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The Monster's Legacy (Dragon Flight, #10)
by Andre Norton
In this exciting new fantasy novel by a Grand Master of Science Fiction, Sarita is in the last year of apprencticeship to the Embroider Dame Arglas. When the Countess Wanda's infant is left in her care, Sarita flees with the child to the forest where she befriends one of the Earl's huntsmen. Together the three hide in the mountains until they can defend the Earl's kingdom ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Atheneum Books
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This is an interesting tale about the two surviving members of an Earl's staff who take care of his son, who is just a toddler at the time of the attack. The two have developing magical powers to deal with on their journey to find the Earl. Enjoyable read.
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" ...moreMore about Andre Norton...