By Andre Norton

Few authors have accomplished such renown as global myth existence success honoree and technology Fiction Writers of the US Grand grasp Andre Norton. With the affection of readers and the compliment of critics, Norton’s books have offered hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.

Come. Step via an historic arch within the Scottish highlands—and right into a international past all earthly percentages . . .

Where fearsome creatures abound and witches rule supreme. Where a glowing jewel includes an odd and notable power. Where the terrifying forces of the darkish ravage the countryside.

And the place a tender Earth girl named Kelsie McBlair holds the major to Witch World’s destiny. Trapped in a extraordinary net of technology and sorcery, she by myself can pierce the savage center of evil . . . by way of confronting the lord of the darkish himself!

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