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The Gate of the Cat by Andre Norton
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The Gate of the Cat (edition 1988)

by Andre Norton (Author)

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When an Earth woman travels through a hidden portal to the magical Witch World, she joins a witch and a warrior in an epic battle against evil.   Kelsie McBlair has always loved the Scottish Highlands, and assumes responsibility to care for the flora and fauna therein. But when she tries to help an injured wildcat, she takes a fall between two great stones, knocking herself unconscious. She awakens in a world she never thought possible--a world where magic users, mighty heroes, and terrible monsters dwell.   When she comes across a dying woman, she doesn't know what to do. And the feeling only worsens when the woman hands Kelsie a strange glowing jewel many dangerous creatures are after. Soon she finds herself on an incredible adventure accompanied by a cynical witch who doesn't trust her and a young warrior sworn to protect her.   All three will be bound to each other for survival, as they are the only ones who can stem the tide of the Dark forces ravaging the land, and Kelsie--the strange Earth woman--proves to be the only one who can face off against the Lord of the Dark himself . . .   In The Gate of the Cat, Andre Norton's "many Witch World fans will welcome this return to a land of powerful witches, mail-clad warriors, and mysterious Old Ones" (Library Journal).… (more)
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This is not one of Norton's better books. A suitable choice for the young reader, perhaps. ( )
  turtlesleap | Dec 16, 2012 |
An unexpected drop through an ancient gate in the Scottish Highlands lands Kelsie in Escore with no way home. Now, accompanied by a grim witch and a helmed warrior with a strange glowing weapon, Kelsie is geas-lead to find a thing of power the witch seeks. She hope she may find a way home, but with dark forces at work, their lives and the very fate of this strange world hang in the balance.

Perhaps not Norton's strongest work, but enjoyable nonetheless. ( )
  SunnySD | Sep 21, 2009 |
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When an Earth woman travels through a hidden portal to the magical Witch World, she joins a witch and a warrior in an epic battle against evil.   Kelsie McBlair has always loved the Scottish Highlands, and assumes responsibility to care for the flora and fauna therein. But when she tries to help an injured wildcat, she takes a fall between two great stones, knocking herself unconscious. She awakens in a world she never thought possible--a world where magic users, mighty heroes, and terrible monsters dwell.   When she comes across a dying woman, she doesn't know what to do. And the feeling only worsens when the woman hands Kelsie a strange glowing jewel many dangerous creatures are after. Soon she finds herself on an incredible adventure accompanied by a cynical witch who doesn't trust her and a young warrior sworn to protect her.   All three will be bound to each other for survival, as they are the only ones who can stem the tide of the Dark forces ravaging the land, and Kelsie--the strange Earth woman--proves to be the only one who can face off against the Lord of the Dark himself . . .   In The Gate of the Cat, Andre Norton's "many Witch World fans will welcome this return to a land of powerful witches, mail-clad warriors, and mysterious Old Ones" (Library Journal).

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Come, step through an ancient arch in the Scottish highlands - and into a world beyond all earthly possibilities...

Where fearsome creatures abound and witches rule supreme.
Where a sparkling jewel carries a strange and awesome power.
Where the terrifying forces of the Dark ravage the countryside.

And where a young Earth woman named Kelsie McBlair holds the key to Witch World's future. Trapped in a bizarre web of science and sorcery, she alone can pierce the savage heart of evil... by confronting the lord of the Dark himself!
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