownership or lose everything Pirate’s Haven…
and any chance they may have for the future. Andre Norton wrote more an a hundred novels. She was noted for having found success through writing young adult and children’s stories. She was the first woman to have been awarded Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy and the Nebula Grand Master Awards.
The holocaust had ravaged the world 200 years before. Survivors were scattered across the frightening wastelands. Some struggled merely for life…
others, like Fors the Star Man’s Son, dared the terrifying unknown to recapture the knowledge…
the knowledge that could once again destroy them…
Rahotep is more than a simple captain of the Nubian Desert Scouts he is heir to the Nome of the Striking Hawk, which, with all of Egypt, has been under the harsh rule of the Hyksos. Accused of a crime
Andre Alice Norton was a 20th century American science fiction writer. She also wrote historical fiction and contemporary fiction. Andre Norton was her pseudonym. She was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977. Norton was awarded the coveted Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the SFWA in 1983. ‘Star Hunter‘ tells the story of a man who thinks with another’s brain as he is pursued in a dangerous game of hide and seek. This adventure story captures the reader’s attention from the very first sentences. ‘Nahuatl’s larger moon pursued the smaller, greenish globe of its companion across a cloudless sky in which the stars made a speckled pattern like the scales of a huge serpent coiled around a black bowl. Ras Hume paused at the border of scented spike-flowers on the top terrace of the Pleasure House to wonder why he thought of serpents. He understood. Mankind’s age-old hatred, brought from his native planet to the distant stars, was evil symbolized by a coil in a twisted, belly-path across the ground. And on Nahuatl, as well as a dozen other worlds, Wass was the serpent.’
Snatched from his family by an alien race, Jony endures torturous experiments and comes to live with the People, a gentle tribe of intelligent animals.
A young girl determines to find out what is ‘Outside‘ the sealed off city in which she’s always lived but discovers that the only way she can get out is with the help of a mysterious rhyming man.
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.
The scion of an ancient family and a young woman tortured by bizarre nightmares become involved in a monumental struggle between the forces of good and evil.
With Imperial Lady, based on the life of a real historical princess of the Han dynasty and mixed with Chinese legendry andry, Andre Norton a Grand Master of Fantasy joins with Susan Shwartz to create a stirring, romantic, and unforgettable tale.
The tribune Quintus was once a man of honor. But when Rome’s might is crushed at the battle of Carrhae, Quintus can only watch with honor and hope gone as Rome’s Eagles the golden standards which every Roman believes houses the very essence of the gods are dragged through the mud by the barbarian hordes. The Eagles will go East as bloody testimony to Rome’s humiliation. But even in Hell, there sometimes lies a path of redemption. Quintus will follow the Eagles, and strive to somehow recapture the honor that Rome has lost. He will abandon the logic that is Rome…
and travel into the mists of myth and legend, where he will see visions of magic unknown to any Roman And where he will learn to use barbarian magic to win back Rome’s gods…
After an army approaches to take over the castle, Sarita, the child of the Countess, and one of the Earl’s huntsmen flee to the forest for safety, hoping that the legend of Loden, a fearful monster, will keep the attackers away from them.
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!
Centuries after civilisation destroyed itself in a final war, Fors was driven from his clan for the crime of being a mutant. Though his people had long combed the remnants of the old world to regain lost knowledge, the land to the north was taboo. Having nothing to lose, Fors and his feline companion trekked north toward incredible danger and a staggering discovery. Elsewhere, Sander also searched for the Before People, said to have survived the great devastation. Then he met Fanyl, who coveted the lost knowledge for her own purpose. Soon the pair would be threatened by an ancient evil which destroyed not just lives but minds as well…
Andre Norton, the celebrated author of Witch World and many other fantasy adventures, offers a new novel unique among her works, set in a realm not dissimilar to northern England in the sixteenth century.
Drucilla, Sabina, and Tamara, identical sisters born to Desmond, Earl of Skorpys, understand the price of being princesses in a realm bordered by fractious neighbors. For generations their land has been plagued by incursions, raiding parties, and more serious conflicts with Gurlyon, the land to their North. But when these three plucky young ladies are kidnapped as part of a plot to undermine their father’s realm, they are taken to a mysterious realm where they experience terrors unlike anything they could imagine.
Their captors, fearing pursuit, thrust the princesses into a deep recess in a bizarre underworld called the Dismals. Once there, they must fend off hideous creatures, and a young man who claims to be lord of this dark, forbidding realm. Not sure whether he is friend or foe, they must depend on their wits, on each other, and on the mind link that binds them together. Only thus can they escape the bizarre nether realm they must roam in search of a way home.
Their travails test them in ways they cannot foresee, both physically and magically. Powerful forces work against them, but together they may yet escape, and help right the wrong that brought them to the strange realm in the first place.
‘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! This exciting short novel, which originally appeared under the pseudonym ‘Andrew North,’ was Andre Norton’s first published work.
An array of fantasy tales, includes works by Norton, Robert Bloch, Elizabeth Scarborough, A. C. Crispin, Ardath Mayhar, and Robert E. Vardeman.
Andre Norton, Grand Master of Fantasy, brings together a quartet of today’s finest fantasy talents to produce short novels of extraordinary power and beauty, set in the Witch World, her greatest fantasy creation.
Stillborn Heritage by Elizabeth H. Boyer: A girl’s coming of age proves a supernatural test of her strength…
and of the power of love.
Stormbirds by C.J. Cherryh: A soldier of the Dales, thrown together with an Estcarp witch in the bitter aftermath of war, must overcome his own hatred or be destroyed by the Hounds of Alizon.
Rampion by Meredith Ann Pierce: An island girl, spurned by her noble father and orphaned by the death of her mother, is caught in a wed of sea magic by a mysterious troubadour come from afar to settle old scores.
Falcon Law by Judith Tarr: A woman and a falconer could not be the one, said the code. Yet her falcon chose her, so she lived a lie, to fulfill a great destiny.
Let these four master storytellers sweep you into the magical realm of fantasy adventure that has enthralled millions of readers…
Two of the biggest names in the fantasy field have put together a unique collection of fantastical cat tales for friends of furry felines. Cats work a special magic in these stories from the future, from the past, and from dimensions people never dream of.
Fantasy’s finest tale spinners present a brand new collection of four legged fiction that will catapult our favorite felines into space, time, and the many realms of the fantastic.
In these all original stories, you’ll meet the cats of the past, cats of the stars wide future, cats who take power into their own paws, and cats who can face down Death itself. These are 24 tales certain to capture the hearts and imaginations of feline lovers everywhere. Praise for the Catfantastic series: ‘Will be relished by cat lovers, whether science fiction/fantasy fans or not.’ Booklist ‘A must for science fiction/cat lovers.’ Kliatt
Ruwenda is a pleasant, peaceful land but the magic of its guardian, the Archimage Binah, is waning. Binah must pass along her protectorship to the triplet princess of Ruwenda. She bestows upon the infant girls the power of the rare and mystical Black Trillium badge of the royal house, symbol of an ancient magic. While the sisters blossom into beautiful young women, neighboring Labornok use a dark magician to sunder Binah’s protection. As invaders pour into Ruwenda, the Archimage orders the princesses to flee and changes them to search for three magical talismans which when brought together will be their only chance to regain their kingdom and free its people. Each must accomplish her task separately and to succeed, each must also confront and conquer the limits of her own soul.
Twelve years after the princesses Haramis, Kadiya, and Anigel vanquish the sorcerer Orogastus, Haramis’s talisman reveals a grave threat to the unity of the sisters and the future of Ruwenda. PW.
After helping save her kingdom, Kadiya, a fiery, sword wielding princess, discovers that she has one more task to complete when news arrives of a threat to the kingdom of Ruwenda.
Seeking a successor in the Princess Mikayla, Haramis, the Archimage and Guardian of her land, strives to train Mikayla in the magic arts, while the reluctant princess considers having to abandon the man she loves for her new calling.
Three sister princesses…
three magical talismans…
one chance to save a world from utter annihilation: SKY TRILLIUM!In the World of the Three Moons, an unknown evil stirs…
and severe earthquakes, widespread volcanic eruptions, and disastrous weather rock the land…
Only the legendary Sky Trillium made from the three talismans of the princesses Kadiya, Anigel, and Haramis can heal the ancient wounds of the world. But Anigel’s is missing, and Kadiya’s talisman has lost its potency. Yet even if the sisters are able to regain all three of the talismans, will they be strong enough to control the awesome magic of the Sky Trillium? Encounter the wondrous world of the Black Trillium, originally created by three of fantasy’s stellar talents: Julian May, Andr Norton, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
A companion volume to Fiddler Fair. A woman who can change into a leopard is pursued by a hunter who is more than human. Occult detective Diana Tregarde trails a very unusual vampire. And more!
‘Three acclaimed, bestselling authors three extraordinary fantasists unite talent and vision to create a noble dynasty and a remarkable realm of spirit and substance. The House of the Tiger has skillfully ruled Merina in times of peace. But now the indomitable armies of the Emperor Balthasar stand poised to crush the vulnerable city/state. And in the enemy’s midst is the gray mage Apolon foul necromancer who serves the Dreadful Dark…
and whose mission it is to satsfy his Master’s terrible hungers with living souls, the Heart of a Goddess, and the blood of a Princess. For Adele, aging Dowager Queen; for ruling Queen Lydana; and for Princess Shelyra, lithe, impetuous, ingenious Designated Daughter, the battle seems hopeless for they possess no defense, save for their wiles and weapons of the spirit. But the Tiger is a cunning beast, not to be underestimated. And when corered, she bares her teeth…
Fifteen original stories of Renaissance Faire magic and mayhem by fantasy’s finest. From a master jeweler who unexpectedly gains a treasure beyond prince. A musician suddenly able to work magic with his strings. A Thief who picks the wrong mark or perhaps the right one. A policeman’s encounter with Merlin and murder. Here are imaginative tales of enchantment certain to captivate both Faire goers and fantasy fans alike.
Collected her are Six Fantastic science fiction stories by R. A. Lafferty, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Clifford D. Simak, Edgar Pangborn, Andre Norton, and Frank Herbert. Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas The place called Sodom was bad enough. But right down the road was the other town and that was even worse! The Worlds of If Dixon Wells, a fashionable playboy, is always late. What will it cost him this time. The Street That Wasn’t There Jonathon Chambers went for a walk at the same time every day for twenty years. But this time when he got home nothing seemed quite right. The Good Neighbors You can’t blame an alien for a little inconvenience as long as he makes up for it! The Gifts of Asti She was the guardian of the worlds, but HER world was dead. Operation Haystack It’s hard to ferret out a gang of fanatics; it would, obviously, be even harder to spot a genetic line of dedicated men. But the problem Orne had was one step tougher than that!