I had read the Witch World books many years ago and enjoyed them at that time. The enjoyment of the series has been rekindled with this audio version..Show More ». It was enjoyable to be reintroduced to Simon Tregarath and the Witches of Estcarp. I hope that a number of the other books are brought out. The narrator does a wonderful job with reading the book.
author Andre Norton and Nick Podehl as reader. I have read this book for 45 years, only hearing it in my head or my own voice as I read it to children..Show More » 10 and up. Nick made it come alive as if new and yet I could follow whole paragraphs in my own memory. My book is old, yellowed and book cover simple and color wiped by many thumb swipes. The print is small and my eyes are old, and tire easily. But Nick's voice keeps me focused, so enjoyable. Now I know why the children never yawned, it was because a voice makes it real, alive, the colors bright. I will collect as many unabridged of Andre Norton as possible. Odd, I never thought I could hear my favorites like the radio stations while ironing, sewing, or quilting. You have made me very happy. I look forward to each month gathering another favorite, All I have to do is look at my book shelves and check which books you have that match. Then my world is ageless again. My mind back when I was a teenager and found this series.I thank you.
The lords of High Hallack have pledged thirteen brides to the Were Riders of the Wastelands. Gillan, having grown up as a foundling child who survive..Show More »d a shipwreck, takes the place of a friend so that she can leave the Abbey of Norstead to seek her fate outside its confining, monotonous safety.
We find that Gillan is of the blood of Escarp and manifests the powers of its witches. This complicates matters for the Were Riders, especially for Herrel, her chosen mate.
This was the first of the Witchworld novels located in High Hallack and one of the most sophisticated in the series. While seeing through the mists of deceptions and magic woven against her, she makes decisions and choices that help her character become full and developed.
Kate Rudd does an admirable, but not spectacular, job in its narration.