World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
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Book Two of the Great Alta Saga
Jenna was the White Queen.
Skada was the Dark Queen. She is bound to Jenna—the other half of Jenna’s self. Drawn out of a mirror by a rite of magic, a “dark sister” is confined to the dark. She vanishes in daylight. It is in this other world the dark sisters wait for moonlight or lamplight to call them forth again.
This is their story: of myths turned real, ordinary people turned heroes, a land turned inside out by the coming of White Jenna.
|Publisher:||Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC|
|Series:||Great Alta Saga Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||4.13(w) x 0.75(h) x 6.75(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
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 booksincluding Briar Rose, Sister Light, Sister Dark, 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book! It was a great continuation of Sister Light, Sister Dark and the only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I felt like it was kind of rushed. Otherwise it was fantastic!!!
This book is an excellent book and defanitly worth your time. I really enjoyed reading it it kept me interested.
This is a wonderful book. Filled with poetry, fables, parables, 'history' (these bits I love for their irony), songs, and then the story itself, it is complete and incomplete all at once. It is very much an attention-keeper--I couldn't put it down. Jenna is a wonderful character whom I could easily identify with, Skada, her dark sister, has sarcastic wit I found enjoyable, saying the things Jenna could not. Catrona and Katri were both interesting and Petra was highly amusing. Carum is well-portrayed, surrounded as he is by strong women, and never seeming stronger than them--because he is only equal. This is an interesting tale; I've never read 'Sister Light, Sister Dark,' though I'd like to, but I still understood the whole story (or I like to belive I did ;). An interesting point is the 'Wisdom of the Dales' section, detailing proverbs of the fictional land where the stories take place which are used throughout the story. I especially liked, however, the Music of the Dales section, which provides sheet music for all the songs featured.