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 2

 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, 0-812-50080-6, 978-0-812-50080-6, $3.95 US $4.95 Canadian, 376pg ~ cover by M. Hanson-Roberts


Andre Norton's Witch World is one of the most beloved fantasy worlds ever created. For over three decades Ms. Norton has crafted fine tales set in this strange, wondrous place: tales that have gained millions of devoted fans for the creatures and magic of this distant land of danger and enchantment. Tales of the Witch World was a collaboration between Andre Norton and a dozen of her favorite fantasy writers. New Witch World lore was created by Ms. Norton and her friends, and results were nothing short of grand. Publishers Weekly called it “A welcome exception to the tedium of shared-world anthologies." and Library Journal agreed, noting the book as "A first-rate contribution to one of fantasy’s most enduring world settings." In this second book of new original adventures in Witch World, such talented fantasy writers as Clare Bell, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Brad Linaweaver, Diana L. Paxson, Melinda Snodgrass, Susan Shwartz, and Sandra Miesel, along with eleven other fine talents, bring their own lore to the world of Grandmaster Andre Norton's greatest achievement.
Here are tales of daring and courage; of damnation and redemption: of love and betrayal: of triumph and loss. Inspired by Andre Norton, in a volume under the creative control of the creator of the Witch World, these stories will give readers the thrill of rediscovering the freshness and beauty of Witch World. Ranging from the war-torn land of Estcarp to the perilous peaks of High Hallack, the Second Book of Tales of the Witch World is a special treat for fantasy fans everywhere.




 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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