Title: The Secret of the Unicorn
Author: Rachel Roberts
First published April 1, 2002
192 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780439221719 (ISBN10: 0439221714)
Avalon is a world of magic and wonder, where anything is possible. Emily, Kara, and Adriane have been tasked with protecting the enchanted creatures that have come through the portal to the Ravenswood Wildlife preserve.
With the help of their power stones, they have been able to heal and protect these creatures, but when a baby unicorn arrives, they know they are facing their toughest challenge yet. The unicorn is badly wounded and scared, and the girls must work quickly to figure out what happened to it and what secrets it holds.
If they can save the unicorn, they may just uncover the key to finding Avalon. But time is running out, and they must act fast before it’s too late.
The Secret of the Unicorn is a thrilling tale of friendship, magic, and adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
About the Author
Meet Rachel Roberts, a lover of magic, adventure, animals, and music. Rachel is an avid supporter of animal rights and the protection of wildlife.
For as long as she can remember, Rachel has been reading books and losing herself in the captivating stories. She has also been a writer and editor throughout her career.
Rachel finds inspiration for her stories and characters during long hikes, where she carries a notepad to jot down her thoughts. Back at home, she works on developing her ideas with the help of her feline companions, Attila and Raider.
In addition to her love for writing, Rachel is also a talented musician. She plays the piano and flute, and is currently learning to play the guitar.
One of Rachel’s most notable accomplishments is her series of novels, Avalon: Web of Magic. It was her first foray into writing novels and has been widely celebrated.
The Secret of the Unicorn by Rachel Roberts, first published on April 1, 2002, is a captivating and enchanting fantasy novel that is perfect for readers of all ages. The author, Roberts, is known for her vivid imagination and her ability to create complex and fascinating characters that readers can’t help but fall in love with.
This book is no exception, as it is filled with magic, mystery, and adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The story takes place in a world called Lyrian, where magic is real and danger lurks around every corner.
The main character, Emily Jones, is just an ordinary girl from the human world who suddenly finds herself transported to Lyrian. With the help of her new friends, including the charming wizard, Adriane, and the brave knight, Kara, Emily discovers that she has a special power to communicate with unicorns.
The plot of The Secret of the Unicorn is full of unexpected twists and turns. Along the way, Emily and her friends must face a variety of obstacles, including evil wizards, fierce dragons, and other dark creatures that threaten to destroy Lyrian forever.
As they make their way across the enchanted landscape, Emily begins to uncover the secrets of her magical powers and learns the true meaning of friendship and courage. Roberts’ writing style in this book is simply enchanting.
The descriptions of the magical world of Lyrian are so vivid that readers will feel like they are right there, experiencing the adventure firsthand. The characters are also incredibly well-developed, with each one possessing a unique personality and backstory that makes them come alive on the page.
The themes in The Secret of the Unicorn are timeless and relevant, particularly the idea that anyone can be a hero, regardless of their background or circumstances. There is also a strong emphasis on the power of friendship and the importance of standing up for what you believe in, even in the face of great danger.
Despite all of its strengths, this book does have a few weaknesses. For example, Roberts’ world-building could have been even more detailed and immersive.
There are also a few moments in the plot that feel a bit rushed or under-developed. However, these flaws are relatively minor and do not detract from the overall enjoyment of the book.
Overall, The Secret of the Unicorn is an excellent fantasy novel that is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers. Its beautiful prose, endearing characters, and thrilling plot make it an unforgettable read.
We highly recommend this book to anyone who loves magic, adventure, and the power of friendship. We give it a score of 4 out of 5 stars.