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


Tales of the Witch World 1

A Collection of Original Stories by Various Authors for the [Witch World Saga]

Edited by Andre Norton



[Bibliography Page]

[Coulson's Index] See individual title listings

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

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[Expanded Reading Order]

[Updated: 09/21/2019]


Edition Used for Analysis:

(1989) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-54757-8, 978-0-812-54757-3, $3.95, 343pg ~ cover by Victoria Poyser


For three decades fantasy readers have thrilled to the wonder, excitement, and sheer storytelling magic of Andre Norton's Witch World. Since the first novel was published, the unique lure of Andre Norton's most beloved creation has earned this realm a cherished position in the hearts of fantasy readers. Peopled by humans and a stunning array of fantastic creatures, fraught with powerful magic and the power of ancient traditions rooted in a long-forgotten past, the Witch World “is a special place, where men and women find extraordinary things within them, one of those places a reader lives in. lf it had never been written, so many other worlds would be the poorer." (C.J. Cherryh)
Now, for the first time, Andre Norton has invited her favorite fantasy writers to share the wonder and magic of the Witch World in a very special shared world book. Robert Bloch. A.C, Crispin, Charles de Lint, Mercedes Lackey, Ardath Mayhar, Elizabeth Scarborough, Robert E. Vardeman and nine other fine writers have collaborated with Andre Norton herself to create heart-stopping adventure that sweeps from the peaks of High Hallack to the far reaches of Estcarp in the land of Andre Norton's imagination known as Witch World.




 See Individual stories for suggested reading order.

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Formatted and Edited by Jay Watts ~ April, 2019

Copyright ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts
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