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Three Against the Witch World (Witch World Series 1: The Estcarp Cycle #3)

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NORTH, EAST, SOUTH, WEST...

The offspring of Simon Tregarth, half earthling, half witch-brood, realized that they alone could perceive the four directions - for everyone else, there was no East!

It was a blank in the mind, a blank in legend and history.

And when new menaces threatened, the Tregarths realized that in that mental barrier there lay the key to all their world..
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Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published by VGSF (first published January 1st 1965)
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Doris
This book has as its strength the desire of the triplets to be together as they struggle against both the standard of the Witch World to snatch gifted girls and make them part of the Witch community, and against the growing knowledge that their uniqueness is not limited to the fact that they are triplets.
Kat
Old school fantasy/sci-fi. Wrote my thesis about this book and other Andre Norton's. No feminist protagonist, but strong female characters and even stronger feminist implications.
Charles
Simon Tregarth was the hero of the first couple of Witch World books. This book features his three children. Pretty good.
Eric
An enticing peek into a new segment of Andre Norton's Witchworld universe!
Mary
This is as awesome as the first time I read it in the 80s.
Valerie
Kyllan is the character I'd least have expected to identify with. Why I find his story engaging, while Kaththea's part is so detached and unsympathetic, I don't know. Anyway, there's a map in the frontispiece, which is handy, though later books in the same series have more complete maps.

I have several copies of this, but I'm pretty sure they're all the same edition. I kept a look out for copies, because at least one copy I have is damaged, obscuring some of the text.

The plot summary for this edi
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DaveA
Good story. It kept me interested. Nothing much happened, though, and it just ended in the middle (the sequels pick up the story).

This is the first book in the series, but it is the third series in Witch World. The different series in the Witch World books was rather confusing to me. To assist others, here are several sites with good information:

A suggested reading order:
http://www.andre-norton-books.com/arc...
Although I'm not sure I'd agree with this. Publication date order is often the best.

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Lauren
This book read like a fairy tale in a bad way. I felt distanced from what was going on and all the characters seemed flat. In fact, it took more than 50 pages for me to realize the main character was a man and not a woman. I really can't get over how one dimensional the people are, or how a lot of this book really doesn't make sense.

The one thing this book has going for it, is it is unique. Very unique magics and very unique situations. I definitely don't feel like this is cookie cutter fantasy.
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Catsalive
Told from Kyllan's point of view, this is an enjoyable extension of the story of the House of Tregarth, and the journey of the triplets.

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Beyond the mind barrier...
North, East, South, West... The offspring of Simon Tregarth, half earthling, half witch-brood, realised that they alone could perceive the four directions - for everyone else, there was no East! It was a blank in the mind, a blank in legend and history. And when new menaces threatened, the Tregarths realised that in that ment
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John
1977 grade C-

Series book W3
Derek (Guilty of thoughtcrime)

NORTH, EAST, SOUTH, WEST...

The offspring of Simon Tregarth, half earthling, half witch-brood, realized that they alone could perceive the four directions - for everyone else, there was no East!

It was a blank in the mind, a blank in legend and history.

And when new menaces threatened, the Tregarths realized that in that mental barrier there lay the key to all their world... somewhere to the unknown eastward must lie the sorcery that had secretly molded their destinies!

...more
J. Thomas
Apr 07, 2015 J. Thomas added it
Shelves: fantasy
I love this series!
Elerwen
niente da fare... non va già.
Troppi nomi, luoghi da ricordare e abbinare, forse per il fatto che prima ci sono altri 2 libri...
Non mi piace lo stile di scrittura.
Lo rimetto in libreria. :(
Joy H.
Feb 27, 2010 Joy H. marked it as keep-in-mind
Recommended by Jackie. See:
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...
Messages #18 & 19.
Isabellü Dubois
I've been reading and re-reading that book since high school. Always excellent!
Robert
A rather silly series, but I enjoyed it anyway.
Russ Jones
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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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Witch World Series 1: The Estcarp Cycle (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Trey of Swords (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #6)
  • Ware Hawk (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #7)
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