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


Races of Witch World



The Flannan first appear in Three Against the Witch World.

Appearance: Flannan appear as small feathered human-shaped beings. They have wings on their backs as well as arms. They also have clawed feet.

Living Area(s): Heights of Escore

Life Span: It is not mentioned how long Flannan live.

Power: Flannan do not seem to have much in the way of Power.

Other: Though they make excellent messengers, the Flannan lack the concentration to be able fighters. They can also take on the shape of birds, though this shift seems mostly illusion and may not even be of their doing. The Flannan could have been gated or created. Given the Krogan have an affinity for water and the Thas have an affinity for earth, it seems logical a race with an affinity for air would be created, though given their lack of air-related Power they seem an unlikely fit for this.


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Formatted and Edited by Jay Watts ~ April, 2019

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