The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes….
Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world–including their Paladin father the night Inara was born.
On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out–leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother.
For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world…until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes
Sisters of Shadows and Light was a nice start to a fantasy read. The pacing was very slow and it was very detailed storyline. The cover was a pretty nice also. You get enjoy the characters within the book and discover hidden family secrets.
Zuhra and Inara have a special sibling bond after being trapped forever in the citadel. Inara inherits her father magic and becomes somewhat insane throughout the years. Only Zuhra can seem to be able clam her down. She tries hard getting answers on saving her sister before it to late. Then suddenly a handsome stranger finds them and he gets stuck with the sisters. He could also hold the key to understanding what’s wrong with Inara.
The book has a good start to the world building. Mostly all the action stuff happens towards the end, but I’m still interested in reading book two to see what happens next. This book is good for those who enjoy slow burn fantasy reads. I liked the sisters the bond they have for each other within the book. They keep each safe from the big bad world, while putting up with their mother rules. The book has been for a a while, so you might want to check it out.