The Sorceress of Karres Author:Eric Flint, Dave Freer #3 in the ?Witches of Karres? homage series, this is a rollicking romp through the outer reaches of the galaxy. If he?d known he was getting stuck with a pair of psi-wielding super-beings, even straightlaced do-gooder Captain Pausert might have thought twice about rescuing his two young ?witch? charges from slavery on a dark planet. But what?... more »s done is done ? and with galactic peace once again threatened in the mysterious and pirate-ridden Chaladoor region, only a dangerous mission backward in time can save the present and ? maybe ? get stalwart-but-obtuse Pausert to see one of these young ?witches? as more than just a friend. About the ?Witches of Karres? series:?Fans of humorous science fiction will enjoy this outing.? ?School Library Journal on The Wizard of Karres.About Eric Flint:?An SF author of particular note?one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure.? ? Publishers Weekly« less
When I first read James H. Schmitz's THE WITCHES OF KARRES, I fell in love with his little witches and the good-hearted but sometimes bumbling Captain Pausert. Schmitz portrayed such a delightful mix of stellar civilizations and 'witch powers'!
I turned the last page with a sigh of disappointment---that there wasn't any more... and then I sat back down and started it over from page one.
Finally a couple authors felt the same way I did, that we really needed to know WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!
I'd heard rumor that Schmitz had actually written a sequel which somehow was lost or destroyed, but Eric Flint and Dave Freer have done a bang-up job that I suspect must be every bit as good as that lost novel. In any case, it is completely true to the style and characters of the original.
If you enjoyed THE WITCHES OF KARRES, you'll be disappointed when you get to the last page of THE SORCERESS OF KARRES for the same reason I was--- because, again, there isn't any more!