Dark Whispers () The Last Hunt (). Author, Bruce Coville. Country, United States. Language, English. Genre, Young adult fantasy novel. The Unicorn Chronicles consists of four young adult fantasy novels by Bruce Coville about the. Review – Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville. Short review: A collection of characters mill about and accomplish not much of anything. And the. Seeking to unravel the secret of the long enmity between unicorns and delvers, Cara travels through an underground world to the court of the centaur king.

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Pain spreads, and joy diminishes. I think it brings a lovely sense of community and history alive and well. I read the first two books when I was much younger, so I picked up the other two even though I’m too old just barely!

The split perspectives really threw me though and I honestly didn’t care much for Ian’s journey. You make the best of it, not ruin your life because you did something you probably shouldn’t have. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 12, Heather Rutkowski rated it it was amazing Shelves: At its center stands an immense tree, identified as its Axis Mundiwhose roots are believed to extend as far as does Luster itself.

There are also a few short stories set in the world of the Unicorn Chronicles. In dak years an author’s style can change a lot. Fortunately, her spirit was released from the Prison and returned to body by Lightfoot’s healing abilities. Flensa and Finder Death Double Whammy. The unicorns’ sociopolitical court meets at four distinct places located on the four corners of a continent.

Getting to learn about the creatures of Luster besides the unicorns was possibly my favourite part of this book. Book ratings by Goodreads.


But ultimately, I succumbed to the temptation. Coville, Bruce Dark Whispers. Coville, knowing that much of vruce audience had grown up with the Unicorn Chronicles, and was now considerably older, probably felt that he could include more, and not have it be too much, since most of the Well ok, that WAS pretty awesome.

covllle This one smacks of a bad movie poster. Along her travels, she befriends the world’s inhabitants, such as Lightfoot, a young unicorn prince, M’Gama, a Geomancer who draws magical power from the earth, and the Dimblethum, a bearlike creature, among many others.

Buuut, the information they find out about this dark, older-than-Beloved enemy is rather intriguing. The other gripe, and I suppose it is a more personal one, is that I am unimpressed by Coville’s creation of other creatures for his imagined world of Luster. And they all loved him!

I just don’t like him. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I would think most would wonder why it happened, why the hunter attacked maybe try to get allies or even attack in revenge.

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Unicorn Chronicles 4 books. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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. The delvers would immediately be killed upon arrival, or worse. Coville, knowing that much of his audience had grown up with the Unicorn Chronicles, and was now considerably older, daek felt cogille he could include more, and not brjce it be too much, since most of the people who would be reading this book were no longer children.

Unfortunately, there’s a surprising lack of unicorn fiction out there——and what unicorn fiction exists is mostly crap. This is more shallow of me than I would like to admit, but seriously, mustard yellow jerkin, eggplant purple cloak, and red hair? It is this interweaving, and yes i realize i have used that image a good deal, which makes this imagined world so believable.


Dark Whispers

The whole story, and in fairness I suppose that is why it is so much longer then the first two, is an opening out, a widening of the history and myth of Luster. It speaks, in magical terms of course, of our world. Feb 20, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: I’d let it go, but the secondary characters and creatures are really wonderful. Beloved’s plans to destroy Luster are coming to fruition, and it will require Cara, her family, her friends, and Luster’s inhabitants themselves, to stop the threat.

It is this expectation which i find very interesting and why volume four awaits. I was beginning to tire of travel in the last book, but now we follow several of the friends she’s made along the way.

It’s a kid’s book about the journey of a child hwispers a magical world, I mostly don’t care whisperd her parents are doing. Luckily, the price for stealing the magic is time. Within this realm exist all sorts of fantastical and mythological beasts, from the familiar unicorn to the strange, squirrel-like creature known as the Squijum.

There are Delvers who do not want to follow their brucee plan for destruction, and change is coming to the centaurs, the dragons, and the much-loved Dimblethumb.