About the Book:
âThe metal horned unicorns are doomed!â Thatâs what Lauda Lead Horn wailed when she first saw the tribeâs new savior. OK, so his horn was not metal. . .and he did not have a magic power. . .and he was really a puny little runt. But doomed? Were things really that bad?
Well, things were pretty bad in the land of MarBryn. Magh, an evil sorcerer utilized unicorn horns and hooves to create his magical potions and spells. Those he used, to increase his power and to conquer everyone in his path. All of the unicorns from the Tribe of the Metal Horn were now gone . . . except for twelve survivors.
Before the blue unicorn was born, Numen told Alumna, the aluminum-horned oracle, that he had a plan to bring the tribe back home to Unimaise. His prophecy was, âOnly the blue unicorn can join with the Moon-Star. Until then, no new unicorns will be born.â Blue was the last unicorn born. Twenty years later, his horn was still covered with a plain blue colored hide. There was not a glint of metal to be seen on it or his hooves. And he still didnât have any magic. But he was no longer scrawny and he had his wits. Though no one else in the tribe thought he had a chance, Blue felt ready to make Magh pay for his evil deeds. And he went off to do it alone. That was Blueâs first mistake. If the entire tribe was not standing horn-tip to horn-tip at the proper time and the exact place to help usher the Moon-Star Spirit into Blueâs horn, he would die. Then, the rest of the tribe would really be doomed.
Readers will follow along two journey paths in this book. Blue is joined in his travels by his mentor Gaiso, the Stag and his friend, Girasol the Firebird as they try to find their way across a danger-filled MarBryn to Muzika Woods. The rest of Blueâs tribe is forced to follow another route due to Nix Nickle Hornâs unfortunate incident with a Manticore. Nix, the great unicorn defender must safely lead the way for Ghel, the Golden-Horned unicorn; Silubhra Silver Horn; Cornum the Brass-Horned unicorn; Steel Horned Style; Cuprum the Copper-Horned unicorn; Tin-Horned Tinam; Dr. Zinko; Iown the Iron-Horned unicorn and the others in an action packed adventure to their destination in Muzika Woods. Both journey paths converge there in the Nebulium Circle.
About the Author:
I'm Sybrina. . .. . .Just one of millions of wannabe author/singer/songwriters out there but I hope, after reading or hearing my books and songs, you'll think my contributions to the world have as much value as any other famous artist out there today.
Fame is all in being in the right place at the right time but at least with the internet and venues like this, all of us have opportunities to share our creativity with the world. I'm so happy that I am able to share my works with you. That is awesome!
The books Iâve written span a wide range between illustrated picture books, coloring books and YA novels to technical and how-to books. If youâre so inclined you can read a little bit about the inspiration for each one below.
My latest effort is âThe Blue Unicornâs Journey To Osm. It is a book I started writing 30 something years ago and never finished. At the time, it was meant to be an epic fantasy along the lines of novels written by Tolkien, Piers Anthony, Ursula K. Le Guin and other amazing fantasy writers. Iâve pulled out my notes, dusted off the outline and began rewriting and expanding upon the 50 pages I had began. This story is now available as an Illustrated Book for teens and older readers in full color and in black and white, too. The black and white version is a "Read and Color" book. Read a chapter, then color the following pages. How fun is that? There is also a picture book for pre-schoolers called Unicorns From Unimaise - The Magical Metal-Horn Trobe. A longer version of the chapter book will soon be available as an Illustrated Novel with a companion glossary called, The Marbryn Compendium. All of the fantastic fantasy illustrations are by Dasguptarts. There is also a companion coloring/character description book, edited by Calyie Martin. It will introduce potential readers to the myriad of characters, places and things in the story.
*I was given a copy of this book to be honestly reviewed*
This was quite good! The characters were fun and well written, though I felt they got a bit numerous at times. The flow and pacing was excellent; there was no lolly gagging to bore the reader, nor did it move so fast that you felt like you missed something or got reader's whip lash lol. The story was very interesting and engaging. Well written, too.
It did feel a bit involved and complicated at times, which is fine in and of itself, I had no problems with it, but I wonder if it might be a bit much for the lower part of the recommended reading age. I could be wrong, of course,and just worrying about nothing! Either way, I'm going to have my kids read this when they get a bit older. I think they'll enjoy it.
Bob says: 4 Stars
We were very excited to be included in this year's Multicultural Children's Book Day.
I would like to say a special thank you to Candlewick Press for sending us these two books to review.
About the Author
Martine Lewis is a forty something who was born and raised in the French speaking province of Quebec, Canada. She spent her childhood looking forward to her summer vacations at the farm, which were a nice escape from the suburbs where she lived.
Her first written endeavor was a 200-page handwritten Duran Duran bandfiction which she wrote when she was eleven years old. Of all her written work, this is the only one she no longer has.
All throughout high school, Martine wrote more bandfictions and some original work, then she went to write fanfictions in the Star Wars, Buffy and Harry Potter universes. Her fanficiton in the Potterverse are mostly centered on characters of her own creation and can be found on fanfiction.net.
Following her viewing of Roswell on Netflix in 2012, Martine wrote book two and three of the Gray Eyes Series, then went on to create the Gray Eyes Series universe in which she has been playing ever since. She writes contemporary coming-of-age romance fiction (young adult/new adult) with a twist.
Martine is an avid reader and rollerskater. She loves sushi, hot chocolate on a cold day, and the beach. But what she loves above all else is to curl on her chair with her computer and write more stories for her readers.
Martine currently lives in Houston TX with her two cats.
J. Hooligan's Review
I picked this book up when it was free on Amazon, and I've heard good things from a couple of my friends. When I heard there was going to be a blog tour I decided to jump on it.
Although I wasn't instantly connecting with the book, it eventually grabbed me. My biggest issue was with its flow. It felt a little too wordy, making it harder for me to get emotionally attached in certain situations.
There are certain aspects about this story that I absolutely loved. I wish I could give some of the people giant shiny star stickers for how they handled a particular situation. It was great and I wish I could explain it, but spoilers. Just know that I actually put my kindle down and clapped.
There's some cheesy stuff, but it's nothing I couldn't handle. Besides, who doesn't like cheese? Crazy people!
One major thing that needs to be brought up... I was recently discussing with some of my friends how sports books do not contain POC, and this one is literally the only one I could think of - and I've read a number of them - where the players (especially the main characters) weren't all white. That gives this book a major plus.
...Also it's paranormal. That's my favorite genre!
I enjoyed this book and I am interested in continuing the series.
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