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The Ruby Key (Moon & Sun) by Holly Lisle
Cover Artist: Joshua Middleton
Review by Colleen Cahill
Orchard Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780545000123
Date: 01 May 2008 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Stories of children who meet other-worldly beings are plentiful, from Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen to Susan Cooper's Dark is Rising series. Holly Lisle brings her own spin on this in her latest work, The Rudy Key, where a brother and sister join a young renegade nightling to fight a pair of tyrants that are threatening the existence of both their peoples.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Mankind is Sunkind. And rules by the light; Nightlings are Moonkind, And rule in the night; Or there will be war.

Human and Nightlings are never to meet, but when Genna and her brother Dan venture into the old forest at night, they encounter a Nightling slave who reveals a terrifying secret: Genna and Dan's village chieftain has made a dangerous deal with Letrin, ruler of the Nightlings, offering the lives of his people in exchange for his own immortality.

To save the villagers and themselves, Genna and Dan strike their own bargain with the Nightling lord, but the stakes are even higher. Now, the siblings must embark upon a journey along the Moonroads, and bring back the key to Letrin's downfall. (YA)

(Source: Orchard Books)

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