Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen

Sister Light, Sister Dark

Great Alta #1

Jane Yolen

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous mysterious slow-paced

256 pages | first published 1988

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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, ...
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adventurous 100%
dark 33%
emotional 33%
reflective 33%
challenging 16%
hopeful 16%
inspiring 16%
mysterious 16%
sad 16%
tense 16%


slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | Yes: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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