Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen

Sister Light, Sister Dark

Great Alta #1

Jane Yolen

256 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous mysterious slow-paced
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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 50%
emotional 37%
reflective 25%
challenging 12%
hopeful 12%
inspiring 12%
mysterious 12%
sad 12%
tense 12%


medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

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