zaterdag 16 mei 2015

Book Review Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception

Title: The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception
Author: Suzanne de Montigny
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy / Tween Fantasy
Ulysees’ breath was ragged, and his heart filled with terror when they galloped toward the herd pursued by an enraged Icarus.
How did the Legacy of Azaria transform into the world fear it has, the unicorns barely existing hidden in the depths of the forest? Why is Icharus, the Great Stallion, so cruel and ruthless? And who is Jaresh, the invisible being who takes away their powers? Angry, the young colt Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an abandoned trail where they’re discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must make an exodus. But Ulysees discovers there’s more danger then just humans when he meets a giant creature who warns them of impending doom…

Ulysees is a young foal who is being trained by Icharus, the Great Stallion, to do all kinds of things unicorns can: like riding the wind, camouflage, magic, friendship, and it's set in a suprising era. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but read it, and you'll find out.

Middle graders will easily connect with Ulysees, who seems to be about their age (were he a human) and who, despite being a unicorn comes across as surprisingly human in most his actions - like humans, he can love, be loyal, feel betrayed, and so on).

The story relies heavily on dialogue, which works great for a middle grade read. 

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And the trailer for the first book:

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The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy



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