Synopses & Reviews
Featuring previously unpublished and uncollected treasures from much-beloved fantasy icon Peter S. Beagle, this collection is a rare treat, particularly for fans of The Last Unicorn.
A romp through the filing cabinet of Peter S. Beagles imagination, The First Last Unicorn is an unexpected glimpse into the curios, curiosities, and capstones of his later fiction. Included is a novella-length adventure of The Last Unicorn, in which she bands together with a duo of ambivalent demons to seek out her lost brethren. There are additional chapters from Beagles first novel, A Fine and Private Place; from an unpublished novel, Mirror Kingdoms; and even snippets from his childhood and teenage years. Correspondence, running commentary, and interviews with Beagle give delightful insight into his creative process.
This lovingly curated volume is a hoard of unexpected riches to surprise and delight readers young and old.
"Peter S. Beagle illuminates with his own particular magic such commonplace matters as ghosts, unicorns, and werewolves. For years a loving readership has consulted him as an expert on those hearts reasons that reason does not know." Ursula K. Le Guin, author, A Wizard of Earthsea
About the Author
Peter S. Beagle is the author of A Fine and Private Place, The Innkeepers Song, The Last Unicorn, The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche, Tamsin, and We Never Talk About My Brother. He wrote the screenplays for the animated feature-film versions of The Last Unicorn and The Lord of the Rings and is the recipient of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, a Hugo, and a Nebula Award. He lives in Oakland, California.