Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: Hunt of the Unicorn

The Hunt of the UnicornThe Hunt of the Unicorn by C.C. Humphreys
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 8th 2011
by Knopf Books for Young Readers

HoU is the story of a history of specifically named ladies and a debt of promises. HoU begins in the land of the Fabulous Beast. We come into a world that has been torn asunder when a rift in the fabric of the world, a portal left unfolded, let's in a diabolical hunter and a grand weaver. Here their intentions cross into a world filled with fantastical creatures and an agrarian society that recently has lived a simple midevil existence. Nothing will ever been the same again.
A story develops of a weaver who wanted to change the rapid abuse of the world by the hands if the Hunter, the Leo, and his destruction of the fantasical beasts, and his tyrany as the King.
A greatly removed ancestor's promise brings a unicorn into the modern age to bring home a young girl to the land of the Fantasical Beast. The unicorn is almost the last keeping the land alive and it comes to tell a young girl that she is the one who can change history, only she can keep a long ago promise to end the reign of the Leo, and keep a pure world for our great imagined creatures to live alongside humans in peace.
With trees and tapestrys as gateways between the worlds and life threatening decisions, HoU has amazing characters and a thrilling plot that brigs a new voice out in the YA, that reads well for a variety of ages.
I enjoyed the plot and the developments, and the backstory was intriguing and worked well blended into the present day plot that was happening.

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