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Jane Yolen
Tor Teen (May 16, 2004)
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New deals hatch every day! The One-Armed Queen. For Elizabeth Harding. Then Great Alta took the warrior, the girl with one arm, and set her in the palm of Her hand. There is none like you, daughter, quoth Great Alta. Not on the earth nor in its shadow.

New deals hatch every day! The One-Armed Queen. So I shall make you a mate that you might be happy. And why must I have a mate to be happy? asked the one-armed girl. Do you, Great Mother, have a mate? And are you not happy?

The one armed queen, . 0. A Personal History by Jane Yolen. I was born in New York City on February 11, 1939. Because February 11 is also Thomas Edison’s birthday, my parents used to say I brought light into their world.

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The book I read was the One-armed Queen by Jane Yolen. In this story, Queen Jenna finds a one-armed child named Scillia in a field of bloodshed and battle. Thus, she makes Scillia her destined heir.

The One-Armed Queen book. I am a huge fan of Jane Yolen, and while most of her books are geared towards children, this series is more towards older teens to adults. Oct 30, 2008 M rated it it was amazing. I love Jane Yolen, but she doesn't write many books for adults. She has two others, I think. Mar 09, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing. I really like Jane Yolen's work. Goddess-oriented, feminist fantasy!

Multiple award-winning fantasist Jane Yolen brings her acclaimed saga to a breathtaking conclusion with The One-Armed Queen .

Multiple award-winning fantasist Jane Yolen brings her acclaimed saga to a breathtaking conclusion with The One-Armed Queen, ingeniously blending story, myth, poetry, and song to create a truly unforgettable culture and fantasy world.

Jane Yolen is one of America's most acclaimed authors

In story and song, legend and myth, the writer Newsweek called America's Hans Christian Andersen spins a tale of wonder and sorrow to stand beside her classic of modern fantasy, Sister Light, Sister Dark.

Jane Yolen bibliography. The One-Armed Queen (1998). All in the Woodland Early: An ABC Book (1978, illustrated by Jane Breskin Zalben). The Giants Go Camping (1979, illustrated by Tomie dePaola). Bibliography of fantasy writer Jane Yolen:. This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Contents. The Young Merlin Trilogy (Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature). The Giants' Farm (1979, illustrated by Tomie dePaola).

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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?Can Scillia stop him?
  • ACOS
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  • Silverbrew
The only thing I would have liked to know is that the cover had a tear in it. Beyond that, it's a wonderful read, and I really am satisfied with the book. If you haven't read the first two in the Great Alta series, I suggest you do, before reading this. Many references to the other plots and situations faced.
  • Ber
I first read "Sister Light, Sister Dark" when I was nine years old and spent five fervent years searching for its out-of-print sequel, "White Jenna." (Needless to say, now that the two have been reprinted as "The Books of Great Alta," I'm ecstatic.) Together the two books were a perfect pair, complementary halves as befitted a story set in a world whose major system deals with opposites and complements. I loved them.
This said, my problem with "The One-Armed Queen" has nothing to do with its characters, its setting, its pace, or its description. Admittedly, all aspects of the story pale slightly in comparison with the preceding two books, which are phenomenal, but on its own it is a fine, beautifully written, intriguing fantasy. I love the world of the Dales and the Continent, which feels a bit like some alternate British Isles; the societies are well-constructed, and the mythology and folklore are so solid as to be real. I enjoy the interweaving of story, song, and myth with historical interludes-most of the history rather inaccurate, as the pragmatic historian is trying to give concrete, realistic explanations of events that did in fact involve the supernatural (more evident in "The Books of Great Alta" than in "The One-Armed Queen")-and while I was a bit sorry to hear that the anonymous skeptic of the earlier books had died, I was quite pleased to see his daughter take over his work and be just as wrong as he was about what really happened. Story aside, all three books are a fascinating exercise in what happens to a story over time--how it evolves, what forms it takes in song and legend, and how it is reconstructed by historians a thousand years later. "The One-Armed Queen" is ten times better than much of the work out there, and definitely deserves to be read.
So what was the problem? As I mentioned earlier, "Sister Light, Sister Dark" and "White Jenna" are beautifully self-contained, complementary, and complete. The story, which finishes so fittingly at the end of "White Jenna," does not really need to be extended. Of course something happened afterward-something happens after the finish of every story-but the story of Scillia, daughter of Carum and Jenna, and her brothers Corrine and Jemson, the story of the War of Deeds and Succession ("a rather long name for a rather short period in our history"), really does not need to be told. I am glad that it was told, I enjoyed reading "The One-Armed Queen," but the story still feels faintly unnecessary in the wake of its predecessors. "Sister Light, Sister Dark" and "White Jenna" were powerful books. "The One-Armed Queen" is a good, thoughtful read. There's a difference.
  • Kearanny
The book I read was the One-armed Queen by Jane Yolen. In this story, Queen Jenna finds a one-armed child named Scillia in a field of bloodshed and battle. Thus, she makes Scillia her destined heir. Her natural son Jemison is raised in the kingdom of their enemies in exchange for peace and the enemy kingdom gives them their son also. When Jemison later comes back to his homeland he is changed and now firmly believes that he should be heir and comes to resent Scillia's power, unleashing a series of a terrible time of war and betrayal. I read this book because I like fantasy stories and I heard that this author was a natural classic. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes old age fantasy stories.

The plot was very good in this book. The ending was a twist and very surprising. The theme wasn't anything new, however, the regular good always beats evil theme was definitely present.

I liked the book overall. It has that distinctive classical feel to it and this is how a fantasy story is supposed to feel. Again, I would recommend this to those who like fantasy stories.
  • Xlisiahal
This is the best book I have read this year. Keep in mind, I have not read the first two to this sequal, but I was so thrilled with it, I am ordering the others right away.
I feel the book gives many great points of view on various topics that should be introduced to younger children and teens, as well as adults who are philisophical. It not only has great values, but grabs your attention and rips at your every emotion. I cried for an hour after I was done- not knowing to keep crying or smile because it had a sorrowful ending, but was a superb story with an 'almost-happy' ending when given deeper thought. The plot is great, the characters are so vividly described and morals are popping out every other page! I seriously recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction and great all-around books with great values.
  • Ventelone
I am a great fan of Jane Yolen's writing - including the Books of the Great Alta. I read Sister Light, Sister Dark several years ago and was lucky enough to find a used copy of White Jenna when it was out of print.
I had high hopes for The One-Armed Queen, but I found it to be a major let-down. I guess that White Jenna really seemed like the end of the story to me - this book seems tacke onto the end. But aside from that, I just found it a little dull, and I had to force myself to keep reading. I've never had that experience with a Jane Yolen book before. Usually, I find her writing engrossing and I devour her books a few days after buying them.
If you're a fan of the Great Alta books, you might as well pick up The One-Armed Queen - but don't go into it with high expectations.
  • Kagaramar
Completing the memorable saga that is The Great Alta series is the The One-armed Queen. As book 3 to Sister Light, Sister Dark and White Jenna this book completes the story. It is a wonderful adventure that fits the story perfectly. I read all 3 books in a row and had a great time. There were several nights where I lost myself in the books and went to bed exceptionally late. This is a must read if you read the first 2. Jane Yolen always impresses.