The Last Hunt by Bruce Coville

The Last Hunt (Unicorn Chronicles, #4)The Last Hunt by Bruce Coville

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like the previous book – there is a lot going on here. The last hunt to destroy the unicorns has begun with Cara right in the middle of it. This time she’s going to see another dragon, Graumag. The hunters bent on destroying the unicorns are destroying Luster in the process, tremors shake the land.

The world is dying and only one being can heal it, but he is no where to be found. Cara is reunited with the group she lost and even rejoins her father her mother. In the end it takes all the inhabitants of Luster to save it.

I will honestly be rereading this series again, and probably a few times after that.

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Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville

Dark Whispers (Unicorn Chronicles, #3)Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After finally finding a copy of the hardcover (this doesn’t exist in paperback) I devoured this book too. It is the third book in the series and there is a lot going on here in this book. It shows by how much bigger it is than the last two books in the series.

Continuing the plot in the magical land of Luster Cara is given the task of learning a story from the Chiron, leader of the centaurs. However, their trip does not go as planned. The group of five start out easily but soon enough the three unicorns, two humans, and dwarf are split into three groups each with their own objective as the plot to hunt and kill the unicorns thickens.

I’m fully tempted to go back and reread this book again as I said there are many things going on in this book. We find out about the rainbow prison, meet the mysterious Fallon, playful Rajiv, and the unpredictable dragon, Ebillan, as well as a handful of Centaurs.

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Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville

Song of the Wanderer (Unicorn Chronicles, #2)Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As with the first book in this series, I devoured this as a slightly older adolescent. The story continues on in the magical world of Luster. We meet more magnificent creatures and have more adventures as the plot thickens and becomes more mysterious.

Our heroine is Cara, a girl from Earth who has flung herself into another world to escape the man following her. Last book we met a unicorn, the Dimblethum, the Squijum, and the Delvers. This time we meet a dragon, the Chronicle Keeper, and a gryphon in the attempt to figure out just what exactly is going on in Luster.

This is my second or third time reading this book and I still enjoyed it. The magic has not dulled with this book either and I cannot recommend them enough for those who can still find them. I am not a big audiobook consumer, but the audio versions can still be found on Amazon.com.

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Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville

Into the Land of the Unicorns (Unicorn Chronicles, #1)Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a teenager (and an adult) I liked unicorns, so my mother bought me this book, Into the Land of the Unicorns. One night I couldn’t sleep, found the book and read it all in one night. I was instantly hooked, and still am. It reads quicker now as an adult as it is more of a YA/children’s book, but I still love it.

I recently found the last two books in this series (they are hard to find, only in hardcover or audio files really) and wanted to reread the first two books before reading the last two (as a book lover does).

Rereading them as adult has not dulled the magic these books emitted as young teenager the first time I read them. I also mentioned these books the Thrice Read Tag I did on my blog and my statement there is true here. These are and will be my most reread books.

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Memories of Shel Silverstein (Part 03)

One of my favorite songs growing up was The Unicorn Song, because I loved unicorns (and still do). I was aware for quite some time that this was a poem put to music but I loved it anyway and still do.  Though I have found that the song is much more popular than the original poem, which I think is a little sad, but such is life.

 

 

This post marks the end of my mini series on Memories of Shel Silverstein. I hope you’ve enjoyed my little trip down memory lane and I hope it brought up happy memories for you too!

 

Memories of Shel Silverstein (Part 01)

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I’m sure everyone has heard the name Shel Silverstein before, and to me I first heard it while in school. On of the things my school would do is something called Declam, where all the grade school kids would be put upon to learn and recite a poem of some kind. As a shy, deathly afraid of public speaking, young child I hated it. However, I did like reading through all the poem choices we were given.

The only poem I can remember reciting is I Cannot Go To School Today by Shel Silverstein. Even now I can still recite the first couple of lines: I cannot go to school today, said little Peggy Ann McKay. I have the measles and the mumps, a gash, a rash, and purple bumps.

As a special treat (and because there are no good videos of anyone else doing it) here is a video of me reciting this poem. Enjoy!