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Silver May Tarnish

Witch World Chronicles

Andre Norton and Lyn McConchie

Tor Books

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 presence when both were still young men.

When he came of age, Lorcan left to seek his own destiny. Since then, he has fought valiantly to rid the Dales of the Alizon invaders, but not even his efforts can prevent the deaths of many people, and the destruction of many keeps and garths. The war now over, he has survived, but so have those who would plunder the lands of the survivors. And among the plundering bandits is his nemesis from Paltendale, now more bitter and determined to vanquish Lorcan.

During his travels Lorcan has joined with five blank shields, who, fighting together for common cause, become his boon companions. Then he meets a young noble lass, from a dale known as Honeycoombe for its beekeeping. Her dale has been decimated by the war, but with Lorcan and his band, she will try to rebuild a home where they all can live in peace. Lorcan feels that he might at last find happiness with the valiant fair maiden. But Hogeth now leads marauders across the dales, destroying what they cannot rightfully have, and there will be no peace in the dales until Lorcan and Hogeth settle their old, bitter score.

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I was born in Erondale in the Year of the Pard. It was not a large dale, yet it was prosperous. My father was of the House of Paltendale and of that House men whispered. As well they might. My older brothers told me tales of some of our bloodline who had done monstrous things. But I was a child. Tales such as these were ancient stories told around the fire and their truth could not be easily measured.When I was old enough to understand, I was told that our wise woman had foretold for me at my birth, and the fate she had given me was strange. She had studied my tiny hands before
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“A superb storyteller with a narrative pace all her own."
--New York Times on Andre Norton

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  • Andre Norton and Lyn McConchie

  • One of the most famous science fiction and fantasy authors of all time, Andre Norton was named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America and received a Life Achievement World Fantasy Award. She wrote over a hundred novels, which have sold millions of copies worldwide, including her Witch World, Beast Master, Solar Queen, and the Time Traders series. Miss Norton died in March, 2005, not long after publication of her novel Three Hands for Scorpio. Find out more at www.andre-norton.org.

    Lyn McConchie has written many novels. Her collaborations with Andre Norton include the Witch World novels The Duke's Ballad and The Key of the Keplian, and Beast Master's Ark and Beast Master's Circus. She has won Sir Julius Vogel awards for Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel by a New Zealander for each of her Beast Master collaborations. She lives in Norsewood, New Zealand, where she writes...and runs a farm.
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