Lost Lands of Witch World

(aka) Chronicles of the Witch World

~ An Omnibus for the Witch World: Estcarp Series by Andre Norton

 

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Lost Lands of Witch World

 

With a Special Introduction by Mercedes Lacley


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Synopsis ~

Write-up from the flap of the dust jacket ~

Here, together in a single trade edition for the first time, is the second trio of Andre Norton’s enormously popular Witch World fantasy series: “Three Against the Witch World”, “Warlock of the Witch World” and “Sorceress of the Witch World”. These exciting adventures have thrilled millions millions of readers worldwide and brought lasting fame to Miss Norton. This omnibus showcases Miss Norton’s masterful storytelling, her unique world of sorcery, and her hallmark action, which contains strongly drawn characters fighting against evil with courage, intelligence, and magic.
“Three Against the Witch World” Kyllan, Kemoc, and Kaththea, the triplet children of Simon Tregarth and Lady Jaelithe, pursued by tyranny, escape their embattled homeland, fleeing to the mysterious East. But in this land new to them, the three discover their presence has rekindled the evil forces of the land…
“Warlock of the Witch World” Kaththea is enslaved by an evil warlock who takes her far from her brothers. When Kemoc tries to rescue her, he must reverse fearful foretellings in order to save his sister’s life. But even if he can, she might be changed forever, breaking the bond of the three.
“Sorceress of the Witch World” Separated from her brothers by an avalanche that almost kills them all, Kaththea must find her way back to them through trials and adventures that tax her diminished strength. To survive, she summons an ancient power and will need the help of Hilarion and the spirits of her parents to regain her lost world and renew the bond between her brothers and herself.

 

Write-up fron a fan ~

Three Against the Witch World ~ The adventures of the Tregarth triplets. The Witch Council of Estcarp has kidnapped Kaththea Tregarth to train as one of their own. Her brothers make plans to liberate her from captivity. Karsten Attacks and the Council "Turns" and tumble the mountains on their southern border, destroying the invading army. Many witches perish in the deed. While they are weak form the effort, Kyllan and Kemoc scale the walls and bring her forth.
Being half-breeds, they can perceive the direction EAST, which has been mind-blocked from the population of Estcarp for hundreds of years. To avoid pursuit, they travel East across the mountains into the blasted land of Escore. There they meet deadly dangers and make new friends in people out of legends and indeed one finds a soul-mate. Non-stop riveting action and adventure and new destinies await them in this war ravaged land. This book is a necessary lead-in for Warlock of the Witch World and Sorceress of the Witch World. ~ PG

Warlock of the Witch World ~ Kylla started this narrative in Three Against the Witch World Now it's Kemoc's turn. The forces of good are recruiting anyone they can to join their cause against an incursion of the Dark. Coming back from a failed mission to the Krogan (amphibious race), Kemoc discovers that his sister Kaththea has gone off with Dinzil. a powerful sorcerer whom Kemoc feels is wholly of the DARK. He takes off looking for her and is joined by Orsya, a renegade Krogan. They have many dangers to face and many illusions bar their way, but will his sister turn out to be the biggest threat of all? I have changed plans. ~ PG

Sorceress of hte Witch World ~ This is a powerful (no pun intended) tale of fall and redemption of Kaththea Tregarth. At the end of Worlock of the Witch World, she was duped into aiding an evil sorcerer and lost her powers as a witch. She decides to travel back to Estcarp for healing. She never makes it and is rescued from an avalanche by a tribe of nomads with a dying Wise Woman who offers to train Kaththea in the ways of magic. Kaththea learns how to do magic enough to help the tribe survive, but then traps her to take over when the old one dies. Slowly she figures out how to escape, when the tribe is attacked. She and a girl from the village hide in a ruined fortress and pass through a Gate into another world. There, she finds the owner of the fortress who is imprisoned and enslaved in this new world. In her attempts to free him, she contacts her Parents who are looking for a Gate back to Estcarp. They escape and walk into a battle against deadly evil. Can they trust the new Adept that they had just met? Can Kaththea trust herself? ~ PG

 

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Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • (2004) Published by TOR, HC, 0-765-30052-4, LCCN 2003071153, $27.95, 445pg ~ cover by Daniel Dos Santos {Black paper Boards, ISBN on Front Flap and Rear of Dust Jacket}
  • (2010) Published by TOR, DM, 0-765-30052-4, $6.99, 458pg ~ cover by Daniel Dos Santos

 

 

 

 

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