Sister Light, Sister Dark (Great Alta, #1)

Sister Light, Sister Dark (Great Alta, #1) Then Great Alta Plaited The Left Side Of Her Hair, The Golden Side, And Let In Fall 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 Raised On A Mountainside, Jenna Learned The Arts Of The Warrior, And From The Mountain Women The Magic Of The Ancient Lore The Greatest Magic Was Calling Her Dark Sister From The Depths Of The Mirror Of The Land Of Light And Shadow Skada, The Dark One, Existed Only When The Moonlight Cast A Shadow Or Lamplight Flickered In A Darkened Room. The best thing about this lyrical almost mythological series is the world building I ve not seen anything like it before or since and it s, simply put, amazing The writing is definitely on the side of strong and empowered women showing some 1970
3.5 stars A solid story with excellent worldbuilding that has aged very well since it was first published.I loved the women focused story and world that Yolen has constructed For readers of fantasy, there is some familiar
When I first saw the movie Willow, I enjoyed it As I got older, however, my view got a littlejaded It s true, you have some really good aspects in it Jean Marsh s acting is great, the character of Sorsha, a young Val Kilmer, a father who wants to bethan that for a bit, a female Gandalf and the chosen one is female.And that s the rub for the chosen one is a baby thoughout the whole damn movie, and the ones that do the major getting rid of baddies are male The Chosen One just When I first saw the movie Willow, I enjoyed it As I got older, however, my view got a littlejaded It s true, you have some really good aspects in it Jean Marsh s acting is great, the character of Sorsha, a young Val Kilmer, a father who wants to bethan that for a bit, a female Gandalf and the chosen one is female.And that s the rub for the chosen one is a baby thoughout the whole damn movie, and the ones that do the major getting rid of baddies are male The Chosen One just looks cute until the sequel novel which wasn t very good Compare that to say, Luke Skywalker Skywalker has agency So does Harry Potter.In many ways, it is difficult to not think of reading Willow when reading this book.This book is in many ways what Willow could have been.The concept is interesting and does with questions of self duality.And we have a girl chosen one who does things.There are aspects that could have useddevelopment, but they might get ironed out later.The use of com
With this book s consistent 5 star ratings, I feel a little bad for not enjoying it as much The world is certainly imaginative The women of Alta hames have the power to call forth their dark sisters from the other side of the mirror, sisters who are them and not them at the same time Learning the culture of the hame was a large draw of the book for me I got into it, and I enjoyed being in that world.What I didn t like is how the book is divided up into sections Legend,
Multilayered Jane Yolen novel that works on several levels Jenna, a three times orphaned child, is brought to a secret woodlands camp to be raised by the all female followers of Great Alta, a mother Goddess figure The concept of dark sisters, who only appear after the sun sets, who share a soul with their light sisters, is certainly unique, and is
Is Jenna the one from the prophecy the white Anna that will bring both the end and the beginning for the ian women of Alta s hames Three mothers die before she s out of infancy, and she s covered in white hair, as the prophecy foretold But is that enough to make someone the chosen one, when they still have an absolutely normal childhood Sister Light, Sister Dark is a YA novel that explores the chosen one archetype among an all female religion and society It mixes the story of Jenna th Is Jenna the one from the prophecy the white Anna that will bring both the end and the beginning for the ian women of Alta s hames Three mothers die before she s out of infancy, and she s covered in white hair, as the prophecy foretold But is
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review So here s a book that I thought read very old school but pulled it off It looks like this is about to be re released If you like the old Marion Zimmer Bradley, Juliet Marillier, Judith Tarr style of writing fantasy for women, you ll probably enjoy this one There s nothing incredibly new about it, it s just that the author does this style well and it worked for me.Most of the book is the origin story of a young gir I r
3.5 stars, might upgrade after reread.Through myth and legend, history and ballad, story and song is this tale told The intricacies of the world history, the academic jibes, the ominous warnings and the sociological studies were quite fascinating to me, almost surpassing the story itself as I saw how the passing of time would alter the real tale.The storyline itself didn t seem as strong as I d expect from Jane Yolen, and there are some elements of Marion Zimmer Bradley s Darkovan Reununciate 3.5 stars, might upgrade after reread.Through myth and legend, history and ballad, story and song is this tale told The intricacies of the world history, the academic jibes, the ominous warnings and the sociological studies were quite fascinating to me, almost surpassing the story itself as I saw how the passing of time would alter the real tale.The storyline itself didn t seem as strong as I d expect from Jane Yolen, and there are some elements of Marion Zimmer Bradley s Darkovan Reununciates, but, like MZB, the heroes are kept real there s bickering and jealousy, love and death, success and failure, and some worrying prophecies It took me a while to feel I grasped the concept of the dark sisters, and then I realized I d completely misunderstood it, but that also gave me insight into how those outside the Hames might view them.And a caveat for other Kindle readers who might, like me, be startlingly frustrated as you near 86%, prepare for t
Somehow, I ve never gotten around to reading much by Jane Yolen, so I was excited to see this title pop up on NetGalley prior to its rerelease with new and striking cover art as an ebook Sadly, it was just okay First published in 1988, Sister Light, Sister Dark has aged fairly well, all things considered, but like many feminist fantasy works of the 80s, it tends towards second wave gender essentialism and a sort of pseudo pag
I m not a fan of the chosen one fantasy trope, but I try to be a littlelenient on books like this one that were written in the era that trope was so prominent The world building is really great lots of side stories and tales showing how the events and situations in this book might be viewed a few centuries down the lin

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Sister Light, Sister Dark (Great Alta, #1)
  • Jane Yolen
  • English
  • 16 November 2017
  • 0765343576