Unicorn Genesis [NOOK Book]

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Unicorn Genesis: The Story Edward Doesn't Want You to Read

Unicorn Genesis starts in the Farback, as Edward's Grappies spin yarn of life as the first unicorns, Adam and Eve, of the time before the Great Flood that tore the worlds apart, before The Realm, before the Sands, and before Marshall Clint Gulliver.

Join Edward and Clint as the world's favorite (and surliest) ...
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Unicorn Genesis

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Overview

Unicorn Genesis: The Story Edward Doesn't Want You to Read

Unicorn Genesis starts in the Farback, as Edward's Grappies spin yarn of life as the first unicorns, Adam and Eve, of the time before the Great Flood that tore the worlds apart, before The Realm, before the Sands, and before Marshall Clint Gulliver.

Join Edward and Clint as the world's favorite (and surliest) unicorn tells the gunslinger about his days as a unicorn colt, and how all life (in all worlds) began, as he comes of age in worlds both real and make-believe. Unicorn Genesis is another epic tale in the Unicorn Western series exploring oral tradition, the stories we love, and what we all believe to be true.

UNICORN GENESIS IS THE FULL PREQUEL TO UNICORN WESTERN, AND SECOND IN THE SERIES

The events in Unicorn Genesis take place before the events in Unicorn Western, but for the best possible reading experience, you’ll want to start with Unicorn Western first. You know how there’s that other really great series with the prequels that came out later, and if you had seen those first you never would have cared as much about the original trilogy? This is a little like that, except that Unicorn Genesis is way, way more awesome than those other prequels.

You don’t need to Western to understand Genesis, and reading Genesis won’t really spoil anything when reading Western, but reading them in the order our stories were written will give you the best possible reading experience.

In whatever order you read them, enjoy. And thanks for reading.

Readers Love the Unicorn Western Series!

"I bought this book to read to my kids, but after a few pages one night, I just kept going...and going...and going. My daughter said, "Papa, when are you going to read us that book?" I didn't want to start over since I was too interested in what happened next. "When papa's finished, baby," I said, and kept reading. It's more than you think. It's better than you can imagine. Once you dive into this world, the real world disappears. AMC should pick this up."

"A gunslinger who rides a unicorn. Pink smoke comes out of his gun, but he's too much of a badass to call it "pink" so he calls it "faded red". A backdrop of Western tropes sprinkled with magic and gratuitous pop culture in-jokes. I didn't expect it to make me cry. The characters are not the stereotypes I expected. They have depth, they grow, and you come to care about them - even the annoying ones. The story starts off less-than-epic, kind of "villain of the week". And then it all ties together with an amazing reveal that explains WHY it's been "villain of the week" up until that point. After that, it becomes even more of a page-turner, with plot twists and surprises that drew me in all the way through the second two-thirds of the book. I usually yawn at fight scenes, but Unicorn Western's fight scenes are either awesome or hilarious - or occasionally both. It's now hard to read because I have so much of the book highlighted. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!"

"I started the first episode months ago and put it down after failing to give it a chance. That was dumb. This story along with The Beam and Yesterday's Gone (all seasons, collectively) is the finest work I've read from Truant & Platt (&Wright). There's so many layers in this story. I figured it would be a gag at first, really(?) a unicorn and Cowboy? WTF? Don't let it sway you away too quickly. It's a damn fine tale. Also, I'm sure this story connects to other books/series these guys have done. I won't put out any spoilers. In the universe these three authors have created I get the feeling everything is related. Fantastic."

Read the Prelude to The Best Story to Ever Come From a Stupid Idea!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149051625
  • Publisher: Realm & Sands
  • Publication date: 11/25/2013
  • Series: Unicorn Western , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 402
  • Sales rank: 922,490
  • File size: 808 KB

Meet the Author

Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following. You can connect with Johnny on Twitter at @JohnnyBTruant, and should send him an email at if the mood strikes you..

Sean Platt is speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands, writes for children under the name Guy Incognito, and has more than his share of nose. You can find Sean at SeanMPlatt.com, Follow him on Twitter at @SeanPlatt, or email him at ..

Johnny and Sean, along with David Wright (the guy whose curmudgeonry stance on western research inspired the Unicorn Western series) host two podcasts: the horror/comedy show Better Off Undead and the Self Publishing Podcast. Both podcasts are available on iTunes and the other podcast directories, as well as on Stitcher Radio, and both are for mature audiences only.
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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    I was skeptical about this one. The Unicorn Western Full Saga wa

    I was skeptical about this one. The Unicorn Western Full Saga was awesome, and I was worried that this would be your run-of-the-mill prequel where nothing interesting happens. That's not the case here. This was a beautifully written story that gives an awesome glimpse into who Edward is and why he is the way he is. It's hard to talk about this without giving too much away, but I would recommend it if you liked the Unicorn Western Full Saga. You'll need to read that first, though. This is how prequels should be done.

    The parallels to scripture were well done, too. 

    My only criticism of the book was that it felt too long, much longer than I expected. While it was a good read, I like prequels a bit shorter. That's just a personal preference. 

    I look forward to Unicorn Apocalypse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    I tried

    I tried to enjoy this story but after about page 200 I just got bored. Unicorn western was great. Action, adventure, hijinks, comedy and eloquent. This story just keeps repeating the same stuff. I got it Sean platt, light and dark need to be balanced. Buh. Just over and over, said in different ways. Their is more said about the balance between light and dark than actual storyline to progress the story. I'll tell you what author, take out most of the repetition, put in more actual story...true you might just have 300 pages but you'd also have interested readers. This story is grueling and boring. Nothing like unicorn western. That was good stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Kiley

    Here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    PARTY!!!!!

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