Sisters of Light is the first book of the beginning trilogy of the epic fantasy series Dancers of Light and Darkness. The story, which spans millennia, is set in the contemporary Southwest, and follows the journey of a young Sister of Light, Iya-Ko-Naya, and her promise-bound Brother of Light--an Outsider named Shatwa Hei--whom all except Iya's closest friends and allies innately distrust but are forced to acknowledge as one of their own. With support from her Warrior friends and Medicine-skilled relations, Iya obligingly submits to her Legacy-given task as Keeper of the Ways. It is now her challenge to discover a way to overcome the difficulties that have plagued her maternal lineage for hundreds of generations. In assuming her Grandmother's role as Daughter of the Mountain, Iya acquires the responsibility of reawakening the children of their people to the long-forgotten memories of their ancestors, the Ancient Ones, who once lived among the stars. It is only through the re-Awakening of those ancient memories--which include skills of warfare and healing and stepping into Shadow--that Iya's Sisters and Brothers will be able to defeat the Darkness that has returned to plague them. The journey begins as Iya and her tiny Sister-cousin, Sweet-Star, are led by an ancient, sentient being to discover the skills of their own maternal legacy. Unprotected, and willfully disregarding all rules of safety, the two tiny girls obsessively pursue the ancient mysteries that are revealed to them in dreamtime. Always at risk of being confronted by Dark Wolves, the two girls clandestinely search for hidden secrets they believe lie hidden deep in the canyons of the Mountain of the Ancestors. Under the watchful tutelage of their Grandmother, the two little girls eventually rediscover their ancient, legacy-bequeathed, up-Mountain Paths and ardently recommit to being Sister-Healers and Warriors of Light. They also find their own, personal guardian--a light-filled Warrior from beyond the stars--who has returned after countless lifetimes of searching for his long-lost Sisters of Light. As the young Warrior begins to fulfill the ancient prophecies passed down in Legend, the fact that he is an Outsider upsets more than the taboo-obsessed traditions--not to mention the prejudices--of the Elder Sisters of the Clan of the Mountain. As a consequence to the recovery of his ancient memories, now not only his own life, but the lives of all the re-Awakening Children of Light, are suddenly and unexpectedly threatened by the minions of Darkness who return because of the reawakening of those ancient gifts. The trilogy reunites Warriors from all clans of Iya's people in a classic struggle for dominion over the ancestral territories on the heights of the Mountain of the Ancestors, where Darkness takes the physical form of Great Dark Beasts--shaggy and black, with menacing, Shadow-filled eyes that shine blood-red with the color of their home-world. Only the Guardians of the Mountain and the Guardians of the Wasteland--Shadow-Fighters, Warriors of Light, and Seekers of Medicine--can ever hope to drive Darkness, and its heinous, child-devouring minions, back into the Otherworld realm from which they have come. It is with single-minded purpose and the strengths that they have gained from millennia of fighting against Darkness that the Warriors and Seekers of Light continue their struggle to release their haunted land--and their very dreams--from the ancient memories and Dark Beings that inhabit them.