The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Lotsawatts

Spell of the Witch World

 3rd Novel in the [Witch World: High Hallack Series] by Andre Norton

Collection of 3 Original Stories within the [Witch World Saga]

spell of the witch world 1972 uq1001 


See Also: [Martinez ~ Glossary] [Martinez ~ Races] [Schlobin ~ Survey] [Coulson's Index - See: Individual titles]

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Edition Used for Analysis:

(1972) Published by DAW, PB, 0-451-UQ100-1, $0.95, 159pg ~ cover by Jack Gaughan


Somewhere in the infinite spaces beyond the galaxy we know lies a planet with a strange affinity to the Earth. For Earthling blood had crossed that incomprehensible vastness to mingle with the human but alien civilizations of the untraced world… Earthling blood brought through an ancient “door” set down between the worlds in times unknown.
Andre Norton’s marvelous novels of the Witch World, so distant that the very laws of space and time differ from those that govern our cosmic sector; have been compared by critics to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien of Lord of the Rings fame, and equally to the great interplanetary adventures of Clifford Simak or an Edgar Rice Burroughs.
But there is nothing “copy-cat” in Andre Norton’s work – and in spell of the Witch World we have a fantasy-reading treat that compares favorably to the greatest of them all.
Here is the seventh book of the Witch World saga – with all the color and super-science imagery of those that have gone before. Here you will meet the twins, Elys, the witch-sister, and Elyn, the warrior-brother – and the pact that drew both into perils beyond the laws of our everyday stars.


 See Individual stories for suggested reading order.

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Formatted and Edited by Jay Watts ~ May, 2022

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