The Duke's Ballad
"Witch World" is the most popular and enduring series written by Science Fiction Grand Master Andre Norton. Since the 1960s, the novels of "Witch World" have enthralled millions of readers worldwide. Norton collaborated with Lyn McConchie to write the first new "Witch World" novel in more than a decade, a magical story of courage. "The Duke's Ballad" is the tale of Aisling, a young witch from a family gifted with magical power. But her brother, Kirion, wields a power he can gain only by a single, terrible means: by killing someone else who holds power. Years ago, Aisling fled Kars when Kirion, working for the Duke of Kars, tried to kill her. Now she has returned, in disguise, with her younger brother Keelan, to undermine Kirion's power and defeat the evil duke. Through guile, persistence and ingenuity, Aisling and Keelan must somehow find a way to avoid the attention of their dangerous older brother and save the people from his murderous sorcery.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 140 x 210 x 19.05mm | 158.76g
- 25 Nov 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Enjoyable... Teens will particularly appreciate this tale of magic-filled adventure, animal familiars, and palace intrigue."-Publishers Weekly."
About Andre Norton
One of the most famous science fiction and fantasy authors of all time, Andre Norton, who passed away in March 2005, was awarded a Life Achievement World Fantasy Award and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She wrote over a hundred novels, including novels in her Witch World, Beast Master, Solar Queen, and the Time Traders series. Her books sold millions of copies worldwide. Lyn McConchie has written many novels, as well as books about trolls. Her collaborations with Andre Norton include "Key to the Keplian," and "Silver May Tarnish," Witch World novels and "Beast Master's Ark" and "Beast Master's Circus," SF novels in the Hosteen Storm series. She lives in New Zealand, where she writes --and runs a farm.