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.
Their fates were bound by their mother’s white magic—though darkness and battle strove to drive them apart . . .
It was in the year of the Fire Troll that the sea-raiders struck at High Hallack and, promise-bound, its sons rose to the defense of their Dale. But there stood among their number a youth whom the Dalesmen had merely fostered: Elyn, born of Estcarp, whose birthright was the wisdom of the Wise. But Elyn of Estcarp was still young and, though a warrior impatient for battle, his unscarred sword had learnt little of the dark treacheries of war. In his most desperate hour of danger, Elyn’s stoutest weapon would prove his brave witch-sister Elys. Together, witch and warrior would face perils beyond the laws of our everyday stars!
“The Grande Dame of science fiction.” —Life Magazine
“A superb storyteller with a narrative pace all her own.” —The New York Times
“Andre Norton is a superb storyteller.” —Chicago Tribune
“One of the most popular authors of our time.” —Publishers Weekly
“One of the most distinguished living SF and fantasy writers.” —Booklist
“She remains one of the most underrated masters of science fiction and fantasy.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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.