- File Size: 3478 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 7, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004UWU9IM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,422 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story is about Naomi, who while sorting through her deceased grandfathers things when she finds a "unicorn horn" labeled as her 25th birthday gift. She takes it home and so starts a grand adventure. The faux horn turns out to be real and transports her to another planet. She is tricked by a witch into a 'marry or die' situation. So with a combatant warlord for a husband, she decides to try and find a unicorn to get her home. This story comes complete with magic, adventure, and romance with a hero who is much more than he first appears; however there is not really any bedroom action. I completely adored this book and would give it 4 and ½ stars.
The main character Naomi is transported by a unicorn horn to a magical world that seems to be set in a more medevil time period. She is saved from a soldier by a witch named Agatha and taken to a castle where she is promised she will be safe. It is there that she meets the warlord (Tavik) who has just conquer the castle (of course) and she is forced into a marriage with him or face death (again of course) but they make a deal - no sex. He also always wears a helmit which adds a little bit of an interesting twist to the story line. They return to his castle and things settle into a sort of routine. She eventually meets a mouse - Mr Squiggles (who quickly becomes one of my favorite characters in the story, he has an amazing dry wit!!) and you learn that he and Agatha are working together and they promise to help Naomi find a way to get back home... or are they working on their own agenda instead?
There were a few twists in this book that left me surprised that doesn't happen a lot in books with this general story line, but I don't want to reveal too much and spoil the story for you. I felt that the ending was a little more contrived than the rest of the book and things just kind of wrapped together in a neat package kind of way and, if it is possible, the book was a little less believable that way. All in all however, I really enjoyed this book and got quite a few laughs out of it along the way. For free - you can't go wrong!!
This is a witty romp but fun to read. Yes parts of it are just silly and unbelievable (such as her family's nonchalance about her running off to unknown places to be with a mysterious man) but this is entertainment. The lessons Naomi learns along the way are important. First, people and things are not always what they seem and love not only conquers, it also transforms. This is an enjoyable twist on the traditional fairy tale. Read and enjoy.
There will be no spoiler alert as I don't want to give anything away. My tags tell too much: fantasy, kindle, magick, read, sci-fi, unicorns, young-adult. I can say that hard-core sci-fi fans may be disappointed. Not a lot of deeply researched science, sorry.
One thing that stands out is that this isn't a story about a high school teen. This is an adult, twenty-something dealing with adult life. Yet strange fantasy pull her into quite a different life than she was quite happy in. What kind of story starts with a female who is satisfied with her life? Sure it isn't as happy as she would like, but it is a life full of love and independence. But how refreshing to follow this person I admire and see how she handles a far different life.
Who should read this? I can't think of anyone who wouldn't find something here, if you read for pleasure and not realism. Enjoy!