"wonderful merging of writing talents"
Ry Trall is from the first family, The Clan of the Blood.
In order to maintain the family's status, he must find a
replacement horse or he will loose the upcoming race that
decides the status of all the families. He knows of the
perfect horse, and after walking days to track the
creature, finds it just in time to watch his prize get
taken by an outcast: a slip of a girl with no family.
Sahra needs the unicorn for her own purposes. Finding the
one man who is her natural mate presents a serious problem.
I really enjoyed UNICORN QUEST and want to add I was
expecting two stories rather than one story jointly
written. Ellen Fisher and Angelica Hart did a wonderful job
merging their writing talents together to appear seamless.
I really liked the fact that to Ry, the creature he seeks
is actually a horse with an antler that will be shed; but
the same creature is a unicorn to Sahra. But what impressed
me the most is that the unicorn became a secondary
character with its own identity.
Ry and Sahra are natural mates, a rare but sacred
occurrence for their people. Each lives a completely
different lifestyle and firmly believes that their society
is correct. Ry is part of the First family, while Sahra is
an outcast -- she should be alone with no family or
As they battle their own desires for each other to train
the unicorn for the big race, you really learn about their
world and beliefs. I love the sensual tension between them.
For me, it makes the relationship more believable. Ry and
Sahra each have secrets that create a couple twists in the
plot. While we know about the secrets as a reader, the
twits have interesting results on our leading couple when
they are revealed.
I had no idea what to expect from UNICORN QUEST; and I
think the story is excellent. Ry and Sahra's world is a
cross between medieval and yet, very modern. For their
world to survive there must be some major changes in the
social structure and beliefs they follow as people. I
really hope there are more books in this series as it has
so many possibilities and I for one, am hooked!
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted January 1, 2007