The Crystal Gryphon [NOOK Book]

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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.

In a time and place of swords and sorcery . . . here begins the saga of Kerovan of Ulmsdale, born with the amber eyes and cloven hooves of the Old Ones, who seeks his rightful heritage as ...
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The Crystal Gryphon

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Overview


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 a time and place of swords and sorcery . . . here begins the saga of Kerovan of Ulmsdale, born with the amber eyes and cloven hooves of the Old Ones, who seeks his rightful heritage as Lord-heir of Ulmsdale—and Lady Joisan of Ithkrypt, proxy-wed to Kerovan, who wears about her neck Kerovan’s precious and powerful gift . . . a small crystal globe encasing a tiny gryphon.

Kerovan and Joisan—each forever entwined in the other’s fate—their destiny clouded by dark evils that threaten to destroy their kingdoms. Together, they seek to unlock the wondrous powers they hold within them . . . and the mysterious secrets of the crystal gryphon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497656154
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: Witch World Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 203
  • Sales rank: 132,884
  • File size: 397 KB

Meet the Author


For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many standalone novels, her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, her Magic series, and many other unrelated novels, have 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. An Ohio native, Norton lived for many years in Winter Park, Florida, and died in March 2005 at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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  • Posted October 10, 2012

    Great start to another part of Witch World!

    Once again, Grand Master Andre Norton treats us to her wonderful Witch World - this time in a land called High Hallack. Once you get used to the two primary character narrative the tale just speeds along. Action, mystery, lots of drama, and a little romance all blend together to keep you wanting to finish as soon as you can so that you can start the story all over again! It does help if you have read any of the other books set in the Witch World, but it isn't necessary. "The Crystal Gryphon" stands very well all by itself. I heartily recommend joining the hordes of fans enjoying all of Ms. Norton's works. I look forward to have the other books in this series available for my Nook Color ("Gryphon in Glory" and "Gryphon's Eyrie")... hint hint Barnes & Noble!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Glad they are fianlly starting to republish some old favorites

    Glad they are fianlly starting to republish some old favorites in E format. this 3 book series takes place in the "witch world" a place where the Old Ones have left, for the most part, but their legacy remains in ruins , shadowed places, and artifacts.
    You follow two young "axe wed", Kerovan, heir to Ulmsdale and cursed/blessed to be of mixed heritage, the old blood has left its mark on him. This visably sets him apart form the other Dalesfolk. He constantly strugles against the prejedist and fear his appearance engenders. For all he tries to be as normal as he can be.
    Joisan "axe wed" to Kerovan at the age of 8 tries to learn all she needs to know help her husband, she has never met, run Ulmsdale. She finds a thurst for knowledge of the Old Ones and the "Lady Gunnora" .With her knowledge ans skills she aids her Lord in his stuggles.

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