Review: The Last Unicorn

The Last UnicornThe Last Unicorn
by: Peter S Beagle

For Christmas I received a book titled, “The Last Unicorn”.  I have never read or heard of this tale but I am a huge fan of mythical creatures and mythology and after reading the synopsis on the back, I knew this was going to be a book I would enjoy reading.   Thank you to Bobby who was the kind person who gave this gift to me.

The story is about a unicorn, no surprise here as the title clearly explains that, who embarks on a quest to find others of her kind.  She steps out of her forest home and steps into an adventure full of mystery and magic.  She meets up with a magician named Schmendrick; he helps in rescuing her from the clutches of Mommy Fortuna’s Midnight Carnival.  Her other companion is a woman named Molly who is a big believer in Unicorns and legends.  This threesome makes their way to King Haggard’s castle to find the Red Bull, who is believed to have captured all the unicorns.

There is so much more to the story than the simple synopsis I wrote above but I don’t want to give away any of the fun adventures the unicorn finds herself in.  I will say that if you have children or if you would like to read a fun tale that is simply written, then this is a book you want to pick up.

The story is told in a wonderful way that will awaken your imagination.  Plus the story isn’t a one dimension tale but a multi directional story.  Each new person the unicorn meets brings another layer to the story and enhances the main plot.  And although the story was written for the young reader, adults will also become involved in the tragic tale of truth, love, and of the consequences that result in the choices we make.

Five stars for this book – The Last Unicorn!

On a side note, there is also a cartoon adaptation of the book.  I have not had the pleasure of seeing this cartoon but the preview looks interesting enough and I do plan on seeing it…the when is still to be determined.

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