Ex-Colonel Simon Tregarth sat in a restaurant, enjoying what he sincerely believed was his last meal. With old enemies in hot pursuit, he expected to be assassinated at any moment. But someone had gotten wind of Tregarth's prowess as an operative, and offered him an escape... through a dimensional portal to the planet called the Witch World, where magic works, and life is always in danger. Could Tregarth survive his reprieve?
Andre Alice Norton (1912-2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.
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