A gorgeous paperback reissue of Bruce Coville's enchanting UNICORN CHRONICLES, timed for the release of the long-awaited conclusion in hardcover!
Cara must return to Earth to save her grandmother, the Wanderer, but she must first travel through the wilderness of Luster, land of the unicorns, full of unknown creatures and perilous adventure. Only at the back of the dragon Ebillan's cave will she find the gate that can bring her back to Earth. As Cara embarks on the journey of her life, there is one who still stands in her way: Beloved, Cara's infamous ancestor, who has dedicated a lifetime to ridding the earth of unicorns. Is Cara strong enough to resist Beloved's ruthless magic? Can she bear betraying her own blood?
Readers eagerly awaiting the second book in
Coville's Unicorn Chronicles will be richly rewarded for their patience with
this volume. Into the Land of the Unicorn (1994) was excellent, and this
book is even better. When Cara volunteers to return to Earth to bring her
grandmother, the Wanderer, back to Luster, she learns it won't be a simple
matter. She must cross the wilds of Luster, risking capture by the delvers and
by Beloved, her ancient ancestor who has vowed to find a gateway into Luster and
destroy the unicorns. Cara is joined again by her old friends Thomas the Tinker,
the Squijim, the Dimblethum, and Lightfoot, whose roles have expanded and who
seem less cartoonish than in the first book. Coville has increased the urgency
and pace of the quest and the danger to Cara and her friends, and he makes the
pain of Cara's confrontation with her father and Beloved exceptionally vivid.
Readers will again find Coville's mix of adventure, revenge, and loyalty
irresistible and will fervently hope they won't have to wait another six years
for the book Coville hints about in the final paragraphs of the story. Chris
The Unicorn Chronicles #1: Into the Land of the Unicorns