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Sister Light, Sister Dark

Book One of the Great Alta Saga

Great Alta Saga (Volume 1)

Jane Yolen

Tor Teen

Raised on a mountainside, Jenna 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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THE MYTH:
 
Then Great Alta plaited the left side of her hair, the golden side, and let it fall into the sinkhole of night. And there she drew up the queen of shadows and set her upon the earth. Next she plaited the right side of her hair, the dark side, and with it she caught the queen of light. And she set her next to the black queen.
“And you two shall be sisters,” quoth Great Alta. “You shall be as images in a glass, the one reflecting the other. As I have bound you in my hair, so it shall be.”
Then she twined her living braids around and about them
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"Lovers of fantasy will appreciate this title."--Library Journal
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jane Yolen

  • Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. She is the author of more than 200 books--including Briar Rose, Owl Moon, and the immensely popular The Devil's Arithmetic. Her books have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.
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Sister Light, Sister Dark

Book One of the Great Alta Saga

Great Alta Saga

Jane Yolen

Nebula Awards - Nominee
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Tor Teen

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