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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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Kat
Feb 03, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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.
Pam Baddeley
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Book 3 of the first Witch World series and different from the first two, which told the story of Simon Tregarth, who came to Witch World from our world through an interdimensional gateway, and Jaelithe, one of the Witches. The first books are concerned with how Simon and Jaelithe spearhead the fight against the Kolder, an alien race who came through yet another gateway, and so can be classified as science fantasy, given the amount of technology in the stories as well as the Witch World's psychic ...more
Doris
Apr 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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.
Mary
Mar 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is as awesome as the first time I read it in the 80s.
Charles
Aug 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Simon Tregarth was the hero of the first couple of Witch World books. This book features his three children. Pretty good.
Eric
Apr 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enticing peek into a new segment of Andre Norton's Witchworld universe!
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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Fefi
E quindi? Questo libro è stato troppo confusionario e ci sono buchi narrativi che non mi hanno fatto apprezzare la storia.
Simon e la moglie maga Jaelithe hanno messo al mondo 3 figli, 2 maschi e una femmina gemella,tutti naturalmente con poteri, uno è un guerriero, una è una maga e l'altro sa entrare nella mente degli animali. I 3 crescono lontani dai genitori,ma un bel giorno la loro madre li incontra per dirgli che sta andando a cercare il padre e che loro saranno una cosa sola,ma individui di
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Jeff Suter
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although disappointing that Norton decided to write Witch World: The Next Generation and leave behind Simon and Jaelithe, it did allow her to take the story in an entirely new direction - literally.
Nancy
There is a lot of exposition in the book, and descriptions. Not that I mind that, for the most part, as it explained a lot of back story.

But while the story "goes" somewhere but there is no real plot. After the triplets escape to Escore they simply careen from one situation to another, mainly due to ignorance of the powers that be and find themselves in a variety of tight spots.

One of the tight spots leads Kyllan to meet one of the good powers in Escore, so there is that. Then follows more expos
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DaveA
Apr 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

I
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Stephen Poltz
Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the third entry in the Witch World series. It follows a quest by the triplet offspring of the Simon Tregarth and Jaelithe from the first two books. When Simon disappears, Jaelithe goes in search of him, leaving the three children on their own. When the witch society take their daughter Kaththea against the whole family’s wishes, it’s up to her brothers Kyllan and Kemoc to rescue her. Doing so however means they would incite the wrath of the witches and be traitors to their people. So the ...more
Catsalive
Jul 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008
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.

back cover:
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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Lauren
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
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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Derek
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, witch-world, fantasy

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!

Janelle
I liked this story of the three Tregarth children, one a warrior, one a sage, and one a witch, and their escape from their own land into one that nobody thought existed. They run for their lives but find an entirely different kind of evil past the mountains of the west where they will need all of their talents and allies in order to survive.
Sandra Munger
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-norton
This is an old one of hers and it brings the start of the story of the 3 triplets, children of a witch and a citizen of the 20th century. It shows how they get to a new part of their world and bring about change. Followed by several other stories
John
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
1977 grade C-

Series book W3
Roberto Rho
Strano, veramente strano. Un fantasy basato sulla psicologia, piuttosto che sulla spada...
Joy H.
Feb 27, 2010 marked it as keep-in-mind
Recommended by Jackie. See:
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...
Messages #18 & 19.
Robert
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rather silly series, but I enjoyed it anyway.
Vladimir Ivanov
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Very weak-plotted, confused, unfinished book. Feels more like a teaser for a series than a self-sufficient novel. Safe to ignore.
Elerwen
Dec 08, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abbandonati
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. :(
Isabellü Dubois
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading and re-reading that book since high school. Always excellent!
Theresa
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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. She also used the names Andrew North and Allen ...more
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