The last unicorn

Tittel: The Last Unicorn
Forfatter: Peter S. Beagle
Sjanger: Fantasy
Utgitt: 2008
Forlag: Penguin Books
Antall sider: 294
Goodreads rating: 4.18

Lest på Engelsk 

The unicorn discovers that she is the last unicorn in the world, and sets off to find the others. She meets Schmendrick the Magician--whose magic seldom works, and never as he intended--when he rescues her from Mommy Fortuna's Midnight Carnival, where only some of the mythical beasts displayed are illusions. They are joined by Molly Grue, who believes in legends despite her experiences with a Robin Hood wannabe and his unmerry men. Ahead wait King Haggard and his Red Bull, who banished unicorns from the land.​

This book was a total cover buy. I'm weak for these kinds of covers. They're so elegant. 

But yeah, review. 
When I started reading this book, I thought it would be an epic fantasy. For me, epic fantasy is this serious kind of fantasy, like LOTR or WoT or SoIaF. 
This was not that. 
Sure, it is a epic fantasy world, but the way it was told... it didn't take itself too seriously. 
This took me a little bit to get used to, but I did. 
Unfortunately, it didn't quite stick to it, which was a downer. 

The story is told from multiple POVs. At first, from the Unicorn, then from other characters that she meets along the way. 
This kinda works, when you get used to it. 
I'm not entirely sure about the story now, and I wasn't when I read it. 
It works, and it's interesting, but it has some weird turns that I don't really believe, and they kinda brought me down. I understand why it happened, but I think the main point of the twists, could have been done in another way. 

It wasn't hard to get through them, though, seeing as the writing is easy and flowing, and kinda child like. 
Thinking about it now, I think this story might actually work as a children story. Don't know if it was intended as that, but it could work. 

So yeah, it was an easy and fun enough read, and I read it in less than 24 hours.
A nice little adventure, even if it had some twists and turns I had trouble with. 

Boka fikk 3/5 stjerner på goodreads


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