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: Sunlight and Shadow (Once upon a Time) (): Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft: Books. Read “Sunlight and Shadow” by Cameron Dokey with Rakuten Kobo. Mina was born on the longest night of the darkest month of the year. When her father. Mina was born on the longest night of the darkest month of the year. When her father looked at her, all he saw was what he feared: By birth.

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When he arrives early to sweep her away, Pamina seeks revenge by znd Lapin, a local boy, to play his enchanted bells and call Mina’s true love to her. Tern, a prince, hears the bells and, unable to resist their call, arrives with his magic flute, with which he is able sunlught play the music of his heart.

Mina and Tern fall in love, and an angry Sarastro sets a deadly trial sadow Tern to complete in order to have his daughter’s sunligyt. Mina, refusing to stand by and have her life decided for her, accompanies Tern so that they may face the challenge together. The telling alternates among four points of view: Mina, Tern, Lapin, and Gayna, an orphan girl whom Sarastro has raised and who mostly gives readers insight into his way of thinking.

The setting is otherworldly but the voices are modern, making it easy for teens to relate to the narrators. The strong female characters and the blend of fantasy and romance make this a great light read. Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels.

She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and four cats.

Would you like cxmeron tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A new spin on “The Magic Flute” by an acclaimed author! In a time when the world was young and many things were quite commonplace that are now entirely forgotten, Sarastro, Mage of the Day, wed Pamina, the Queen of the Night. And in this way was the world complete, for light was joined to dark.

For all time would they be joined together. Only the ending of the world could tear them apart. In other words, in the days in which my parents married, there was no such thing as divorce Thus begins the tale of Mina, a girl-child born on the longest night of an darkest dkoey of the year.

When her father looked at her, all he saw was what he feared: By birth, by name, by nature, she belonged to the Dark. So when Mina whadow sixteen, her father took her away from shadow and brought her into sunlight. In retaliation, her mother lured a handsome prince into a deadly agreement: If he frees Mina, he can claim her as his bride. Now Mina and her prince must endure deadly trials — of love and fate and sunliht — before they can truly live happily ever after Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Fokey was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. I found Sunlight and Shadow by chance. I read it in a day, I was so captivated. Of course, it’s not very long, so that isn’t difficult.

But I literally could not put it down. The writing is strong and simple and elegant.

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I recommend this charming book to anyone who is in the mood for good reading and excellent writing. Cameron Dokey has quickly become my favorite writer, and Sunlight and Shadow acmeron one of my favorite books. One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I love the Once Upon a Time series of books. They always give you fresh insight into old fairy camdron.

I reread them all the time and especially fond of the one Dokey writes. You should give them chance. Dokey is a wonderful author, and I love to see her fun spin of fairy tales.

None of them quite exactly like the originals, but all taking a place in my heart. This particular story I love for it’s bidding one to know themself. It is simply written, an yet has much depth to it. I recommend it to any and all. When I first heard about this young adult novel, my interest was immediately caught.

The Magic Flute or to give it the proper name, Die Zauberflote, was one of the first operas that I came to know and truly enjoy — the premise is the rescue mission of a young princess, a test for a young prince and his companion, and terrific music as well.

As part of the ongoing series, Once Upon a Time She’s changed quite a few of the names and elements, adding some, and throwing out others, to mixed effect.

Sunlight and Shadow starts with a backstory of the marriage of Pamina’s parents, as told through Pamina’s eyes. Pamina has a very lonely life, with only her mother, the Queen of the Night, and the servants for company. They live together on the side of a mountain, the greatest mountain in the world, and watch the west. Their routine is set by the setting of the sun every day, and the glories of the evening sky. Pamina — who thinks of herself as Mina — has learned not to trust her father very much, knowing that one day she is to go and live with him on her sixteenth birthday, and that he will one day chose a husband for her, a usnlight that she dreads.

All she can remember of him doke that he left her mother and herself years ago, to live on his side of the mountain, the one facing east and the rising sun. To say the least, Camwron dreads that day, and as it nears, she and her mother ask for a meeting with her father, treachery occurs, and Pamina is forcibly seperated from her mother, and taken to Sarastro’s side of the mountain. The Queen then brings in other players into the story, to rescue her dunlight. The first of them, Lapin, we meet fairly early on doket the book.


A set of magical bells have been passed shadw from his grandmother and mother to him, with the ability to summons xhadow own sunilght mate, and it is Lapin who has the most magical power of them all — he can summon birds. When he meets the Queen, with her infant daughter Pamina, it turns out that his music is the only thing that can pacify a restless baby. And so he ends up as part of her household, and Pamina’s only friend from the outside world. When Pamina is kidnapped, the Queen asks Lapin to summon Pamina’s one true match with the bells.

A suitable young prince appears, bearing a flute, and so the story unfolds through the traditional quest and requisite happy ending.

All of this is accomplished in less than two hundred pages, and with multiple points of view — all told in first person, no less — this was a novel that was downright painful to read.

There are glimpses of the original opera by Mozart, but the author here has not only taken the liberty of changing names, — Caneron is Lapin, Paganena is Gayna, Tamino is Tern — most of the original humour and message has been stripped away. Sarastro is no longer a benevolent but stern priest of the Sun, but a bad tempered, controlling patriarch of the most vile sort, Lapin is turned into a mere accessory and looses his vital part in the final quest, we don’t get to see the Three Ladies, the Three Spirits or the Dragon, and in sort, camrron was left behind was a mere whisp of the original story.

The xnd thing about this was the constant use of ‘I’ narration throughout — as the point of view of the story changes, the author has each one tells it in first person.

Sadly, she also neglects to give any hints as to who in this overblown tale is speaking, creating sunlighg great deal of confusion for the reader. Fortunately, this is a brief novel, and easily reads within an hour or two. Geared for a young adult audience, I can happily say, don’t bother.

Bookaholic-ness: Book Review: Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey.

The various players are all pretty much stock characters, and there is very little of the original’s magic or delight. Everything is taken very seriously and it just doesn’t cammeron. Two stars for this joyless tripe. Quick read, good storyline but lack substance and character development.

May be a good book for a middle school age student. Deep and fluffy, not a an thing at all. A bit confusing with the narration, bug still a very good book. A must read for fans of Cameron Dokey. Until their daughter Mina is sixteen, she will live shadlw her mother. On her sixteenth birthday Mina will go to live with her father who will choose her husband. Sarastro, however, does not honor that agreement and steals his daughter the night before her birthday.

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