Quag Keep

Quag Keep

Andre Norton / Feb 28, 2020

Quag Keep Quag Keep was the first novel based on the world of Dungeons Dragons by the legendary grand mistress of SF Fantasy Andre Norton Once they were role playing gamers in our world They came from differe

  • Title: Quag Keep
  • Author: Andre Norton
  • ISBN: 9780765313027
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Quag Keep was the first novel based on the world of Dungeons Dragons by the legendary grand mistress of SF Fantasy, Andre Norton.Once, they were role playing gamers in our world.They came from different places and different backgrounds.Now they re summoned together by some magical force a land that mirrors the games they used to play.Quag KeepCan they band togetQuag Keep was the first novel based on the world of Dungeons Dragons by the legendary grand mistress of SF Fantasy, Andre Norton.Once, they were role playing gamers in our world.They came from different places and different backgrounds.Now they re summoned together by some magical force a land that mirrors the games they used to play.Quag KeepCan they band together to unlock the secret of their summoning and rescue from the legendary Quag Keep the person who may be able to return them home

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        Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice The androgynous Andre doesn t really say male to English speaking readers, even though it is a man s name in other languages i.e Norwegian She also used the names Andrew North and Allen Weston as pseudonyms.Andre Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA association in 1983.Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in 1964 for the novel Witch World and in 1967 for the novelette Wizard s World She was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, winning the award in 1998 Norton won a number of other genre awards, and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual best of year polls.On February 20, 2005, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award in 1983, announced the creation of the Andre Norton Award, to be given each year for an outstanding work of fantasy or science fiction for the young adult literature market, beginning in 2006 Often called the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy by biographers such as J M Cornwell and organizations such as Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Publishers Weekly, and Time, Andre Norton wrote novels for over 70 years She had a profound influence on the entire genre, having over 300 published titles read by at least four generations of science fiction and fantasy readers and writers Notable authors who cite her influence include Greg Bear, Lois McMaster Bujold, C J Cherryh, Cecilia Dart Thornton, Tanya Huff, Mercedes Lackey, Charles de Lint, Joan D Vinge, David Weber, K D Wentworth, and Catherine Asaro.


    1. 3.5 stars rounded down to 3 starsbookslifewine/r-quag-keep/So, I'm sure it will come as no surprise to those who know me but I'm a huge Andre Norton fan. HUGE. I mainly delve into her Witch World series but I also have/read a good handful of her other works. One of the things I love about Andre Norton was that she dabbled in a lot of different genres, making her backlist a true treasure. Quag Keep is one of those treasures I just mentioned. With the creation of Quag Keep, Andre Norton (yet again [...]

    2. This is where it all began. The first ever novel based on a role-playing game. The book that launched a genre with a thousand titles.An unkind critic might say that it set the tone of things to come.Quag Keep is a book of many mysteries. The chief of them, to my mind, is the question of how did Andre Norton turn out something so deeply disappointing. At the time of its publication in 1978, she'd been writing professionally for over forty years. The World Science Fiction Society had awarded her t [...]

    3. Really a one star. An absolute unrewarding zero payoff mess of a novel. Elevated to a two star foroteric reasons.-Props to Andre Norton for changing her name at an early age and publishing novels under the nom de plum of a man. Unfortunately, women had a lot of trouble breaking into sci fi (she wrote some pretty compelling sci fi for tweens since the 1950's) at the height of her career. Up until her death in the 90's, she was helping new authors break out in any way she could.-There's some inter [...]

    4. Well then. I kind of feel like this review is going to be hugely unfair, because I am absolutely not this book's target audience. To save time, I'll just say up front that I can't think of a single thing that I liked about it, so this review is going to be a nitpicky diatribe. I'm sorry in advance. Kinda. I knew before I started that this was a Dungeons & Dragons tie-in type book, but that was all that I knew about it. A friend selected it for one of my groups to read, and so I read it. But [...]

    5. So, back in my much younger days I was part of a subculture that got into a game called Dungeons & Dragons. You might have heard of it. Well, back then I was aware of some novels that were based on the game and published by TSR, the company that put out the game books and all the other stuff. I read some of them, and I enjoyed the hell out of them.So now I find that the very first novel written about the Greyhawk campaign world was actually penned by a Science Fiction Grand Master.Yeah, I wa [...]

    6. I have mixed feelings about this honorary member of Appendix N . . .So, if you follow my reviews, you know that I am somewhat obsessed with Appendix N - the list of fantasy, sci-fi, and weird fiction that Gary Gygax noted as inspirational to the creation of D&D. One of the authors on that list is Andre Norton, an author whose works of sci-fi and fantasy I loved as a child, a corpus of work going back decades before D&D and after as well. But Andre Norton, uniquely among the Appendix N au [...]

    7. So this thingLet me preface my review by saying I read this because it was picked for a group read by someone who loves Andre Norton, and I'd never read any Norton so I decided to give it a shot. I mean, I do like the occasional S&S romp, but I probably wouldn't have picked up this book if it hadn't been under group-circumstances.Let's just say that, based on this, I have not become a fan.It started well. The juxtaposition of the gamers and the world, the way the two were linked, was interes [...]

    8. The relationship to D&D is explicit (it's on the dedication page). Less obvious is the part Donald A Wollheim played in getting books published in affordable editions, introducing new authors, etc. It's not an accident that this is a DAW book.It's an indication of Norton's prejudices that she set up a crude dichotomy ('law=good, chaos=evil'), and that neutrals are marginalized and often despised. I played only rarely, but I remember clearly that there were characters whose alignments were ch [...]

    9. Ugh, Quag Keep is pretty painful to read. It might have value as a historical oddity--the first novel set in Greyhawk (If you don't know what that is, don't bother reading it at all).There's not much of a plot, no real character development (or likeable characters), it's contrived to the point of ridiculousness, and at great pains to somehow tie actual fantasy role playing into the plot of a novel, something that definitely shouldn't be attempted. To spell that out: the characters in the book so [...]

    10. The very, very, very first D&D tie in. An actual D&D tie in -- not Advanced D&D. (Which is why it talks of Law and Chaos. The nine-fold square does not apply here.)But it opens with a gaming group getting a shipment of figures to use in play. One player, fascinated, takes up an exquisite one of a swordsman. And then -- our point of view shifts to that of a swordsman in Greyhawk.In the proverbial tavern.And another character, a berserker/wereboar, is there. Both of them wearing bracel [...]

    11. Read this book many years ago and gave it a reread this morning after discovering it again in storage. Being an avid rpg player, this one holds a special place in my heart. It was the first true Dungeons and Dragons book. It's not fancy, nor deeply engrossing. It is not even especially well written, because the author has done so much more great novels. What Quag Keep is to me is nostalgia and the opening of the door for gaming fiction. This is basically a whimsical tale of a game group being dr [...]

    12. The very first Andre Norton novel I read, and still among my favorites. There is a sequel as well. Ms. Norton deserved more attention than she got from the general sci-fi fan base, and I know this because I heard from a friend that she was very ill (a few years before she died), and he gave me an e-mail address through which I could send get-well wishes. I got a very touching answer from her personal assistant, who thanked me for being among the fairly small number of fans that wrote and how muc [...]

    13. Not my favorite Andre Norton, but definitely one that stuck with me through the years. I reread it again and was kind of astonished to find that it read like a game. Not that it should be really surprising, given the premise, but still. That said, it is the best "people get stuck in the game they are playing" that I have ever read--and I have read a few (I am not sure why, since I am not really a gamer).I also tried to read the sequel, which was written by someone else, but the styles were so di [...]

    14. um, fun? obviously a 1970s-80s D&D story-role-game-playing adventure tale. If I'd read it at that time, probably would have been lots of fun. Now? meh. Enjoyable moments, clever ideas, some good battle, decent characters (one I really liked), but too tongue-in-cheek for me, and I did not like the anti-climatic un-clever ending. Overall, an okay diversion; now on to bigger and better.

    15. Guag Keep by Andre Norton was another book that I read but didn't care about. The premises were good. A boy from our world is transported into the game. Who of us didn't thought of that? Unfortunally it didn't work out that good.

    16. Sadly abandoned. I found this interesting but just not compelling, and although I probably could have forced myself to the end I realised that I had no more to glean from it after the 40% mark.There's a good idea here, especially if one considers that this is the first Dungeons and Dragons based fiction ever written (apart from a short called "The Gnome's Cache" by Gygax which appeared in Dragon magazine - a direly written piece of serial pulp that owed as much to the Victorian pulps as it did R [...]

    17. This is both a fantastic and awful book. It's clearly not Norton's best, and it ends fairly abruptly in a quasi mystification of choice amidst determinism (this is actually rather fascinating), but the central conceit is "what if I wrote a D&D game into a novel?", and this book is the first to do so. That had a big impact on the genre, so in a historical sense, anything about the Dragonlance or Forgotten Realms really gets its start here. It's an origin point.As a narrative, don't expect muc [...]

    18. Fantasy D&D literature. Ever since fifth grade I thought this would be a job that didn't feel like work, a dream job. This book started it all so for that reason it is a good read. I really liked the descriptions of the elvish rangers during lizard folk man. Some of the writing is wonky with overly complex sentences and while there is a lot done in the book, many the connections are convenient and big questions remain unanswered. I don't think I will read the sequel and that suggests maybe t [...]

    19. I am a huge Andre Norton fan, but this was horrible. The Anglo-Saxon writing style she chose to use was very difficult to read. Continuously had to go back and read what I had just read, and still some things made no sense. No plot, no characterization, just an endless journey with no point. If it had been written by another author, I would not have finished it. As I am a Norton fan, however, I forced myself. Frustrating.

    20. Not the best book by far, but a fun read reminding me of the days when I played Dungeons & Dragons, the original game. So two stars for nostalgia. Wish I could give it -2 stars for constantly referring to the in the party as "girl."

    21. Oof. I really wanted to like this book - I'm a gamer after all - but "Quag Keep" commits the cardinal sin of being boring, which is one flaw I definitely cannot abide.

    22. Man, this is a hard book to review. On the one hand, so much of it--from the characters, to plot points, to the ending--was so terribly cliche, it was hard to get through. On the other hand, Quag Keep was written in 1978; those things probably weren't cliches at the time. So then, what to do? Do I review it through the lens of a book I happened to pick up in 2016, focusing on the time I had with it in isolation--in a bubble, as it were? Or do I try to take into account the fact that it's nearly [...]

    23. This is actually the second published book based on a role-playing game. The first was War-Gamers' World published in the original German in 1975 as Reiter der Finsternis. This book shares some similarity to War-Gamers' World in that real-world RPG players are whisked away into the fantasy world they game in, something like A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court or the "Dungeons & Dragons" Saturday morning cartoon.Quag Keep is not a good story: the characters are mostly generic and don' [...]

    24. The first ever book based on D&D and set in a D&D setting world. Seven player characters are sent on a geas quest to uncover and defeat a new alien power upsetting the status quo of the world of Greyhawk.Clever, in that the heroes are inextricably linked to that alien power because the alien power is a Games Master running a game set in Greyhawk and the characters are the creations of some of the players. They are literally player characters, and come with all the usual two dimensional c [...]

    25. Le uniche stelline che questo libro si meriterebbe sono dei buchi neri supermassicci che lo imprigionino per sempre con la loro superforza di gravità.Questo libro è talmente pessimo che, al confronto, Licia Troisi sembra Tolkien. E la cosa più triste è che è stato scritto da una autrice affermata, una che ha pefino un premio letterario titolato alla sua memoria. Per dire.Eppure Il gioco degli eroi è il peggior fantasy possibile immaginabile. Peggiore perché è essenzialmente la novellizza [...]

    26. Carino, ma il finale mi ha un po' delusa speravo in una battaglia finale col botto, e invece tante cose vengono lasciate inspiegate. Peccato, perchè il racconto mi era piaciuto molto.

    27. I was introduced to the world of "light novels" thanks to LMS most of light novels are re-recycled cliches with an OP MC + a heroine or a bunch of them + an evil person or group whom I end up sympathising with as I gradually discover that the MC is the more cruel IMHO + a bunch of random characters that serve as stepping stones to the MCThere is rarely an interesting plot & most characters are at most 2D (usually they r 1D) but the author tries to smooth things over by writing a good capti [...]

    28. It's not clear if Norton knew what to do with this material. There's nodding references to staple Greyhawk stuff, even name-dropping the Temple of the Frog at one point, but aside from the Sea of Dust it all comes off as flavorless. And then there's the Dungeons-and-Dragons-as-game themes that crop up and thrash around: a Law versus Chaos conflicts that on one hand is tangental to the main quest and on the other is better-developed than the protagonists' main concern, references to numerical "ra [...]

    29. This book 1 star is generous.I didn't finish this one.It's is supposed to be about a group of role-players from our world who somehow coalesce with the bodies and minds of some adventurers in a fantasy realm. For some reason.Frankly, I don't know why this was included in the book at all. It doesn't describe how this happened. Some sorcerer is blathering on and all of a sudden, the deed is done. Wha? We haven't been graced with that information. Why don't they just teleport in at the end of the s [...]

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