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Sister Light, Sister Dark - Jane Yolen
Sister Light, Sister Dark
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"Lovers of fantasy will appreciate this title," raved Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly called it a "fine novel." It is the story of Jenna. Raised on a mountainside, she learned the arts of the warrior, and from the mountain women the magic of the ancient lore. But the greatest magic of all... show more
"Lovers of fantasy will appreciate this title," raved Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly called it a "fine novel." It is the story of Jenna. Raised on a mountainside, she learned the arts of the warrior, and from the mountain women the magic of the ancient lore. But the greatest magic of all was her ability to call forth her dark sister from the depths of the mirror of the land of light and shadow.Skada was the dark one, able to exist only when the moonlight cast a shadow or lamplight flickered in a darkened room.This is the story of Jenna and Skada. Sister Light and Sister Dark.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765343574 (0765343576)
ASIN: 765343576
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Great Alta (#1)
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Burgoo
Burgoo rated it
A great great second wave feminist fantasy. Recommended.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 The Chosen One
When I first saw the movie Willow, I enjoyed it. As I got older, however, my view got a little more jaded. It's true, you have some really good aspects in it - Jean Marsh's acting is great, the character of Sorsha, a young Val Kilmer, a father who wants to be more than that for a bit, a female Ganda...
Nannah's Bookbox
Nannah's Bookbox rated it
3.0 Sister Light, Sister Dark
(3.5)Jenna, a white-haired babe orphaned three times, is taken in and raised by an all-women community who worships a white-haired goddess named Alta. There, she learns about dark sisters - shadow women called out from a great mirror who only appear during the night. She also discovers that she migh...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Sister Light, Sister Dark
An interesting story, partially for the entire story itself but also for the interwoven myth and historical interpretation of it in later years. How centuries later the story is twisted by the perception of the writers. It was funny to see how the most discredited writer was actually closer to the...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
In a female-only warrior culture, everyone has a "dark sister"--a mirror image of themselves who only appears at night. I vaguely remember training montages in which the main characters must slog through mud at starve, and lots of thrilling knife work. Very satisfying.
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