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



A Novella in the [Witch World Saga] by P.M. Griffin


[Bibliography Page]

[Coulson's Index]

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

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[Expanded Reading Order]

[Read it Here] See: Storms of Victory

[Updated: 09/21/2019]



Edition Used for Analysis:

Storms of Victory (1992) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-51109-3, LCCN 90-49030, $4.99, 432pg ~ cover by Dennis A. Nolan 



Seakeep is the rousing saga of proud Falconers and Dales nobility who are forced to ally against a scourge of pirate marauders.


Timeline Points:

  1. p218. Before the war a 'distant dream'.
  2. p218. 'A scant two months after the child's [Una's] formal owning and naming, Alizon had unleashed it's hounds and strange weapons against the Dales.'1
  3. p220. Una began to be trained by her father after the war - Arranged marriage with Lord Ferrick (Una 18?)
  4. p221. A few weeks after Una's marriage, her father & husband dead from sickness.
  5. p222. Several years pass.
  6. p230. 'When those thrice-accursed Witches had moved the mountains, destroying the Eyrie along with the invading army sweeping into Estcarp, they had sealed the fate of his race, or so he feared and believed.'2
  7. p231. New Falconer villages in Estcarp.
  8. p269-270. The history of the Falconers as related in Falcon Blood. Since Jonkara is still a concern and no mention of their homeland now free of her, this story takes place before Falcon Blood and Falcon Law.

1. Una's birth would be the Year of the Moss Wife according to The Crystal Gryphon.
2. The Turning. See: Three Against the Witch World

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Formatted and Edited by Jay Watts ~ April, 2019

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