by Allen, Elise,

Format: Print Book 2019
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In the kingdom of Kaloon, nothing is quite as it seems....
"Y-y-y-you," he stammered, and Flissa turned to see he'd gone ashen. "T-t-t- two of you!" Uh-oh. Flissa reached up and checked. Sure enough, her hood had fallen off. Their secret was out.
Princesses Flissa and Sara are even closer than most twins. In fact, most of the kingdom thinks they're the same person.
When magic was outlawed in Kaloon generations ago, twins, black cats, and other potentially -magical beings were outlawed, too. Since they were born, Flissa and Sara have pretended to be one princess, Flissara, trading off royal duties like attending glamorous balls, participating in fencing exhibitions, and making friends with other young nobles, all while hiding in plain sight.
But when the first magical attack in years puts their mother's life in danger, the girls must break the rules that have protected them to save her. Enlisting a brave servant boy and his plucky black kitten as their guides, they set off on an epic quest to the Twists--a forbidden place full of dark magic--to find the evil mage who cursed the queen. With a case of mistaken identity, a wickedly powerful exile out for vengeance, and time running out for their mother, the twins might just need to make their own magic to save the day.
In the first book of this new series, author Elise Allen brings to life a fantastical world filled with high-stakes adventure, incredible twists, and all the spark and humor of sisterhood.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In Kaloon, magic and all that is associated with it has long been outlawed. People fear black cats and twins, and they're convinced they're right to do so: years ago, when the queen was pregnant, a sorcerer attempted to place a curse on her in front of everyone. Thankfully, he failed, and the royal family, including the princess who was born soon after, has flourished ever since. But what no one knows is that Princess Flissara is actually two princesses the suspicious kingdom would be horrified to know that they're twins, so the girls trade duties. Bold, adventurous Flissa competes in jousts and fencing challenges, while social, gregarious Sara attends dinners and gives speeches. When another curse is placed on their mother, the sisters have to combine their talents and work together to save her, as individuals instead of as two halves of a whole. Along the way, they learn more about magic, their kingdom and its prejudices, and their own abilities. A bubbly series start with strong characterizations, high appeal, and some thoughtful commentary.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "After the court jester Gilwad publicly curses the queen and her unborn progeny, the kingdom of Kaloon bans magic. The powerful Keepers of the Light may exile any who display signs of the stuff-black cats, the left-handed, twins-to a dangerous, mythical place known as the Twists. Royal princesses Flissa and Sara, twins, have hidden their dual existence from all save their parents and a few trusted servants for nearly 12 years. Theirs is a complicated dance in which royal duties are split evenly between two girls living one life as Princess Flissara. When their mother is cursed and nearing death, the girls together find their way into the Twists with the help of Gilwad's son, Galric, to the one mage who can save their mother's life. This heartwarming tale explores personal growth and difference among even those purported to be similar. Allen (the Gabby Duran series) brings the magic of Kaloon and its royal family to life in this series opener with an enduring feel. Ages 8-12. Agent: Jane Startz, Jane Startz Productions (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Twins -- Juvenile fiction.
Princesses -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Princesses -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Children's stories.
Publisher Los Angeles :Disney Hyperion,2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 327 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781368008624
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