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Ciara's Song: A Chronicle of Witch World (Witch World Series 1: The Estcarp Cycle #9)

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In Karsten, Ciara of Elmsgarth is only a small girl when the edict is carried out to kill all with Witch blood, and take all they own. As a mob murderers her family, Ciara is rescued and protected by the powerful Lord Tarnoor and his son, Trovagh. As the years pass, Ciara and Trovagh grow to love each other and marry, raising children of their own. Then an evil sorcerer ri ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Aspect (first published January 1st 1998)
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penny shima glanz
Mar 15, 2010 penny shima glanz rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-nypl, ebook
I'm reading the Witch World books out of any known order. As I find them, as long as they don't very obviously build upon another volume, I read them. At the moment I seem to be finding and reading about "The Turning" with Ciara's Song another title in this section.

The Turning books deal with questions regarding who can handle magic power and if it is for good or evil. Ciara is "part of the old blood" and is largely untrained due to an earlier purge that left her grandmother without her mother
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Valerie
Either I just put this on the shelf without reading it, or I forgot it immediately. Not quite as sanguinary as other Witch World books--at least the Lord involved mostly stays out of blood-feuds. There're still murders in the story, but not as many.

This was from Norton's later years, when she rarely wrote a book alone, and a lot of the differences in tone are probably from the co-author.

Also curiously inconclusive. A great deal of effort is put into developing the history and personalities of on
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Excellent! The first 2/3 of this book could easily fall in to the Western genre. It makes me yearn for a simpler life on a horse farm
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I'm going to have to read more Andre Norton. I don't mind that this is a series.
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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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