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Silver May Tarnish (Witch World Chronicles)
Silver May Tarnish - Witch World Chronicles Author:Andre Norton, Lyn McConchie The Dales of Andre Norton’s Witch World have endured wars, natural disasters, the predations of strange creatures, and treachery. None loves the land as well as Lorcan, orphaned at birth, who has sought his birthright for as long as he can remember. Exiled from his native land when it was invaded by Alizon, he spent his youth in Paltendale... more » where he was treated as an outsider, especially by Hogeth, an heir of that dale, who resented Lorcan’s presence when both were still young men.
When he came of age, Lorcan left to seek his own destiny. Since then, he has fought valiantly to rid the Dales of the Alizon invaders, but not even his efforts can prevent the deaths of many people, and the destruction of many keeps and garths. The war now over, he has survived, but so have those who would plunder the lands of the survivors. And among the plundering bandits is his nemesis from Paltendale, now more bitter and determined to vanquish Lorcan.
During his travels Lorcan has joined with five blank shields, who, fighting together for common cause, become his boon companions. Then he meets a young noble lass, from a dale known as Honeycoombe for its beekeeping. Her dale has been decimated by the war, but with Lorcan and his band, she will try to rebuild a home where they all can live in peace. Lorcan feels that he might at last find happiness with the valiant fair maiden. But Hogeth now leads marauders across the dales, destroying what they cannot rightfully have, and there will be no peace in the dales until Lorcan and Hogeth settle their old, bitter score.« less
All the excellence of vintage Norton! I think Lyn McConchie probably got closest to Ms. Norton's style and ethical content. I love this one... and probably will NOT post it out to swap. It's too good not to reread.
Angeli L. reviewed Silver May Tarnish (Witch World Chronicles) on
Strong characters, wonderfully written storyline the two main characters Lorcan an orphan has been written with such depth and the things he goes through and learns about himeself just grabs you and makes you truly care for the character. The second main character Meive is strong, intelligent, brave, and has a connection to nature that is very important to the storyline( I don't want to give it away). The way they meet will be interesting and delightful to anyone who reads this book.