Sunlight and Shadow

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San Val, Incorporated, Jul 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 184 pages
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A new spin on "The Magic Flute" by an acclaimed author!

"In a time when the world was young and many things were quite commonplace that are now entirely forgotten, Sarastro, Mage of the Day, wed Pamina, the Queen of the Night. And in this way was the world complete, for light was joined to dark. For all time would they be joined together. Only the ending of the world could tear them apart. In other words, in the days in which my parents married, there was no such thing as divorce...."

Thus begins the tale of Mina, a girl-child born on the longest night of the darkest month of the year. When her father looked at her, all he saw was what he feared: By birth, by name, by nature, she belonged to the Dark. So when Mina turned sixteen, her father took her away from shadow and brought her into sunlight.

In retaliation, her mother lured a handsome prince into a deadly agreement: If he frees Mina, he can claim her as his bride.

Now Mina and her prince must endure deadly trials -- of love and fate and family -- before they can truly live happily ever after....

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Cameron Dokey is masterful writer. - Goodreads
really rushed ending. - Goodreads
I think the story had a nice plot but it was too short. - Goodreads
Cameron Dokey is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
The ending felt a bit rushed. - Goodreads
I really like Cameron Dokey's writing style. - Goodreads

Review: Sunlight and Shadow: A Retelling of "The Magic Flute" (Once Upon A Time Fairytales #13)

User Review  - Quillite Hawkinswood - Goodreads

A delightful retelling of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Excepting the sexism, racism, and elsewise disagreeable elements of that... The Mage of the Sky and the Queen of the Night have a daughter ... Read full review

Review: Sunlight and Shadow: A Retelling of "The Magic Flute" (Once Upon A Time Fairytales)

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

I love Cameron Dokey's twist on "The Magic Flute"! The story and writing are absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend this wonderful book! Read full review

About the author (2004)

Cameron Dokey is the author of How Not to Spend Your Senior Year "and nine Once upon a Time novels for Simon Pulse. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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