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The Jargoon Pard (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack Cycle) [Kindle Edition]

Andre Norton
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Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

In Arvon, the ancient powers answer those who know how to call, and the blood of the wereriders flows in the veins of those who are both man and cat.  

Kethan was heir to the great house of Car Do Prawn because his mother’s evil Wise Woman had tampered with another’s birthright.

But one day Kethan was given a belt of incredible beauty and great power.  From that moment, his future was again in other hands —and his body in a strange new form . . .


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 391 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KLOY4I4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,806 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantasy classic sequel 20 Nov. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Jardoon Pard - Andre Norton Kindle Edition

What can be written about the original Witch World series that has not been said a hundred times. Andre Norton's novels have become classics of the genre.

I had not revisited the series for some years and so buying the original novels plus a good number of the subsequent sequels in Kindle format has prompted me to take a trip down momory lane to the early 1970s when the earlier stories first appeared on the UK bookshelves.

The continuing story of Escarp and High Hallack and the dynasty of characters with their interwoven destinies remain as fresh and endearing as when I first read them forty years ago.

An absolute must for any fantasy collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jargon pard 24 Nov. 2013
By Haywain
Format:Kindle Edition
Superb fast moving. Do not have time to think just enjoy this story
Jargon Pard was spell binding to the end
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 30 May 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good condition, loved the book, already read, am running out of Witch World books to buy and read - Andre Norton was brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of all the Andre Norton books I have read! 8 Mar. 1998
By KitchenSharkMama - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have the '84 ACE printint of this book and it is still as fresh today as it was the first time I read it. This is one of the reasons Ms. Norton is such a highly regarded author of this genre. If you haven't read this one, try an find one. A very enjoyable read. She brings Kethan and Car Do Prawn alive!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still good after all these years 4 Dec. 2012
By K. Springs - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a huge fan of the late Andre Norton. This book was one of the first of her Witch World series I read, back in the 1980s. That book is currently packed in a box, so I decide to get the ebook.

It involves a young man named named Kethan. His mother and a wise woman have conspired to birth a son who will be a powerful ruler under their control. To their chagrin, a daughter is born (women can't rule). So the switch the girl for a boy child at birth (Kethan). Kethan never seems to quite fit in. One day a merchant visits their keep, and he is presented with a belt with a buckle made of Jargoon. The belt is made from the pelt of a pard and the buckle shaped into a pard's head.

He finds that he can use this to change into a big cat. However, he still doesn't know how to control his abilities, and he has other problems. His rival wants to use his shape changing ability as an excuse to kill him. For his mother and the wise woman, this gives him a means of freedom they are determined to deny him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New tech for Older Titles 11 Jun. 2012
By ExpatD2E - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book very much when I read it many years ago. It is just as enjoyable and much more convenient now that I can download it onto my Kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Andre Norton 4 Aug. 2014
By Carol - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading some rather negative reviews, I think it might be time to put Andre Norton in perspective. Anyone born after 1960 probably does not remember that there was a time when there was little science fiction and fantasy. Fantasy was restricted to mostly fairy tales which, heaven knows, were often as terrifying and exciting in their original forms as current horror fiction. Science fiction blossomed after WW II with writers like Arthur C Clarke, but it was very scientific fiction, as opposed to the adventures we read now. Tolkien was the father of fantasy as we know it, with his stories that combined European myths with his own fertile imagination.

Enter Alice Mary Norton. She took the pen name Andre because her publishers in the 1950s felt that fiction by a woman wouldn't be read. Ha! Her books caught on with a wide range of people looking for something new. Her combination of fantasy and science fiction piqued the interest of readers who were beginning to find Lin Carter, Poul Anderson and Fritz Lieber. We read every book they wrote, as fast as they wrote them.

There is a difference between these early books and the works many of you enjoy now. They were written for publishers that wanted books for young adults. At that time, that meant no sex, no explicit violence and minimal blood and gore. (Dean Koontz and Stephen King would never have found publishers in the 50s.) Women were meant to be homemakers and men were meant to work 9-5 at the same job all their lives. The heroes and heroines of fantasy and science fiction were far out of our everyday, normal lives.

Norton wrote great fantastic fiction, with believable, conflicted characters. She was restricted on page count because this type of fiction (generally issued in paperback) was limited in length. She didn't have the 1000 page, 3 volume range of current fantasy. So read Norton as a great evening's enjoyment, and remember you can give it to your children to enjoy, too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sci-Fi and High Fantasy Combined! 15 Dec. 2014
By Denise D. Randall - Published on Amazon.com
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I've read this Andre Norton book probably more than any other of her many amazing books! A Sequel to the equally stunning Sci-Fi Fantasy "Year of the Unicorn", Pard follows the (mis) adventures of Kethan, heir to the throne of Car Do Prawn. Only, he feels out of place, his position coveted by many, some who want it outright, some who want to rule with him as a puppet on the throne.

One night he is given a magic belt, with the pelt and carved head of the Pard. The gift unleashes a curse upon him and he finds himself trapped as an animal. Car Do Prawn hunts him and he must run.

As he seeks assistance, a way out of the body of the cat, he comes to find much that has been hidden about his heritage.
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