Book: The Chronicles of Great Alta

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The Chronicles of Great Alta

Author: Jane Yolen
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Publisher: Orb Books

In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women, and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon.

And we learn what the later world makes of the lives of Jenna, of her princely lover, and her shadow-self: what legends are told of the White Queen, what songs are sung of King Longbow, what tales are whispered of Dark Skada. Of the tragic myths and glorious histories that time will make of their lives—and their deaths.

Series Titles

Book:White Jenna

White Jenna: Book 1 of Chronicles of Great Alta

Jane Yolen

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.

Book:Sister Light, Sister Dark

Sister Light, Sister Dark: Book 2 of Chronicles of Great Alta

Jane Yolen

“Lovers of fantasy will appreciate this title,” raved Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly called it a “fine novel.” It is the story of Jenna. Raised on a mountainside, she learned the arts of the warrior, and from the mountain women the magic of the ancient lore. But the greatest magic of all was her ability to call forth her dark sister from the depths of the mirror of 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.

This is the story of Jenna and Skada. Sister Light and Sister Dark.

Book:The One-Armed Queen

The One-Armed Queen: Book 3 of Chronicles of Great Alta

Jane Yolen

In a land of magic, the great warrior Queen known as White Jenna has found a frail, one-armed child on the battlefield. She adopts the child and names her Scillia. As is custom with the Hames of the Dales, Scillia will be next in line for the throne. A great honor.

But Jem-Jenna’s natural-born son-covets the throne for himself. Will he risk open rebellion to claim what he believes is rightfully his?

Book:The Books of Great Alta

The Books of Great Alta: Books 1 and 2 of Chronicles of Great Alta

Jane Yolen

In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women,and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon.

And we learn what the later world makes of the lives of Jenna, of her princely lover, and her shadow-self: what legends are told of the White Queen, what songs are sung of King Longbow, what tales are whispered of Dark Skada. Of the tragic myths and glorious histories that time will make of their lives—and their deaths.

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