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Publisher: Harper Eos / HarperCollins
Release Date: March 30, 2004
ISBN: 0-380-81400-5
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Fantasy
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Jo Rogers
Reviewer Notes:  Contains violence, foul language and sexual scenes.

The Three Sisters 
By Rebecca Locksley

     The Three Sisters is a fantasy, well told. The story begins with the destruction of a man who fed the souls of Tari to demons in exchange for the magic the demons would do. To atone for this destruction, the Tari who had killed was forced to relive the death of the victim. Shara had killed so many, under the influence of her brother, Jagamar, she had to be carried to the Spirit Cave in order for her to survive. After she left the Cave, she gave birth to three daughters. These are the three sisters, the sisters of destiny. However, Jagamar continued his destructive path, trying to claim the daughters to raise. Mathinna fled Ermora with the children. Twenty-three years later, the girls are about to fulfill their destiny.

    The land of Yarmar is troubled by the invading Mirayans. Driven from their homeland by a Civil War, they came at first as traders. However, seeing that the natives did not have strong central governments, they decided to take over the land. Now, Yarmar was in a state of war. One of the sisters, Elena, had married the war leader of the Mori tribe. She possessed "fatal beauty" which caused every man to want her. When she is kidnapped by the Mirayans, her two sisters try to rescue her.

   The Three Sisters is one of those stories that is difficult to put down, yet painful to continue. The two sisters each have problems that they have not dealt with at all. Marigoth, though twenty-three, has not matured past the age of twelve. Yanimena is a warrior, though the Tari do not believe in violence. The way they get there, the characters they meet and the help they have and don’t have, makes a rich tapestry well woven. The Three Sisters is a delight for all fantasy lovers!