The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Four Sorcerers ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts


Rite of Failure

A Novella in the [Witch World Saga] by Susan Shwartz


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[Coulson's Index]

See Also: [Martinez ~ Glossary] [Martinez ~ Races] [Schlobin ~ Survey]

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[Updated: 09/21/2019]


Edition Used for Analysis:
[Tales of the Witch World 2] (1989) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-54757-8, 978-0-812-54757-3, $3.95, 343pg ~ cover by Victoria Poyser



Huran is getting old and it’s time for Aurek to undergo the test. For to survive the change and live is the greatest test of all. After returning from the otherworld Aurek is forever disfigured with a broken paw for a right hand and forced to leave the clan. On his quest for a place to live out his shame he meets Derora and falls in love. Gets a second chance at his nemesis Danior and proves he is most definitely human after all.



Timeline Points:

  1. Tale about Weres - set sometime after Bloodspell and 'centuries' before Year of the Unicorn.


Sorcerer's Note:
It's possible "Farne" from Were-Wrath descended from Aurek & Derora (or possibly even Danior & ?). Is this the area of The Waste that was settled by the "northerners" as mentioned there?


The Sorcerer’s recommend that you read next: One Spell Wizard

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Formatted and Edited by Jay Watts ~ April, 2019

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