Dark Whispers (Unicorn Chronicles Series #3)

Dark Whispers (Unicorn Chronicles Series #3)

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by Bruce Coville
     
 

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One unicorn dwells on Earth.

Hundreds fight in Luster.

Their legends are recorded in

The Unicorn Chronicles

CARA DIANA HUNTER is on a quest - searching for the secret that may unravel the mystery of the ancient war between the unicorns and the monstrous delvers.

Meanwhile, Cara's father is on a quest, too - to free

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Overview

One unicorn dwells on Earth.

Hundreds fight in Luster.

Their legends are recorded in

The Unicorn Chronicles

CARA DIANA HUNTER is on a quest - searching for the secret that may unravel the mystery of the ancient war between the unicorns and the monstrous delvers.

Meanwhile, Cara's father is on a quest, too - to free her mother from the Rainbow Prison. As Cara travels through the strange and terrifying underground world of the delvers and to the court of the centaur king - her father is traveling from mysterious India to the depths of the Rainbow Prison itself.

Who can be trusted? Who is the enemy? WIll Cara and her father find what they are looking for? Readers will be at the edge of their seats in Bruce Colville's thrilling, multistranded tale of two quests in the long-awaited third book of The Unicorn Chronicles.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
In the third book of "The Unicorn Chronicles," Cara continues her search for answers about how to protect the unicorns of Luster from the deadly intentions of Beloved, a woman whose heart is repeatedly pierced and then healed by the unicorn horn lodged in her heart. Chapters are written around a number of supporting characters, including Lightfoot, M'Gama, Ian Hunter, Belle, and Finder; this enables the story of the unicorns of Luster and Cara and her grandmother's connection to it to continue. As readers of the series have come to expect, the author is great at developing characters and creating real tension. This is evident as Cara and company are sent off to find the story of the "Whisperer." The Whisperer's secret and its influence with the Delvers and Beloved set the stage for the inevitable war between Beloved and the unicorns. Simultaneously, Cara's father, Ian Hunter—a former unicorn hunter who followed Beloved—has his own travails as he seeks the entrance to the Rainbow Prison so he can rescue his imprisoned wife. Coville has written a strong fantasy series, and the final chapters left me yearning for the next book. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8

Bruce Coville's long-awaited sequel (2008) to Song of the Wanderer (1999, both Scholastic) continues the suspenseful adventures of Cara Dianna Hunter, the unicorns of Luster, and Beloved, the enemy of all unicorns. Coville juggles a number of plot strands and keeps the pace nerve-racking throughout. The main stories concerns Cara's quest to discover why Beloved's delvers (hunters) hate unicorns, Meanwhile, Cara's delver father must rescue his wife from the Rainbow Prison. Many fantasy elements and figures are entwined in the tale. Coville and a full-cast of narrators do a splendid job, giving each character just the right voice, and sound effects and music add to the atmosphere of the tale. Listeners will eagerly await the fourth book in the series.-B. Allison Gray, Goleta Public Library, Santa Barbara, CA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590459525
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Unicorn Chronicles Series, #3
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.64(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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