Category: The Unicorn Chronicles. Home / Coville Library / The Unicorn Chronicles Into the Land of the Unicorns. $ Add to cart. The Unicorn Chronicles; Book One: Into the Land of the Unicorns; Book Two: Song of the Wanderer [Bruce Coville] on *FREE* shipping on. Bruce Coville has published more than ninety books for young readers, including the bestselling My Teacher Is an Alien series and the wildly popular Unicorn.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. As each bell chime sounds, Cara climbs faster up the steep bell tower. She must be on chroniclew roof when the next bell tolls.
With a deep breath, and only half believing she will be safe, Cara jumps off the church roof and into Luster, land of the unicorns. There she meets many wonderful creatures — including hairy Dimblethum and the monkey-like Squijum — but the most magnificent of all is a young, rebellious unicorn named Lightfoot.
Together they set out to find the missing Unicorn Queen before a mysterious stranger banishes all unicorns hruce. Can Cara deliver her message to Luster’s might Queen in time?
Or will this be the end of the unicorns? The journey of a lifetime begins To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Unicorn Chroniclesplease sign up. Univorn the first to ask a question about The Unicorn Chronicles. Lists with This Book. Jan 07, Brittany Baker rated it really liked it.
I read the first book in this series in elementary school and waited and waited and waited for the second book to come out.
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It was very exciting to come across this volume so many years later and finally be able to read the second book. It did not disappoint, either. Bruce Coville is a truly fantastic children’s fantasy author. Oct 14, Claire rated it really liked it Shelves: I immediately craved unicorns with a new and fiery passion like I never had before, and I scoured my grade-school’s library for unicorn-related reading material.
Nothing, however, seemed to fit my taste. Most of it was merely “girly” Barbie-esque tripe that hardly lived up to my standards of unicorns. Then I discovered this bookthe first in The Unicorn Chronicles. It delivered everything my hungry young mind craved in a book: Not the sissy My Little Pony-type unicorns that I saw in toystores, but tough, badass unicorns who were intelligent beingsnot cute pets.
While I was never able to find the second book back then and it’s only now I’m in my twenties that I own the complete seriesI kept the memory of that first book in a special shrine in the back of my mind. It was that memory and the news of Bruce Coville’s long-coming completion of the series that inspired me to finally procure all four books. Now here I am, fourteen years later.
So does this book hold up after all these years? Not as well as I expected, but very well nonetheless. Tropes and characters that blew my my mind as a child don’t have quite the same impact now; especially now that I’ve seen those tropes used many times in fiction since then.
Still, the tropes and characters are presented well within their context. It’s a solid, concise, and highly enjoyable book, and worth reading for “The Tale of Blood and Sorrow” alone by far one of the best character back-stories I’ve ever read. Like in most fantasy fiction for young readers, there’s also the obligatory cute-critter comic relief character who speaks in cutesy pidgin-talk.
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He detracts a bit from the quality of the story as a whole, but not enough to make one want to, say, throw the book against the wall or anything of that nature. I’m happy to say the book remains enjoyable in spite of this character. I’m also quite happy that I’m reading this now, completely and all the way through without any wait-periods in between books. The massive gaps of time between publication years for these books is INSANE the publication dates for all four books are,and respectively. The first book has a definite hook for book two, but doesn’t leave so many loose plot threads as to be maddening.
If I had to wait nine years for that third book to come out, I’d go completely insane! Nov 30, JB Lynn rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a bindup of the first two books in “The Unicorn Chronicles”. I read the first book when I was about fifteen and wasn’t so sure nearly two decades later if I’d still find the story as intriguing. Well, I absolutely did and am grateful the third and fourth books in the series have finally been published.
This story follows Cara, a young girl, who is mysteriously chased by a frightening stranger and then astonishingly launched into the magical land of unicorns As she journeys through Luster, she meets many magical creatures some friendly, and some not-so-friendly and learns some amazing and heartbreaking truths about those she thought she knew. This story is rife with inspiring loyalty and heart-wrenching betrayal. Bruce Coville does a good job of including comic relief characters throughout the story to help add some levity to some of the more serious moments that might read a bit heavy for younger readers.
The ending of the second book felt a bit rushed for me, and I felt a bit more time could have been devoted to that section. After all, the entire second book was dedicated to bringing a character known as “the Wanderer” home, but then when the moment comes that the quest might be fulfilled, we’re suddenly launched forward in the timeline to days chroniclws the fateful unicor happened when Cara either had to succeed in bringing the Wanderer home or would have failed.
I felt a little cheated at how things felt glossed over. Time to go find out. Jul 01, Julia rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first book, “Into the Land of Unicorns”, was one of my lucky finds in a Scholastic book order that I had as a younger child. With luck my mother allowed me to get the book and I just fell in love with it while when the second one came out I snatched it up.
The reading chroicles usage of words is simple – both in understanding and in reading so the books make for a fast read for the insatiable book-reader. And with lots of emotions, action and fantasy the book brings a whole new world to life. The The first book, “Into the Land of Unicorns”, was one of my lucky finds in a Scholastic book order that I had as a younger child. The characters are memorable and full of personality while they just seem to grow with each turn of the page.
The scenery is given in breathtaking detail whether the Rainbow Prison, Luster or the stories that abound.
And I just love how the author finishes the books. Now that I know there is a third and a fourth I need to hunt them down. Nov 20, Celest rated covi,le really liked it. I enjoyed the second story throughout my youth, so I’m a little startled that I didn’t love the first story just as much. I wish I could pinpoint the source for my less enthusiastic response to the first book.
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It could be that I read the second story through-out my childhood while I chronucles just discovered the first story some short years ago when this edition came out. But again, I liked them, but the second book just caught my attention a little more.
Aug 04, Brittany rated it really liked it.
Bruce Coville is a great children’s fantasy author. Mar 25, Nicole rated it it was amazing. Chromicles 03, Nina rated it it was ok.
Jan 26, Nona rated it liked it Shelves: My daughter has it on her shelf but has not read it yet as far as I know. Oct 14, Katelyn rated it really liked it. Dec 16, Mya rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apr 19, Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love anything unicorn related so I loved this book. Glad I bought it for my older daughter.
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She and I both enjoyed it. Mar 30, Theresa Da Silva C. These chronicles are amazing! I was always ready for the next one. Felt kind of sad when it finished.
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