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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

Sister Light, Sister Dark

Book One of the Great Alta Saga

by (author) Jane Yolen

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Sep 2003
Category
Fantasy & Magic
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765343574
    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price
    $9.99

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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Description

"Lovers of fantasy will appreciate this title," ravedLibrary Journal, andPublishers 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.

About the author

Jane Yolen’s 400th! book came out March 2, 2021, and yes it was fantasy—a picture book called BEAR OUTSIDE. Her work has won 2 Nebulas, 3 World Fantasy Awards, 1 Caldecott, numerous State awards (including several for Massachusetts, 1 for N York State, 1 for California, 1 for New Jersey) 3 Mythopoeic Awards. 6 honorary doctorates. She was the first woman ever to give the Andrew Lang lecture at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, though the series had been running since 1927. She won the New England Public Radio’s Arts and Entertainment award and was the first writer to do so. She has been called “America’s Hans Christian Andersen.” One of her awards set her good Scottish wool coat on fire. Just a warning!

 

 

Jane Yolen's profile page

Awards

  • Unknown, Nebula Awards - Nominee

Editorial Reviews

"Excellent!" --Locus

Other titles by Jane Yolen