Collecting two bestselling novels of science fiction adventure from storyteller Andre Norton together for the first time - Ice Crown and Brother to Shadows. Ice Crown: Roane, a young archaeologist, makes planetfall on a previously off-limits world where the inhabitants have been implanted with false memories and conditioned to obey their oligarchic masters. Now Roane must fight to save the enslaved populace and her own inner essence by finding a powerful artifact that could bring new freedom to a planet that has spent eons in darkness. Brother to Shadows: Jofre, a young initiate to the assassin's guild in a far future world, is betrayed and cast out by a corrupt nemesis - a priest with designs upon powerful, near-magic technology secreted somewhere on the planet. To save himself, Jofre must team with a crafty reptilian alien ally to find the hidden hoard of the Forerunners if he is to redeem himself and go forth and to find his destiny beyond the stars.
Andre Norton has been called "one of the most popular authors of our time" by Publishers Weekly. She is a seminal influence on many of today's top writers including David Weber, Eric Flint, and Peter Straub. Norton received the Grand Master award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the World Fantasy Convention. She was astoundingly prolific, with over thirty books in the celebrated Witch World series alone, and introduced three generations of readers to a wide range of science fiction and fantasy classics over a long and lauded career.