Search Results: "Andre Norton"


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THE JARGOON PARD by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 10, 1974

"Perhaps."
If "jargoon pard" sounds like either an obscure spoonerism or an anagram, put yourself in a properly somber fantasy.receptive frame of mind and be advised that a jargoon is a semiprecious stone and a jargoon pard is thus a (leo)pard skin belt of magical werepeople properties with the power to turn young Kethan into a snarling pard beast. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN TRILLIUM by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 15, 1993

"A satisfying installment, independently intelligible, with at least one more (from Bradley) still to come."
Third in the fantasy series following Black Trillium (1990, coauthored by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Norton) and Blood Trillium (1992, by May solo). Read full book review >

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TREY OF SWORDS by Andre Norton
Released: Dec. 5, 1977

"Competent, inoffensive stuff for the dark-rune and blazing-brand audience."
Run-of-the-mill sword and sorcery proceedings, conducted in one of those poorman's-Mary Renault styles involving lots of fancy touches like "She bit upon her lower lip," together with many grave "fors," "sos," "suches," and "such-as-es." Read full book review >

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EXILES OF THE STARS by Andre Norton
Released: April 1, 1971

"The author provides her usual dashes of daring and dollops of intrigue in a labyrinthian plot designed to hold the reader in suspended admiration."
This sequel to Moon of Three Rings (1966) again features Krip Vorlund, Free Trader, and the beautiful Maelen. Read full book review >

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STAR GATE by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 20, 1958

"A fascinating concept, masterfully handled by the author."
When Kincar, half Star and half Gorthian, decides to leave Gorth and join the Star lords, he passes through a shimmering gate of time. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF MASKS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 1, 1964

The author uses seemingly limitless imagination and skill to carry the reader through the intricacies of this science fiction/fantasy/adventure. Read full book review >

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SPACE POLICE by Andre Norton
Released: Jan. 1, 1956

"Editor Norton has already won a wide audience."
Nine short stories for science fiction addicts take a lock at a special aspect of future life- detectives and detecting. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE WITCH WORLD 3 by Andre Norton
Released: July 17, 1990

"This one will appeal mainly to Norton completists and Witch World addicts; others can pass it by without feeling guilty."
A third collection of tales by various hands, 19 in all, set in Norton's best-known fantasy world. Read full book review >

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UNCHARTED STARS by Andre Norton
Released: April 14, 1969

"So far, two of the author's best."
A predicted sequel to The Zero Stone (1968, p. 191, J-73) which again features jewel merchant Vondar and his unusual alien companion, Eet. Read full book review >

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HUON OF THE HORN by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1951

"However, as a curiosity and as a supplement to the study of legend, this undoubtedly has value, although a weak competitor to other tales of knightly adventure."
An unusual though circumscribed item, this translation of the 1534 English version of the romance of Huon of Bordeaux, included in the cycle of the Charlemagne Saga. Read full book review >

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DRAGON MAGIC by Andre Norton
Released: April 23, 1972

"As always, however, Andre Norton can be relied upon to convert her magic formulas into adroit entertainment."
Four boys find a magic jigsaw puzzle in a deserted house, and as each completes one of the four pictured dragons he is propelled into a mythological fantasy neatly tailored to his cultural background and personal hangups. Read full book review >

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STAR RANGERS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 20, 1953

"Reptiles and birdmen as well as humans people this and their worlds are a myriad of far-reaching systems, quite imaginatively projected."
The 80th century A.D. when an impartial rule of galactic systems is disintegrating frames a science fiction story with adult concepts and a catchy theme. Read full book review >