Spell of the Witch World

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Spell of the Witch World
Spell of the Witch World.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Andre Norton
Cover artist Jack Gaughan
Country United States
Language English
Series Witch World
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 159 pp.
ISBN 978-0-88677-242-0
Followed by Lore of the Witch World

Spell of the Witch World is a collection of short fiction by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton, forming part of her Witch World series. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in April 1972, and has been reprinted numerous times since. It has the distinction of being the first book released by that publisher. Early printings had cover art and a frontispiece by artist Jack Gaughan; later printings replaced the cover art (but not the frontispiece) with new art by Michael Whelan. The first hardcover edition was a photographic reprint of the DAW edition published by Gregg Press in 1977. It featured a new frontispiece by Alice D. Phalen and endpaper maps of the Witch World by Barbi Johnson.[1]

The book collects three "Witch World" pieces by Norton, two novellas and one short story, all original to the collection.[1]


  • "Dragon Scale Silver"
  • "Dream Smith"
  • "Amber out of Quayth"