|Sister Light, Sister Dark (1988) [Novel]|
by Jane Yolen
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Series: Great Alta Saga, the
(From the publisher):
Jenna was a warrior. Skada was her dark sister. This is the story of sister light, sister dark, and the mythic land from which they sprung—one of the most haunting fantasy sagas you will ever read, by one of the great storytellers of our time.
Then Great Alta plaited the left side of her hair, the golden side, and let if all into the sinkhole of the 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 caught the queen of light. And she set her next to the black queen.
"And you two shall be sisters. You shall be as images in a glass, the one reflecting the other..."
The White Babe, called Jenna, was raised on a mountainside, far from the world of men. Here she learned the arts of the warrior and the ancient lore of the mountain women; most important of all, here she learned how to call forth her dark sister from the depths of the mirror to 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, evaporating like dew in the clear light of day.
The Book of Light tells of the coming of the White Queen—of deception, and war, and the changing face of history. The folksongs of the Upper Dales tell of the bright one's darker twin, bound to her side, confined to the shadows.
Here is the legend of the Black Queen and the White.
And here, also, is the true story.
Original title: Sister Light, Sister Dark
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Saga, Myth, and Legend
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Books of Great Alta, the (1997) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Jane Yolen