The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

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The Stones of Sharnon

A Short Story in the [Witch World Saga] by Ann Miller


See Also: [Martinez ~ Glossary] [Martinez ~ Races] [Schlobin ~ Survey] [Coulson's Index]

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Edition Used for Analysis:
[Tales of the Witch World 2] (1989) Published by TOR, PB, 0-812-54757-8, 978-0-812-54757-3, $3.95, 343pg ~ cover by Victoria Poyser


Varela is trapped on Witch World for the recall has yet to come. While traveling back to her camp from the Farmers’ Mart she comes across a couple in trouble. They are under attack by a man on a horse and his grey-ones. Varela saves the couple but is wounded in the battle. When she awakes she is strung over the horse but she is in the company of the couple and not the man. The woman of the couple is Riatha and is about to give birth. Verela convinces the couple that they should hide at her camp and rest. While there Lenil, Riatha’s cousin explains that the man who was attacking them is Godron a servant of the dark, he forced himself on Riatha and that they must get to the Stones of Sharnon before the child is born or it will be born of the Dark and not the Light. Verela volunteers to help couple for she is in need of her travel pack, it contains the recall device she needs to return home. They reach the Stones just in time for the baby to be born only Godron has beat them there and tries to kill the child. Varela manages to kill Godron but her pact is not with him. And so she joins the couple to live her out her life on Witch World.

Timeline Points:

  1. p210. Lenil: "Riatha displayed talent and upon her sixteenth year was sent to receive training in those ways of Power." "Our families were struck by a fever when Riatha was but an infant and I was a child of six years." Varela: 'That made him twenty-two or -three. I'd thought him older.'
  2. No indication when set. Since 2 of the characters are of the "Old Race" and there is an evil mage, this is probably Estcarp (or possibly a remote area of Karsten?) probably sometime after Warlock of the Witch World.

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