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Gryphon's Eyrie (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle #7)

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Long ago the Old Ones retreated past the misty mountains into Arvon. Yet the remnants of the forces that they controlled linger on, in the ancient Places of Power, in the strange carvings and relics of the Waste, and in the blood of humankind, some of whom have inherited a strange gift, or curse, of Power along with their mixed heritage.

Amber cats’ eyes and cloven hooves a
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Hardcover, 248 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Tor Books
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Cornerofmadness
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Valerie
I have to say many blurbs are misleading in the extreme. This one, for example, doesn't include the fact that quite a few refugee clans from Native American tribes seem to've found their way into the Witch World (Arvon especially). In this book, it's the Kioga, who play a fairly major part in the story. The series description is inaccurate, as
well--none of the action takes place in High Hallack.

The final resolution of That Which Runs The Ridges is not very satisfying, because the intermediate v
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Jana Denardo
Dec 16, 2015 Jana Denardo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Reading some of these old Nortons that have been on my shelf for decades. Didn't know this was #7 in a series so obviously I didn't enjoy it too much
Strigine
Feb 05, 2015 Strigine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've owned this and the previous two books for years and have read them several times (rereading the second one right now, in fact).
Jon
Nov 11, 2015 Jon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sadly didn't distinguish itself terribly well from Glory, again being driven by "mysterious promptings from within". I like the spiritual connection to the past, but it's dull to give the present character basically nothing to do besides be a vessel. The back quarter or so managed a lot of weaving-together of threads both from the Gryphon trilogy and the rest of Witch World.
Anne Elizabeth
The characters don't share their thoughts and feelings as much in this book as they did in the two earlier Gryphon books. I have to suspect that's A.C. Crispin's influence, since The Crystal Gryphon and Gryphon in Glory were written by Andre Norton alone, while this is co-written by the two. It's still good enough for me to continue with the sequel, another cowritten work, this time apparently about one or more of these characters' children. {Smile}
Aldrea Alien
Jun 13, 2016 Aldrea Alien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Andre Norton book I read and even though I went in with absolutely no knowledge of what had come before, I was able to connect and follow the story due to the exceptional way this tale has been done. It has led me to collect the Witch World series when I was sceptical of whether I would like it and Andre herself is one of my most admired authors.
Michelle
Feb 13, 2010 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Another one from my favorite author in high school... from my collection of 40 or so of her novels) I skipped the book in between books 1 & 3, but I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this one so much... I love the vocabulary, and it had a little romance in it as well which I'm sure appealed to the romantic in me :o)
Kenneth Flusche
Oct 19, 2013 Kenneth Flusche rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read in Tribute to the Late Ms. Crispin brought back memories of Norton from 40 years ago. More something for my sisters or even my daughter but an ok yarn.
Peggy Lo
Aug 22, 2007 Peggy Lo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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i have to say, eyrie is one of my favorite words

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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 2: High Hallack Cycle (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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