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Apr 10 2011

Prophecy of the sisters by Michelle Zink

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Atom, 2010. ISBN: 9781905654499
Prophecy of the sisters is the first novel in the trilogy of the prophecy of the sisters. It is followed by Guardian of the gate which is then followed by The circle of fire. This compelling novel follows the story of twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe. This story is told from Lia's point of view.
The plot, like the rest of the book is excellent. Lia and Alice Milthorpe find themselves in the middle of an ancient prophecy. This prophecy has turned generations of twin sisters against each other for centuries. What is going to happen to Lia and Alice?
This novel is set in London in 1890 with Lia just discovering what is going to happen to her and her twin sister's lives. The characters in this novel change quite superbly as the story progresses, with some characters growing wise and warm hearted while others turn cold and don't care for anyone but themselves. Throughout the story we meet a lot of new characters including Louisa, Sonia, James and Aunt Virginia, just to name a few.
In this beautifully crafted novel a lot of different themes represent themselves. The main themes are: Family, friendship, love, loss and death.
Over all this is a simply stunning novel and I would recommend it to teenagers who like fantasy/mystery books.
Emily Madden (Year 9).

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