Sisters of shadow

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dc.contributor.advisor Dimoplon, Margaret en_US Cleveland, Chris M. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:53Z 2011-06-03T19:36:53Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1995 .C54 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project was to explore the nature of relationships and the concept of light and dark aspects of personality in a fantasy setting.Sisters of Shadow is the story of telepathically linked twin sisters who study in rival schools of magic. When their unique bond is discovered, they must deal with the hostile emotions it inspires in others. The pivotal event in the story is a test both girls must undergo before they can become apprentices in their respective schools of magic. The test forces them to work together, light magic balancing and harmonizing with dark magic. An assassination attempt also serves to bring the sisters together, body, mind and spirit; this results in a closer examination of the telepathic link and its potential uses, and the ethical issues its use raises.The story, intended as the first book, or section, of a larger work is targeted at young adults. It deals with young characters and their struggles to reach maturity. Its primary theme, that light and dark forces, the power to do good and the power to do evil, reside within every one of us, is somewhat allegorical in nature. As the work progresses, the idea that there can be a balance between the two forces in shadow--the mixture of light and dark--will be developed. In this story, however, the sisters have their first encounter with shadow and it is a terrifying one. It is the first in a series of experiences that will lead them to discover that the shadow realm is a meeting place where both girls can use their skills to their fullest.It should also be noted that this story uses a convention specific only to the fantasy genre. To differentiate mindspeech from regular conversation, colons are used in place of quotation marks and dialogue is italicized.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent 115 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Magic -- Fiction. en_US
dc.title Sisters of shadow en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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