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The Hunt of the Unicorn

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ISBN13: 9780375858727
ISBN10: 0375858725
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Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy.

Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls—into that other world.

Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear. But the danger is real enough. Almost before she can think, Elayne is attacked by a ferocious beast, rescued by a unicorn, and taken prisoner by a tyrant king. Each of them seems to have an idea about her—that she's a hero, a villain, dinner!

But Elayne has a few ideas of her own. She wants to overthrow the king; she wants to tame the unicorn. She wants to go home! And she's willing to become both hero and villain to do it.

Synopsis:

Despite strange dreams and her ailing father's firm belief in the family lore of a long-ago ancestor's connection to the mythical unicorn, fifteen-year-old New Yorker Elayne remains skeptical until, during a school visit to the unicorn tapestries in the Cloisters, she finds herself entering a tumulteous world where she must fulfill the legacy of her ancestors by taming the unicorn and bringing a tyrant to justice.

About the Author

C. C. HUMPHREYS is an actor-turned-playwright-turned-novelist whose love of history and drama comes out in dashing adventure novels. His books for young adults include the Runestone Saga, and for adults, his latest is Vlad: The Last Confession.

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Teri Crosby, April 19, 2011 (view all comments by Teri Crosby)
HoU is the story of a history of specifically named ladies and a debt of promises. HoU begins in the land of the Fabulous Beast. We come into a world that has been torn asunder when a rift in the fabric of the world, a portal left unfolded, let's in a diabolical hunter and a grand weaver. Here their intentions cross into a world filled with fantastical creatures and an agrarian society that recently has lived a simple midevil existence. Nothing will ever been the same again.
A story develops of a weaver who wanted to change the rapid abuse of the world by the hands if the Hunter, the Leo, and his destruction of the fantasical beasts, and his tyrany as the King.
A greatly removed ancestor's promise brings a unicorn into the modern age to bring home a young girl to the land of the Fantasical Beast. The unicorn is almost the last keeping the land alive and it comes to tell a young girl that she is the one who can change history, only she can keep a long ago promise to end the reign of the Leo, and keep a pure world for our great imagined creatures to live alongside humans in peace.
With trees and tapestrys as gateways between the worlds and life threatening decisions, HoU has amazing characters and a thrilling plot that brigs a new voice out in the YA, that reads well for a variety of ages.
I enjoyed the plot and the developments, and the backstory was intriguing and worked well blended into the present day plot that was happening.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375858727
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Author:
Chris Humphreys
Author:
Humphreys, C. C.
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.73 x 6.26 x 1.15 in 1.005 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 352 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375858727 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Despite strange dreams and her ailing father's firm belief in the family lore of a long-ago ancestor's connection to the mythical unicorn, fifteen-year-old New Yorker Elayne remains skeptical until, during a school visit to the unicorn tapestries in the Cloisters, she finds herself entering a tumulteous world where she must fulfill the legacy of her ancestors by taming the unicorn and bringing a tyrant to justice.
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