Sword of Unbelief

~ A Novelette in the Witch World Saga by Andre Norton

 

Synopsis ~

Jervon was captured by Wolfheads. Elys comes seeking him, fearing what fate may befall him as the brigands didn't kill him. Elys was right to fear as they left Jervon in a trap of a Dark One. Can Elys save him?


 

Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • Swords Against Darkness # 2 (1977) Edited by Andrew J. Offutt, Published by Zebra, PB, 0-890-83293-5, $1.95, 284pg ~ cover by unknown

Contents:
    7 • Call It What You Will • (1977) • essay by Andrew J. Offutt
    13 • Sword of Unbelief • [Witch World Universe] • (1977) • novelette by Andre Norton
    59 • The Changer of Names • [Ryre] • (1977) • novelette by Ramsey Campbell
    85 • The Dweller in the Temple • [Kardios] • (1977) • novelette by Manly Wade Wellman
    117 • The Coming of Age in Zamora • (1977) • novelette by David M. Harris
    157 • The Scroll of Thoth • [Simon of Gitta] • (1977) • novelette by Richard L. Tierney
    179 • Odds Against the Gods • novelette by Tanith Lee
    227 • On Skellig Michael • [Bard] • (1977) • shortstory by Keith Taylor [as by Dennis More ]
    247 • Last Quest • (1977) • novelette by Andrew J. Offutt

 

  • Lore of the Witch World (1980) Published by DAW, PB, 0-879-97560-1, $1.95, 223pg ~ cover by Michael Whelan (Re-released in 2012)
  • Wizards' Worlds (1989) Edited by Ingrid Zierhut, Published by TOR, HC, 0-312-93191-3, $17.95, 500pg ~ cover by Lucy Synk (Re-released in 2012)

 

Russian Omnibus Editions ~

  • (1994) Published in Moscow, by Sigma Press and in Zelenograd by Zelenograd, 5-863-14029-1, HC, 448pg ~ cover by D. Avvakumov ~ Russian title Кошачьи врата [Gate Cat]

Contains:

    • "Lore of the Witch World" as "Traditions of the witching world" (collection)
        • "Spider Silk" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 4-48
        • "Sand Sister" as "Sand Sisters" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 48-99
        • "Falcon Blood" as "Blood of the Falcon" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 100-117
        • "Legacy fron Sorn Fen" as "Inheritance from the Sorn Mire" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 118-128
        • "Sword of Unbelief" as "Sword of disbelief" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 129-163
        • "The Toads of Grimmerdale" as "Grimmerdale toads" ~ translation by K. Korolyov, pp. 163-220
        • "Changeling" as "The changeling" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 220-252
    • "The Gate of the Cat" as "Feline Gate" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 253-444

 

  • (2001) Published in Moscow, by AST and St. Petersburg, by Terra Fantastica, 5-170-07078-0 and 5-792-10403-4, HC, 640pg ~ Russian title Преданья колдовского мира. Гнев оборотня. Сокровище Зарстора. [Traditions of the Witching World. Wrath of the werewolf. Zarstor's Treasure]

Contains:

    • "Lore of the Witch World" as "Traditions of the Witching World"
        • "Spider Silk" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 7-62
        • "Sand Sister" as "Sand Sisters" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 63-129
        • "Falcon Blood" as "Blood of the Falcon" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 130-152
        • "Legacy from Sorn Fen" as "The inheritance of the Sorn bog" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 153-167
        • "Sword of Unbelief" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 168-210
        • "The Toads of Grimmerdale" as "Grimmerdale Toads" ~ translation by N. Mikhailov, pp. 211-324
        • "Changerling" as " The changeling" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 285-324
    • "Were-Wrath" as "Wrath of the Werewolf" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, p. 325-372
    • "Zarsthor's Bane" as "Treasure of Zarstor" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, p. 373-538
    • History of the Witching World (reference materials), p. 539-635

 

  • (2010) Published in Keiv, Ukraine by Globe, (Fanzine) ~ 784pgs. ~ cover by Rodney Matthews ~ Russian title Колдовской мир-4 [Witching World -4] ~ Limited to 10 copies and not released until November 2018

Contains:

    • "The Jargoon Pard" as "A leopard belt" ~ translation by K. Prilypko, pp. 5-149
    • "Zarsthor's Bane" as "The Curse of Zarstor" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 151-247
    • "Were-Wrath" as "Wrath of the Werewolf" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 249-277
    • "One Spell Wizard" as "Mediocre magician" ~ translation by E. Drozd, pp. 279-295
    • "Lore of the Witch World" as "Traditions of the Witching World"
      • "Spider Silk" as "Spider silk" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 299-332
      • "Sand Sister" as "Sand Sisters" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 333-372
      • "Falcon Blood" as "Blood of the Falcon" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 373-386
      • "Legacy from Sorn Fen" as "The inheritance of the Sorn bog" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 387-395
      • "Sword of Unbelief" as "Sword of Disbelief" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 396-421
      • "The Toads of Grimmerdale" as "Grimmerdale Toads" ~ translation by K. Korolyov, pp. 422-465
      • "Changeling" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 466-489
    • "The Turning" as "The Consequences of the Great Shift"
      • "Port of Dead Ships" as "Port of the dead ships" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 491-636
      • "Seakeep" by Pauline Griffin as "Sea Fortress" ~ translation by D. Arseniev, pp. 637-781

 

See Also: Write-up in The Sorcerer's ConspectusWW: ss - Sword of Unbelief 

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