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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934180280
Publisher:
Full Cast Audio
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Unicorn Chronicles Series, #3
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 5.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Bruce Coville has received over a dozen Children's Choice Awards, and has written more than ninety popular books for young people, including MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN, INTO THE LAND OF THE UNICORNS, SONG OF THE WANDERER, and THE MONSTER'S RING. His most recent novel, DARK WHISPERS, is the third book in his beloved Unicorn Chronicles series. He lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, Katherine.

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Dark Whispers (Unicorn Chronicles Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
squeekers1986 More than 1 year ago
like some people i too have been waiting a very long time for the third book to come out. i am 22 years old and being an adult, it is nice to go back to your child hood fantasies. it is my escape from the real world. this book is soo awesome i wish for the unicorn chronicles to continue. i would hate for them to stop here. so if bruce coville ever reads these things than all i have to say is write faster man...they are too good to stop now.
mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
The land of the unicorns,Luster, is in danger. Their ultimate enemy, Beloved now holds a key to entering their world. The unicorns know that time is precious while they wait for the blood moon to enter the sky and Beloved to enter their world. There's rumor of a greater threat, one behind Beloved, who's secret lies in their ancient history. But when they look in the books, it's clear pages are missing. Thinking that this story might be useful in their upcoming battle, Cara's grandmother, the Queen of the Unicorns, sends Cara, three unicorns, and the keeper of the stories to the Valley of the Centaurs to gather this tale. They need to move quickly and quietly across the land. But they do not make it there without detection. Delvers track them and in a battle, take Cara as prisoner leaving the others behind. Cara doesn't know what they want with her, but she suspects, they want the amulet she wears, the amulet that allows her to cross back into Earth. Will she allow them to take it or will she fight back, even though she's alone?

I Love this series and this book is no exception. There's drama, action, betrayal, and friendship found in these stories. I was a little disappointed because I thought this series was a trilogy, but it is not. I'm hoping the wait to the next one isn't too long. because the cliff hanger at the end is HUGE.

~ yabooknerd : http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the first book when I turned 10. Which was when the first book was published. I waited years for the second book. Which I read straight through without stopping once. I have waited years again for the third book, I just learned that it came out. I will be going straight to BN in the morning (online shopping takes too long to arrive, need instant gratification). By the way I am 23.5 years old now. So I don't think you teenagers have any clue about waiting on books to follow in a series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first entered the land of Luster I was only 10 years old. Twelve years later, I rediscoved it and was happy to find that Coville had begun work on this third installment. I was hooked, beginning to end, and am a huge fan of the Unicorn Chronicles. Coville still shows his passion for unicorns and Luster even after the long wait between novels. His character development is truly wonderful. You see Cara grow up a little bit more as she discovers who she is and what possible purpose she has in life. You gain more insight to each of the other characters as well. And although many questions are answered, more questions are posed that keep you hooked into the series. I highly recomend this book, as well as the previous ones, to anyone who has ever believed in unicorns and far-away worlds. Coville leaves the ending open for a fourth book. I just hope that his fans will not have to wait too terribly long for the next installment and possibly the conclusion to this series.
crazysarah More than 1 year ago
the book was good adventure all the way but the only thing is,, at the end it leaves an opening for another book and i really hope that the writer does hae another one coming because that leavse a good story with no happy ending and no one knows what happen next if there is another one coming i cant wait intil it comes out!!!
LiadanESM More than 1 year ago
This book was well worth waiting for. Like so many, I already read the first two and pined with baited breath for the third one. Where to start? Firstly, the characters draw you in and allow you to take their amazing journey with them. Also, I enjoyed how B. Coville put a more serious, darker spin on this installment. Not so much the kid fun this time, but more focus on the dire peril Luster hangs in. Cara and her friends have to race against time to thwart Beloved in her quest to invade the unicorns' world and begin the dreaded "Final Hunt." This book also has more involved and complicated storylines where you follow mulitple journeys at once, not just Cara's and that makes it far more interesting. The characters are believable and multi-faceted, they grow and progress well in the story, the cliffhanger ending is great- I just hope Coville doesn't leave us hanging for several years THIS time around- have mercy Mr. Coville! You WILL love this book. It's for all ages, genders, etc., is crosses all borders. Read this book, you will not regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so excited that the third books out! I've been waiting for years! I read the first book in elementary school. Only by chance did i find the second book when i randomly looked for it in the kids section in the library downtown when i was in high school. I've checked from time to time for this book to come out but i was shocked to actuality see that Dark Whispers is out. The Unicorn Chronicles is a wonderful series! I recommend it for all ages.
Power-To-The-Writters More than 1 year ago
I have waited three years for another to come out I highly recomend this to all ages I am 14 and love to read though my generation is more with trying to be cool instead of reading! this book is absolutely amazeing and the contrast of the real world and the land of enchantment,when I read this I feel like I am right beside cara and am face to face with delvers and being carried on the back of lightfoot, or maybe in the back of a magic cart that folds down to the size of a wallet!this my friends and fellow readers will be a book that wiil not be forgoten for years to come.read and enter the magical world of Luster!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have been waiting fo rthis book since i was about seven or so, when i was younger my dad would read a book to me every night or if it was a chapter book a few chapters. when i got the first book from my uncle i immediatley had my dad start on it. before we knew it we had finished and we were both entigued by this magical world. i made my mom look for it online and found out there was a second one, not too long after and my dad and i had it finished. ive been waiting for the next book to come out ever since i read the beloved had obtained a amulet. i am now fourteen but i am still entrigued by the books i cant wait for it to be released.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i can't wait for this book to come!!!!!! me and my sis. have been waiting for years, and years. at one point we thought that Coville had died before he finished the book!!!! but we are glad that he didn't!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when 'Into the Land of Unicorns' came out, I was about 12. I remember waiting for 'Song of the Wanderer'. I can only hope that 'Dark Whispers' can continue the magic that was held in book one and, to me, felt a little lost in book two.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't wait until this book comes out in August. I hope you keep writing in this series until you can't think up anymore ideas and I hope that never happens and if it does then people will have to give you ideas. Again, can't wait for the book to come out. ~A very entertained reader!
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i've waited for two, long years for this book to finally come out.and the wait, well, it was totally worth it.i enjoyed this book a lot.it's just like, "wow, i can't believe this book.", but saying that in a very good way.the ending leaves you screaming, "NO!! THAT CAN'T HAPPEN!! I WON'T LET IT!!" sorta thing(:get this book.i'll garuantee you this,you'll love it the way i did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coville is engrossing. His books always grab the reader and leave them wanting more.
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