The Zero Stone
#1
Just finished re-reading The Zero Stone and Uncharted Stars. It has been about ten years since I read them last. I had forgotten just how fascinating the story was. If I had to pick a favorite Norton it would have to be The Zero Stone.

How about everybody else? What is your favorite Norton?

I am now re-reading Moon of Three Rings...

Angela Smile
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#2
My favorite book has always been ICE CROWN.

But, there are only a couple of books that I don't like, mostly because they are written in a "style". There is one book that I like, but have problems re-reading (STAND TO HORSE is way to anxious for me.)

I just re-read HANDS OF LYR, SCENT OF MAGIC and MIRROR OF DESTINY.
Irene
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#3
My default favorite would have to be _Moon of Three Rings_. My uncle gave it to me; it was my first Norton; and the Robin Jacques cover kicks colossal keister. It slurped me right in and is still an extremely compelling and vivid read, decades later. No one else can capture that familiar-enough-to-identify-with-but-still-excitingly-alien feel to a story like Andre Norton.

Good discussion, Angela; keep it up!

Jerrie
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#4
Jerrie, I agree with you that Moon of Three Rings is great "familiar yet so alien", having just finished it, but Zero Stone was my first Norton, hence will always be my fav...Have you read Exiles of the Stars the sequel to Moon? I think the same artist probably did the cover of Exiles, Zero, and Uncharted Stars...they all appear to be done in the same style...

Angela
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#5
You're right, Angela; Robin Jacques did all three, as well as the cover for an edition of _Steel Magic_ [not to mention lots of Joan Aiken books, starting with _Black Hearts in Battersea_, _Nightbirds on Nantucket_, etc. in that series].

Irene, did Robin Jacques ever do any other Norton covers?

Jerrie
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#6
I believe there is one more Robin Jacques illustrated dustjacket, "Dragon Magic", Thomas Crowell 1972. There is also the cover of the Scholatic Books edition of "Gray Magic" which is actually "Steel Magic"
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