Create New The Unicorn Chronicles is a young adult series by fantasy writer Bruce Coville , chronicling the journey of a young girl named Cara through Luster , a land populated primarily by unicorns. Pursued by mysterious forces, she is forced to leave behind her life as an Ordinary High-School Student and is sent to Luster by her grandmother with a mission to deliver a message to the Old One. Along the way, she uncovers the history of Luster and the unicorns, as well as some amazing things about her own family. Affectionate Nickname : In book 3, Cara admits that her father used to call her "Pookie".
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Create New The Unicorn Chronicles is a young adult series by fantasy writer Bruce Coville , chronicling the journey of a young girl named Cara through Luster , a land populated primarily by unicorns.
Pursued by mysterious forces, she is forced to leave behind her life as an Ordinary High-School Student and is sent to Luster by her grandmother with a mission to deliver a message to the Old One. Along the way, she uncovers the history of Luster and the unicorns, as well as some amazing things about her own family.
Affectionate Nickname : In book 3, Cara admits that her father used to call her "Pookie". Always Chaotic Evil : The unicorns treat the delvers this way. The delvers think of themselves somewhat differently, though. And This Is for The Atoner : The Guardian of Memory, who stays on Earth for twenty-five years before a successor takes their place. Baleful Polymorph : Ivy is actually a unicorn changed into a human by a protection spell. The spell reverses in the climax of book 2.
Cara is turned into a unicorn in book 4 so that she can outrun her pursuers. After being manipulated by the Whisperer, he turns back into his normal state, but later sacrifices that to change Cara into a unicorn.
Fallon later takes his Transformational Magic on himself, becoming the second Dimblethum so Elihu can again assume human form and use his powers to save Luster. Graumag of the dragons is actually a human transformed by her stepmother. Big Damn Heroes : In the final battle of book 4, the centaurs arrive at the last minute to help the unicorns facing the Hunters and Delvers. The Big Guy : The Dimblethum in the first book. He shares the position with Finder in the second.
Cannot Tell a Lie : Dragons. Which proves a problem when Amalia gave them the wrong directions to the final battlefield, and Firethroat and Graumag passed those same directions on to the centaurs, leading to their going the wrong way. Luckily, once she found out the truth, Firethroat went to get them. Said whispers are the combination of those flaws, still living and acting as The Corrupter to anyone who will listen. Chronic Hero Syndrome : Unicorns are drawn to distressed maidens by instinct this is how Moonheart first meets "Ivy Morris", by the way.
Knowing this, Hunters often use young girls as bait to lure out unicorns; in book 4, they even bring a group of them, the Maidens of the Hunt, to Luster for that purpose. Dark Action Girl : Beloved surprisingly enough proves to a formidable fighter. Dating Catwoman : And at least initially, it worked out. However, she returns by the end of the series.
End of an Age : The former magical age of the earth is discussed more than once. Evil Old Folks : Beloved, who is both evil and hundreds of years old. The Exile : Elihu was exiled from Paradise for creating a world of his own, and punished further for officiating the Purification Ceremony of the unicorns. In book 3, Ian Hunter meets the Blind Man, who once traded his eyesight for knowledge.
He forces Ian into a deal to lend him his sight from time to time in exchange for knowledge as well. The Chiron traded an eye to extend his life, placing his life-force within an egg. Fate Worse than Death : A unicorn heals wounds by piercing the injury with its horn, leaving a star-shaped scar. The process is incredibly painful, but only for a moment.
So what would happen if the horn broke off in the injury and could not be removed? Beloved is immortal with the horn in her heart, but the pain never leaves her. As far as he knows, Martin Hunter is still in that sleeping state. Medafil, with endless variation. No, not that. Grambabbit, where is that spartbongle anyway?
Younger unicorn Lightfoot certainly thinks of him this way. Grimwold the dwarf is a more obvious example. When he realized the damage he had done, so that the unicorns were no longer safe on Earth, he tried to recant but died with the legend still intact.
In book 4, Feng Yuan is one of the Maidens of the Hunt, who switches sides after seeing a unicorn killed and is utterly horrified by it. Here There Were Dragons : Creatures such as unicorns and dragons used to live on earth, but human persecution forced them to migrate to other worlds Luster, in the case of the unicorns.
Heroic Sacrifice : All over the place in book 4. Among them: Graumag sacrifices herself trying to physically hold the Axis Mundi together. Fallon sacrifices his human form, taking the Transformation Magic from Elihu and becoming the new Dimblethum so Elihu could try to save the Axis Mundi. Elihu and Allura sacrifice themselves to heal the Axis Mundi from within and close the wound between the worlds.
Heterosexual Life-Partners : Alahim, or "heart-brother" which Fallon said is the closest to an actual translation for the term , is this. As Fallon explains, it is a powerful type of friendship, a bond of love and affection that requires no explanation, no promises, no forgiveness, and is like having another self, even if their goals and dreams are not the same; it is not romantic though. I Am Who? Intangible Man : The Whisperer, being made of pure negative emotions.
Fallon defeats it by forcing it into a physical form and tearing it apart. Interspecies Friendship : Many, including that of Thomas the Tinker and the dragon Fah-Leing, as he mentions in book 2. Interspecies Romance : Jacques, a human, and Ivy Morris, a unicorn who was turned into a human. Laser-Guided Amnesia : When Flickerfoot became human, she retained her intelligence, but lost her memories of being a unicorn.
Book 4 reveals that the Squijum was actually a companion to Allura of the Great Powers, until he separated from her on a visit to Luster; whether there are more of his kind are not said.
The Lightfooted : Lightfoot, of course. Like all unicorns, he barely makes a sound when he walks and leaves next to no hoofprints. Nor did she know that the unicorn who healed her as a child was actually her great-uncle, or that her new friend Lightfoot is actually her cousin. As a child, Ivy Morris was rescued by Moonheart.
Also, Cara is the daughter of one of the Hunters and descended from Beloved. Made of Evil : Or at least, all the negativity of the unicorns. This is how the Whisperer came into being, when said negativity was purged from them. Magic Land : Luster, the adoptive homeland of the unicorns, centaurs and others. The pure concentrated negativity of the unicorns and their maker, it urged on the delvers, Beloved and others toward darkness. Mercy Kill : Cara does this for the Chiron in book 3, who is very old and tired, but cannot die unless certain conditions are met.
Cara is the only one who both meets the requirements and is willing, however reluctantly, to do so. She does it again, this time while in unicorn form, to Beloved in book 4 by healing the horn shard trapped in her heart and keeping her in eternal, living pain. Beloved rapidly ages from the healing and dies in peace. The Migration : Pretty much every magical species of Earth has undergone this, with the majority of dragons moving to one world and the last seven, along with the unicorns and gryphons, merfolk, centaurs and others , moving to Luster.
Morality Chain : Cara for her father. The Multiverse : Known worlds in it include Earth, Luster, the world where Bellenmore sent the majority of the dragons, and the Rainbow Prison, which is actually the space between the worlds, reflecting Earth and Luster especially. Never Mess with Granny : Beloved is extremely old, but she can kick ass.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Omniglot : Dragons have the gift of tongues, letting them understand and speak any language.
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This article contains very little context, or is unclear to readers who know little about the book. Near the end of Dark Whispers her spirit is finally found by her husband and his traveling companions Rajiv and Fallan. Mar 25, Nicole rated it it was chroniclea. The third book, Dark Whispersfollows both Cara and her father as they embark on separate missions. I was always ready for the next one. The majority of characters reappear in the third book, and some new are introduced. Together they set out to find the missing Unicorn Queen before a mysterious stranger banishes all unicorns forever.
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