About the Author
For well over a half century, Andre Norton (1912-2005) was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Forerunner, Beast Master, and the Central Control Series (comprised of the books Star Rangers and Star Guard), her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, have been popular with readers for decades.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not bad, not wonderful. Seven stories - I've read most of them before. Spider Silk I knew, but didn't remember details. The blind weaver-girl, the spider creatures, and a happy ending. Sand Sister I think was new to me - nice to meet Koris' son, though his people may not be too happy with the reconnection to the Marsh. Interesting echoes with Spider Silk, too - with the blindness. Falcon Blood - also, I think, new to me - I've read references but not the story. And I swear I've heard that name before - Jonkara - but I don't know where (in another Witch World story, though). Legacy from Sorn Fen - I read that just recently - oh, it's in Garan the Eternal. Still don't think much of it. Sword of Unbelief - it's an Elys and Jervon story, and I think I've read it before - but there's not much to it. It sort of starts in the middle but Elys spends so much time flash-backing to explain her and Jervon that it's very muddled. Then the "action", which mostly consists of them standing around and refusing to believe...and of course they triumph. Kind of pointless. Then the two Toads stories - The Toads of Grimmerdale and Changeling. Hertha does jump to conclusions and into action a lot. Trystan is a little hard to understand, in relation to her, too. He really latches on to her. The action is quite straightforward; the understandings and motivations are what drive these stories, and those are rather muddled. I'd like to see a story of Elfanor grown up, though. That kind of exposure to magic that young would be likely to leave traces. Both of these are long-familiar to me. Overall - as I said above, good but not wonderful.