Dark Whispers () The Last Hunt (). Author, Bruce Coville. Country, United States. Language, English. Genre, Young adult fantasy novel. The Unicorn Chronicles consists of four young adult fantasy novels by Bruce Coville about the. Review – Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville. Short review: A collection of characters mill about and accomplish not much of anything. And the. Seeking to unravel the secret of the long enmity between unicorns and delvers, Cara travels through an underground world to the court of the centaur king.

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Most stories like this have a child on an adventure and conveniently get rid of the parents, after reading this one I agree with that decision.

Other books in this series. Right in the feels! This is not one of my favorite books of this series. Coville I couldn’t enjoy this book as much as I would have when I was a child. There are also a few short stories set in the world of the Unicorn Chronicles. The Wanderer being returned has brought the attention to the unicorns that Beloved has stolen one of the five magical amulets that allow for travel into Luster. It was one of my favorite series when I was younger, but this book and the fourth book rark out then.

The third book, Dark Whispersfollows both Cara and her father as whkspers embark on separate missions. Hello, my name is Allie and I read books about unicorns.

At Rajiv’s touch, she awakened and dagk frightened at her extraordinary predicament. Strongly recommended for your daughters who love fantasy, and beautiful unicorns. Young adult fantasy novel. To view it, click here. Things weren’t perfect over on Cara’s side either I mean seriously, her grandmother is terrible at communicating with people – and not in a “this makes sense” kind of way, but in a “I’m trying to keep the reader in suspense” waybut it was on the whispdrs a much better read.

Luckily she has an eternity to do this, since the piece of unicorn horn in her heart gives her immortality. Well ok, that WAS pretty awesome. The idea of the rainbow prison is interesting, but I don’t really care about what’s going on there.


This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat But then, apparently, the unicorn horn in her heart physically pains her yet she’s determined not to get it removed——not because she’s afraid to die, she says, but because she won’t rest until she kills all those rainbow-farting unicorns! Just as you get into the story of Cara or the Dimblethum, or the delvers, or Cara’ This book lacked the spark, the innocence, that the first two books had.

Not that I don’t love learning about the unicorns mind you, just that learning about everything else makes Luster feels so nuanced, complex, and deep.

Luster itself is said to have been created by the being called Elihu, against the will of those more divine than himself.

View all 10 comments. I’m going to put it at 3. Since it was aimed at kids I was more forgiving in the review and gave it three stars instead of two. Mostly what I find hard to believe is the story of how the villain, a woman ironically whispees Beloved, became evil. Which is why I supported it when I originally read that part, but then I finished the book, and well, maybe they’re not all so bad.

Dark Whispers

Each is inhabited during a particular season of the year; the four are called Springdale, Summerhaven, Autumngrove, and Winterkeep. I would think most would wonder why it happened, why the hunter attacked maybe try to get allies or even attack in revenge.

In this volume, Bruce Coville dramatically expands the reach and scope of the Unicorn Chronicles series, while still having continuity with what came before. She’s 12, but she talks like an adult.

Dreaming About Other Worlds: Review – Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville

It seemed a bit dark in comparison. The discoveries she makes at the end of the book are pretty mind-blowing, and I love the new friend she makes along the way to her destination. My biggest beef with Dark Whispers, besides the switching-POVs, is actually one I already mentioned in my review of the second book – I don’t like Cara’s father. This is a whispfrs of two quests: Three characters died, in rather horrible ways too.


Well, I understand it’s become her life’s purpose and she really has nothing better to do. All play a prominent part in the fourth.

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This book may have met my standards 9 years ago, but not quite at my current age. The first novel had the beginnings of a great fantasy world, but instead of keeping the story tight and concise, it has become too spread out and uninteresting. Okay, that rant out of the way. Honestly I have no idea what prevented Mr. Cara sometimes reminds me of Jenna from the Septimus Heap books, and the resemblance was strongest in Dark Whispers.

But all I could think, was what a horrifically stupid idea that is on his part.

Articles needing cleanup from October All pages needing cleanup Books needing cleanup Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources. They wouldn’t kill him, that’s why Cara “had” to! Not try to ‘purify’ themselves, the idea just strikes me as kind of stupid, you can’t control other people’s actions.

At last–the long-awaited third volume of Bruce Coville’s best-selling series, The Unicorn Chronicles! It would be doing him burce favor.

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It is accessible by means of certain jewels corresponding in color to individual ‘shafts’ of the Prison. At one point the king of the centaurs, and his predicatment is a powerful and thought provoking situation dealt with in a wonderful manner within the story, says ‘Most of this was lies, of course, but lies interwoven with enough strands of truth and memory – which is the best way to make a lie seem real- that she could believe them’ This insight, simple enough rings very loud and very true when you consider the bigotry and ill-educated claptrap that is spoken on all sides of, it seems, almost all debates in our world whether religious, political, sexual or ‘anything-else-al’.

These amulets carry the bearer, upon utterance of necessary incantations, between worlds.

But ultimately, I succumbed to the temptation.