The Gate Of The Cat

A novel by Andre Norton. Sequel to Trey of Swords, 'Ware Hawk & Sorceress of the Witch World.

Publishing History

  • Paperback, Ace, 219pp., ISBN: 0-441-27380-7, 1987

Timeline Notes

  1. p1. One
  2. p4. Kelsie McBlair and a wild cat falls through a gate from Ben Blair, Scotland into the Witch World.
  3. p15. Two
  4. p18. Kelsie tries to help the dying Witch Roylane (aka Makeease) who gives her jewel to the wild cat Swiftfoot.
  5. p24. Kelsie meets Dahaun.
  6. p27. Three
  7. p31. Kelsie is introduced to Crytha, Yonan, Kemoc, Kyllan and “Urik” (Uruk).
  8. p33. Kelsie meets Simon Tregarth and the Witch Wittle.
  9. p38. Dahaun mind touches Kelsie and says “You are—summoned one. Foretold—”
  10. p39. Four
  11. p49. Yonan tells of the Turning (see: Three Against the Witch World)
  12. p53. Five
  13. p53. Kelsie meets Tsali.
  14. p55. Swiftfoot passes the witch jewel on to Kelsie.
  15. p64. Dahaun says “Kaththea sent us word three tens of days ago that there was to come one who would be a balance for us in new struggles to come”. A prophecy about Kelsie’s arrival. She also mentions that Kaththea is “Lady to Hilarion”. (see: Sorceress of the Witch World)
  16. p67. Six
  17. p74. Kelsie encounters the Thas.
  18. p81 Seven
  19. p87. Yonan joins Kelsie on her quest.
  20. p92. Kelsie and Yonan are captured by the Thas.
  21. p93. Eight
  22. p101. Yonan and Kelsie encounter Lord Rhain, a "Traitor, Betrayer, Dark One" from the ancient past when Yonan was Tolar. (see: Trey of Swords)
  23. p107. Nine
  24. p118. Yonan tells Kelsie "A year agone Urik [sic] found such a path when the gray ones had him at their mercy, or so they thought." after he uses his quan iron hilted sword to activate a "star of white stone" that transports them away from the Thas burrow.
  25. p119. Ten
  26. p133. Eleven
  27. p147. Twelve
  28. p159. Thirteen
  29. p171. Fourteen
  30. p183. Fifteen
  31. p195. Sixteen
  32. p195. Kelsie, Yonan and Wittle discover the magic topographical map of Escore & Estcarp.
  33. p207. Seventeen

Timeline Analysis

This takes takes place after Sorceress of the Witch World, Trey of Swords and 'Ware Hawk.

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