Patricia Matthews and Sasha Miller, who have worked with Norton before, here have, under her guidance, produced the latest addition to Norton's vast and splendid Witch World. Both of the stories--"We, the Women" by Matthews and "Falcon Magic" by Miller--that make up this volume are laid in Estcarp after the chaos and destruction of the Turning. The first tells of some Falconer women who, after their homes are destroyed, must build new lives. The other tells of six young women, the potential witches of the next generation, abducted by the Alizons and treated as experimental animals. Both stories are well crafted and mesh with Norton's own creations, although this book is no place to start one's exploration of the Witch World. It does, however, merit a place in any Norton collection. Roland Green
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About the Author
For well over a half century, Andre Norton has been one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first SF novels were published in the 1940s, her adventure SF has enthralled readers young and old. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand-alone novels, her tales of action and adventure throughout the galaxy have drawn countless readers to science fiction.
Her fantasy, including the best-selling Witch World series, her "Magic" series, and many other unrelated novels, has been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. Not only have her books been enormously popular; she also has inspired several generations of SF and fantasy writers, especially many talented women writers who have followed in her footsteps. In the past two decades she has worked with other writers on a number of novels. Most notable among these are collaborations with Mercedes Lackey, the Halfblood Chronicles, as well as collaborations with A.C. Crispin (in the Witch World series) and Sherwood Smith (in the Time Traders and Solar Queen series). An Ohio native, Ms. Norton lived for a number of years in Winter Park, Florida, and now makes her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she continues to write, and presides over High Hallack, a writers' resource and retreat.