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Gryphon in Glory (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle #6)

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Intruder in the Waste
The Waste was stirring and strange forms of the Dark, long quiet, began to wake as Kerovan - whose cloven hoofs marked his kinship with the Old Ones - journeyed into the Waste on a secret mission, leaving behind the girl he loved. Joisan, however, rode after him, wearing about her neck Kerovan's gift, a small crystal globe encasing a miniature gryphon.
Paperback, 213 pages
Published May 1983 by Del Rey Books (first published 1981)
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It's hard to read these books in chronological order, particularly when they weren't written in chronological order. This is the part when the Were-Riders were recruited to help the Dales against the Alizonders, but it includes Elys and Jervon, and so is after one of the stories in Spell of The Witch World. (I figure that, by the end, Norton must've had a huge chart to remind her of what was when, and who were contemporaries.)

This volume begins to move quite a few characters from the Dales to Ar
Apr 24, 2015 Hallie rated it it was ok
Probably this book would'be been better had I known it was x of n in a series (or two?), but still. I slogged through it and read several other books in the meantime. Plus, Joisan was cooler than she seemed to want to allow herself to be, and the romance was thickly painted over a melodramatic Light/Dark battle that made almost no sense and was all described in vague colors and swirls and flowing of "energy".

I wish the actual gryphon had been the cool Power in the end and not just the pet of Gr
Jennifer Heise
Nov 24, 2015 Jennifer Heise rated it liked it
Not bad. Of course there's a lot of romance-novel stuff which I ate up as a youngster, but it's got a nice variety of plot elements.

Joisan and Kerovan are supposed to be married; but Kerovan has rejected her in order to protect her from the fate following his magic-imbued birth defect. Joisian cannot let him go though, and it's just as well, as he will need Joisian's courage and help, and the magic of gryphon charm he gave to her, to follow his destiny. Joisian is a strong, capable woman and she
Zimye Hunter
Apr 30, 2014 Zimye Hunter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read for Witch World

This book is fast paced, thought-provoking and spell-binding. Another must read in the Witch World saga. Andre Norton at her best.
Nov 11, 2015 Jon rated it liked it
I didn't find this as engrossing as Crystal, maybe because it was a "find your heritage" story rather than something with more concrete goals and dangers? It also felt like the characters weren't driving things: in Crystal Gryphon they were trying to maintain their balance as huge changes happened around them, a nice balance of too-big-for-one-person-to-change and some direction from the individual. This was just coasting to a conclusion.
Nona King
Apr 24, 2013 Nona King rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As per usual, another awesome fantasy [romance] adventure by Andre Norton. She is always so adept at merging fantasy, adventure, and growing romantic feelings that leave me wanting more--and this novel was no different. I love her books, and this High Hallack series was as poignant as The Crystal Gryphon or Year of the Unicorn. I look forward to my next read.
Anne Elizabeth
I like this one a lot. I like it about as much as it's direct predecessor, The Crystal Gryphon. It's not easy to follow a book with one neither much better nor much worse than the first, but Andre Norton did it here. But then, that's why she's the Grand Old Dame of science fiction and fantasy. {REALLY BIG GRIN}
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Oct 10, 2011 Maureen E rated it liked it
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I was startled by how old-fashioned this one seemed. I think it was partly the language which was rather deliberately trying for archaic. It made everything seem a little distant. However, the alternating narrative didn’t bother me! [Nov. 2010]
Feb 20, 2013 Doris rated it it was amazing
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Sometimes reading these books can be confusing, as they were not written in a chronological order. This book continues the tale of the Wereriders and their separation from their world and from the Witch World, and what that has cost them.
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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" ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Year of the Unicorn (Witch World Series 2, High Hallack Cycle, #1)
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  • Zarsthor's Bane (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle, #4)
  • The Crystal Gryphon (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle, #5)
  • Gryphon's Eyrie (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle, #7)
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