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Into the Land of the Unicorns

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“The Magic is Everywhere”

Eight!… Nine!… Ten!

As each bell chime sounds, Cara pushes herself faster up the steep bell tower steps that lead to the roof. Eleven! She must be on the roof when the next bell tolls. As she races up the stairs. Cara can’t believe everything that has happened. Wasn’t it just a few minutes ago that she and Grandmother Morris were peacefully walking home form the library? When did that mysterious man start to follow them? What does he want? Where did he come from? Who is he? Twelve! The ringing bell brings Cara back to the moment. Gramma told her what she must do! With a deep breath, and only half believing she will be safe, Cara jumps off the church roof and into the adventure of her lifetime—into the Land of Luster, the world of the unicorns.

In Luster, Cara meets the Dimblethum, the Squijum, and the most magnificent of all the inhabitants, Lightfoot, a rebellious young unicorn. Together the new friends set out on a quest—to reach the Unicorn Queen and prevent the destruction of all unicorns.

“…the book should find a favored and well-deserved place on most shelves.”—School Library Journal

“Coville weaves traditional unicorn myths into this light, accessible fantasy and provides a neatly contrived ending that hints at the next adventure.”


Song of the Wanderer

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Cara must return to Earth to save her grandmother, the Wanderer. But to do so, Cara must first travel through the wilderness of Luster, land of the unicorns, and to the back of the dragon Ebillan's cave. Only there will she find the gate that can bring her back home.

As Cara embarks on the journey of her life, there is one person who stands in her way: Beloved, Cara's ancient ancestor, who has spent a lefetime dedicated to ridding the earth of unicorns. Is Cara strong enough to resist Beloved's ruthless magic and trickery?


Dark Whispers

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This is a tale of two quests: Cara Diana Hunter's search for an ancient story that may unravel the secret of the long enmity between the unicorns and the delvers, and her father's journey to free Cara's mother from the Rainbow Prison. Cara's journey leads her through the strange underground world of the delvers to the court of the centaur king, while her father must travel from mysterious India to the depths of the Rainbow Prison itself. This multi-stranded story will intrigue and delight the legion of fans who have been clamoring for the next tale in this beloved series.


The Last Hunt

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In the center of Luster stands an enormous tree called Axis Mundi, the heart of the world. But now that tree is wounded, pierced by magic. Through the wound, marches an army of Hunters, led by the sinister and vengeful Beloved. And they are all determined to destroy each and every unicorn.

As the unicorns gather to defend their lives, the human girl, Cara, is sent on a mission to meet a ferocious and mysterious dragon. Faced with extreme peril, Cara must make a desperate decision that will change her life forever.

With a deft hand and keen imagination, master storyteller Bruce Coville brings this riveting epic to a rousing conclusion as the deepest secrets of Luster are finally and satisfyingly unveiled.


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The Boy With Silver Eyes (a short story)

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Set in the world of The Unicorn Chronicles, this is the story of Nils, whose father was a Hunter and who forced Nils to do something terrible that changed his life thereafter. Seeking the songs of earth, fire, air, and water, Nils tries to fulfill his destiny. Features a guest appearance by “The Wanderer”, Ivy Morris.


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The Guardian of Memory (a short story)

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In the world of Luster, the dwarf Grimwold, keeper of the Unicorn Chronicles, is summoned to tell an important tale as part of a ceremony that occurs once every 25 years. It is the story of Alma Leonetti, and her quest to discover why something sweet and precious has disappeared from old Earth. (A much shorter version of this tale appears in Dark Whispers, Book 3 of the Unicorn Chronicles.)