Forerunner Foray

Ziantha’s a member of the Thieves’ Guild.While working a job at High Lord Jucundus’ apartment, she spots a mysterious clay figure.The figure draws her in, but she manages to ignore its siren’s call.She finishes her job and moves on—but not for long.She just can’t get the figure out of her mind. Using her telekinetic powers, she steals the figure only to realize it contains something more powerful than she could have ever imagined—a stone of...

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A Mind for Trade (Solar Queen, #7)

Hesprid IV can't be that bad. Especially when it holds such a huge deposit of lucrative cielanite ore. Or so thinks Dane Thorson and the rest of the crew of the "Solar Queen, " and its new sister ship, the recently recovered derelict "North Star." The plan seems simple --make landfall, mine ore, leave.But when huge electromagnetic monsoons strike, and a strange lifeform makes deadly attacks on the miners, the mining grinds almost to a halt. Then...

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Wind in the Stone (Five Senses, #4)

"Once the Wind united the Valley with the Forest, enveloping them in the strongest of magics which protected the land and banished the threatening Darkness. And there was peace for many centuries...Until the Dark returned."A mage, seeking to enslave the Valley and destroy the Forest, has brutally sundered a family. A mother has fled into the woods with her infant girl-child, while the depraved sorcerer holds the babe's twin--a boy--captive in a...

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Secret of the Lost Race

The Constellation of the Wolf was an area of the galaxy few spacemen wanted to visit, for its sparse worlds were home only to the outcasts of the civilized worlds.But now it had been learned that there was one among its runaway refugees who was more than just a misfit—one who was a definite danger to all humanity.The hunt was on for the desperate young man called Joktar—for if he was what they said he was, he could contaminate the...

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Flight of Vengeance (Witch World Series 3: The Turning, #2)

I considered not getting this book, being morally opposed to vengeance, but it contains necessary continuity stories.I wish they would put tables of contents in these diptych books. Ok, so there're only two stories (with framing introductions)--but there's no guide to where the 2nd story starts. The 1st story, btw, is about the quest for the Stone of Konnard.A logical move would be to combine the 2nd story in this book ("Falcon...

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Quag Keep

Quag Keep was the first novel based on the world of Dungeons & Dragons by the legendary grand mistress of SF/Fantasy, Andre Norton. Once, they were role-playing gamers in our world.They came from different places and different backgrounds.Now they're summoned together by some magical force…to a land that mirrors the games they used to play.Quag KeepCan they band together to unlock the secret of their...

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Forerunner

Sisma, the beggar whose mind held the ancient legacy of the Forerunners, had escaped her claw-and-fang life in the Burrows, with the off-planet Rangers. But the Rangers wanted her in captivity for study by historians.So Sisma and Zass, her winged hunting zorsal, escaped again, taking a stolen lifeboat to an unknown world. A desert where shapeshifting creatures lurked beneath the sand, where Zass and Sisma's hunting skills,...

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Iron Cage

this story is about Jony, a young boy who together with his mother are captured by aliens. Most of his early years are spent in a lab aboard the ship. His pregnant mother and he escape the ship while on a planet, and protected by sapient former pets of a now dead colony of humans. Their safety is threatened when Jony discovers the abandoned city.This was a good story.I'd recommend it to any young person or teenager.However, for adults,...

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Sorceress of the Witch World (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #5)

Kaththea the Sorceress called forth a power such as no longer existed on the distant planet known as the Witch World. It was a power so great that it could destroy all that she loved best - and might even prove to be a greater evil than the shadow itself. Yet there could be no other choice for Kaththea than to call on Hilarion in the death-naming. For she was a witch deprived of power and she needed a guide to regain her lost skills and her lost...

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The Defiant Agents (Time Traders/Ross Murdock, #3)

An exciting sequel to "The Time Traders" in a series of related time- and space-travel stories and part of Norton's "Forerunner" universe.The star traveling secrets brought back by time travelers have been unraveled, and both the Americans and the Russians are intent upon colonizing new worlds.In a desperate move, the U.S. government decides to use a group of Apache volunteers in an experimental attempt to colonize a primitive...

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The Last Planet (Central Control, #1)

Typical Norton. And make no mistake, that's a good thing.One of the last Patrol vessels of the crumbling Galactic Empire, Starfire, crashes on an uncharted planet and the surviving crew (regular Patrolmen and the Rangers who explore new worlds) must cope with surviving on an unfamiliar world and coming to terms with the end of their civilization.As the straight-forward, old-school, YA SF adventure at which Norton...

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The Solar Queen (Solar Queen, #1-2)

The first two star-spanning tales of Dane Thorson and the Solar QueenAlmost half a century ago Andre Norton introducedapprentice Cargo Master Dane Thorson in Sargasso of Space and Plague Ship.Dane signed on with the independent cargo ship Solar Queen looking for a career in off-world trade. In Sargasso of Space, the Solar Queen free-traders win exclusive rights to trade with the planet Limbo, but...

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The Stars are Ours (Pax/Astra, #1)

Earth in 2500AD is no place for a young man with a dream of freedom. And Dard Nordisis worse off than most. His brother was killed for covert activities as a Free Scientist in a world where science is outlawed and blamed for all evils. Now Dard and his niece are hunted and trying to find his brother's friends before their enemies find them and execute them as well. The stakes are high-- he can be shot down and killed like his brother or escape...

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The Works of Andre Norton

Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. The androgynous Andre doesn't really say "male" to English speaking readers, even though it is a...

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Android at Arms

While flawed in many ways, this book moves from a slow start to a compelling ending.This is a story in two halves.The first half involves a disparate group of prisoners, coming to their senses on an abandoned, automated facility where it appears they've been kept so that they can be replaced by android doubles.The blurb gives away one of the main plot issues with this half of the story, as the prisoners try to work out how to get back to...

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The Gate of the Cat (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #8)

American Kelsie McBlair falls through a gate in an ancient stone ring in the Scottish Highlands while rescuing a wounded wild cat. She and the cat and newborn kittens are besieged on the other side of the Gate by a Dark Rider and a pack of skeletal hounds. When a dying Witch bequeaths her true name and her jewel of power, Kelsie finds herself compelled to take up her sorcerous mission into the heart of Escore, the Green Valley, where magic lies...

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Garan the Eternal

In our world, he was Garin, jet pilot and explorer.In the lost land of Tav, he was Garanwho would supply the link with their most ancient past.And in a world far distant in space and time, he was Garan of Yu-Lac, who would stand alone between a planet's doom and the ones he loved.GARAN THE ETERNAL is a web of wonders woven by a master writer. It is the story of three lives tied by a recurrent destiny - that of Kepta the Ambitious, of...

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Octagon Magic (The Magic Series, #2)

The secret of Octagon House When her grandmother gets sick, eleven-year-old Lorrie Mallard is sent to live with her aunt in the U.S. Things were different back home in Canada, and Lorrie is homesick—especially when boys like Jimmy Purvis and Stan Wormiski tease her. One day, Lorrie finds herself at the door of Octagon House, where she is welcomed by the elderly Miss Ashemeade and her servant, Hallie. Could the kindly...

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The Crystal Gryphon (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle, #5)

I remember the day I first discovered science fiction grand dame Andre Norton. I walked into our favorite used bookstore in San Antonio, Texas. The same used bookstore where I first ran across so many other gems. This particular trip I was looking for something unusual and different and my eye caught on the cover on the left above. I liked how angular the art was and the look of the two companions traveling through what appeared to be an...

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Three Against the Witch World (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #3)

NORTH, EAST, SOUTH, WEST... The offspring of Simon Tregarth, half earthling, half witch-brood, realized that they alone could perceive the four directions - for everyone else, there was no East! It was a blank in the mind, a blank in legend and history.And when new menaces threatened, the Tregarths realized that in that mental barrier there lay the key to all their world... somewhere to the unknown eastward must lie the...

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The Halfblood Chronicles - Set of 3 - The Elvenbane, Elvenblood, Elvenborn

Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. The androgynous Andre doesn't really say "male" to English speaking readers, even though it is a...

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Silver May Tarnish (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle, #10)

The Dales of Andre Norton’s Witch World have endured wars, natural disasters, the predations of strange creatures, and treachery. None loves the land as well as Lorcan, orphaned at birth, who has sought his birthright for as long as he can remember. Exiled from his native land when it was invaded by Alizon, he spent his youth in Paltendale where he was treated as an outsider, especially by Hogeth, an heir of that dale, who resented Lorcan’s...

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