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The Warding of Witch World (Witch World Series 4: Secrets of the Witch World #3)

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When an uncontrollable burst of magic opens a gateway to Witch World, the witches of Estcarp and the scholars of Lormt struggle to seal the gateways to prevent the entrance of dark invaders.
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published February 15th 2001 by Warner Books (first published 1997)
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Nancy
Jun 17, 2017 Nancy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Finally finished this re-read. It only took me two tries. I started it after the new year, got partway through, set it down and didn't pick it up until I went back and re-read books 1 and 2 (not 3) of the Turning Books (2 novellas per book).

Funnily enough, I barely remembered what I had read earlier in the year, so started from the beginning again.

Given that the author was well into her 80s when this was written, I suppose some slack must be cut, but it is so different from her other witch world
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Amanda
Jan 22, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, Andre hauled out all the old stories and characters from Estcarp, Escore, the Dales, High Hallack, and Arvon for this book. It's really like three individual shorter stories with a framework to hold them all together.

Am also going to have to go back and read the first two books of the Secrets of the WW. I know I real the one with the Alizonder, but it appears to me I may have missed The Key of the Keplian. Maybe. I'm not sure. Frankly, there are like thirty books in the series, including do
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Valerie
As with many epitome books, this book (which was intended to be the final book in the series, but people just went back to earlier eras, instead) has many threads, joining together people from many earlier stories. These people join together in a frankly dubious quest--to close all Gates throughout the Witch World. Why? Granted, a lot of unwelcome people who have wrought harm have come through the Gates, but so have the majority of ordinary citizens. Further, much of the harm was wrought by nati ...more
A.N.
Apr 12, 2014 A.N. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mumbling of Witch World.
Normalene
Jun 01, 2009 Normalene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love that this one took all my favorite parts and made one book of them. Andre Norton is my all time favorite SciFi autohors.
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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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