The Crystal Gryphon (Witch World Gryphon Series #1)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879977016
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/27/1973
  • Series: Witch World Gryphon Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2015

    Good story

    This was an engaging read. I enjoyed the characters and the world they lived in. Unfortunately, it was poorly edited. In places, I wondered if something went wrong while uploading because the errors were so frequent and it didn't seem logical that any writer of this caliber would not have noticed during revision. (I read both this one and it's sequel. Both had errors. Seems like the sequel had a lot more of them.) If Andre Norton were to get this edited properly, I would raise my rating to four stars. I would still recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, and can easily see Norton rising through the ranks. She's a fine writer.

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