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 3

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]

[Back to Contents]

[Expanded Reading Order]

[Updated: 09/21/2019]



Edition Used for Analysis:

(1991) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-51336-3, 978-0-812-51336-3, $3.95, 467pg ~ cover by Victoria Lisi



Set in the most famous fantasy world created by the "Grande Dame of science fiction” (Life Magazine), Andre Norton. The previous books in this series have been lauded as "a first rate contribution to one of fantasy’s most enduring settings" (Library Journal); "must reading” (Rave Reviews); and “a welcome exception to the tedium of shared world anthologies“ (Publishers Weekly]. Ms. Norton saved the best for last, a rich variety of tales of adventure, danger, magic and redemption told in the special way that has become the trademark of her bestselling Witch World books. Superb tales written by stellar fantasy talents, including Jayge Carr. Juanita Coulson, A.C. Crispin, Esther M. Friesner, Patricia A. McKillip, Marta Randall and Patricia C. Wrede.




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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