Book Review: Web of the Witch World by Andre Norton

Diane Morrison

Web of the Witch World (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #2)Web of the Witch World by Andre Norton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge.

I think I really like Andre Norton. This is only the second book of hers that I’ve read, the second of the classic Witch World series. I really love what she’s done here but I think you’ve got to have read the pulp fantasy and sci-fi classics – in particular Edgar Rice Burroughs‘s Barsoom series – in order to fully appreciate it. She’s spun a new take on classic pulp fiction. In a way she was the George R. R. Martin of her time; she was flipping the tropes. But she was also establishing new tropes.

In this, the second book of the series, it’s like a continuation of the story of Witch World where it left off. Simon Tregarth, interloper from our own world into the…

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