Sister Light, Sister Dark: Book One of the Great Alta Saga

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 2, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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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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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

We have a girl that was given up at birth to an order of sisters, a religious order devoted to taking in women in trouble. THe babe was given the name Jenna - and many signs show her being the Goddess ... Read full review

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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. SFWA named her the 2017 Damon KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

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