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Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce

Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce
4.5

Spoilers Warning: This review contains spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. “He was born under a dark moon.” I grew-up with a hearty, diverse digestion of equestrian nonfiction: Anna Sewell’s Victorian Black Beauty, Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion series and Will James’ Western Smoky the Cowhorse. Peter S. […]

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Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois

Unicorns! edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
4

My regular readers know that I’ve recently revisited some old-school fantasy by re-reading the Thieves’ World books. And one of the anthologies in the shared-universe fantasy series was called Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn, in reference to a pub by that name that served as a focal point of activity in the legendary city of […]

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Fantastical Creatures of Greco-Roman Mythology: Hippoi Monokerata

Fantastical Creatures of Greco-Roman Mythology: Hippoi Monokerata 

Welcome to the final instalment of our series on lesser-known creatures and monsters in Classical mythology! Over the past year, we’ve looked at everything from ancient dragon-like creatures to ancient vampire-like creatures, and plenty of bizarre things in between. From the beginning of this series, it has been my hope that both writers and readers […]

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Horn by Peter M. Ball

Horn by Peter M. Ball
3.5

Unicorns. They’re a staple of the fantasy genre, and while there are many works that treat the unicorn with respect, they are also regularly dismissed in popular culture as being representative of the flighty, whimsical, and escapist character that, in the eyes of opponents of the genre, make it possible to take fantasy seriously. Or, […]

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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
5

In a forest that time wouldn’t touch, was a creature who would live forever. A creature of immortal beauty and purity: a unicorn. She spent her days admiring her own loveliness and watching as the curious creatures in her forest went about their short and frantic lives. Time meant nothing to her, and the outside […]

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