Attention fans of Andre Norton.


Hello Kind Folks,

I have an idea for a new project but I need help.

The Idea – a pronunciation guide for names, places and other terms in Andre’s work.

I often get asked, how do you pronounce this name or that place. And truthfully, I have no idea. Generally my spelling sucks. And lets face it, a lot of names and places Andre used are hard to pronounce, especially in the Witch World Saga. For those of you who think I’m nuts or just plain stupid, you are just the person I need.

I would like to send out a list of names, places or things (even the ones I can pronounce) and get people to do the grammatical notation of said word. I still have to create a list but it wouldn’t take to long using all the glossaries I’ve collected and posted on the website over the years. Then I would go through those glossaries and add the grammatical info to it.

And so – I’m looking for volunteers to help with said project. I really want several people to help so I can see what multiple people think of each word.  You can sign up by emailing me at

Any and all help will be deeply appreciated. Again I’m looking for volunteers for I can’t afford to pay you. I can however give you credit on the website. 



The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Four Sorcerers ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts


The Stillborn Heritage

A Novella in the [Witch World Saga] by Elizabeth H. Boyer


[Bibliography Page]

[Coulson's Index]

See Also: [Martinez ~ Glossary] [Martinez ~ Races] [Schlobin ~ Survey]

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[Expanded Reading Order]

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[Updated: 09/21/2019]


Edition Used for Analysis:
[Four from the Witch World] (1991) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-51006-2, 978-0-812-51006-5, LCCN 88-29170, $3.95, 275pg ~ cover by Victoria Poyser



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Timeline Points:

  1. p3. Memories still lingered of the days of wind and wolf after the Hounds of Alizon had ravaged the Dales - Lord Rufus's father brought land out of lawlessness - Mal is 4. Set in High Hallack.
  2. p9. Aislinn is 6, Mal is 10.
  3. p21. Mal is 17.
  4. p44. Invaders once again from Alizon.
  5. p68. Battle at Brettford.
  6. p69. War ends.
  7. p70. Mal is 18, Aislinn is 14.


Sorcerer's Notes:
There are still Kolder in Alizon in Falcon Magic and mention is made of a failed second attempt to invade the Dales in The Magestone. This 2nd attempt is also shown in The Circle of Sleep.


The Sorcerer’s recommend that you read next: Falcon Blood

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